For a second-straight week, we have a short-handed booth for the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast. With Ahmed and Dave off, Jag and I share the mic for the first time as a duo.
To kick things off, we discuss how the Lazarus group turned a fake job offer into a $600M hack into Axie Infinity. From there, we head into a partial code share from Vice on the Anom app. For those who may have forgotten, this was a “secure phone” system that was orchestrated by the FBI to draw in criminals doing illicit activities.
Our third story is quite the head-scratcher as a “CEO” has been arrested for selling counterfeit CISCO equipment to companies and government entities. The curious part was not just that it was fake equipment, but it was something that was sold on eBay and Amazon. We then head to India where a flood control system has been hit with ransomware. What makes this worse is that the region is in monsoon season. To close out the podcast, we head to San Francisco where Cruise has seen some issues with its autonomous cars stopping and causing traffic havoc.
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- A Fake Job Offer Reportedly Led to Axie Infinity’s $600M Hack
- This Is the Code the FBI Used to Wiretap the World
- CEO Arrested for Selling $1 Billion in Fake Cisco Hardware on Amazon, eBay
- Ransomware attack hits Goa’s flood monitoring system; demand crypto as payment
- Cruise’s Robot Car Outages Are Jamming Up San Francisco