We’ve got a jumbo version of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast for you this week, replete with the usual array of stories, plus an interview that helps shed some light on recent financial news.
We start episode 188 with a dive into the world of cryptocurrency. First, it’s the purchase of $1.5 billion in Bitcoin by Tesla, and then: Dogecoin is surging? Both of those stories tie in nicely with the recent Robinhood and WallStreetBets (WSB) hullabaloo, so Dave talked with Alexey Pupyshev, Waves Technology evangelist and cofounder of the Neutrino and Gravity protocols, to discuss crypto and what’s really been happening during the past couple of weeks.
From there, we head to the state of Florida, where a water treatment system was accessed not once, but twice, by an unidentified hacker who altered the water composition.
Here's a story I wrote in 2012 about critical industrial control systems accessible over the internet and easily discovered through a Shodan search https://t.co/FKUnf09AKJ
— Kim Zetter (@KimZetter) February 8, 2021
Our fourth story is about the group behind Ziggy ransomware, which closed shop and posted its decryption keys online.
Finally, we look at the really weird story of cow photos deemed too racy for Facebook ads.
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- Elon Musk’s Tesla buys $1.5bn of Bitcoin causing currency to spike
- Why Elon Musk’s Dogecoin tweets have hit a Bitcoin nerve
- Someone tried to poison Oldsmar’s water supply during hack, sheriff says
- 10K reasons to worry about critical infrastructure
- Ziggy ransomware shuts down and releases victims’ decryption keys
- ‘Overtly sexual’ cow blocked as Facebook ad