Wed, 29 July 2020
To start episode 153 of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff look back on four years of the NoMoreRansom initiative – Kaspersky, which is one of the four founding members has helped millions from paying ransomware fees.
From there, they look at how the recent Garmin ransomware hack has affected flying thanks to flyGarmin being knocked off-line during the attack. They also look at how the US government is trying (once again) to add back-doors into encrypted messages and traffic.
To wrap up, they look at recent news around the Twitter breach showing that around 1,000 people had access to ‘high-profile’ accounts.
Direct download: podcast_153_mixdown.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 4:18am EDT
Wed, 22 July 2020
To start the 152nd episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and I talk about a new threat to fast charging devices.
The BadPower attack, sees firmware of fast charging devices altered in a manner that literally fries the devices using it. From there, we head into the legal end of the hacking of Ripoff Report. This also looks at the pending legal issues that the hacker faces in the States. The third story of the pod jumps into the cyber-world where China is proposing some changes for the Internet.
We then sit down with Maria Namestnikova of our Global Research and Analysis team (GReAT) to discuss parenting in Covid times and things that families can do to stay engaged with everything remote. To close out the podcast, we stick to the family theme by taking a look at a new guide from Lego on tips for kids to stay safe online.
Direct download: podcast_152_mixdown.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 5:50am EDT
Wed, 15 July 2020
Dave and I kick off this week’s edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, we look into the conviction of the LinkedIn hacker.
While we talk a lot on this podcast on data breaches and hacking, but this story was a bit of nostalgia. From there, we hit on a pair of stories on TikTok. The first story is the one that will make you go hmmm. Recently both the Republican and Democratic national committees have warned their members to delete TikTok from their devices or and to avoid using it because of “security concerns,” or, if you read between the lines, that it is from China. We then stay on the TikTok topic and how Amazon sent out an internal email to remove the app from corporate devices.
After that, we hop into the real-life James Bond moment where we look into the work done by Mitre for the US government. To close out the podcast, we look at a robot being rolled out in Siberia to help Russian citizens.
Direct download: podcast_151_mixdown.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 4:00am EDT
Thu, 9 July 2020
For the 150th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and I start by looking at how EU authorities were able to crack into an encrypted communications platform used by criminals.
This joint operation by multiple law enforcement organizations, saw over 700 arrests tied to criminal activities. From there, we head to India and the geopolitical tension between the country and China. In this instance, the collateral damage of this are influencers, more specifically those who tie their living to TikTok which has been banned by the Indian government. For our third story, we keep in the influencer space where Ramon Olorunwa has been extradited from the United Arab Emirates to the United States. You see, his lavish influencer lifestyle was allegedly funded by cybercrime. To close things out, we look at how Evil Corp is now targeting American companies with remote workers.
Direct download: podcast_150_mixdown.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 4:14am EDT