Wed, 20 January 2021
For the 183rd edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Jeff and I look at some of the big news stories doing the rounds in the cyber-security field.
This week, we dive back into the recent Capitol hill attacks with a news story suggesting that the house speaker, Nancy Pelosi’s, had one of her laptops stolen. The story goes on to suggest that it’s possible the thief was planning to sell it to Russia, but details are thing on the ground. Following that, we look at how the controversial app, Parler could soon see a return to Apple’s App store after Tim Cook recently said it could return, as long as it committed to better moderating the content published on the social network.
Moving away from the recent Capitol Hill attacks, we look at how fraudsters are *still* using verified Twitter accounts to scam people out of bitcoin, with recent estimates showing that over half a million has been stolen so far.
Finally, to wrap up we look at a Windows 10 flaw as well as a recent study showing how macaques (yes, monkeys) have learned to steal items of high-value as people are more likely to offer food in order to get their items back. Madness.