This week on the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Jeff, Ahmed, and I look at how the DarkSide gang was able to use an old VPN account to breach the Colonial pipeline network. Moving on, we also chat about two related stories, including one in which lawmakers try to force companies to disclose attacks and one about the FBI reclaiming some of the $4.4 million ransom DarkSide has collected.
We also discuss a story about Apple AirTags, which the company is planning to update based on fears that stalkers could use them to track victims. Finally, we have an interesting discussion about daters adding COVID vaccine stickers to their dating app profiles.
This week’s episode also includes a chat with Ken Hollings – writer, broadcaster, and cultural theorist based in London and the author of Welcome to Mars and The Bright Labyrinth. The trio sat down with Ken to talk about the new audio documentary series, Fast Forward.
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- Hackers breached Colonial pipeline using compromised VPN password
- Lawmakers say U.S. cyber ransom payments should be disclosed
- FBI claws back millions of DarkSide’s ransom profits
- Apple updates AirTags after stalking fears
- Covid vaccine stickers come to dating apps in UK
- Fast Forward: Full future tech audio series with Ken Hollings