To start off this week’s episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed, Dave, and I talk cryptocurrency. Unlike most of our chats on the digital currency, we focus 146% on the criminal aspect of it.
More accurately, our conversation centers on a new report of the nearly $400 million North Korea is alleged to have stolen in the past year. We have some fun going through the report, but we also discuss its implications.
Staying in the world of cybercrime, we then discuss the further-ranging implications of an FBI honeypot operation that involved rather more “anonymous” phones than initially reported.
Our third story heads over to Eastern Europe, where Russia’s FSB (ФСБ) has arrested members of the REvil gang after getting good intel from the FBI. This story has been a long-time coming but is also somehow surprising.
We then head to a weird story that might as well have come from The Quibbler. A lawsuit claims that Facebook, being free, is a monopoly. Of all the things to sue Facebook over! Ahmed and I have a bit of fun at David’s expense with this story. We close out the podcast with a pair of stories discussing some more bad news for the world of NFTs.
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- North Korean hackers stole nearly $400 million in crypto last year
- The FBI’s honeypot phones were more widely distributed in the U.S. than previously thought
- Russia arrests REvil ransomware gang members, seize $6.6 million
- Meta faces billion-pound class-action case
- Gaming YouTubers have had their likenesses stolen and sold as NFTs
- NFT group buys copy of Dune for €2.66 million, believing it gives them copyright