Thu, 21 July 2022
For the first time in what feels like a long time, the team are fully reunited to discuss this week’s topics. They kick things off with news that more and more hospitals are under attack from ransomware. From there, the team discuss a strange story about an MP in Australia who’s been handed a ‘lifetime ban’ on Facebook for letting her account get hacked.
After that, the team take a brief hiatus so that Elena Molchanova from our business development team can talk about Security Awareness training – a new offering from Kaspersky to help train staff in cybersecurity compliance.
Getting back on track, the team close out the podcast with two related stories about TikTok – the first around growing concerns in the West around the data harvesting that the app performs, and the second looks at a worrying story on how some parents are looking to leverage their children for likes and shares.
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Thu, 14 July 2022
For a second-straight week, we have a short-handed booth for the Transatlantic Cable. With Ahmed and Dave off, Jag and I share the mic for the first time as a duo.
To kick things off, we discuss how the Lazarus group leveraged a fake job interview into a $600M hack into Axie Infinity. From there, we head into a partial code share from Vice on the Anom app. For those who may forget this was a “secure phone” system that was orchestrated by the FBI to draw in criminals doing illicit activities.
Our third story is quite the head-scratcher as a “CEO” has been arrested for selling counterfeit CISCO equipment to companies and government entities. The curious part was not just that it was fake equipment, but it was something that was sold on eBay and Amazon. We then head to India where a flood control system has been hit with ransomware. What makes this a bit worse is that the region is now under monsoon season. To close out the podcast, we head to San Francisco where Cruise has seen some issues with the autonomous cars stopping and causing traffic havoc.
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Thu, 7 July 2022
Episode 258 of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with discussions around the Lazarus group, more specifically the new attack being attributed to them. From there, discussion moves to talk around some crypto-exchanges sharing “geo-tracking” public information with ICE (the United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency). Moving to the penultimate story, which looks at an NFT-themed restaurant which (believe it or not) has stopped accepting crypto-payments due to the market crash.
Finally, to wrap up the team discuss news coming out of China about a potential data breach which could possibly (if true) be one of the largest in the world (nearly 1 billion.)
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