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Episode 256 of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with discussions around NFTs, crypto currency and Bill Gates. From there the team talk about news coming out of the United Kingdom around cookies – it seems that the U.K government is keen to make some changes to current cookie legislation, but will this be a win for businesses or consumers? Followin…
 
Episode 255 of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with discussions around stalkerware, in particular a piece of software that’s been found leaking photos and other personal data on its website. From there, the team discuss a story around the US government tapping travel companies in order to track suspects. As we move on, discussions get a tad more …
 
Let’s face it. We all love Twitter, no matter how much we get mad with the platform or its direction. Well, it seems that the future owner of the platform, Elon Musk, has his own issues. In the opening of this week’s episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed, Jag and I dive into Elon’s battle with Twitter over the bots, as well as…
 
To kick off the 253 edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed, Jag and I discuss our most recent whipping-boy topic – NFTs. In particular, we discuss how Seth Green’s new project may be in jeopardy, because he clicked on a phishing link. This in turn saw the actor lose a number of the NFTs in his digital wallet to thieves and then…
 
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 stor…
 
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 –…
 
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 the…
 
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 …
 
Welcome to episode 248 of the Transatlantic Cable. In this week’s episode Dave and Ahmed look at some of the more unique or interesting stories to come out of the tech / info-sec world. To kick things off, they look at a breaking story about how BAYC (Bored Ape Yacht Club, to you and me) is reeling after a hack on their Instagram account led to the…
 
Welcome to episode 247 of the Transatlantic Cable, where we talk about all the recent info-sec related news you might have missed this week. To kick off, the team look at a story around NFTs – in recent weeks, the overall trading volume of non-fungible tokens has dropped dramatically, but that didn’t faze the owner of Jack Dorsey’s first tweet – wh…
 
Welcome to episode 246 of the Transatlantic Cable - we start off this episode from Isle of Wight, where its Council's electric vehicle chargers were hacked to show a porn site! Then we move to Shanghai, where the latest lockdown comes with a creepy robot creature scuttling through the empty streets. Also, Bored Apes goes Hollywood with a Coinbase-p…
 
Our streak of a two-man booth for the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, with Ahmed and Jeff kicking things off in the cryptocurrency world. More specific, we discuss some proposed legislation in the EU that would remove a level of anonymity for all transactions. While we have some fun with the topic, this is something that has been brewing and…
 
Episode 244 of the Transatlantic Cable, Dave and Ahmed look at some of the more unusual infosec stories doing the rounds. Starting out, the team look at one of the more well read stories of the week, which focuses on the arrest of the alleged mastermind of the Lapsus$ gang. Following that, Dave and Ahmed move to a story that might have Honda owners…
 
Episode 243 of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with the teams (current) favourite topic: NFTs. The first story focuses the news that WinAmp (remember them?) is auctioning off their original skin as an NFT, with the majority of the proceeds going to charity. The second story looks at Heineken’s response to the NFT craze. The final story talks abou…
 
Welcome to the Transatlantic Cable - a podcast that dives into hot topics in the security news and industry each week. Episode 242 of the Transatlantic Cable starts with Conti ransomware gang’s internal chat logs, day-to-day operations leaked. Then we jump to a REvil ransomware gang update as a member was extradited to U.S. to stand trial for Kasey…
 
Episode 241 of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with two ransomware stories. The first looks at what happened when two ransomware gangs attacked the same victim, at the same time. The second looks at the recent news around Samsung and Nvidia, allegedly hacked by the Lapsus$ gang. From there, the team talk about NFTs and the metaverse, with the fir…
 
Episode 240 of the Transatlantic Cable crash lands with 3 stories on NFTs. The first looks at a recent attack on NFT site OpenSea, which was the target of a phishing scam – the total damage is reported to be close to $2 million. The second story is around the EU and its drive to ‘de-anominize’ crypto payments. The final NFT/crypto-related story loo…
 
When you think you have seen it all, the Internet comes back and proves you wrong. That is also the case when it comes to this week’s episode of the Transatlantic Cable. To start off the podcast, Ahmed, Dave and I discuss a new problem that Roblox is facing. Now, we aren’t talking bugs or trivial threats, but rather some adult conversations and con…
 
For the 238th episode of the Transatlantic Cable, Dave, Jeff and Ahmed peruse some of the more interesting cyber-related stories of the week. They start by looking at a light-hearted story around Facebook’s metaverse, weddings and Covid. From there, they focus on two cryptocurrency stories. The first one looks at a notorious influencer who allegedl…
 
For the 237th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed and I ask Dave to dive back into the NFT sea for a pair of stories, both of which center around OpenSea. The first story comes to us from Vice where Joseph Cox looks into an issue where NFTs may be running third party code without the user’s awareness – in some instances obta…
 
To kick off the latest edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed and I ask Dave the status of his Covid-19 NFT. Unfortunately, he was too busy recovering from the actual virus to create his own NFT. However, we stay on the topic of NFTs for a pair of articles. The first is with our friends on Twitter and how users can now have the…
 
To start off this week’s episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed, Dave, and I talk cryptocurrency. Unlike most of our chats on the digital currency, we focus on the criminal aspect of it. More accurately, our conversation centers on a new report of the nearly $400 million North Korea is alleged to have stolen in the past year. We have som…
 
With the New Year firmly behind us, Dave, Jeff and Ahmed start to look at some of the more quirky stories of the last few days in the latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable. To kick things off, we look at the roller-coaster that is the price of bitcoin (and to a larger extent, crypto prices in general) and wonder how much further things can slid…
 
Happy New Year and welcome to the first Transatlantic Cable podcast of 2022. With Dave still out, Ahmed and I take on this episode as a two-man show. To kick things off, we reflect on the Christmas holiday and this year’s “it” toy, the Chatter Bluetooth Telephone from Fisher-Price. This toy is pretty cool, and it lets users actually talk with it ov…
 
This week on the Transatlantic Cable podcast, our good friend Ahmed is a bit under the weather, so we return temporarily to our original podcast line-up. We jump right in with the story everyone’s been talking about: Log4J. We start out with an overview of what is going on there and then hop into a second story about botnets leveraging the vulnerab…
 
After a brief hiatus in old Constantinople, Ahmed and I rejoin David just in time for the 131st edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast. To kick things off, we dive into The Sandbox metaverse and a sale of land to be the neighbor of Snoop Dogg – yes the dogfather. Believe it or not, one of the NFTs purchased for this digital version sold for a w…
 
Welcome to the 230th episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast. Due to travel commitments, Ahmed and Jeff are unable to attend this week’s episode. Filling in is the ever dependable Jag. To start, we look at an interesting story look at the Australian government’s impending policy, which will force social media companies to ‘unmask’ online trolls.…
 
Welcome to the 229th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast. Ahmed, Dave and I start by looking into the world of NFTs. In this tale, it seems that a pirate site will allow users to download any NFT that has been bought and sold. Please tell me again, how a NFT site can be fooled by CTL-Right Click? From there, we dive into the Metave…
 
Episode 228 of the Transatlantic Cable take a look at some more serious stories this week, including news of REvil arrests. To begin with, Dave, Jeff and Ahmed jump on news that Twitter “vigilantes” are trying to be good cop, by hunting down crypto-scammers in the DeFi (decentralized finance) world, but not all is as it appears. From there discussi…
 
In this week’s jam-packed episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Jeff, Ahmed, and I tackle some prickly topics. To begin, we look at how the FBI is making some serious noise about DarkSide, offering $10 million for the capture of gang members. From there we have a look at Facebook shutting down its controversial facial recognition system. Afte…
 
To open episode 226, we hit the road running, discussing a $10 billion hit on social media channels, caused by Apple. In this story, we take a look at the business impact Apple’s app-tracking policy has had on major social networks including Facebook, Snapchat, and more. From there, we discuss Facebook’s change to Meta. Our third story takes us bac…
 
Welcome back to the Community Podcasts, a mini-series on the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast. Joining me again as our co-host for this series is Anastasiya Kazakova, a Senior Public Affairs Manager who coordinates global cyber diplomacy projects at Kaspersky. As a reminder, the Community Podcasts is a short series of podcasts featuring frank …
 
With Dave on vacation, our APAC head of social media joins Ahmed and me for this week’s edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast. A warm welcome to Jag Sharma. To kick off the conversation, we revisit the topic of REvil — again. This week, we look at the FBI’s infiltration of the ransomware gang and how the new approach differs from the…
 
To open the 224th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed, Dave, and Jeff discuss the targeting of researchers by some state-backed hackers. We first mentioned this story a few months back, but this week we’re rekindling the debate on researchers being targeted after Twitter banned some phishing accounts. From there, we head int…
 
We kick off the Transatlantic Cable podcast this week with the recent Twitch data breach. Details are still scarce, but the topic is on the collective lips of the infosec community. From there, Jeff, Ahmed, and Dave move on to Facebook’s decision to crack down on its marketplace sales of Amazonian rainforest plots. How that will work in practice re…
 
We kick off episode 222 of the Transatlantic Cable podcast with a discussion of the recent Facebook outage, including possible causes. Sticking with Facebook, we delve into the whistle-blower story and details being leaked about the social media behemoth. From there, we move on to concerning news about a recent CoinBase hack involving some 6,000 ac…
 
Welcome back to the Community Podcasts, a mini-series on the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast. As always, my co-host for this series is Anastasiya Kazakova, a Senior Public Affairs Manager who coordinates global cyber diplomacy projects at Kaspersky. As a reminder, the Community Podcasts is a short series of podcasts featuring frank cyber dipl…
 
This week on podcast, Jeff, Ahmed and I start off by looking at how Facebook have apparently shelved the idea of an Instagram for children, after mounting pressure from privacy advocates. From there we look at a bizarre story about involving a hamster and crypto-currency, quickly followed by news from China that crypto is effectively banned in the …
 
This week on the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed, Dave, and I kick things off with some ransomware. No, it is not another company getting hit, but rather some good news. In this post from Graham Cluely, victims of REvil ransomware attacks may find some relief — in the form of a universal decryptor for the ransomware. Some victims can b…
 
To kick off the 219th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed, Dave and I head to Australia. You see, the app that our friends down under have in place for their Covid Passports is able to be spoofed and the researcher who found it has been ghosted by government officials he reached out to. From there, we jump into the world of …
 
With David on holiday, Ahmed and I are holding down the fort for this week’s Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast. We open the show with a pair of stories about Apple. In the first, the company is holding off on the rollout of its controversial CSAM — for now. Then, we look at the aftermarket for iPhone chargers, which includes the OMG Cable, a ch…
 
If you scroll through the headlines in cybersecurity, you will often see topics that grab the readers’ attention. Correct me if I am wrong, but you’ve probably read a lot about State-sponsored APT attacks, ransomware, bug bounty programs, disclosure of 0Days, zero day usage, what color hat a hacker is. While I could go on with topics, I think that …
 
This week on the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed, Dave, and I start out in the Far East with a look at South Korea’s investigation of the fees Google and Apple charge vendors for in-app purchases. The article spurs some debate; we three have pretty distinct opinions about the platform-versus-developer situation. From there, we head to …
 
This week on the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed, Dave, and I discuss a number of topics that really run the gamut — from spy ships to the robot apocalypse, Bitcoin, and more. Kicking things off is a story from Tom Spring on Threatpost about how Microsoft Power App configurations have led to the leak of more than 38 million sensitive r…
 
This week on the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed, Dave, and I discuss John Oliver’s recent monologue on ransomware and why it’s a good PSA to share with friends and family. We then take a look at the world of malicious social media influencers — in this case from the United Kingdom, where an investigative reporter identified an “influe…
 
Welcome back to the Community Podcasts, a mini-series on the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast. Joining me again as our co-host for this series is Anastasiya Kazakova, a Senior Public Affairs Manager who coordinates global cyber diplomacy projects at Kaspersky. As a reminder, the Community Podcasts is a short series of podcasts featuring frank …
 
This week on the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed, Dave, and I confirm once more how bad I am at trivia and then also cover a handful of some serious security related stuff. To kick off the podcast, we discuss Apple’s new photo scanning practice meant to battle child pornography with AI. We stay in the realm of photography to look at In…
 
In this week’s episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast Jeff, Ahmed, and I look at some of the more interesting stories to come out of the cybersecurity space this week. We start on a sombre note, with a story of a woman who found a video of herself on Pornhub. After getting the content taken down, she began working with a team to create an app t…
 
On this week’s edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed, Dave, and I discuss a variety of topics. We kick off the program with a story from the EU and a new look at making Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies more trackable. The proposed changes in the EU could take up to two years to enact, and we have a lot of questions. From the…
 
Earlier in the week, we teased a miniseries called the Community Podcasts, which you’ll find right alongside the Transatlantic Cable podcast. I will remain your faithful host, and Anastasiya Kazakova of our Government Affairs office will join me. This series of podcasts features frank conversations with cyberheroes who unite people despite everythi…
 
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