Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks , Fraud Management & Cybercrime

Editors Panel: How Feds Hacked Russia's 'Snake' Operation

Also: APAC Privacy Law Trends; Another Company Bans ChatGPT
Clockwise, from top left: Anna Delaney, Tony Morbin, Suparna Goswami and Mathew Schwartz

In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity and privacy issues, including how the Feds have dismembered Russia's 'Snake' cyberespionage operation; the ongoing debate over privacy laws and regulations in the APAC region; and why some companies are banning the use of ChatGPT.

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The panelists - Anna Delaney, director, productions; Tony Morbin, executive news editor, EU; Suparna Goswami, associate editor, ISMG Asia; and Mathew Schwartz, executive editor, DataBreachToday and Europe; - discuss:

  • How federal prosecutors said earlier this week that they had disrupted a Russian intelligence cyberespionage operation by targeting malware used by Kremlin hackers to steal classified and sensitive information;
  • Highlights from an interview with Raymund Liboro, former commissioner and chairman of the National Privacy Commission of the Philippines, who explains why the APAC region is fast becoming the epicenter of data protection developments around the globe;
  • Why Samsung Electronics joined other firms in banning employees from using ChatGPT and other generative AI tools amid concerns that sensitive internal information could be leaked on such platforms.

The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the April 28 Day 4 overview at RSA Conference 2023 and the May 5 special focus on cybersecurity in government edition.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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