Transatlantic Cable Podcast

Episode 316 of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast kicks off with news that Microsoft suffered at the hands of a data leak, this time a whopping 38TB (yes, terabytes). From there the team look at the recent ransomware attacks against Casino’s in the United States and news that a notorious hacker is trolling the F.B.I.

If you liked what you heard, please consider subscribing. 

Direct download: 316.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 10:58am EST

Episode 315 of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast kicks off with a possible U-turn from the British government and end-to-end encryption. From there discussion moves MGM resorts being hit by a cyber-attack. 

Following on from that, discussion moves to Microsoft’s odd decision to add pop-up ads for Edge into Windows and a supermarket in the UK had to recall a brand of snacks, as the website on the packaging led to a, shall we say, ‘not very child friendly’ website.

Also, there’s a discussion with David Emm, security researcher in GReAT about Q2 IT Threat Evolution report from Securelist.

If you liked what you heard, please consider subscribing.

Direct download: 315-final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 9:24am EST

Episode 314 of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast starts with news that another the infamous Lapsu$ is now behind bars. The gang were responsible for some of the more audacious hacks of 2022, including Rock Star games, Uber and even Nvidia.  From there discussion moves to news that CLOP are continuing to distribute stolen data from their attacks.

To wrap up, the team look at publication from 404 Media which dives into the murky world of credit header theft and a stalkerware application dubbed ‘WebDetective’ was recently hacked, with all their server data being deleted. 

If you liked what you heard, please consider subscribing. 

Direct download: 314_final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 9:45am EST

In Episode 313 of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast, the team look at a new supply-chain attack with the majority of victims being in the Hong Kong area along with news that Google have introduced their first ‘Quantum Resilient FIDO2 security key’ – something that sounds like it’s from a science fiction novel but is very much real and could be standard security practice in a few years’ time.

To wrap up the team look news that Duolingo has suffered a data breach, with over 2 million users data leaked, and a positive news story around Interpol – with the international service arresting 14 suspected cyber criminals, accused of stealing over $40 million in Africa.  

If you liked what you heard, please consider subscribing. 

Direct download: 313-final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 5:27am EST

 

In Episode 312 of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast, we delve into how cybercriminals exploit hacked websites, particularly WordPress-based ones, for phishing. Discover their tactics, risks involved, and signs of such attacks. We also uncover phishers' strategies, from hacking sites to evading detection, along with concerns about AI hiring tools. Additionally, we discuss the rise of AI chatbots in HR, covering efficiency gains, bias concerns, legislative actions, and motivations behind their adoption. Lastly, we highlight a cyberattack on the UK's Electoral Commission in 2022, accessing voter data, raising privacy concerns despite no impact on electoral processes.

 

Direct download: 312_PODZ_mixdown.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 9:51am EST

 

We kick off Episode 311 of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast by talking about how Mexican cartels are using the US government's CBP One app to help immigrants make their way through Mexico to the US borders. Then, we're heading over to Finland, where they've seen a crazy increase in ransomware attacks ever since they joined NATO. And hey, ever wondered why Google guzzled up a whopping 5.6 billion gallons of water last year? We've got the scoop on that too! Wrapping things up, we'll dive into the world of hacking, as a sneaky group of North Korean hackers managed to break into the computer networks of a major Russian missile developer.

 

·      Mexican cartels exploit US government's CBP One app

·      Finland sees fourfold spike in ransomware attacks since joining NATO, senior cyber official says

·      GOOGLE IS USING A FLABBERGASTING AMOUNT OF WATER ON AI

·      North Korean hackers breached top Russian missile maker

Direct download: PodzMixdown.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 7:42am EST

The latest edition of the Transatlantic Cable begins with discussion around Elon Musk, Twitter X and WeChat – is Elon trying to pivot the social media app into an ‘everything app?’  From there, the team talk about the Home Office in the U.K looking into facial recognition technology for the retail sector.

To wrap up the team discuss two stories, the first around the Lazarus group being implicated in a recent crypto heist and the other around Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and a worm virus.  

Direct download: 310_mixdown.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 8:24am EST

Welcome to a special bonus episode, brought to you from the gang behind the Transatlantic Cable. 


Join David & Jag as they chat to cybersecurity experts & leaders in the Asia-Pacific region about the latest cyber trends in the region. In addition to this, we learn about the upcoming APAC Cyber Insights webinar. 


The upcoming APAC Cyber Insights webinar on 6th September 2pm Singapore time, is a must-attend event for anyone interested in staying ahead in the rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape. This event brings together industry leaders and cybersecurity experts to discuss the latest trends, as well as the latest approaches to combatting advanced attacks.
We look forward to seeing many of our viewers at the cyber insights event. Together we can be cyber resilient by strengthening our cybersecurity defences and protect against emerging threats.

You can register for the webinar here.

Direct download: Cyber_insight_podcast_mixdown-2.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 4:16am EST

The latest edition of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with worrying news around the Mastodon social network – from there the team discuss some A.I related news – the first story around World of Warcraft A.I generated news stories and the second around James Cameron’s thoughts on A.I.

To wrap up, the team discuss news around Apple’s decision to ‘slam’ the U.K’s upcoming surveillance-bill proposals.

If you liked what you heard, please consider subscribing. 

Direct download: 309.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 6:55am EST

The latest edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast focuses mostly on AI, with an opening salvo of stories, the first is news that the FTC are opening an investigation into Open AI and ChatGPT. From there, discussion moves to a worrying story around artificial intelligence and the recent writers and actors strikes. 

To wrap up, there are two stories, the first dedicated to AI and the growing voices raised against it and, would you use a facial recognition service if it meant less time waiting in line to board a train?  

If you liked what you heard, please consider subscribing. 

Direct download: 308.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 5:26am EST

The latest edition of the Transatlantic Cable begins with news that a U.S judge has ruled that the United States government must limit its contact with social media networks. From there discussion moves to news that the U.K government is trying to push through new legislation to enable it to essentially break end-to-end encryption – privacy groups are, as you’d expect, concerned. 

The last two stories look at news around the ‘snooper’s charter in France and should parents hide their kids faces on social media – Mark Zuckerberg thinks so.

If you like what you heard, please consider subscribing.

Direct download: 307.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 7:26am EST

The latest edition of the Transatlantic Cable begins with talk around a Microsoft data breach. However, details are thin on the ground and Microsoft are denying that there’s been a leak. From there talk moves to news around Google’s update to Chrome and a breaking story that centres around PornHub and the EU.  Lastly, the team talk about the recent changes to Twitter.

If you liked what you heard, please consider subscribing. 

Direct download: 306.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 5:54am EST

The latest edition of the Transatlantic Cable begins with discussion around Android phones accidentally dialling emergency services in the U.K. From there, discussion moves to malware-laced malware games and law-makers in the U.S share concerns around Alphabet’s relaxing of ‘fake-news’ policies.

To wrap up the team look at discussions around A.I and jobs – is a machine really going to swipe your job? 

If you like what you heard, please consider subscribing!

Direct download: 305.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 4:15am EST

Episode 304 kicks off with news that U.S government agencies are also affected by the recent CLOP gang as they’re also using the affected MOVEit software.  From there the team also discuss the most recent flaws in the MOVEit software and urge users to update. 

Following on from that, there’s an interview with Ghislaine Boddington about the newly released Fast Forward audio series from Kaspersky; Apple’s fight with Apples (yes, really) and the team wrap up with talk around OpenAI’s seemingly contradictory statements on AI regulation.

If you liked what you heard, please consider subscribing. 

Direct download: 304.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 10:04am EST

Episode 302 of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with discussions around the Clop ransomware gang issuing ultimatums to affected businesses.  From there the team look at how ChatGPT is being used to create mutating malware which is capable of evading EDR; how a newly discovered malware dubbed ‘DoubleFinger’ is being used to steal crypto and another crypto-related story, this time around advertising crypto in the U.K.

To wrap up the team look at a story around how a Nintendo Switch was used by the FBI to track a missing teenager, who was later found 500 miles from home.

If you like what you heard, please consider subscribing.

Direct download: 303.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 6:24am EST

The team kick off episode 302 with news that cyber attackers have hit a pay-roll company in the U.K, affecting hundreds of thousands of victims. From there, the team talk about Apple’s latest hardware and is it game over for Metaverse? 

Moving on, the team talk about scammers trying to defraud students and the FTC fine Ring for previous security breaches. 

If you liked what you heard, please consider subscribing. 

Direct download: 302.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 6:38am EST

Episode 301 kicks off with Wired article exposes the China-backed Volt Typhoon Hack, a menacing cyberattack that poses a severe threat to critical infrastructure in the United States. With a specific focus on Guam's power grid control systems, this breach underscores the vulnerability and potential ramifications of such targeted attacks, Moving to New York county where they are still dealing with ransomware eight months after attack. Prepare for a fascinating journey down the Australian motorway as we explore an intriguing. We delve into an article from news.com.au that unravels an unusual phenomenon involving "passengers" like no other. Something extraordinary is afoot, and our curiosity is piqued as we seek answers to the perplexing question: What could possibly be amiss on this Aussie motorway?

Would you use ChatGPT to write your legal defense? Well one lawyer did, let’s see how it ended.

If you liked what you heard, please consider subscribing!

·      China Hacks US Critical Networks in Guam, Raising Cyberwar Fears

·      New York county still dealing with ransomware eight months after attack

·      ‘This has never happened’: Something is odd about these Aussie motorway ‘passengers’

·      A lawyer used ChatGPT for legal filing. The chatbot cited nonexistent cases it just made up

Direct download: 301n.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 6:11am EST

Episode 300 kicks off with a bang, with discussion around Meta’s record breaking fine for sending EU citizens’ data to the United States. From there discussion moves to A.I and fake ChatGPT apps on mobile stores. The team also discuss news around Neeva’s closure, the search engine that asked for a donation instead of selling your search-history – is there really no room for innovation in the search market?  It seems not, sadly.

To wrap up the team sat down with Victor Sergeev, incident response team lead in SOC at Kaspersky to talk about his recent work with IOCs and ChatGPT. 

If you liked what you heard, please consider subscribing! 

·        Meta fined $1.3 billion & ordered to stop sending European user data to US

·        Generative AI that can change anyone’s race is probably not a great idea

·        ChatGPT Scams Are Infiltrating the App Store and Google Play

·        Neeva: Ad-free search engine shuts down

·        IoC detection experiments with ChatGPT

Direct download: 300.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 10:54am EST

Episode 299 of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast kicks off with discussion around photo-manipulation apps (aka: filters) on social media. Should they be banned or regulated?  From there, discussion moves to news that a entrepreneurial 23 year old has created an AI version of herself which will be your girlfriend for $1 per minute.

Moving swiftly onwards, the team then look at a story from the United States, as Wendy’s looks to A.I to help them with drive-through orders.  Finally, to wrap up, the team look at a story from China and a man in the Gansu province was recently detained for allegedly using ChatGPT to generate a fake story about a train crash.

If you liked what you heard, please consider subscribing. 

·        Should social media face-altering filters be regulated?

·        A 23-year-old Snapchat influencer used OpenAI’s technology to create an A.I. version of herself that will be your girlfriend for $1 per minute

·        Wendy's Is Bringing a Google-Powered AI Chatbot to Its Drive-Thru

·        China reports first arrest over fake news generated by ChatGPT

Direct download: 299.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 7:52am EST

Episode 298 of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with news that ChatGPT recently suffered a data-breach, raising concerns about the amount of information we hand over to the AI chatbot. From there, the team discuss a recent story around QR scams in South Korea – be careful what you scan, is always good advice it seems.

Moving on from QR codes, the team spoke to Seongsu Park about the infamous Lazarus group’s recent activities.  To wrap up, the team looked at two final stories, one around hackers impersonating META and Google on Facebook and another story around how social media and dating apps have become a hotbed for scammers. 

If you liked what you heard, please consider subscribing. 

Direct download: 298-final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 5:41am EST