Transatlantic Cable Podcast

Episode 342 of the Transatlantic Cable podcast focuses on political news this week, kicking off with a story that China is being accused of using AI-generated content, in order to sow discontent in the upcoming American election. From there the team look news that YouTube is being accused of complacent in blocking malicious videos advertisements in the upcoming Indian elections. 

To wrap up, the team look at news that a spear-phishing / honey trap campaign is being orchestrated in UK parliament, with several members confessing to being targets – but who’s behind the attacks? 

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:20am EDT

Episode 341 of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with news that a data broker leak has revealed sensitive data about people who visited the infamous island. From there, the team discuss news that the UN peace keepers are being told to shore up their cyber-defences, after warnings that nation-state attackers are actively looking to target them.

To wrap up the team discuss look at a story which is itself baffling: one of the world’s most wanted men is leaving restaurant reviews on Google, and has done for the last 5 years. The second story is around Elon Musk’s Nuralink project, with the first ever patient using the tool to play Mario Kart with his dad.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:12am EDT

Episode 340 of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with news that the EU is investigating META, Apple and Google for “uncompetitive practices”. Additionally, the US government has gone ahead and levelled a lawsuit against Apple, for what they see as “monopoly” behaviour with their hardware.

To wrap up, the team discuss two stories, the first around China and UK government hacking concerns and how age-verification for adult sites could actually be a bad thing in the long run.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 7:17am EDT

Episode 339 of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with news that several employees in TikTok were caught covertly spying on Forbes journalists. From there, the team talk about a new cooperation between governments to better tackle spyware and news that the FTC is looking at the upcoming Reddit IPO and AI training data.

To close out the podcast, the team discuss news that ‘at least 900’ websites built using Google’s FireBase cloud database may be leaking sensitive user data.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 10:12am EDT

Episode 338 of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with the story of the year (so far) as some people see it – the Kate Middleton / photoshop mix ups. Is it really as big a deal as some believe it to be, or is it just a silly mistake? 

From there the team discuss news that South Korea have developed a tool to help scan images for deepfakes, but will it be useful enough to be of any use? Additionally, the team talk about the Play ransomware gang and will GDPR shut down WorldCoin? 

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Category:technology -- posted at: 11:55am EDT

In this special episode of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast, we engage in a thoughtful conversation with guests Genie Gan and Ekaterina Burdova about the pivotal topic of Women in Technology, coinciding with the celebration of International Women’s Day.

 Throughout the episode, the panel delves into various aspects of empowering women in STEM fields, touching on strategies for governmental and academic institutions to foster greater female participation, community-driven initiatives aimed at providing support and encouragement, and corporate measures to promote gender diversity and create inclusive workplaces. Additionally, the discussion explores the influence of media representation, citing examples like "The Queen’s Gambit" and its impact on shaping perceptions of female protagonists in male-dominated spheres.

 Emphasizing the significance of representation for aspiring female leaders, the guests also discuss ways to serve as role models for young girls interested in pursuing careers in technology. Furthermore, the conversation highlights the importance of mentoring programs in women's professional development, as well as the challenges and strategies for maintaining a healthy work-life-family-education balance.

Ultimately, the episode aims to challenge myths surrounding women in tech and inspire meaningful change within the industry.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 4:05am EDT

Episode 336 of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast begins with news that Tumblr and WordPress are set to begin selling user data for AI training. From there the team talk about META’s decision to begin helping assist the EU in combatting fake news and disinformation on their platforms. 

To wrap up, the team talk about LockBit’s resurgence and a truly bizarre Wi-Fi password scanning tool.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 5:25am EDT

Episode 335 of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast kicks off with news that Apple are already preparing for a post-quantum world with their latest iMessage update. From there the team discuss criticism around Google’s ‘woke’ AI picture issues. 

Following that, the team wrap up with two stories, the first around Air Canada’s chatbot giving incorrect refund advice to a customer, and a spoon-bending magician says he was paid to create a fake Biden robocall.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 5:51am EDT

In today’s episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, the team look at news that companies at the fore-front of generative AI are looking to ‘take action’ on deceptive AI in upcoming elections. From there, the team discuss news that the Canadian government is set to take action against devices such as Flipper Zero, in an apparent fight against criminal activity. 

To wrap up, the team discuss news that international police agencies have taken down LockBit – the infamous ransomware gang. Additionally, the team discuss a bizarre story around Artificial Intelligence, blue aliens and job applications – yes, really.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 11:24am EDT

Episode 333 of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast dives into news that a site called ‘OnlyFakes’ is offering deepfake photo ID – the team also stay on the AI bandwagon with the next story which talks about the recent furore around illicit AI generated Taylor Swift images.

From there the team discuss two final stories, the first around a virus that was released onto the Valhiem gaming Discord channels, causing havoc as it was spread. The final story looks at a recent Interpol campaign, dubbed ‘Operation Synergia,’ which resulted in 31 arrests and over 1,300 C2 (command and control) servers being taken down.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 10:52am EDT

Episode 332 of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with news that, after the recent AI generated sketch, George Carlin’s estate has decided to pursue legal matters against the creators.  From there, discussion turns to Mozilla’s worry about Apple’s new browser rules and British law makers question the legality of live facial recognition.

To wrap up, the team discuss news around the recent 23andMe data breach.  If you like what you heard, please consider subscribing. 

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Category:technology -- posted at: 10:42am EDT

Episode 331 of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with news regarding “the mother of all data breaches”, consisting of some 26 billion (yes, really) user names. From there the team discuss fake Biden robocalls and a swearing customer chatbot.

To wrap up, the team talk about the latest craze sweeping the gaming world – PalWorld.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 5:17am EDT

Episode 330 of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks things off with talk around the potential for A.I poisoning, which could allow malicious actors to turn AI chatbots into ‘sleeper agents’. From there the team talk about eBay and a truly bizarre story involving spiders, cockroaches and death threats, as well as China’s crackdown on casino’s, which has led to an underground boom in crypto-casinos.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:54am EDT

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with Stuxnet – yes, after 20 plus years, we’re still talking about the infamous malware. From there, the team discuss news that artists and journalists are looking to collectively sue OpenAI around copyright theft – let’s see how that turns out.

To wrap up, the team discuss fake news on Twitter X via stolen gold-check mark accounts.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 4:38am EDT

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with news that the EU are the next major governmental body to impose AI regulations, as countries around the world race to stay ahead of the technology. From there, the team discuss news that the BBC were able to make a version of ChatGPT which was capable of writing spam and phishing emails. 

From there the team discuss Securelist’s story of the year: Generative A.I and it’s impact on cyber-security.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 7:02am EDT

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with news that hackers are paying to gain access to hotel booking[.]com portals. The hack is apparently so lucrative, they’re now advertising for access on the dark web. Additionally, the team discuss new content restriction laws being discussed in the U.K, with news that photo I.D may be required to access certain sites.

Additionally, this week the team sat down with Vidit Gujrathi, Chess grandmaster and Maher Yamout, Lead Security Researcher at Kaspersky to talk about Chess, cyber-security and how the two are more connected than you might think.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 5:27am EDT

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast begins with news that General Electric are investigating claims of a data breach, found it was found that an attacker was selling access to the business for just $500.  From there, the team discuss how U.S police forces are returning $9 million in seized crypto assets back to victims of ‘pig butchery’ scams. 

To wrap up the team discuss how to stay safe online with tools like Duck Duck Go and Brave and they also sit down with David Emm to discuss APT predictions for 2024.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 8:57am EDT

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with two stories around, you guessed it: Artificial Intelligence. To kick things off, the team discuss news that YouTube are testing a tool, allowing selected users to create audio from musicians. The second story focuses on YouTube’s decision to force creators to label when AI content is used in their videos. 

Following that, the team also look at an insightful story around hacking and drug smuggling and how QR codes were (once again) leveraged by criminals in order to dupe victims out of their cash.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:11am EDT

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with META (aka, Facebook and Instagram) will now require political advertisers to mark when they use deepfakes. From there, the team discuss how META and Google are being sued for “spying” in Irish courts. 

To wrap up the team discuss two final stories – the first around the Royal ransomware gang siphoning off over $200M in ransom payments and the second on the recent cyber-attack against DP World – a port operator in Australia.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:12am EDT

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with news that fans of the Bored Ape Yacht Club reported severe eye burn from a recent event held in Hong Kong. From there the team discuss how to store your bitcoin passwords on VHS cassettes and how AI could potentially be used for ill-gotten gains on the stock market.

The team close by discussing how a small town in America has connected all their CCTV cameras into one giant surveillance tool – and it has some privacy advocates concerned.

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