Transatlantic Cable Podcast

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.  

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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.

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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.

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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?  

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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.

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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.

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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? 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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·      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

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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. 

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·        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

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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.

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·        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

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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. 

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For the 297th edition of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Ahmed and I discuss a lot of stories that center around the hottest topic on the social web – AI.

 

Our first story takes a look at how a company is now offering Deep Fakes for under $200… we opine about what could go wrong. From there, we jump over to recent news of Geoffrey Hinton quitting Google.

 

The move from Hinton is on the heels of him questioning the uninhibited growth and development of AI – without looking as to what could go wrong. While this adds fuel to the fire, we stop our cynicism of AI and look at some research from our colleagues at Kaspersky. In this research, our team takes a look at whether or not ChatGPT can successfully determine phishing links.

 

To close out the podcast, we discuss a FYI for folks in term of some zero days actively being used on major tech companies and why you need to patch now.

 

 

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·      Tencent Cloud announces Deepfakes-as-a-Service for $145

·      After Quitting Google, ‘Godfather of AI’ Is Now Warning of Its Dangers

·      What does ChatGPT know about phishing?

·      Apple issues Rapid Security Response update for iOS 16.4.1, macOS 13.3.1

Apple, Google, and Microsoft Just Fixed Zero-Day Security Flaws

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Episode 296 kicks off with news that Oasis may be reforming – except not really. Turns out some boffins have figured out how to use A.I to create new Oasis music. Unsurprisingly, UMG (Universal Music Group) aren’t too happy. From A.I to A.I, the next story looks at the evolution of Google’s Bard bot and following that there’s discussion around the U.K government’s decision to build their own super-computer, with the purpose of, you guessed it, artificial intelligence. 

To wrap up, the team discuss a story about Twitter’s recent problems around verification status. 

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Episode 295 of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with discussions around LLM (Large Language Model) A.I regulations however, is it a case of too little, too late?  From there the team talk about a concerning case of attackers using deep fake audio to try to extort money out of a victim. 

Following that, there’s yet more discussion around A.I, including news that a fake photograph has won a prestigious photography award, and is the hacking of LLM A.I the start of something new in the cybersecurity world? 

Additionally, we also have an interview with Marc Rivero, Senior Security Researcher at Kaspersky to talk about his upcoming webinar entitled “Be aware of ransomware TTPs: applying MITRE to ransomware campaigns”.

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·        ‘We have to move fast’: US looks to establish rules for artificial intelligence

·        AI clones child’s voice in fake kidnapping scam

·        Sony World Photography Award 2023: Winner refuses award after revealing AI creation

·        The Hacking of ChatGPT Is Just Getting Started

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Episode 294 of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast kicks off with news that some Samsung staff have shared sensitive technical information with ChatGPT. Following that a critical story around Tesla cars oversharing video feeds and are Twitter circles broken. 

 

To wrap up, the team discuss how A.I is now capable of breaking passwords faster than ever before and Apple’s announcement of two zero-days currently being targeted by attackers.

 

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·      Samsung Employees Leaked Confidential Data to ChatGPT

·      Tesla workers shared sensitive images recorded by customer cars

·      Twitter Circles Is Broken, Revealing Nudes Not Meant For The General Public

·      Study shows how fast AI can crack your passwords; here’s how to protect yourself

Apple warns of two zero-days under attack

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For the 293rd episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, we are down to a two-man booth as both Dave and Jag are away on vacation. To kick things off, Ahmed and I take a look at a story that pulls the curtain back on one of the web’s most notorious websites – 4Chan. We were kind of shocked when we saw who was one of the benefactors and am pretty sure that you will be as well.

 

We then climb out of the cesspool before falling into a story on a scam targeting taxpayers. From there, in the third story we look at a positive case for AI – yes, you read that right, we are positive on AI for once on the podcast. In this story, a university student uses AI to help get her out of a ticket. 

 

The happy stories end there, as our next tale looks tragically at the use of airtags for vigilante justice in Texas. If you read the headline below, you know the story. To close things out, we talk about Elon Musk’s weird move of adding the Dodge Coin logo to Twitter, replacing the very familiar bird.

 

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·      Famed Japanese Toy Company Good Smile Has Reportedly Propped Up 4chan for Years

·      Emotet malware distributed as fake W-9 tax forms from the IRS

·      York student uses AI chatbot to get parking fine revoked

·      Texas man uses Apple AirTag to track down person who stole his truck, then kills him: Police

Twitter replaces logo with doge as Musk seeks Dogecoin lawsuit dismissal

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Episode 292 of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast is here! This week, the team talk about aggressive AI and how the DEA have turned Apple AirTags into a surveillance tool against criminals.

Moving on, the team discuss recent news that Nvidia’s CTO thinks that crypto-currencies don’t “bring anything useful for society” – pretty bold words for a business that sold GPU cards to crypto-miners just a few years ago.  To wrap up, discussion moves onto how the US is looking to block the use and sale of commercial spyware – however, there’s a pretty big catch.  

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·        Microsoft's Bing AI Now Threatening Users Who Provoke It

·        The DEA Quietly Turned Apple’s AirTag Into A Surveillance Tool

·        Cryptocurrencies add nothing useful to society, says chip-maker Nvidia

·        President Biden kind of mostly bans commercial spyware from US govt

 

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