This week, Jeff and I chat with Ivan Kwiatkowski from Kaspersky’s GReAT to talk about the recent controversy surrounding Google’s decision to “burn” a zero-day exploit in use by US spies. We also talk briefly about another zero-day discovery: Kaspersky found it, and it requires IT teams’ immediate attention.
Moving on, we discuss data breaches in Facebook, LinkedIn, and Clubhouse that could affect users’ privacy for years to come. From there we turn our attention to a story looking at the “average” UK hacker and how one person wanted to take out 70% of the Internet by destroying three Amazon server centers.
If all that floats your boat, be sure to subscribe. For more information on the stories we covered, see the links below:
- FBI arrest man over alleged Amazon centre bomb plot
- Google’s top security teams unilaterally shut down a counterterrorism operation
- Data from 500M LinkedIn users posted for sale online
- 3M Clubhouse users’ data dumped in hacker forum for free
- Average British computer criminal is young, male and not highly skilled