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Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 149
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 news as it seems in the near future, Google will pay for you to read pay-walled news. Also on the podcast this week is a more serious look at why and how Facebook hacked into the secure operating system TAILS, and to no surprise – a lot of people aren’t happy.
|Jun 30, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 148
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. Often these images or videos are of the adult nature. However, as with many subscription services there is often an illicit market, this one is no different. From there, we jump deeper into the online world of Warcraft. This story looks at the bot mafias wreaking havoc in the community.
Yeah, I seriously types bot mafia – that is not lost on me. The third story of the week looks at some changes that Apple is making in Safari that could make privacy more up front. The PSA streak continues for the fourth tale of the week – Adobe is advising people to uninstall Flash before its end of life. To close out, we take a look at a story that was birthed after a protest in the recent weeks in the US. The story looks at how the FBI caught a person who lit a cop car on fire during one of the protests due to some digital sleuthing.
|Jun 24, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 147
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 prior to the pandemic – US cities hit with ransomware. In this case, it was the city of Knoxville, Tennessee.
For the third story of the week, we take a look at facial recognition. This week, the controversy swings from the technology itself to what entities tech heavyweights will no longer sell to. Following that discussion, we head to the world of cryptocurrency. In this bizarre tale, we have everything from carwashes to money laundering to the courtroom. This is one you should really take a read into. Our final story stays in the realm of real crime drama. The article that we discuss talks about some cyber-stalking done on behalf of eBay executives to an online pub that was critical of the company.
|Jun 17, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 146
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 is currently under attack from Snake ransomware. After this, we hop over to the UK where we look at the state of IoT appliances and also what the term “lifetime updates” really means.
We leave the kitchen and head into the claims that Google violated US wiretap laws with their “incognito Browsing.” Our fourth story takes us back to Asia, and the country of Singapore. This one also drives us back to Covid-19 and the country’s thoughts on rolling out a wearable tracker for the citizens of the country. To close things out, we go into the word of copyright and what could go wrongs in regard to Space Force between Netflix and the US Government.
|Jun 10, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 145
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 misinformation being produced and shared, so we kindly ask you to think before sharing. If something sounds a bit off, make sure that you are looking at reputable sources – don’t be a source of disinformation.
We stay on this topic with an alleged hacking of the Minneapolis Police Department. Despite the public reports, it seems that there is more than meets the eye according to Troy Hunt. From there, we head across the pond to discuss the NHS and some Corona-tracing. Unfortunately, while the thought is in the right place, it seems like the security is not where it needs to be. Following that story, we dive deeper into a computer and boy is it hot. This story looks at the victim side of crypto-mining and the side effects that can happen for a lapse in security. We close out the podcast with a look at a hacked Power Glove to make music.
|Jun 03, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 144
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 discuss some recent research from the company in regards to social ratings.
During our extensive conversation, we discuss the current state of travel, the potential new hurdles, the ethics of social ratings and more.
We close the podcast on a different note and looking at the use of people’s selfies in masks that are shared on social networks being used in the training of facial recognition technologies.
|May 27, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 143
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 the money is laundered from there. Following that story, we hop into the film industry. A new study highlights that there is an increase of illegal downloads of Hollywood hits.
For our third story, we hop over to the UK to look at a snafu with a Google Doc from the NHS. According to a report, a security snafu on the sharing link allowed people to see the future roadmap for the group’s Covid-19 app. Our final story of the week, we head back to the US in particular, Washington, D.C. In this story, the Senate voted to extend the powers of the FBI in terms of looking into citizens’ online activity.
Following the story, we discuss some hot items outside of the security space including the Wind of Change podcast, Pandemic and a mash-up between Star Wars and Top Gun.
|May 21, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 142
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 available for sale on the Dark Web, including ones for dating site Zoosk. If you are a user of the site, be sure to change your password and if you have an account and don’t use it, you should consider closing the account.
Following that story, we head over to India where the country’s COVID-19 tracking app has come under scrutiny. Despite being downloaded 90 million times, it seems that if someone wanted to, they could focus into whom in their neighborhood was infected with the virus. We stay on the virus topic where we discuss the news of state-sponsored attacks on firms researching vaccines for the virus. After that, we take a moment to acknowledge the 15th birthday of the one and only Leroy Jenkins.
After that nostalgic moment, we take a break from the regularly scheduled programing to chat with Rob Cataldo, the managing director for Kaspersky in North America. During our chat, we look at the challenges for managing a team during the quarantine, threat intelligence and ransomware in the region. After talking with Cataldo, we wrap up looking at the latest on Zoom and how they are addressing privacy and security concerns.
|May 14, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 141
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, we look at what hackers have changed and how humans are still lazy.
For those regular listeners to the podcast, you may get some laughs out of David mocking my lack of physical fitness and also what things people can do to get through the quarantine and more.
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|May 07, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 140
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, which shows that fraudsters are looking to create legitimate looking phishing emails pretending to be news about recent online purchases.
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|Apr 30, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 139
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 company has for it’s vendors.
From there, we hop into a look behind the curtain at Google. The company notes that they are blocking 18M scam emails a day. We then hop over to Facebook, who has not been as good in regards to cutting down on the disinformation in regards to the Corona virus. We then jump over to a talk with David Emm on some ticks and tricks to remote working safely. We then close out the podcast with a look at the recent Webkinz data breach.
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|Apr 23, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 138
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 companies across the globe.
Dave and I tapped into our networks and decided that the best route was to stay close to home. For the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, we “meet” with the CEO and founder of Kaspersky, Eugene Kaspersky.
During our conversation with our commander in chief, we touch on things ranging from his travel to managing in Covid times to his favourite books and more.
|Apr 15, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 137
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 positive way. This story takes a look at the changes that the company is making after facing some recently disclosed security related issues. We jump onto another story there that discusses how the FBI is handling Zoom Bombers.
From there, we jump into a look at how the NHS is looking to bring Facebook’s Portal into care homes. After the Facebook story, we jump into our conversation with Marco Preuss. After that talk, we close out the podcast with a look at how people in the UK are literally burning down 5G.
|Apr 08, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 136
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 how the company has removed some data sharing with Facebook that had some users uneasy.
Our third story takes a look at the latest scam on YouTube as attackers take over accounts and pose as Microsoft sharing Ponzi scam. Please don’t fall for this.
We then sit down with Kristina Shingareva, the head of external relations at Kaspersky. During our chat, we discuss the dangers of Stalkerware, her work with the Coalition Against Stalkerware and more. We then close it out with a story of how companies are using software to make sure that their employees are actually working during the day – through pictures from their webcams.
|Apr 02, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 135
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 on the brand side of things, Kristina has a very interesting hobby outside of the office – gaming.
During our chat, we discuss everything from why I keep breaking brand guidelines to joining a World of Warcraft Guild to the future.
|Mar 25, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 134
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 that we have worked out for our working lives whilst remote.
As the workforce moves to being more remote for at least the foreseeable future, security is something that is top of our mind. To help you work securely, Dave sat down with David Emm from Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis team to discuss best practices. On the news front, for job seekers out there, companies are now hosting interviews remote.
|Mar 18, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 133
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 careful what you click on friends.
From there, we hop into a story about the tables being turned on a scam call center in India. Now, there is questionable legality to the actions taken, but is still somewhat rewarding for those of us who have been spam called by one of these centers. The third story crosses the pond to the US, where we discuss facial recognition and the protests against it within the country’s higher education community. Cambridge Analytica also comes back to the surface, but this time in Australia and the potential fines that Facebook faces. We head back to the US for a look at some private information being leaked by Comcast Xfinity before we close out looking at some sensitive data found by a dog walker.
|Mar 12, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 132
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.
The second story takes us to the land down under where Facebook is being called upon to ban links to the Pirate Bay as they may contain malware and endanger users. We then head to Britain where MI5 is beating the drum to weaken encryption once again. In an interesting twist of fate, our fourth story discusses how the EU Commission is asking their staff to start using Signal, because of their strong encryption. We take a break from the news to shed some light onto Kaspersky’s blockchain voting offering, Polys. To end this week’s episode, we head back to Europe, where the free Wi-Fi on UK rail stations suffered a bit of a breach.
|Mar 04, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 131
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 ransomware attack. While ransomware is nothing new to readers of this blog, the part that is interesting is that the government assessment notes that the plant was not prepared for a cyberattack as part of an emergency.
From there we head across the US, where, Ring has made the use of 2FA obligatory for users. While most should be happy with the additional step towards privacy, there are still some naysayers. The third story of the week takes a look at how Puerto Rico’s government was swindled out of a couple of million dollars in a phishing scheme.
As a follow-up from last week’s podcast, we take a look at the EU’s response to Facebook’s call for regulations on fake news and politically-driven advertisements. To close out the podcast, we discuss the latest victim of OurMine, FC Barcelona.
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|Feb 26, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 130
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 as to what is and what is not kosher when it comes to fake news, disinformation or just bending the truth.
After Facebook, we head to the Dark Web, where it appears that Black Energy's code is being re-used by attackers. From there, we jump into a cyberattack on Boston’s Children’s Hospital that is disrupting the flow of patients. We take a break from our regularly scheduled program to speak with Anton Shipulin to discuss the upcoming Kaspersky Industrial Cybersecurity conference in Sochi.
When we return to schedule, we dive into a story that hits close to home with me. Boston Children’s Hospital is currently working through a cyberattack that has disrupted the hospital’s service to patients. Our fourth story focuses on Redcar and Cleveland Borough. The English municipality appears to be facing a ransomware attack. To close things out, we look at Netflix and a recurring topic of password stuffing and account takeovers.
|Feb 19, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 129
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 a new warning from UK police. While you may think of warnings of not leaving valuables in cars, this one is a tad different. You see, the police are warning businesses that cybercriminals may be employing cleaning services to gain access to corporate networks.
From there, we head to Wisconsin where we look at a ransomware attack on the city of Racine. While details are still emerging, the municipality has noted that they will not be paying the ransom. From there, we move to the smart office space where vulnerabilities lead to IoT devices being leveraged in DDoS attacks. This is definitely one to check out if you have installed smart office technology.
We take a break from our regularly scheduled programing to discus the upcoming Security Analyst Summit that is put on annually by Kaspersky. For this, I sit down with Sergey Novikov, the Deputy Director of GReAT (Global Research and Analysis Team) at Kaspersky. Following the discussion with Sergey, we close out with a pair of stories about Twitter. The first one looks into a potential Nation-state manipulating Twitter’s API and the other looks at the company’s take on Deep Fakes.
|Feb 12, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 128
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 sharing with third parties.
While on the topic of privacy, we then hop across the pond and look at GDPR. I know, everyone’s favorite topic. In this article, we get a look at the financial impact of the regulation as compared to regulations in the US. The third story jumps into the world of corporate espionage. This fitness related story has some underlying data management issues that should put companies in an uneasy state when looking in the mirror.
Our fourth story showcases the return of the notorious OurMine group. Instead of hacking into the celebrity or C-suite accounts that they have become synonymous with, the group has gained access to 15 of the National Football League (NFL) teams’ accounts. To close out the podcast, we revisit the Windows 7 end of service. While they said they were done with fixes, it seems that we – and they – spoke a bit too soon.
|Feb 05, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 127
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-checking that you are really chatting with the company should you be looking for support. Following that story, we head over to looking at some vulnerabilities within Apple's anti web-tracking features.
Our third story takes a look at Mozilla’s recent move to ban ~200 add-ons from Firefox. The move is the latest from the company in their battle against malicious add-ons. From there, we jump into the dating pool with a story on Tinder’s panic button. While it sounds like a good idea on the surface, it seems that the separate app, Noonlight, is sharing data with third party brokers. So in a nutshell, big data + dating = big marketing. To close out the podcast, we head to the state of New York where a proposed bill looks to ban municipalities from paying the ransom from ransomware attacks.
|Jan 29, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 126
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 breach. Unlike many breaches that have similar PII exposed, this breach exposes that and more including tattoos, scars and photos of passports. From there, we head to an unsecured server from Peekaboo moments that shared intimate moments of babies. While discussing intimate images being shared, we also look at a story from the BBC that examines the types of filters that allowed them to target people in some unsuspecting ways. The next story takes a look at how Google will be approaching third-party cookies in the coming years.
To close out the podcast we head over to a pair of stories that should grab the attention of businesses and consumers alike. The first examines a phishing attack on the United Nations, while the final tale looks at scammers targeting those donating to relief in Australia.
|Jan 22, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 125
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 incident. The third story takes us back to the topic of Facebook. Instead of our common discussion points, this story looks at encryption and where it stands with the Messenger platform. Spoiler: it’s not coming as fast as many would like. To close out the podcast, we discuss two Windows-based stories. The first looks at the end of support for Windows 7, then we finish the podcast looking at a recent vulnerability patched in Windows that came courtesy of the NSA.
|Jan 16, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 124
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 privacy dashboard that was met with, well critics.
From Amazon, we move to Arkansas, where ransomware may have played a bit of the Grinch for a couple hundred employees of a call center. The company that employed them was hit with ransomware, paid the ransom and then could not restore data, in turn, shuttering the company. We stay on the topic of ransomware for our next story. Travelex, a company well known by travelers across the world, has been hit with a cyber incident that is being attributed to the REvil group. Currently the company is working on restoring their networks, however this story is developing and more is sure to come.
From ransomware, we jump to another familiar topic of discussion in 2019 – Facebook. Recently, Facebook announced that they would be removing certain types of deep fake videos. The question of our discussion though is whether this is just for PR purposes or if it needs to go further. We close out this week’s edition of the podcast looking at the case of the FBI looking for assistance unlocking an iPhone tied to a shooting at a Pensacola Military base.
|Jan 08, 2020|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 123
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 offline and asked their employees to resort to using classic era tactics like radios and pens and paper.
Following that story, we take a look at the latest issue pertaining Facebook and data privacy. However, the twist here is that unlike user data being compromised, it was employee data stolen. Also the attack was far from cyber as the company saw data, including banking details of 29,000 employees stolen on hard drives left within an employee’s car. We then move across Silicon Valley to take a look at Ring’s home surveillance network. It seems that the popular home doorbell camera is sharing more than many would like bringing into question whether the IoT device is actually a good idea to install. To close out the story portion of our podcast, we take a look at the devastating toll that video moderation on YouTube takes on moderators.
|Dec 18, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 122
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 there, we take a look at how the Which? Consumer group, based in the UK is warning parents about a ‘hackable’ Bluetooth walkie-talkie. We then quickly move onto how some scammers are looking to profit from the Elder Scrolls Online game by sending out phishing emails and messages (hint: if an email ever asks for your password, delete the email.)
To wrap up Dave and I look at how Tinder users are sharing more than their fare-share of information on the dating platform.
|Dec 11, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 121
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 FBI talking tape and in Russia, it is on adding software to the devices before purchase.
From there, Dave and I stay on the topic of smart devices with Amazon’s Ring. There has been a lot of chatter on this topic from a privacy and policy standpoint in regard to their new “watch list.” On the topic of Amazon, we also take a look at the growing concerns on the daily integration of the company within major US cities. Our next story brings us to TikTok and the latest controversy surrounding their latest bout of censorship. Our fourth story visits the stance of Facebook in regards to factual vs. fake political ads. To wrap up the podcast, we look at the latest crypto-wallet to leave customers without funds.
|Dec 04, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 120
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 of AV products. Instead, we take a look at their IoT research into the insecurity of a smart watch made for children.
For our second topic, we head to New York, where the NYPD had suffered a minor incident with ransomware from a 3rd-party contractor. From there, we jump across the US to take a look at the latest in the case of the Jack Dorsey hackers. Spoiler alert includes an arrest. For the fourth topic, we look at Black Friday/Cyber Monday and how shoppers can stay safe from scams. Afterwards, David chats with Kaspersky researcher David Emm for some more tips for shoppers.
To wrap up the show, we take a look at the bizarre purchase of an expensive printer and VR coming to Russian cows.
|Nov 28, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 119
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, we head into the world of DDoS attacks and look at an “attack” on the Labour Party in the UK as well as statistics from our research team for the last quarter. After the DDoS goodness, we close out the podcast with some good news for law enforcement on the carding scheme.
|Nov 20, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 118
As we take on the 118th edition of the Kaspersky podcast, Dave and I take a look to the future.
The first story takes a look at Ring. Now we all know about what Ring can do now, but as we are seeing their relationships with law enforcement grow, are we ready for what the future holds?
After that, we stay in the realm of Amazon and the future of Alexa. Now how would you feel if your virtual assistant had eyes and walked? From the home space, we move to the air. This story is not “new” news, but is something that is worth keeping an eye on as the UK is looking to have regulations around drones. To close out the podcast, we take a look at healthcare and Google’s Project Nightingale.
|Nov 13, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 117
For the 117th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and I take change things up a bit. Instead of a 20-minute episode, we go a bit longer with a talk with one of the researchers from the Kaspersky Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT).
Our first story heads to the United States and the energy sector. The issue in the story is tied to an energy company that suffered a cyberattack to their firewalls.
From Arizona, we head across the Atlantic to Eurasia. In this story we look at the impact of Bitcoin mining in the Republic of Georgia. While many often hang on the environmental impact, however what if the energy was renewable? After our talk on renewable energy, we head back to the States where we look at the new challenge to facial recognition technology.
After the first three stories, we deviate from our normal programing. I sit down with Santiago from our research team to discuss his latest research on the world of gaming cheating. There are a number of things in there that surprised me, most notably the amount of money and the similarities with the black market for malware.
To close things out, we stay on the topic of gaming and look at the latest on a professional player banned for cheating.
|Nov 06, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 116
For the 166th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and I take a look at a number of stories that tie back to the police theme.
To kick off the week’s episode, we take a look at a story within the automotive space. There the author puts on his cyber sleuthing hat to realize that the license plates of cars they had used in photos would show up in Google search results.
The second story jumps into more of a political piece where we take a look at the conversation surrounding Facebook and a privately funded public police force. We stay on the topic of laws when we discuss the recent news of the FTC looking for consent with stalkerware apps. For our fourth story, we look at a windfall that Aussie law enforcement received from a Bitcoin seizure a few years ago, but paid out recently. To close out, we look at the latest on the Samsung story with the unlock issues.
|Oct 25, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 115
The 115th installment of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast takes a look at a wide range of stories from phishing devices in your home to the US military.
To kick things off, we look at some new research tied to Google Home and Amazon Alexa devices. This one is more of a proof of concept on malicious apps phishing from a smart device already in homes.
From there, we stay on the topic of Google and move from smart home devices to smart devices. This time the new Pixel has some issues when it comes to the face unlock feature. From smart devices, we jump over to the military where the US Air Force is bidding happy trails to 8-inch floppy drives when it comes to the missile system. To close out the podcast we take a look at the US Girl Scouts National Cyber Security Challenge.
|Oct 23, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 114
After a two-week hiatus from the podcast, Dave returns for the 114th installment of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast.
We open the episode looking at the latest news on the Facebook front. Unlike most of our podcasts, the focus won’t be on privacy snafus, instead, we will look at the latest news with Facebook’s Libra.
Following up on that, we head across California to Google. In this week’s story, the focus is on the privacy surrounding smart speakers and whether or not owners should disclose their presence to guests in the house. The third story has us jumping to a more global scale where ATM jackpotting is once again in the spotlight, this time it is Cutlet Maker. For the fourth story, we discuss the latest scam tied to jailbreaking iPhone. To wrap up the podcast, we discuss discount phone protectors and how you may get what you pay for.
|Oct 17, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 113
For the 113th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, I fly solo as Dave is still on holiday. We will return to our regularly scheduled programing in next week’s edition.
To kick off the episode, I discuss the latest snafu from Twitter where verification numbers and emails may have been added to the company’s Tailored Audience program.
While Twitter is still short on details, is definitely a story worth keeping an eye on. The second story looks at the latest round of Governments v. Facebook & Encryption. We talk about this topic quite a bit, but is still one that comes back over and over as governments try to find their way into encrypted messenger apps. From there, the discussion goes to the latest on the British Airlines breach and what it means for those impacted. The next story takes a look at a bug that could have some serious repercussions in WhatsApp due to a GIF. The last story of the week looks at an email intrusion over at Toms Shoes. We close the podcast the way we started, with a bit of a PSA for those looking to attend the Security Analyst Summit in Barcelona next year.
If you like what you heard, please consider sharing with your friends or subscribing. For more details on the stories from this week, please click the links below.
|Oct 09, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 112
For the 112th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, I head to Moscow to discuss privacy with four of my corporate communications colleagues.
During the 20+ minute talk with Julia, Kate, Oksana and Anya, the discussion ranges from how we share online to what privacy is, what it is not and who should be regulating privacy on the Internet.
If you enjoy the podcast, consider subscribing and sharing with your friends who need more regular updates on security. For more tips on privacy online, check out the blogposts on the topic below.
|Oct 02, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 111
On this week’s edition of the Kaspersky Podcast, Dave and I cross both the Atlantic and Pacific while discussing the week’s story.
Episode 111 kicks off with a story that is looking at how Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
From there, we look at how TikTok has become the latest social media site that is being targeted by dating scams. We then move along to Google announcing that they have changed some policies tied to reducing the amount of recordings that will be listened to by humans from Google Home. The next story takes a look at a school in the UK that is starting to leverage AI to identify students who are being bullied or may cause self-harm. We close out the week with a look at parenting tips for parents raising kids in the digital age.
|Sep 24, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 110
On this week’s edition of the Kaspersky Podcast, Dave and I stay Stateside for the majority of the stories this week.
The first story on episode 110 has us looking at YouTube for the second week in a row. This week, we look at a tale from the BBC where major advertisers are seeing their ads landing next to fake cancer cure videos.
Following that story, we take a look at the latest hoops that Equifax is making the victims of the breach jump through to gain their $125. After that, we look into an alleged ransomware attack that has hit terrestrial radio giant Entercom. The third story focuses in on a new proposed cyber insurance for consumers and what potential ills that this may be offering. The final story looks at a unique crime – instead of the cyber world, we focus on the loo.
|Sep 17, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 109
Welcome to the 109th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable Podcast, on this week’s edition, Dave and I take a look at some of the security stories you may have missed over the past week.
To kick things off, we take a look at the $107 million fine for YouTube after violated child privacy laws.
After that, we stay in the States and discuss a recent outage at Tesla’s app that left some unable to start their cars – because with apps, who needs keys? In an interesting bucking of trends, New Bedford, Massachusetts doesn’t pay hackers who hit their systems with ransomware, instead, recovering from backups. To wrap up the edition, we look at some public mud-flinging from Apple towards Google.
|Sep 11, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 108
Our first story lands us in the browser world. Instead of talking on ways you are tracked or bad things, we take a look at the good things in the latest edition of Firefox.
From there, we jump back to the physical world. Our stories take us to Germany and an interesting case of banking customers having chip and pin cards cloned and €1.2 million racked up in charges. The third story takes us across the Atlantic where hundreds of dental offices have been hit with ransomware. To close things out, we head to Jolly Ole England where the TfL is asking customers to write their passwords on a sheet of paper to give to an agent.
|Sep 05, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 107
For the latest Kaspersky Daily podcast, Dave and I dive into some of the biggest security stories that may have passed your radar this week.
To kick off episode 107, we head to Kazakhstan. A while back, the government asked its citizens to install a certificate so they could track all traffic. Now Google, Apple and Mozilla have blocked that tracking on their browsers.
We then head over to the twisting saga of Valve and their bug bounty program and a researcher dropping two zero days. This is an interesting tale and one that seems to encompass some of the issues with current bug bounty programs and what is a bug that is needed to be fixed. After that, we head to the all-to-messy tale of a T-Mobile customer who had her information given over to a bill collector creep. This person, in turn harassed her in a serious manner. If you read one story this week, this one is the one to read. The next story takes a look at how Xbox contractors had been listening into some customers voice commands – joining the long list of other companies guilty of this. We end out the podcast with a pair of PSA’s from Facebook. One is a new data deletion feature, or should we say disconnection feature. The other is simply a Please STOP for those posting copyright texts to Facebook and Instagram – they do nothing.
|Aug 27, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 106
For the 106th edition of the Kaspersky podcast, Dave and I dive into some of the hottest cybersecurity news of the week.
To start things off, we take a look at the new ransomware targeting players of Fortnite. If you have kids playing the game or play it yourself, be on the lookout for some sketchy cheats.
Following that story, we examine a story from the UK that discusses how Mercedes is using sensors in leased vehicles to help repo men take back cars from those who have went arears with their lease. After that, Dave talks with Brian Bartholomew of our GReAT team on the state of healthcare in North America. The fourth story heads to the great state of Texas where 22 municipalities have been hot with a coordinated ransomware attack. Keep an eye on this story as it is still developing. To close out the podcast, we look at the hot story of “smart” toaster ovens turning on by themselves. Depending on who you ask, this is either user error or a bug with the ovens. Seriously, do you really need a connected oven?
|Aug 21, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 105
Welcome to the 105th instalment of the Kaspersky podcast, Dave and I take a look at some important stories that you may have missed this week.
To kick things off, we look at recent news on robocall-blocking apps. While they may look to curb the volume of these phantom calls, there is more than meets the eye. Some of these apps are actually sharing data with third-parties.
After that story, we head to the latest big business to be caught listening in on “private” recordings. This time it is Microsoft and contractors with Skype. From there, we look at the new security cameras that are using facial recognition in King’s Cross. For those of you looking to go to Hogwarts, you may want to use a spell or two to keep your privacy. After that, we look at a “whoops we’re sorry” from Twitter with personal data and advertisements. To close out the week, we look at intrusion by warshipping.
|Aug 14, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 104
To start things off, we head to a meeting of the Five Eyes nations. While there, the government representatives pushed for more backdoors in encryption – because criminals. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
Following that story, we head to the US where a law is being proposed to congress to ban addictive properties of social networks. We keep on the law topic and look at the challenges from privacy groups about Amazon’s Ring doorbell and its role in surveillance by law enforcement. We close out the week’s podcast looking at the latest in the Equifax breach.
|Aug 07, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 103
For the 103rd instalment of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I take a look at the some stories that you may have missed during the big stories of the week, but are ones that you should be aware of.
To start things off, we go to the state of Louisiana where a handful of schools have been hit with a malware attack. From there, we jump across the Atlantic to Africa. An electrical company has been hit with ransomware. The next story heads North to England where the Mozilla has pointed out that a tool meant to show transparency in political ads is not working as it should. We then discuss this week’s PSA of updating your iPhone or iPad ASAP. To close things out, we look at a new vulnerability in contactless payments.
|Jul 31, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 102
Welcome to the 102nd instalment of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast. For this week’s episode, Dave and I stay mostly in the consumer sphere with some highlights for parents.
The first story of the week takes a look at the fine levied on Equifax following their 2017 databreach. The 700 million dollar fine levied doesn’t sit well with me, but you can hear the full takes in the podcast. From there, we jump over to privacy from a banking institution who points out that posting pets on Instagram may be putting millennials at risk for fraud. Our third story is the one that NO ONE asked for – smart diapers (nappies for those in the UK). We wrap up with a story of stolen data tied to a malicious phishing attack at Lancaster University. Seriously, is there ever a non-malicious phishing attack?
|Jul 25, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 101
For episode 101 of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and stay primarily in the UK for a number of security related stories before ending with a complete story completely out of the security space.
Our first story looks at a new service in the UK where users can report Facebook scams after a man wins a lawsuit for using his image in fake ads. From there, we stay on the topic of Facebook and their whopping five billion dollar fine levied from the FTC. The third story of the week takes a look at how people are now discovering that Google is listening to the recordings from Google Home. Following that story, we discuss how smart meters in the UK are switching to Welsh. We close out the podcast with a non-security story, but was too weird to not bring up.
|Jul 17, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 100
We have hit the century mark for the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast. For this week, Dave and I look back on some of our favorite stories and also at some of the big impacts of GDPR and also some good things on the bullying front.
To kick things off, we look back on some interesting stories from our first podcasts. The first is the venture in Russia of Burger King. We follow that up with some NSA security posters before kicking off with this week’s chat. The first news story looks at the heavy hammer of GDPR when it came to dealing with breaches with Marriott and British Airlines. From there, we head deep underground for a proposed Wi-fi monitoring program from the TfL in London to increase operational efficiency, but also raising eyebrows of privacy watchdogs. To wrap up the episode, we look at Instagram’s latest test in the battle against cyberbullying.
|Jul 10, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 99
The 99th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast comes to you straight from the Motherland – er Fatherland, Russia, as my colleagues have corrected me. Dave and I take a look at a handful of stories that will pique your interest and may have been missed during your busy week.
To kick things off, we start in the good ole USA where a second Florida City has paid for a ransomware attack and the worrying trend of cities paying the crooks. From there, we head to a different kind of circus and look at the lack of security protocol in their app. The third story follows up on the security breach of the US border. Then, we look at the world of fake Instagram verification before closing out with a tale of how our boss’ smart home was hacked.
|Jul 02, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 98
For the 98th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I jump between the consumer world to a small dip into government ransomware attacks.
To start things off, we jump into the world of music for the second straight week. In this story, Genius says that they have evidence of Google scraping their site for song lyrics. It seems that using Morse Code may be the devil in the details. After that, we look at a story about Instagram testing out new ways for users to recover their accounts following a hack. The third story has us looking at the Internet of Things and Samsung’s message for users to run AV scans of their “Smart TVs.” To wrap up the episode, we head to Florida where a local municipality decided to pay the ransom after falling victim to ransomware.
|Jun 26, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 97
To start things off, we look at a newly-placed FCC complaint against AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon for selling customer data to 3rd parties. This story is tied to a past podcast topic of the location-based data that can help bounty hunters or those with the money to spend to track a user’s location. From there, we jump into a story on a lawsuit against Amazon for an Alexa recording a child without consent.
After that, we head to the music world where Radiohead was threatened by a hacker to release minidisks from OK Computer. Instead of paying the ransom, they released (for a fee) on the internet for all to see. To close things out, we discuss the deepfake of Mark Zuckerberg that went viral after showing up on Instagram.
|Jun 19, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 96
For the 96th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I jump all over the place with stories ranging from pizza to hacked US Customs and Border Patrol photos.
We kick things off with an interesting tale from the Brofist Army. Yep, we are talking PewDiePie and a recent advertisement that he did with Nimses. While there is some concern and fake news surrounding the app and ad, we tried to cut to the meat and potatoes of the tale and the app itself. From there, we bid farewell to Facebook’s Open Graph Search. Afterwards, we discuss the latest snafu from US Customs and Border Control when it comes to storing images of license plates and facial photos of those crossing into the States. For the next to last story, we discuss an upcoming paid version of Firefox. To close things out, we discuss a tale of a lone guy who got his pizza account hacked and well, no pizza for him.
|Jun 13, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 95
Episode 95 of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast hits on the power of encryption, burger joints, Google Chrome and more.
To start things off, Dave and Jeff tackle a pair of stories dealing with encryption and how governments are looking at it. The first is with Germany pondering if law enforcement should be able to read, in plain text, encrypted messages. Then they jump to companies like Apple and Google pushing back on the GCHQ for proposing the same thing. Afterwards, they head to a sport story on how a football club may need to re-check where they send their money to. Then discuss a burger joint in the US hit with POS Malware.
To close, Dave and Jeff discuss how big changes are afoot for Google Chrome.
|Jun 03, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 94
Welcome to the 94th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast. On this edition, we jump around a bit between cybercrime, privacy and a little bit of Terminator 2 action.
To kick things off, we head down to Charm City. As you may have heard, Baltimore is dealing with a pretty serious ransomware attack that is crippling the city and also having fingers pointed on who is to blame. From there, we head to the IoT and privacy front. In a new patent, Amazon is looking to listen to everything you say in an effort to improve the experience for users. We then dive into a databreach of an events company that impacted over 200K users. Afterwards we look at 7 recent wins from law enforcement agencies against To close things out, we look at a new innovation from Chinese inventors that make you think of Terminator 2.
|May 30, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 93
We are now just seven episodes away from the 100th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast. For the 93rd edition of our audio program, we hit on some old favorites as well as a new way to get a day off of school.
Our first story looks at the latest allegations of wrongdoing at Facebook. This edition looks at the data shared between telco providers, Facebook and how it can possibly impact credit-based advertising. We stay in the Facebook world for the second story and look at the shockingly high number of people who still have not updated their Whatsapp, especially on corporate phones. The third story dives into the latest feature of Dota2 that allows users to pay to avoid offensive players. From there we head on to the latest hang-up for 5G in the UK and it is not what you expect. To close things out, we head to Ohio and a curious way that kids got a free day off of school – spoiler it involves malware.
|May 23, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 92
For the 92nd edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I hit on some new topics. Apologies in advance for those of you who are all in on the Facebook flogging.
To kick things off, we start with perhaps the creepiest story we have had in a while. Over in China a “Superhost” on Airbnb was caught taping renters while in the bedroom. Where the camera was hidden will really surprise you. From there, we head to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where a couple who was purchasing their dream home had the surprise of their life – the money didn’t go to the seller, instead it went to a scammer. The third story stays in the world of crime where the NYPD is asking Bitcoin ATM companies for help in cracking down in a new round of phone scams. To close things out, we look at another curious tale of an app changing business model from hosting photos to harvesting photos for facial recognition.
|May 13, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 91
With the success of Endgame, it's not only Hollywood pundits taking notice, but also scammers. If you are looking to try to watch the movie without going to the theater, please beware of this scam.
From there, we look at how little folks in the UK trust news when it comes to news from social media and their want (need?) for more regulation.
From there, we jump across to Google where the search giant is now offering to delete your search history every three months.
|May 08, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - episode 90
Today marks the 90th episode of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast in this episode, we touch on fraud, cybercrime and a pair of reports mixed with some innuendo, shaken not stirred.
To start things off, we look at the annual IC3 report from the FBI, what stands out is the staggering amount of money that was stolen in 2018 in the US. From there, we take a look at how USB devices can be weaponized – yes – even keyboards. Afterwards we look at the impact digital clutter can have on companies’ bottom lines. We then go on to the sad tale of a lass who lost a lot of money thinking she was sending it to a broke Jason Statham
|Apr 30, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 89
On this week’s edition, we start by checking the ticker with “Days since latest Facebook issue.” Unfortunately it hasn’t been THAT long, and the latest issue involved the Hoovering of contact lists from unsuspecting users. From there, we offer tips to enhance your privacy online. For the third story, we jump over to the realm where the real world and the social media world intersect. In the week’s top hit for Stupid Criminal tricks, this story has it all. We had a number of outtakes talking this story, so be sure you are ready for some laughs.
We then head back to the serious side of things where we look at how humans are combating AI within Dota 2. To close things out, we look at the latest developments in Deep Fakes.
|Apr 25, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 88
In this week's episode Jeff has taken time out to recover from SAS 2019 and David has been joined by David Emm, principle security researcher at Kaspersky Lab.
During the podcast, David and David look at a new report from Bloomberg which reveals that Amazon is using auditors to listen in to Amazon Echo recordings, in order to fine-tune Alexa.
They then look at how a UK government agency forgot to use BCC and accidentally sent sensitive personal information to strangers.
They also look at how an app, to turn your car into a 'smart-car', wasn't that smart - due to hard-coded passwords inside the app.
Tune in to find out more!
|Apr 15, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - SAS recap day two
Today, we closed out the 2019 and 11th installment of the Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit. Day 2 of the conference was more hectic than day one, three separate tracks, trainings and a whole lot of walking to cover the whole event.
So in a sense, you could not simply hit up all of the talks within the way. Well, unless you had one of those time changers like Hermione Granger, but alas. What to do? The best bet, if you ask me is to check out the recap where Jay Rosenberg from GReAT joins Ahmed and me below and share with your friends who may be interested in hearing more. You can also check out #TheSAS2019 on Twitter and see all the sights.
|Apr 10, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - #TheSAS2019 recap Day 1
Today marked the first day of the Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit, or SAS for short. During the course of the day, there was a lot of great research and thought-provoking content shared with the attendees.
In this podcast, Ahmed joins me from Singapore to discuss what we thought of the day and key presentations. Some topics that we will touch upon include information warfare, stalkerware, Gossip Girl and more.
|Apr 09, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Game of Thrones, data breaches and LockerGoga
While many of us enjoyed some spring weather over the course of the past weekend, the fact of the matter is that Winter is Here. Well, not meteorically, but for fans of Game of Thrones, you all know that something big is coming.
For the 85th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, we kick things off looking at the latest victims of the LockerGoga. From there, we jump into the op-ed from Mark Zuckerberg looking to lawmakers to regulate Facebook – yes, you read this right. After Zuck’s take, we look at the recent take downs of hate speech before diving into the issues with Toyota. To wrap things up, we look at the malware targeting the torrents of popular TV shows like Game of Thrones.
|Apr 03, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Facebook, flights and ASUS
It seems like Facebook unfortunately has made it to the forefront for the 84th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast. We kick-off looking at the latest in the saga between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica; according to British lawmakers, Facebook may have known about the data-scraping before previously disclosed. To continue with the bad news for the social media giant, a new report notes that the company had stored user passwords in plaintext internally.
From there, we jump over to a tale of how sensitive data from a spyware company for consumers was finally taken off the net – it was previously able to be seen by anyone on the web. After that tale, we take a look at the latest on ASUS and Operation Shadowhammer that chronicles a recent discovery by Kaspersky Lab researchers. The story on this one will continue when we kick off SAS in early April. To close out the podcast, we look at how a software glitch caused some serious headaches for travelers in the US.
|Mar 27, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - scooters, ransomware and data leaks
For this week’s edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I split our time between sides of the Atlantic.
To start out, we look at the latest news out of Norway on the ransomware infection that struck aluminum producer Hydro. The story still has developments to come, but the latest info is discussed. We stay in Europe to look at a piece of EU legislature that will increase the collaboration of countries when it comes to preparing for European-wide cyberattacks. We then jump over to the shores of America to tackle a tale of Sprint customers who are seeing other people’s data when they log into their accounts. To close out the podcast we jump into the world of scooter sharing and the data that the city of Los Angeles would like shared with them.
|Mar 21, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Facebook, Netflix and Games
An underlying theme of this week’s podcast is cheating. Now this comes across in many ways from cheating the system to theft and online gaming.
We kick off the 82nd edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast with a pair of stories concerning Facebook. The first speaks in the vein of the Cambridge Analytica scandal where Facebook sued a pair of developers in the Ukraine for creating quizzes that also came with a side of malware. The second story involving the big blue network looks at Mark Zuckerberg’s pledge at increasing privacy for users, only to see the company seem to conflict this with their corporate lobbying. We get off the social network and hop to the Land Down Under where police have nabbed a guy who was selling logins for Spotify, Netflix and Hulu illegally. Following that story, we take a look at the ongoing battle between Respawn Entertainment and cheaters. To close out the week, we look at the business end of things and the current issue with improperly configured corporate Box accounts that have some sensitive files available to the public.
|Mar 13, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Facebook crypto, TikTok and YouTube worries
When we were looking over the stories that we would cover this week, Dave and I noticed that one theme seemed to take the lions’ share of the theme – privacy for kids online. As parents, it was something that made us talk a bit deeper on these subjects.
The 81st edition kicks off looking at the latest with Facebook. Unlike many past weeks, this is not about a privacy snafu, but rather a rumored cryptocurrency coming from the social media giant along with one from Telegram. From there we look at a story that shows a paltry number of computers being upgraded to the latest version of Windows 10. We then head into the parenting stories of the week. First we look at a fine levied on TikTok by the FTC before closing out with a story on YouTube’s comment problems.
|Mar 06, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 80
For the 80th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I take look at a handful of stories that are sure to whet your appetite for this week’s security news.
First, we start off looking at the fallout from a student who caused some serious harm to his former university. What caused the damage might surprise you – hint: it can fit in the palm of your hand. From there, we look at the low percentage of Americans who take precautions to protect their identities. Following that story, we look at the latest research from Kaspersky Lab that focuses on the threats that face users of adult websites. We close out the week looking at the latest woes for Nike with their connected shoes.
|Feb 27, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 79
This week was semi-slow when it came to looking for articles to bring to the table for the 79th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast. But in our space, a slow week can generally be seen as a good thing.
To kick things off, we look at some proposed legislation in the UK in regards to Facebook. I think it is safe to say that we all agree that the network has a way to go when it comes to handling fake news and other problematic points. However, the question becomes is it the job of one government or is this a bigger fish to fry?
From there, we stay in the UK for a crossover on the small screen for shows Holby City and Casualty which will look at a cyber attack that seems oddly similar to WannaCry. The next story stays in the EU and looks at the latest sport in France – Lightsaber Duels. Star Wars fans rejoice! To close things out, we head to the hardwood where Nike has announced their latest smart shoe complete with charging pad, IoT connectivity and self-lacing shoes.
|Feb 21, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 78
The 78th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast comes from you live from Dubai. I am over here for a meeting with some of my team based in this corner of the world. Wait, the earth is round, let’s call it this spot on the globe (not sorry flat-earthers).
With time zones not being our friend, David has the week off and I sit down with Ahmed (Dubai), Mucahit (Istanbul) and Kseniya (Moscow) to take a look at a handful of stories and to also get a younger generation’s view on some of the technologies that Dave and I will often riff on.
We start the podcast discussing the recent news about compromised accounts at OK Cupid. There wasn’t a data breach, but this brings us to a conversation on data and concerns for our younger colleagues on data security. From there, we jump to Amazon’s recent acquisition of Eero and what this means for Smart Home devices. To wrap things up, we keep our focus on the IoT and look at industrial refrigerators and what their default passwords mean for users.
|Feb 13, 2019|
#TheSAS2019 Preview: Sergey Lozhkin
On this special episode of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, we will continue to preview the upcoming Security Analyst Summit (#TheSAS2019). The conference will take place in Singapore on April 8-11.
Today, my guest on the show is Sergey Lozhkin. Sergey is a senior security researcher on the company’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT). During the course of our chat, we discuss a wide range of topics from what he is currently working on to what he expects heading to Singapore for the first time, insecurity of hospitals and his talk at the conference.
We also dive into his upcoming training at #TheSAS2019, entitled The God-Mode Practical Training in Static Analysis of APT Malware. This training session will cover most of the steps required to analyze a modern APT toolkit, from receiving the initial sample, all the way to producing a deep technical description with IOCs. The course material is based on many years of experience analyzing the most complex threats ever discovered in-the-wild, including: Equation, Red October, Sofacy, Turla, Duqu, Carbanak, ShadowPad, and many more. It’s time to set your static analysis game to God-Mode.
|Feb 11, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 77
In the 77th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I look at stories that impact consumers from their wrists to their pockets and inboxes. For the first story, we hit home for parents looking at a story on the insecurity and subsequent recall in the European Union of ENOX Safe-KID-One smartwatches. Then we stay on the insecurity bandwagon and discuss the lack of security in some webcam covers handed out at a conference from the NSA.
Afterwards, we look at an upcoming access change to the gyroscope in an upcoming iOS release. We keep on the big company bandwagon looking at a potential security issue with Gmail that can be exploited by scammers. To wrap up, we close with a post that looks at a recent takedown of DDoS for hire service in the UK as part of a global initiative by the good guys.
|Feb 06, 2019|
#TheSAS2019 Preview: Vitaly Kamluk
The 2019 edition of the Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit (#TheSAS2019), will take place in Singapore on April 8-11. As always, the conference will bring some of the brightest minds in infosec together to share knowledge at a high level.
This year marks the first year that the conference will come to Asia. To talk more about what Singapore and what people can expect while attending, we sat down with Vitaly Kamluk who leads the APAC arm of our Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) and resides in Singapore.
During our talk, Vitaly offers his insight into the sights that first-time visitors to Singapore should see as well as what the security scene looks like. Given his area of expertise, we couldn’t just talk travel tips. We also discuss his upcoming training at the conference, entitled Remote Forensics for the Modern Malware Hunter as well as the forensic tool that he created, Bitscout.
|Feb 05, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 76
The 76th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable Podcast, David and I cover a number of stories pertaining to privacy and, surprisingly browsers. To start things off, we look at the issue that Apple faced earlier in the week where a bug in FaceTime that was reported by a kid wound up in the public eye.
Following that tale, we jump into a stranger-than-fiction story about Facebook and their controversial tactic to have users install a VPN to share their data with Facebook – the kicker- is that the target audience included kids. Following Facebook, we stay on the privacy bandwagon and look at the work that Mozilla did to improve the latest version of Firefox. We close out the podcast bidding happy trails to Internet Explorer 10.
|Jan 30, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 75
We kick off the podcast looking at how the Girl Scouts are rolling out a badge for Cyber Security and using eggs, not computers for their members. From there, we cover a report from California on how a family’s Nest camera sent out a warning that had North Korea firing intercontinental ballistic missiles at the USA – but was a hoax from a hacker and reused passwords.
We keep in the Google family by looking at a recent GDPR related fine levied on the search giant. The next story looks at the recently unsealed documents that were previously sealed in a Facebook lawsuit. Unfortunately, it looks like the social behemoth was profiting off of children.
Afterwards, we further discuss the fact that scams on Facebook and WhatsApp promising free airline tickets are just a scam – please do not fall for them. The podcast closes out with a new piece of mobile malware that tries to hide itself from security researchers.
|Jan 23, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 74
Episode 74 of the Transatlantic Cable podcast sees David and Jeff being joined by a few of their colleagues from around the world as they talk about travel and cyber-security - can you keep your data and your life private whilst travelling?
|Jan 17, 2019|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 73
Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the first regular edition of Kaspersky Lab’s Transatlantic Cable Podcast. On this edition, Dave and I cover a lot of ground.
We kick off the podcast talking about CES, or more notably a pair of products that we question whether the internet is really needed – keys and a toilet. From there, we hop over to a program, Lenny, that turns the table on our favorite pains in the rear – robocalls and scammers. The next topic is a bit more serious as a hack happened to Australia’s Emergency Warning Network. If you are an online gamer and play The Town of Salem, you may want to change your password as they have suffered a data breach.
We close out the podcast looking at how data is used. This ranges from weather applications to the story of the week with how US Telcos are selling user data.
|Jan 09, 2019|
#TheSAS2019 Preview: Brian Bartholomew
It is that time of year again, #TheSAS2019 will be here before we know it. This year’s location is in Singapore and as usual, there will be a lot of interesting research coming from the presenters. There will also be trainings where attendees can learn from our experts on GReAT across a wide variety of topics.
In this podcast, I sit down with Brian Bartholomew who is giving a training, and to discuss what he envisions for this year’s edition of the Security Analyst Summit. His training entitled The Good and the GReAT— Stepping up your Threat Intelligence Game will be held with with Brian Candlish of Telstra Threat Labs and will focus on:
Concepts of threat intelligence
To sign up for Brian’s training or to buy tickets for #TheSAS2019, please click here.
|Jan 04, 2019|
Podcast: 11 practical New Year (cybersecurity) resolutions
For the 71st episode (and the first podcast of the new year) Dave and Jell talk New Year’s resolutions – no, not the usual lose weight and stop drinking alcohol (we all know we’ll give those up after three weeks of January blues), instead they look at cybersecurity resolutions that are easy for us all to stick to.
Whether it’s deleting old apps on your phone, or deciding to finally start using a password manager, Dave and Jeff walk through 11 practical tips that we can all stick to.
|Dec 28, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 70
Dave and Jeff start the podcast discussing some mass surveillance and facial recognition over in the UK in an unmarked van – at least it didn’t say free candy. From there, we head to a report on the importance of shopping safe online during the holidays.
They then look at the latest from the PewdiePie 'brofist' army hacking more printers before heading to the current state of healthcare security and why you should care. They finish talking about a bug in Super Smash Bros that is more comic relief than the sky is falling.
|Dec 20, 2018|
Podcast: Holiday tech tips for visiting family
On this week’s edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, David and I talk about the one thing that everyone who works in any tech company loves – heading home for Christmas. Now there is nothing wrong with going to see family or friends, what we are bracing for, is the inevitable fact that like us, many of you will be asked to be the defacto IT guy at at least one relative’s home over the next few days and weeks.
During the course of our chat, we will discuss 12 things that can help secure your relatives and offer some tips to make it a bit less painful so you can get back to the festivities.
Some additional helpful links include:
|Dec 18, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 69
Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 69
Excerpt: In this episode, Jeff sits down with Vicente Diaz of Kaspersky Lab’s GReAT to discuss a review of APTs in 2018 and what 2019 may hold.
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For this special edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, I sit down with Vicente Diaz, the deputy director for Europe on our Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT), and discuss the topics of recent webinars and research from the team.
We take a spin through the APT activity of 2018 before dusting off the crystal ball and looking ahead to what 2019 may hold for the threat landscape. To see the full webinars hosted by Vicente and Costin Raiu, please visit the links below:
For our full threat predictions and 2018 recaps, check out the posts below from Securelist. Here’s the year in facts and figures:
And here you’ll find our predictions for 2019:
|Dec 18, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 68
For the 68th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and Jeff cover a wide range of topics ranging from data privacy and sharing to legal fallout with NotPetya (AKA ExPetr), a stolen unencrypted laptop and a phishing attack.
The first story looks at Facebook’s ongoing battle against ad blockers and then jumps into the data that apps on iOS and Android are storing and profiting on. Then they head to the APAC region, where a stolen Lenovo employee’s unenecrypted laptop proves to be a potential treasure trove with payroll and salary data on it. Finally, they hop to the legal world where an interesting lawsuit is brewing out of an insurance claim tied to NotPetya, before closing out with a hack on a Massachusetts-based community college.
|Dec 12, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 67
In episode 67 of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and Jeff look at how some iOS users are being scammed by downloading and using fitness apps. The apps, designed to mimic real fitness apps asks for a fingerprint in order to create a “unique diet plan.” Of course, the app actually defrauds users by making payments through Touch ID.
Also on the podcast this week, Dave and Jeff look back at the threats of the year with the Securelist APT annual review.
|Dec 06, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 66
For this edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Jeff sits down with David Jacoby of our Global Research and Analysis team. The discussion centers around David’s new research on the value of an identity on the dark web.
Over the course of the podcast, David and Jeff touch on how personal data is being bought and sold on the Dark Web through unknown sellers and buyers - this data can include anything from Netflix accounts to banking records.
Be sure to tune in!
|Dec 04, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 65
In the 65th episode of the Transatlantic Cable, Dave and Jeff look at some worrying developments in the land of social media, with LinkedIn and Facebook coming under increased scrutiny. They also look at the crashing price of cryptocurrencies around the world and what it may mean for next year.
Also on the menu, Dave and Jeff look at how Germany is looking to take the first steps in home router regulation, which could help secure millions of users home networks.
|Nov 28, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 64
In this week's Kaspersky podcast, Dave and Jeff take a look at how you can stay safe this holiday season when shopping online. Legitimate shops aren't the only ones hoping you'll open your wallets - every year, we see an increase in cyber-fraud as criminals look to take a slice of the shopping bonanza.
Some of the tactics employed by criminals this time of year include spam and phishing emails looking to fool you into a bargain as well as compromised social media and email accounts spewing forth dodgy links.
Tune in to find out more.
|Nov 20, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 63
For the 63rd instalment of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff jump around a bit on topics, but mainly stick to our reoccurring theme of scams and privacy.
The first story on tap looks at the latest cryptocurrency scam run by hackers via Target’s verified account. Unlike past scammers pretending to be Elon Musk or Bill Gates, the hackers ran an ad to lure people into their Bitcoin scam. From there we jump to a data breach impacting those who purchased recreational marijuana in Canada.
The third story looks at UK-based companies embedding bio chips into their employees. We close out the podcast looking at the latest research by Kaspersky Lab on phishing and spam.
|Nov 14, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 62
This week, Dave and I were in the same city. So, instead of taking a long romantic stroll around the city of Roma, we decided to sit down and record a different version of the Transatlantic Cable podcast (presented by Kaspersky Lab) and talk about a single topic – parenting and privacy in the age of the digital native.
Both Dave and I are parents to young children and often discuss views on how we look at bringing up our kids within this day and age that really does not have a playbook.
Also - apologies for the poor audio in places - in the middle of recording, a thunderstorm broke out!
|Nov 07, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 61
On the 61st installment of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave Jeff kick things off talking Girl Scouts - not the tasty cookies, but sadly a data breach. From there, Dave and Jeff talk about the ongoing Google vs. Fortnite drama and another guys epic adult website addiction whilst at work.
This plus much more on the latest episode - enjoy!
|Oct 31, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 60
In this week's episode, Dave and Jeff discuss several sensitive data breaches, ranging from Wife Lovers (yes, really) right through to the US Tea Party group.
They then look at how fake reviews are starting to plague sites and also look at a new phone which sends all data through TOR (The Onion Router.)
|Oct 25, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 59
In a busy news week for infosec news, Dave and Jeff had a hard time selecting the stories to cover for this week’s edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast. However after some deliberation, they were able to narrow it down to four stories that hit on some of our favorite topics: IoT, Smart Home and epidemics.
To kick off the podcast, they look at a new patent filed by Amazon that may look to have everyone’s favorite in-home voice assistant play doctor. From there they look at a recent breach suffered by the Pentagon and then jump back on the medical bandwagon and look at the fallout of the WannaCry epidemic on the NHS. They wrap the week staying on the British side of the pond where a smart lock company locked customers out of their homes.
|Oct 18, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 58
After a week-long business trip, the Transatlantic Cable podcast returns to its regularly scheduled programing. You know the rules, infosec and hot takes in 20 minutes or less.
For the 58th edition of the podcast, Dave and Jeff bid farewell to G+, have a surprising conversation about Facebook’s new home video chat service and another zero-day discovered and disclosed by Kaspersky Lab. For the full text of the stories, please click the links below.
|Oct 10, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Ep. 57
As mentioned in last week’s podcast, we have a special podcast for this week since the Kaspersky Lab annual corporate communications meeting. This year, we were in Dresden, Germany, so Dave and I sat down with the members of the Kaspersky Arabic Podcast, Ahmed and Baseem to discuss privacy.
During the talk, the four of us looked at the different ways that we look at privacy as well as how social networks and bad parenting may lead to bullying later in life for our kids. The takes come from different areas of the world where we have grown up as well as how we feel personally about the topic.
|Oct 03, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 56
For the 56th edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Jeff and Dave dive into a lot of new trends, some alarming, some good that have popped up over the week.
For the bad news, the guys take a look at how sexual predators are hopping on Fortnite to stalk victims, how fake support scams are swindling Brits out of money and how developers can still read your Gmail along with a secret synch. On the bright side, FireFox has teamed up with HaveIBeenPwned to tell users if they have had their data exposed in a data breach.
|Sep 26, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 55
In the 55th installment of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Dave and Jeff cover a lot of ground. Starting in China where Amazon is looking into claims that bad reviews are being removed by employees in exchange for cash. They also look into a new development on Steam where a sexually explicit game has caught headlines and then it's over to the US where a government payment system suffers a breach that has lasted over six years. On top of those stories, they also cover a pair of animals making tech news on land and in the sea.
|Sep 19, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 54
In this week's episode, Dave and Jeff look at how Facebook is being sued for mass surveillance (again). They'll also touch on how ransomware really doesn't pay after a criminal was jailed for 18 months for building and distributing his own ransomware.
Other stories this week include how Air Canada's app was breached, leaking passport information and also a deep dive into the BA credit card hack and what it means for you if you've been affected.
Be sure to tune in!
|Sep 12, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 53
On this episode of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast from Kaspersky Lab, Dave and Jeff Boldly Go where this podcast has never gone before – into the brain of William Shatner. Well while I will always prefer smugglers, swords with lights coming out of them and Muppets in my space odysseys, you can’t help but read a story when Captain Kirk jumps on board expressing his fears of virtual reality.
Following that trippy story, we jump into stories looking at data sharing between Google and Mastercard, Colorado upping their data privacy laws and a hacked Chrome extension.
|Sep 06, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 52
In the anniversary episode of the Kaspersky Lab podcast, Jeff and Dave dive into some hot IT related topics. Some of the topics discussed include the spat between Epic Games and Google intensifies after Google discloses a vulnerability in Fortnite, what the recent US T-Mobile data breach means for you and why a fish tank helped (in a small way) to develop some of the modern internet protocols and systems we still use today.
|Aug 29, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 51
In this week’s episode, Jeff and I look at how Google is being targeted for a class-action lawsuit after it was found to have been tracking users, even if they’d explicitly asked it not to. They also look at how Google turned down multiple request by the FBI for location data, in order to catch criminals after a spate of armed robberies.
Other stories this week include what happens when Gatwick airport screens fail and how the British and Canadian governments accidentally leaked sensitive data via public facing Trello boards.
|Aug 23, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - episode 50
In this weeks episode, David and Jeff discuss how some police bodycams could actually be hackable, the FBI has issued warnings to banks, telling them about an impending ATM hack as well as how Google is actually tracking you, even if you tell it not to and a brief look at the Q2 spam and phishing report from Securelist.
|Aug 15, 2018|
Black Hat Recap, Day 1
Today’s podcast comes to you live from New York New York in sunny Las Vegas. In today’s episode, I recap the events of the first day of Black Hat. As usual, there were more talks than one could obviously get to, but in the sessions I did attend, the subject matter ranged from legal landmines to corruption, vulnerabilities in Cortona and much more. The full session overviews can be found below in case you want to do some background research. And if you hear screams in the background, it’s just the roller coaster whizzing by.
|Aug 09, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 49
For the 49th edition of Kaspersky Lab’s Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff start by discussing a potential downside of Fortnite coming to Android, high speed Internet possibly causing insomnia, the Reddit hack, and some highlights from our Q2 Malware report.
|Aug 07, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 48
In this episode of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff talk about some juicy stories: firstly, they start off with Google banning apps that mine cryptocurrency and then hop over to some criminal on criminal crime and then it's over to the biggest whopper we’ve hit on in the podcast… corruption and fraud in the McDonald’s Monopoly game.
|Aug 01, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Black Hat preview special
In this special edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Jeff sits down with Ido Naor of Kaspersky Lab’s GReAT to discuss his upcoming talk at Black Hat - Dissecting Non-Malicious Artifacts: One IP at a Time. The talk will take a look at non-malicious documents that are stored on online security scanners will be held at 10:30 am on August 8, in Islander FG.
During the course of their discussion, Ido and Jeff discuss working with GReAT, why you should attend the talk as well as some sneak peeks into what can be expected and his current side project.
|Jul 30, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 47
In the 47th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff discuss the gross violation of personal privacy of an Uber driver, Facebook’s investigation into Crimson Hexagon, money laundering and why gamers may be happy with the falling crypto-currency prices.
|Jul 25, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 46
For the 46th edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff look into a pair of posts that could be labelled as “you had one job,” or “email is hard,” a closed loophole in Facebook and more.
|Jul 18, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 45
As we pick up the stories for the weekly podcast, Dave and Jeff often bounce a story out there asking if anyone really cares. So needless to say, there are stories that inevitably wind up on the cutting room floor. This week, there really weren’t many of those moments as they looked at topics that could relate to everyone. To kick things off, they look at how a McDonald’s drive thru was hacked in the 90’s – who hasn’t dreamed of messing with people over one of those speakers? The second story combines new research on how insecure USB drives are and also, how people buying used SD cards can get more than they expected. From there, they hop over to a recent breach within the social media app Timehop that has impacted around 21 million users. To wrap up the 45th edition, they take a look at Twitter’s crackdown of fake accounts.
|Jul 11, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 44
On the 44th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff touch base on some of the finer things in life including ice cream and privacy. The stories discussed focus on “hackers” in NYC, Samsung phones sending pics without users knowing, 3rd parties reading your Gmail and more.
|Jul 04, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 43
In this week's podcast, David and Jeff look back at one year since the NotPetya ransomware attack, and see if there's been any improvement in server security. They also discuss the recent discovery that the UK tax collection service, the HMRC, is under investigation after it emerged that it has stored over 5.1 million biometric voice IDs.
Also this week: GDPR is too hard for some US publications, as some are STILL not allowing EU visitors and how (apparently) social media chatter can predict changes in bitcoins price. Tune in!
|Jun 27, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 42
In this week's episode, David and Jeff round up 3 stories looking at video games, talking about the World Health Organisation's decision to classify video game addiction as a real problem, as well as how unscrupulous developers are looking to fool people into downloading their 'crapware' games.
Also on the cards is a look at the Olympic Destroyer malware, and how it's shifting it's eyes from the east to the west.
Finally, they look at how WhatsApp and other private messaging tools are being used to spread fake news.
|Jun 19, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 41
For the 41st edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable Podcast, spying seems to be an underlying theme of our topics. Dave and Jeff kick things off looking at two separate stories with web-enabled cameras being hijacked then look at an interesting two weeks for Bitcoin and more.
|Jun 13, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 40
In the 40th episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff hit on a number of pressing topics. The conversation ranges from Apple’s fight for privacy, Kim Dotcom looking for a Facebook alternative, the World Cup and more.
|Jun 07, 2018|
Transatlantic cable - episode 39
In the 39th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic podcast, Dave and I have some fun. We discuss Pornhub’s VPN, some bad GDPR, banning Facebook and more. If you want to read more on the stories, you can click on the links below:
|May 31, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 38
In this week’s edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff dive into 5 stories and include some bonus content below. During the conversation they discuss a petition to break up Facebook, Google removing “Do No Evil,” the darkside of the moon and more. If you want to read more on the stories, you can click on the links below:
|May 23, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 37
Dave returns from vacation for the 37th edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast. During our chat, we discuss a quickly disclosed data breach at Chili’s, meeting the 3rd party tracking American cell users locations, police falling victim to ransomware and more.
If you want to read more on the stories, you can click on the links below:
|May 16, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Ep. 36
On this week’s edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed fills in for Dave who is taking a much-needed vacation with the family. During Ahmed’s conversation with Jeff, the discussion touches upon some more drama with Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, a data-breach for ride hailing app Careem, privacy wars and more. As always, we keep the conversation to 20 min or less to fit into your busy day. If you want to read more on the stories, you can click on the links below:
|May 09, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 35
In this week's episode of the Kaspersky Daily podcast, David and Jeff dive into the new Facebook dating app. They also discuss the recent arrest of 15 suspects in China for creating and selling PUBG (Player Unknown's Battleground) cheats with malware installed.
There's also discussion around the recent news that WhatsApp co-founder, Jan Koum, has quit Facebook's board of directors after disagreement around the future of WhatsApp.
Finally, they briefly touch on the news that Twitter had sold data access to a researcher tied to Cambridge Analytica.
Here's the stories they discuss:
|May 02, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 34
In this week's episode, David and Jeff discuss the recent news about Amazon Key, now able to deliver parcels direct to your car boot; why people use "dragon" as their password and whether it's ethical to use a dead mans fingers to unlock a phone. Tune in!
Here are the stories they discuss this week:
|Apr 25, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 33
In this week’s episode, David Emm joins David to discuss how smart-homes are monitoring our every move and breath (or so it seems), how Facebook is using AI to sell advertisers possible future purchasing decisions of its users as well as why we need to bring ethics into data and AI.
Also, something about toilet seats.
|Apr 19, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 32
In this week’s episode, Dave and I talk about how the Facebook fallout has led some raise the idea of paid versions of Facebook and Google, however not everybody think’s it would work. Also on this week’s episode, ransomware that asks you to pay by playing PUBG (Player Unknown’s BattleGround) and why 99% of cybercrime goes unpunished in the UK.
|Apr 12, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 31
On this week’s edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I dive into some tasty stories for your mind. During our conversation, we discuss the latest changes at Facebook, a data breach at Panera Bread, the fallout from the ransomware that held Atlanta hostage and more. For the full text of the stories we discuss, please visit the links below:
|Apr 05, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 30
In this week's episode, Dave and Jeff tackle Facebook privacy (and why we need to read EULA's more carefully before signing up), a new bitcoin fork called Dietbitcoin as well as flat Earth hysteria and disconnecting from social media and work emails after leaving the office. Enjoy!
|Mar 28, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 29
In this week's jam-packed episode, Dave and Jeff tackle the elephant in the room: the recent Cambridge Analytica / Facebook fallout. Why is it so significant and what can you do to protect your data.
Also in this episode, school bomb-threat hoaxes, the UK national Lottery suffers account hacks and people are STILL falling for Ethereum scams on Twitter.
|Mar 22, 2018|
#TheSAS2018 GoodFellas Brazilian Carding Special
In this special episode, Jeff talks to Thiago Marques, Santiago Pontiroli about how criminals are able to clone chip and pin cards in Brazil.
|Mar 16, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 28
In the 28th edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I return to our regularly scheduled programming. In this week’s discussion, we dive into the repercussion of the Yahoo breach, the impact of Bitcoin mining in rural America and more. To read more on the stories we discussed this week, please click the links below.
|Mar 15, 2018|
#TheSAS2018 Day 2 Recap
In today’s podcast, I sit down with Santiago Pontiroli from Kaspersky Lab’s GReAT team in Latin America to discuss the happenings of the second day of the conference.
During our conversation we recap the conference, discuss the Slingshot APT as well as some of the other news coming out of the conference.
|Mar 09, 2018|
#TheSAS2018 Day 1 Recap
In today’s podcast, I sit down with members of Kaspersky Lab’s GReAT team from Latin America to recap the first day of the 2018 edition of the SAS. During our chat, Thiago Marques, Santiago Pontiroli and I discuss the following topics:
Matt Tait’s opening keynote. More commonly known as @pwnallthethings on Twitter, Matt took to the stage to discuss the non-new phenomenon that is disinformation. The session set the stage for a day that went all in on False Flags and making the other side miss.
10 years of GReAT. This session was hosted by Costin Raiu and Vitaly Kamluk discussed the evolution of the team as well as what is next for attribution.
From there, we discuss the Olympic Destroyer malware and the prominence of false flags. The guys also offer their takes on what made the malware so interesting.
We wrap the podcast with a preview of the guys’ presentation on Day 2 of #TheSAS2018.
|Mar 08, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 27
The Security Analyst Summit 2018 is finally here and Dave and Jeff take a look at what to expect from the two day conference. Top on the agenda is a look back on 10 years' of SAS as well as a look at key talks and discussions.
|Mar 05, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 26
In this week's episode, Dave and Jeff talk about how some businesses in the states have had their tax account information leaked online, how contactless card fraud in the UK is on the rise, what's hot and what's not at the recent Mobile World Congress, and getting hacked by aliens. Yes, you read that last part right.
|Mar 01, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 25
In this weeks episode, David and Jeff tackle yet another poorly configured IoT camera, discuss how a flight-sim mod producer is packaging malware in their installers and also how young Brits are using the same password for multiple online services. Tune in!
|Feb 21, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 24
In this action packed episode, Dave and Jeff take a look at why Bitcoins might be stopping the search for alien life, why you need to NOT share your passwords and to keep an eye out for pension scams on LinkedIn. Tune in!
|Feb 15, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 23
In this week's fun packed episode, David and Jeff take a look at cryptocurrency scams on Twitter, how some smartphones may be able to track your location, even with location services disabled.
Also on the podcast this week, a troubling leak of iBoot could cause Apple serious headaches and how China is looking to use smart-glasses to apprehend criminals.
|Feb 08, 2018|
The SAS 2018 Preview: with Costin Raiu
This year marks the 10th anniversary of The SAS, the annual research conference put on by Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT). With the conference now less than a month away, I sat down with Costin Raiu to discuss how the conference has evolved over the years as well as what makes the conference special and why those looking to attend shouldn’t wait to sign up for this year’s iteration in Cancun (Spoiler there are not too many tickets left!) for #TheSAS2018.
|Feb 07, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 22
In this week's episode, David and Jeff look at Bitcoins (again!), after a trader was attacked at his house and forced to hand over his cryptocurrency. Along with this, 50 cents somehow forgot he had a stash of some 700 bitcoins after accepting them for one of his albums.
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|Jan 31, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 21
In this week's episode, David and Jeff discuss how a woman was able to stowaway on a British Airways flight with no ticket or passport; less than 10% of Gmail users use 2-factor authentication; A British teen who used social engineering to pose as the ex-head of the CIA and why teens prefer hacking to smoking. Tune in!
|Jan 25, 2018|
The SAS 2018 Preview: Talking Threat Intelligence with Brian Bartholomew
On this special edition podcast, I sit down with Brian Bartholomew of our Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) to discuss his training at the upcoming SAS conference in Cancun, Mexico. During our conversation, we touch on the history of SAS, some of his CTF experiences, what threat intelligence is, what students will learn from his training and much more. Sign up here.
|Jan 22, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 20
In this week's episode, Dave and Jeff take a look at how cars are becoming more connected, and how car manufacturers are looking to cash in on it. Also on the podcast this week: a text that can crash your iPhone messenger app, VR porn password problems and GDPR. Tune in!
|Jan 18, 2018|
The SAS 2018 Preview: APT Analysis with Sergey Golovanov
On this special edition podcast, I talk with Sergey Golovanov about the upcoming SAS conference. We discuss the history of the conference, why you should attend along with why you may want to sign up his training on analyzing APT. Sign up here.
|Jan 18, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 19
In this week's episode, Dave and I take a look at how phishing emails are being used to target hospitals and the South Korean winter Olympics as well as how a prankster is broadcasting F**k the police on a police radio station. We also discuss how Apple is being urged to tackle smartphone addiction. Tune in!
|Jan 12, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 18
In this week's episode, Dave and I delve into the world of Alexa, looking at how Amazon is planning to monetize the service, as well as how the UK police force is looking at ways to use the voice app. Also in this week's episode, we take a look at the Meltdown and Spectre bugs that everybody is talking about as well as how Android devices are tracking your every move, even after turning location services off.
|Jan 05, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 17
In this week's special new year's episode, Dave and I look at what IT security resolutions we should all look to adopt - from backing up more frequently to ditching the connected toys.
|Jan 02, 2018|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 16
In this week's festive episode, Dave and I take a look at school heating, what Google is doing to help combat fake news, Mozilla's woes and how a researcher is using Twitter to predict traffic jams. Tune in!
|Dec 19, 2017|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 15
In this week's episode, Dave and I discuss heating homes with Bitcoins, how ransomware took out a whole county, Facebook comments and Starbucks Wi-Fi using your laptop as a crypto-currency miner. Tune in!
|Dec 15, 2017|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 14
In this week's episode, Dave and I talk about the blockchain, cryptokitties (yes, they're a thing), MP password problems, 2-factor authentication ear-rings and more.
|Dec 06, 2017|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 13
In this week's episode, Dave and I dive into the threat predictions for 2018. Looking at connected (and vulnerable) cars, ransomware, crypto-mining malware and finally a novelty security camera for your kids... yes, really.
|Nov 29, 2017|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 12
In this week's episode, Dave and I talk about people powered internet in Detroit, Germany destroying smart watches, Amazon Key (again!) and car infotainment systems.
|Nov 22, 2017|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 11
|Nov 17, 2017|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 10
In this week's episode, David and I discuss Facebook's attempt to tackle revenge porn, sad robots, Netfix phishing scams (and how best to avoid them) and gaming keyboards with key-logging software installed.
|Nov 10, 2017|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 9
In this week's episode, we talk USB sticks, Heathrow security, Hollywood hacking, WordPress vulnerabilities and the new iPhone X
|Nov 03, 2017|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 8
In this episode, we talk about the recent breach at a plastic surgery in London, dating apps, Pixie two-factor authentication and the Amazon key.
|Oct 26, 2017|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast - Episode 7
|Oct 20, 2017|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast Episode 6
|Oct 13, 2017|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast Episode 5
|Oct 06, 2017|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast Episode 4
|Sep 22, 2017|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Episode 3
|Sep 15, 2017|
Transatlantic Cable Podcast, Episode 2
In this week's episode, we discuss autonomous pizza delivery, Doxtagram and victims being able to sue Yahoo! for their data breaches.
|Sep 07, 2017|
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In this week’s podcast, Kaspersky Lab's Jeff Esposito and David Buxton discuss scams related to Hurricane Harvey relief, why you should change your Instagram password, and the fact that there are no free tickets to paradise on WhatsApp.
|Sep 01, 2017|