Beers with Talos, Ep. #119: If it walks like a BlackCat, smells like a BlackCat…

Beers with Talos (BWT) Podcast episode No. 119 is now available. Download this episode and subscribe to Beers with Talos:

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Recorded March 25, 2022.
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We’re still dealing with everything going on with Ukraine, and there’s more going on there than we could possibly cover in a podcast episode. But we still wanted to check back in and update our listeners on the malware we’re seeing in the wild in Ukraine and discuss President Biden’s recent warning that state-sponsored actors could soon target U.S. critical infrastructure.
On the non-Ukraine front, we also are joined by special guest Nick Biasini from the Talos Outreach team to talk about the BlackCat ransomware group. BlackCat seemingly has some ties to BlackMatter/DarkSide (infamous for the Colonial Pipeline attack) but is there any formal connection? 
Turns out, ransomware groups work more like a real business than you’d think.   The timeline:01:45 — Roundtable: Bragging about Talos’ cool swag10:40 — Potential connections between BlackCat and BlackMatter14:11 — Current wiper malware we’re seeing target Ukraine22:40 — How Talos Incident Response is working with Ukrainian customers25:50 — Parting shots, closing thoughts: The occult side of eBayThe links:From BlackMatter to BlackCat: Analyzing two attacks from one

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