After a few weeks’ hiatus, Dave and I return for the 124th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast. We hope you had great holidays.
To kick off the episode, we circle back to one of the topics that we closed out 2019 with: Amazon’s Ring. Earlier this week, the company announced a new and improved privacy dashboard. It has some critics.
From Amazon, we move to Arkansas, where ransomware played Grinch for a few hundred call center workers. The company was hit with ransomware, but even though it paid the ransom, it could not restore the data, which shuttered 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 cyberincident being attributed to the REvil group. The company is working on restoring its networks. 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 it would be removing certain types of deepfake videos. Our question, however, is whether this goes any further than PR. We close out this week’s edition of the podcast looking at the case of the FBI seeking assistance unlocking an iPhone tied to a shooting at a Pensacola military base.
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- Beset by lawsuits over poor security protections, Ring rolls out “privacy dashboard” for its creepy surveillance cams, immediately takes heat
- Company shuts down because of ransomware, leaves 300 without jobs just before holidays
- Travelex being held to ransom by hackers
- Facebook bans deceptive deepfakes and some misleadingly modified media
- FBI seeks Apple’s help unlocking phones of suspected Pensacola naval station gunman