With Ahmed on vacation, the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast returns this week to its original lineup.
Dave and I kick off this week’s episode with a look at the latest from REvil and its victims. (Spoiler alert: Despite the quiet, things are not great.) From there, we head to Southeast Asia, where LuminousMoth has been targeting government organizations. Instead of giving you our hot takes and thoughts on the APT action, we discuss the research and actor with senior Kaspersky security researcher Mark Lechtik.
Following that, we discuss Amazon’s potential Alexa tracking device for kids.
That calls for a change of topic, to a sneak peek of our new miniseries, Community Conversations. We will be interviewing members of organizations in the infosec community that are collaborating across borders to make a positive impact in the space. We will launch the series over the coming weekend.
Following the preview, we discuss Twitter’s curious account verification practices: specifically, the case of a verified cat. Next, facial recognition in retail stores may be more prevalent than you think.
To close out the episode, Dave and I discuss the pros and cons of buying a Cold War bunker — just ~$700K.
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:
- What’s next for REvil’s victims?
- Ransomware giant REvil’s sites disappear
- LuminousMoth APT: Sweeping attacks for the chosen few
- Amazon considered developing Alexa tracking device for children
- Twitter verifies at least six fake accounts including this cat
- Retail stores are packed with unchecked facial recognition, civil rights organizations say
- You can bug-out to your own Cold War communications bunker for a cool $695,000