To open the 224th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed, Dave, and I discuss the targeting of researchers by some state-backed hackers.
We first mentioned this story a few months back, but this week we’re rekindling the debate on researchers being targeted after Twitter banned some phishing accounts. From there, we head into our first quiz — spoiler alert, Dave and I fall victim to Ahmed’s trickery.
We then welcome Maria Namestnikova, head of GReAT Russia, to discuss how parents can educate their kids on using social media securely.
From there, we move on to some REvil weirdness. The gang has seen the keys for its Tor sites stolen and some signs of instability. It’s since gone offline — again!
For our third story, we stay with ransomware, for which US financial institutions report having paid about $600 million in the first six months of 2020.
Then, it’s on to another quiz. We just can’t get enough.
The next item on the docket is a teaser to a podcast coming this weekend with Allison Pytlak of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) to discuss the need for more gender diversity in infosec. To close out our podcast, we discuss a Wales school system that is enabling facial recognition for kids buying lunch.
If you liked what you heard, please consider subscribing and sharing with your friends. For more information on the stories we covered, see the links below:
- Twitter suspends accounts used to snare security researchers
- Tips for parents on keeping kids safe online
- REvil ransomware shuts down again after Tor sites were hijacked
- US financial institutions report major increase in ransomware payments to cybercriminals
- Facial recognition used to take payments from schoolchildren