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The latest episode of the Kaspersky podcast looks into recent news that Donald Trump’s website was briefly hacked to promote a crypto-currency scam – whilst it was a single page which was hacked, it comes at a critical time in the U.S election. From there, Dave and Jeff look a story about a psychotherapy clinic that was hacked with patients now fin…
 
Who would have thought that we would start an episode of this podcast talking about Robin Hood? Well, you don’t have to go far as that is EXACTLY where we kick off this episode of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast. Our first story of the week takes a look at some “Robin Hood” types who steal from corporations via ransomware and then donate a small fr…
 
We kick off this week’s edition of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and I kick things off looking at an active scam going off in the UK. As if 2020 was not bad enough, now people need to be on the lookout for scams that are targeting them with travel and refunds that are more prevalent with everyone at home due to Covid – and the impact on peo…
 
In the 165th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff take a look at the Security Analyst Summit (SAS2020) and the upcoming research, including news about a UEFI malware strain. From there, they also look into news about a New Jersey hospital that was hit by ransomware, but took it upon themselves to reach out to the atta…
 
For the 164th episode of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Jeff and I look at a growing concern in the states: the U.S general election. The story, from the BBC talks about what big-tech companies are doing to try to avoid a confrontation between the two sides in the upcoming election. There’s a real worry from the big tech companies that fake-news …
 
For the 163rd episode of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and I kick things off with one of our favourite topics – Facebook. In this tale the Silicon Valley titan is locked in a battle with Ireland’s Data Protection Commission. This battle has the location and sharing of European data with US servers. There is also a threat from Facebook to pu…
 
For the 162nd edition of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and I take a break from the mic to welcome in a special feature from our friends over at Tomorrow Unlocked. This episode takes a look at the digitization of schooling for parents and educators during the COVID-19 global pandemic. A full summary of the episode can be seen below: Digitiza…
 
Episode 161 of the Kaspersky podcast kicks off with something that should have been left in the past: zoom-bombing. Turns out that it’s still very much a nuisance and is now being used to attack schools and lessons. From there, Dave and Jeff look at how “three middle-aged Dutch hackers” managed to break into Donald Trump’s Twitter account back in 2…
 
We will interrupt our usual programming for the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast to take a look at a new documentary about the Kuril Islands. The documentary From Kurils with Love, is a new project from Kaspersky’s Tomorrow Unlocked that takes a look at the Kuril Islands. For this podcast, I sit down with my coworkers Alejandro Arango and Pove…
 
Since it is 2020, and an election year in the US, Dave and I kick off this week’s Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast by looking at Russian troll farms. On this story, the FBI laid a tip to Facebook, who in turn took down a number of accounts tied to the Internet Research Agency. It seems that this may have stopped the accounts before the disinfo…
 
Dave and I kick off the 158th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, by looking at some malware that – gasp – is now on Macs. In a new post, Patrick Wardle talks about how Shlayer malware was actually approved by Apple. So much for Macs get no viruses. From there, we head to a story that is almost made for a TV or Netflix movie. The …
 
For the 157th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and I jump to both sides of the Atlantic for some fun and interesting stories. We start off looking into charges that the former CSO of Uber is facing. According to the allegations, there was hush money paid and also some lying to investigators and suppressing evidence. From t…
 
Dave and I kick off the 156th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, by talking about one of our favorite types of alcohol. You see, while Dave likes his Jack Daniel’s, we are not talking mixed drinks. Rather, we discuss how the parent company of the US Bourbon, Brown-Forman, has suffered a ransomware attack. This attack continues th…
 
For the 155th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Jeff and I talk about the recent Canon ransomware attack & much more. The first story we look at is how some US lawyers are asking the Californian DMV why (and how) they’re making $50M USD a year selling driving license data to third parties. From there, we look at recent news that…
 
For the 154th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and I spend most of our time talking about ransomware and gaming. The first story we look at is the latest with Garmin and their recent battle with Evil Corp and WastedLocker. While this story is still developing, there could be more to this in the coming weeks. From there, we…
 
To start episode 153 of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff look back on four years of the NoMoreRansom initiative – Kaspersky, which is one of the four founding members has helped millions from paying ransomware fees. From there, they look at how the recent Garmin ransomware hack has affected flying thanks to flyGarmin being knocked off…
 
To start the 152nd episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and I talk about a new threat to fast charging devices. The BadPower attack, sees firmware of fast charging devices altered in a manner that literally fries the devices using it. From there, we head into the legal end of the hacking of Ripoff Report. This also looks at th…
 
Dave and I kick off this week’s edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, we look into the conviction of the LinkedIn hacker. While we talk a lot on this podcast on data breaches and hacking, but this story was a bit of nostalgia. From there, we hit on a pair of stories on TikTok. The first story is the one that will make you go hmmm. R…
 
For the 150th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and I start by looking at how EU authorities were able to crack into an encrypted communications platform used by criminals. This joint operation by multiple law enforcement organizations, saw over 700 arrests tied to criminal activities. From there, we head to India and the g…
 
For the 149th instalment of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Jeff and I look at how (and why) the Israeli government has saw fit to use fish to help fend off cyber-security attacks. We also tackle the thorny issue of TikTok privacy and how they were caught with their hand in the cookie-jar, again. From there we move to more interesting ne…
 
To kick off the 148th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I hop into a interesting topic. For those of you who have been on Instagram, Twitter or other social media sites, you have probably heard of OnlyFans. For those who are unaware, this is a site where users can pay a content producer for exclusive or private videos. …
 
For the 147th installment of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I have a fairly strong law and order feel. To kick things off, we look to the UK. Similar to our discussion on Singapore’s Covid-19 app, the NHS looks to have some working out to do on their app before rolling it out. We then hang onto another popular story of 2020 pri…
 
On this week’s episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I jump across a wide array of stories and also end on a lighter note than usual. For our first story, we jump across the world to Japan and into the world of automobiles. Now, we aren’t talking smart cars or car hacking, but rather, classic infosec. It appears that Honda …
 
Dave and I kick off this week’s edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, we discuss disinformation in the US in the wake of current events. With the focus on the news in the States, we highlight the need for those educating themselves to make sure that they are reading solid information from reputable sources. There is a lot of misinfo…
 
A lot of hype has generated around the Chinese vision of social ratings. People on both sides of the aisle have chimed in. However one thing that is often left off the table is that social ratings are around all of us whether we like it or not. For this edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I sit down with Marco Preuss to d…
 
We kick off the 143rd edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast looking at a coronavirus driven scam to unemployment in the US. The US Secret Service has issued an alert that warns states that there are states currently seeing an increase in fraudulent activity on unemployment insurance claims. There is also an interesting look at how th…
 
Welcome to the 142nd edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I tackle a number of pressing stories and have a conversation with one of the company’s regional managing directors. We start off the podcast by looking at a data breach at a dating site. Earlier in the week, the Shiny Hunters made over 70 million credentials availa…
 
We kick off our conversation with Mr. Jacoby by looking into what he has been up to since we last spoke with him on this podcast. After that, we dive into his adaptation to what he is calling a covidcation before jumping into his two presentations at SAS at Home (an online version of our traditional Security Analyst Summit). While discussing that, …
 
In episode 140 of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast Jeff and Dave look at how the U.K government is looking to tackle terrorism and spying through the use of artificial intelligence. Dave and Jeff also look at Google’s fight against Covid-19 spam (hint: there’s a LOT of Covid-19 spam out there) In addition, they also look at recent Kaspersky research…
 
For the 139th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I continue in our model of stories and adding in some practical tips from one of our experts. Our first story jumps back on a very popular topic of late, Zoom. This story takes a look at serious flaws reported by Dropbox and also dives into the bug bounty program that the …
 
There is no question that the global pandemic that is Covid-19 has disrupted the way that we work, school, educate and generally live and interact with our community, friends and families. Now, when it comes to our personal spaces, we all are pretty much used to this new “normal,” we wondered how this pandemic is impacting those owning and managing…
 
For the 137th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I discuss a handful of stories and also sit down with Marco Preuss of our Global Research and Analysis team to discuss privacy and security on today’s Internet. For our first story, we jump into Zoom. The company has been in the news a lot lately, and not necessarily in a …
 
For this week’s edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I return to a bit of normalcy, while also adding in another interview with a member of our larger Kaspersky team. We kick of the session discussing with the UK removing broadband caps during the Covid-19 pandemic. From there, we jump onto the Zoom wagon, where we look at…
 
Hello everyone! Hopefully you are practicing social distancing and staying sane while working. For the 135th edition of this week’s Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and I continue our quest to bring positive vibes to your remote workday. This week, we sit down with Kristina Branchugova of the brand team at Kaspersky. While she may work o…
 
For the 134th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and I take a break from our regular schedule program. As everyone knows, Covid-19 has turned the world on its head. Now, many of you probably don’t know, but Dave and I are close to 100% remote when we work. On this episode, we discuss our setups as well as some best practices…
 
For the 133rd edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, we set clear boundaries of what Dave and I are not experts on. Spoiler: it is a pretty large list. To kick things off, we look at the digital impact of the Corona virus (AKA Covid-19). Like many major world events, cybercriminals are using this as a platform for illicit gains. Be c…
 
To kick off the 132nd edition of the Kaspersky Podcast, Dave and I discuss an IoT issue for pet owners. Owners of the Gen2 feeders, saw that there feeders stopped working, and in one case a guy’s pets not being fed for a week. So, questionable pet parenting aside, this begs the question of why they need to be online - as is our often IoT question. …
 
For the 131st episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and I are all about the idioms and lolz -kind of (spoiler - you’ll have to give a listen to see). To start things off, we take a look at a US natural gas company that is in the news for the wrong reasons. In this story, the company was closed for two days following a ransomwar…
 
We open up the 139th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast looking at a favourite topic of discussion… Facebook. Instead of the typical security-related incident, we start with the company speaking on regulation from governments. Yes friends, you read that correctly, Mark Zuckerberg is asking for governments to implement regulations …
 
Welcome to the 129th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast! In this episode, Dave and I cover a handful of stories that you may have missed, but should be aware of as well as taking you behind the scenes of the upcoming Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit, AKA #TheSAS2020 coming up in April. To kick things off, we discuss a story about…
 
Dave and I open up the latest episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, looking at recent research from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Dave and I open up looking at an interesting unsecured server. The research from the EFF goes under the hood in regards to privacy and the Ring. In this case, the privacy violation is data sha…
 
For the 127th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast Dave and I open up looking at an interesting unsecured server. Unlike many of the recent stories that mention insecure AWS or Azure servers of random companies being unsecured, this one comes from Microsoft’s support. While the server has since been secured, it is worth double-check…
 
Dave and I open up the 126th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast by following up with the Travelex story from last week. While not a resolution or mission accomplished moment, it is more of a warning of new phone-based scams targeting customers of the company. The second story heads to the adult industry and an unfortunate data bre…
 
Welcome to the 125th edition of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast! Dave and I open up the episode deep in the heart of Texas. In this story, a school system lost millions of dollars by transferring funds to cybercriminals after falling victim to a phishing campaign. From there, we head further West to Las Vegas. The city was recently hit with a cyber…
 
After a couple week hiatus, Dave and I return for the 124th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast Hopefully you had a great holiday and New Year. To kick off the episode, we head to one of the topics that we closed out the decade with: Amazon’s Ring. Earlier this week, the company announced that they had rolled out a new and improved…
 
Welcome to the final edition of the Kaspersky podcast for 2019. Dave and I kick off episode 123 by looking at a story in the city of New Orleans. Last week, the home of the famous Mardi Gras festivities, was hit with a series of cyber attacks including phishing and ransomware. To avoid the spread of the attack, the city pulled their computers offli…
 
Welcome to the 122nd edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast. This week, Dave and I take a look at what’s doing the rounds this week in the infosec world. To start, we take a look at how Evil Corp, a loose coalition of hackers has managed to steal over $100 million from victims – but now the FBI is offering a $5 million reward. From th…
 
Welcome to the 121st edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast. This week, Dave and I hit on some topics that were missed in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday hoopla. We start off the podcast looking at smart TVs. Government entities in both the US and Russia have made some moves that are worth keeping an eye on. In the US, it was the FB…
 
Where did the year go? One minute, we were talking about predictions for the coming year and now… well, we have entered the most wonderful time of the year. You know, the time with fat guys and red suits and burning credit cards... To kick off the 120th installment, we head to the blog of AV Test, however, we will not be talking about the ratings o…
 
Welcome to the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast. To kick off the 119th edition of the podcast, Dave and I take a look at reported bug in Facebook’s iOS app. Now the question is, is this over-hyped or something that you should be concerned with? Our second story takes a look at the current issues with 5G and the security concerns. From there, w…
 
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