This week on the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, we take a look at some serious stories, including news of REvil arrests.
To kick off the conversation, Dave, Jeff, and Ahmed jump on news that some folks on Twitter are trying to be good cops, hunting down cryptoscammers in the DeFi (decentralized finance) world, but not all is as it appears. From there, discussion moves on to how a scammer was able, briefly, to hit the number one spot in Google results for “OpenSea” — which is a legitimate site for the trading of NFTs. As ever, be wary of clicking without checking!
Finally, to wrap up, the team looks at two stories about ransomware: the first on the return of Emotet and the second looking at the recent arrest of an affiliate related to the REvil ransomware gang.
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- Twitter vigilantes are hunting down crypto scammers
- Top Google result for NFT marketplace OpenSea was a phishing site
- Emotet malware is back and rebuilding its botnet via TrickBot
- REvil affiliates arrested; DOJ seizes $6.1M in ransom