Transatlantic Cable Podcast

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with news that the EU are the next major governmental body to impose AI regulations, as countries around the world race to stay ahead of the technology. From there, the team discuss news that the BBC were able to make a version of ChatGPT which was capable of writing spam and phishing emails. 

From there the team discuss Securelist’s story of the year: Generative A.I and it’s impact on cyber-security.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 7:02am EST

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with news that hackers are paying to gain access to hotel booking[.]com portals. The hack is apparently so lucrative, they’re now advertising for access on the dark web. Additionally, the team discuss new content restriction laws being discussed in the U.K, with news that photo I.D may be required to access certain sites.

Additionally, this week the team sat down with Vidit Gujrathi, Chess grandmaster and Maher Yamout, Lead Security Researcher at Kaspersky to talk about Chess, cyber-security and how the two are more connected than you might think.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 5:27am EST

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast begins with news that General Electric are investigating claims of a data breach, found it was found that an attacker was selling access to the business for just $500.  From there, the team discuss how U.S police forces are returning $9 million in seized crypto assets back to victims of ‘pig butchery’ scams. 

To wrap up the team discuss how to stay safe online with tools like Duck Duck Go and Brave and they also sit down with David Emm to discuss APT predictions for 2024.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 8:57am EST

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with two stories around, you guessed it: Artificial Intelligence. To kick things off, the team discuss news that YouTube are testing a tool, allowing selected users to create audio from musicians. The second story focuses on YouTube’s decision to force creators to label when AI content is used in their videos. 

Following that, the team also look at an insightful story around hacking and drug smuggling and how QR codes were (once again) leveraged by criminals in order to dupe victims out of their cash.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:11am EST

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with META (aka, Facebook and Instagram) will now require political advertisers to mark when they use deepfakes. From there, the team discuss how META and Google are being sued for “spying” in Irish courts. 

To wrap up the team discuss two final stories – the first around the Royal ransomware gang siphoning off over $200M in ransom payments and the second on the recent cyber-attack against DP World – a port operator in Australia.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:12am EST

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with news that fans of the Bored Ape Yacht Club reported severe eye burn from a recent event held in Hong Kong. From there the team discuss how to store your bitcoin passwords on VHS cassettes and how AI could potentially be used for ill-gotten gains on the stock market.

The team close by discussing how a small town in America has connected all their CCTV cameras into one giant surveillance tool – and it has some privacy advocates concerned.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:52am EST

 

In this episode, we cover Australia's SBS allowing ad opt-outs on its streaming service, exploring SBS's multilingual history and its ad-funded model. We then dive into the use of emojis in passwords, discussing their pros and cons. The podcast also delves into Meta's announcement of an ad-free subscription for Facebook and Instagram in the EU, EEA, and Switzerland. Wrapping up, we discuss the increasing resemblance of long AI conversations with ChatGPT to the interactions depicted in the movie "Her." Join us for this tech-packed episode!

 

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·      Meta to offer ad-free subscription in Europe in bid to keep tracking other users

·      Australian video-streamer lets users opt out of ads for burgers, booze, and betting

·      Life-hack of the day: emoji passwords

·      People are speaking with ChatGPT for hours, bringing 2013’s Her closer to reality

 

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Category:technology -- posted at: 3:11am EST

In this special edition of the Transatlantic Cable, we sat down with Igor I. Kuznetsov, Director of Global Research & Analysis Team to talk about Operation Triangulation, including:

How Kaspersky researchers found the intrusion
Why was Triangulation so bad?
Who were targeted by the attack?

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:24am EST

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with news that Okta has suffered a data breach from unknown attackers.  The attackers were able to get hold of sensitive HAR files. The 1Password breach was also related, but 1Password are stressing that sensitive user info was not affected. 

From there the team look at a story around Microsoft’s A.I tool integration into Teams, and Google’s update to Chrome, which means better privacy and security for all users.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 5:22am EST

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with news that X has started a trial in selected countries, charging users $1 a year in order to access the platform. The official reason for the move is to cut down on bot activity, but some say that it’s a step too far.  From there, the team discuss a fascinating story around how some businesses have outsourced training A.I’s to workers, for pennies.

The final two stories look at a vulnerability in CISCO’s IOS XE software (classed as a 10 out of 10 for severity) and how hackers are already looking to leverage it, and another story around how scammers are using a fake emergency tool in order to spread malware.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:03am EST

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with news that Sony have are the latest victim in the MoveIT vulnerability campaign. From there, the team discuss how NATO, the military alliance, was recently hit by a databreach.  

To wrap up, the team discuss the data leak at 23andMe, the DNA sequencing company, as well as how Fortnite is being leveraged by oil businesses. 

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Category:technology -- posted at: 7:55am EST

We’re kicking off a mini-series on the Transatlantic Cable Podcast, where our crew dives into the world of critical infrastructure with the team from Industrial Control Systems (ICS) research team to talk about research, new developments and upcoming events.

The very first episode the team sit down with Evgeny Goncharov and Vladimir Dashchenko to talk about some of their latest research.  The first piece of a look at data for Industrial Control Systems for H1, whilst the second was a deep dive into upcoming Internet Of Things threats for 2023.  

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Category:technology -- posted at: 7:46am EST

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with news that NFTs are pretty much value-less. Following that, the team discuss a recent story around Tom Hanks deepfakes flogging a dental plan. The two final stories include news around the recent Sony hack and, “is Google altering your search results?”

Also included in this week’s episode is a teaser to the upcoming ICS podcast, with special guests Evgeny Goncharov and Vladimir Dashchenko from the Kaspersky ICS team.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 6:00am EST

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with talk around the crypto-exchange, JPEX and how they’re being investigated by local authorities. From there, discussion turns to an AI enabled backpack from Microsoft (yes, really), Spotify refusing to ban A.I generated music and fake celebrity nudes are being used to promote a popular shopping site.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 11:27am EST

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.  

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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.

 

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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

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Category:technology -- posted at: 7:42am EST