Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 106

August 21, 2019
Ransomware in Fortnite and Texas, the state of health care in North America, smart ovens, and more

For the 106th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I dive into some of the hottest cybersecurity news of the week. To start things off, we take a look at new ransomware targeting players of Fortnite. If you have kids playing the game, or you play it yourself, be on the lookout for some sketchy cheats.

Following the Fortnite news, we examine a story from the UK that discusses how Mercedes is using sensors in leased vehicles to help repo companies take back cars from those who are in arrears with their lease. After that, Dave talks with GReAT’s Brian Bartholomew about the state of health care in North America.

For the fourth story, we look to the great state of Texas, where 22 municipalities have been hit with a coordinated ransomware attack. Keep an eye on this story; it’s 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?

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