With Dave on vacation, our APAC head of social media joins Ahmed and me for this week’s edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast. A warm welcome to Jag Sharma.
To kick off the conversation, we revisit the topic of REvil — again. This week, we look at the FBI’s infiltration of the ransomware gang and how the new approach differs from the usual. Although of course we discuss the news, we also debate the merits of the live-blogging the gang has been doing as well. From there, Jag gets his indoctrination by fire in one of Ahmed’s famous quizzes.
Moving along, we discuss the need to secure space’s infrastructure. If everyone’s heading that way anyway, best to make it safe. Our third story takes a look at the Squid Game phenomenon and the rise of Joker-infested unofficial apps on the Play Store.
The podcast closes with a story of how AI and a T-shirt led to a man getting a ticket for his automobile. No, you didn’t read that wrong – the AI really thought a woman’s T-shirt was a license plate. But hey, AI is the future, right?
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- REvil servers shoved offline by governments – but they’ll be back, researchers say
- FBI, others crush REvil using ransomware gang’s favorite tactic against it
- Space infrastructure and cyber threats
- Squid Game app downloaded thousands of times was really Joker malware in disguise
- Driver fined after traffic camera thinks pedestrian’s shirt is a license plate