Episode 201 of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast is the extended podcast we teased last week. More changes will come, but this will be a recurring theme and length.
For our first story, Dave and I take a look at yet another cryptoscam involving Elon Musk, whose hosting of Saturday Night Live netted scammers nearly $100K. Come on, Internet friends, we can do better. These scams are just a 2021 version of your cousin the Nigerian prince.
From there, we jump over to a ransomware hit on an entire city: Tulsa, Oklahoma. Staying on the topic of ransomware, Ivan Kwiatkowski joins us from the European arm of GReAT to dive a bit deeper into the interconnected ecosystem of ransomware. One could be forgiven for thinking it’s simply one big attack, but there’s a bit more here than meets the eye.
For our next story, we head to the world of 2FA, where Google is pushing another, more secure, form of the authentication to select users with the goal of eventually reaching all users.
Closing out the news portion of the podcast, we take a look at the latest in the saga of ransomware hitting the Colonial Pipeline in the USA. It’s clear a lot has yet to emerge. To close out the podcast, we chat with Dmitry Galov about the darknet component of ransomware.
Wondering what "happend" here. Did Babuk copy the DarkSide ransom text, or is it an indication of some form of cooperation between them? pic.twitter.com/vw2CJSH96f
— Costin Raiu (@craiu) May 10, 2021
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- Twitter scammers impersonate SNL in Elon Musk cryptocurrency scams
- City of Tulsa says ransomware attack impacting some services
- City of Tulsa statement on ransomware, on Facebook
- Google wants to make everyone use two factor authentication
- Major U.S. pipeline crippled in ransomware attack
- Ransomware world in 2021: who, how and why