For the 117th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I change things up a bit. Instead of a 20-minute episode, we go a bit longer to talk with Santiago Pontiroli, one of the researchers from the Kaspersky Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT).
Our first story relates to the United States and the energy sector. The issue in the story is tied to an energy company that suffered a cyberattack on its 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. Many are hung up on the environmental impact, but what if the energy is renewable? After our talk on renewable energy, we head back to the States, and a new challenge to facial recognition technology.
After the first three stories, we deviate from our normal programing so I can sit down with Santiago from our research team to discuss his latest report on the world of gaming cheating. A number of things in there surprised me, most notably the amount of money and the similarities to the black market for malware.
To close things out, we stay on the topic of gaming and look at the latest on a professional Fortnite player banned for cheating.
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- Solar, wind power utility disrupted in rare cyberattack
- Bitcoin mining is sucking Georgia’s power grid dry — but it doesn’t matter
- ACLU sues feds to get information about facial-recognition programs
- The cake is a lie! Uncovering the secret world of malware-like cheats in video games
- BlueHat Seattle 2019: The cake is a lie! Secret world of malware cheats in video games (video)
- Fortnite pro Jarvis banned for using cheat software