Transatlantic Cable Podcast

Welcome to episode 251 of the Transatlantic Cable. This week, the team look at some of the more ‘interesting’ stories in the cybersecurity world.

To kick things off, Dave and Ahmed look at a, seemingly, good news story – about the closing down of the ransomware gang, Conti.  However, things aren’t quite as they appear.  From there they move to a story that has to be read to be believed – it involves banks, ransomware and phalluses.  We will leave the link at the bottom if you want to read that one for yourselves.

From that bombshell, the team move to a more concerning story around farming equipment and hackers and how facial recognition and AI are slowly becoming more and more regulated – good news?  You decide.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 5:28am EST

Welcome to episode 251 of the Transatlantic Cable. This week, the team look at some of the more ‘interesting’ stories in the cybersecurity world.

To kick off this week’s episode, the team look at a recent story suggesting that San Francisco Police are looking at ways to leverage the ‘always recording’ feature of driverless cars to their advantage – including for investigation leads. From there, the team discuss a recent blog looking at modern warfare, in particular how most military devices today are connected to the internet – is that a risk?

Moving on, the trio dissect a recent story looking at how malware could be uploaded to an iPhone whilst it’s powered off – however, there’s a caveat with the story that takes a little of the sting out of it. To wrap up, they look at recent research from Kaspersky around the shape of ransomware and how it’s perceived by business executives.

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  1. San Francisco Police Are Using Driverless Cars as Mobile Surveillance Cameras
  2. Hacked drones and busted logistics are the cyber future of warfare
  3. Researchers devise iPhone malware that runs even when device is turned off
  4. Ransomware is much more than just a buzzword
Direct download: KL_Podcast_251.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 8:25am EST

Welcome to episode 250 of the Transatlantic Cable. This week, the team look at some of the more ‘interesting’ stories in the cybersecurity world.

Kicking things off, the team take a look at a story suggesting that the NFT world is imploding, with the article saying that NFT sales have declined by a whopping 92% from the highs of last year. From there, the team look at a more concerning story around recent NFT / crypto hacks, saying that in April 2022 alone, hackers managed to siphon off $370 million from crypto exchanges and NFT platforms.

Moving away from the world of crypto, the team discuss the recent happenings in Costa Rica after a recent hack from the Conti group left much of the government disabled. The country has since declared a national emergency to try to tackle the ongoing problems with the attack.

To wrap up, they look into movies with a discussion around The Batman’s main antagonist (no spoilers!), and why he’s a more modern take on an old villain.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:35am EST

Welcome to episode 249 of the Transatlantic Cable. This week, the team look at some of the more ‘interesting’ stories in the cyber-security world.

To start, Dave and Jeff look at a concerning story, regarding REvil – the infamous ransomware gang that was, until recently, thought to be shut down.  The story looks at signs that all might not be as it seems and there’s rumblings that the gang may be about to make a return.  From there, they discuss a story around a DeFi hack and how the platform, Fei Protocol is offering a cool $10 million to return the stolen funds.

From there, things get decidedly strange – the first story, looks at stalking using Apple AirTags – something that’s becoming increasingly common.  The next story takes a look at recent news that Russia and America are training dolphins for underwater missions (there’s a reference to Austin Powers here, I know it) and the final story looks at how hackers could potentially do harm through the hacking of “love” robots.  Yes, really. 

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Direct download: KL_Podcast_249.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 8:53am EST

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