Welcome to the 109th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast. This week, Dave and I take a look at some of the security stories you may have missed over the past week.
To kick things off, we take a look at the $107 million fine for YouTube after the service violated child privacy laws.
Following that story, we stay in the States and discuss a recent outage in Tesla’s app that left some unable to start their cars — because with apps, who needs keys? And, in an interesting bucking of trends, New Bedford, Massachusetts, isn’t paying the hackers who hit their systems with ransomware. Instead, the city is using its backups to recover.
To wrap up the week, we look at some public mud-flinging from Apple toward Google.
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- YouTube will pay $170 million to settle claims it violated child privacy laws
- Tesla’s app goes down for hours, leaving some stranded
- Hackers ask for $5.3 million ransom, turn down $400K, get nothing
- Apple claims Google is spreading FUD over patched iPhone bugs
- Malicious websites that have been infecting iPhones for two years