Transatlantic Cable Podcast

Transatlantic Cable Podcast

Kaspersky Lab’s security experts discuss recent news and give their advice on the topics of computer and smartphone protection.

Episodes

February 21, 2024 30 mins

In today’s episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, the team look at news that companies at the fore-front of generative AI are looking to ‘take action’ on deceptive AI in upcoming elections. From there, the team discuss news that the Canadian government is set to take action against devices such as Flipper Zero, in an apparent fight against criminal activity. 

To wrap up, the team discuss news that international police agencies...

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Episode 333 of the Transatlantic Cable Podcast dives into news that a site called ‘OnlyFakes’ is offering deepfake photo ID – the team also stay on the AI bandwagon with the next story which talks about the recent furore around illicit AI generated Taylor Swift images.

From there the team discuss two final stories, the first around a virus that was released onto the Valhiem gaming Discord channels, causing havoc as it was spread. T...

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January 31, 2024 38 mins

Episode 332 of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with news that, after the recent AI generated sketch, George Carlin’s estate has decided to pursue legal matters against the creators.  From there, discussion turns to Mozilla’s worry about Apple’s new browser rules and British law makers question the legality of live facial recognition.

To wrap up, the team discuss news around the recent 23andMe data breach.  If yo...

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January 25, 2024 26 mins

Episode 331 of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with news regarding “the mother of all data breaches”, consisting of some 26 billion (yes, really) user names. From there the team discuss fake Biden robocalls and a swearing customer chatbot.

To wrap up, the team talk about the latest craze sweeping the gaming world – PalWorld.

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January 18, 2024 38 mins

Episode 330 of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks things off with talk around the potential for A.I poisoning, which could allow malicious actors to turn AI chatbots into ‘sleeper agents’. From there the team talk about eBay and a truly bizarre story involving spiders, cockroaches and death threats, as well as China’s crackdown on casino’s, which has led to an underground boom in crypto-casinos.

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January 11, 2024 31 mins

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with Stuxnet – yes, after 20 plus years, we’re still talking about the infamous malware. From there, the team discuss news that artists and journalists are looking to collectively sue OpenAI around copyright theft – let’s see how that turns out.

To wrap up, the team discuss fake news on Twitter X via stolen gold-check mark accounts.

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December 14, 2023 29 mins

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with news that the EU are the next major governmental body to impose AI regulations, as countries around the world race to stay ahead of the technology. From there, the team discuss news that the BBC were able to make a version of ChatGPT which was capable of writing spam and phishing emails. 

From there the team discuss Securelist’s story of the year: Generative A.I a...

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December 6, 2023 50 mins

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with news that hackers are paying to gain access to hotel booking[.]com portals. The hack is apparently so lucrative, they’re now advertising for access on the dark web. Additionally, the team discuss new content restriction laws being discussed in the U.K, with news that photo I.D may be required to access certain sites.

Additionally, this week the team sat down with ...

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November 29, 2023 42 mins

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast begins with news that General Electric are investigating claims of a data breach, found it was found that an attacker was selling access to the business for just $500.  From there, the team discuss how U.S police forces are returning $9 million in seized crypto assets back to victims of ‘pig butchery’ scams. 

To wrap up the team discuss how to stay safe online with tools like Du...

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November 22, 2023 31 mins

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with two stories around, you guessed it: Artificial Intelligence. To kick things off, the team discuss news that YouTube are testing a tool, allowing selected users to create audio from musicians. The second story focuses on YouTube’s decision to force creators to label when AI content is used in their videos. 

Following that, the team also look at an insightful story ...

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November 16, 2023 31 mins

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with META (aka, Facebook and Instagram) will now require political advertisers to mark when they use deepfakes. From there, the team discuss how META and Google are being sued for “spying” in Irish courts. 

To wrap up the team discuss two final stories – the first around the Royal ransomware gang siphoning off over $200M in ransom payments and the second on the recent ...

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The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with news that fans of the Bored Ape Yacht Club reported severe eye burn from a recent event held in Hong Kong. From there the team discuss how to store your bitcoin passwords on VHS cassettes and how AI could potentially be used for ill-gotten gains on the stock market.

The team close by discussing how a small town in America has connected all their CCTV cameras into one gian...

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November 2, 2023 35 mins

 

In this episode, we cover Australia's SBS allowing ad opt-outs on its streaming service, exploring SBS's multilingual history and its ad-funded model. We then dive into the use of emojis in passwords, discussing...

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In this special edition of the Transatlantic Cable, we sat down with Igor I. Kuznetsov, Director of Global Research & Analysis Team to talk about Operation Triangulation, including:

How Kaspersky researchers found the intrusion
Why was Triangulation so bad?
Who were targeted by the attack?

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October 25, 2023 21 mins

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with news that Okta has suffered a data breach from unknown attackers.  The attackers were able to get hold of sensitive HAR files. The 1Password breach was also related, but 1Password are stressing that sensitive user info was not affected. 

From there the team look at a story around Microsoft’s A.I tool integration into Teams, and Google’s update to Chrome, which means bette...

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October 19, 2023 33 mins

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with news that X has started a trial in selected countries, charging users $1 a year in order to access the platform. The official reason for the move is to cut down on bot activity, but some say that it’s a step too far.  From there, the team discuss a fascinating story around how some businesses have outsourced training A.I’s to workers, for pennies.

The final two stories lo...

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October 11, 2023 22 mins

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with news that Sony have are the latest victim in the MoveIT vulnerability campaign. From there, the team discuss how NATO, the military alliance, was recently hit by a databreach.  

To wrap up, the team discuss the data leak at 23andMe, the DNA sequencing company, as well as how Fortnite is being leveraged by oil businesses. 

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We’re kicking off a mini-series on the Transatlantic Cable Podcast, where our crew dives into the world of critical infrastructure with the team from Industrial Control Systems (ICS) research team to talk about research, new developments and upcoming events.

The very first episode the team sit down with Evgeny Goncharov and Vladimir Dashchenko to talk about some of their latest research.  The first piece of a look at data for Indus...

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October 5, 2023 30 mins

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with news that NFTs are pretty much value-less. Following that, the team discuss a recent story around Tom Hanks deepfakes flogging a dental plan. The two final stories include news around the recent Sony hack and, “is Google altering your search results?”

Also included in this week’s episode is a teaser to the upcoming ICS podcast, with special guests Evgeny Goncharov and Vla...

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September 27, 2023 32 mins

The latest episode of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with talk around the crypto-exchange, JPEX and how they’re being investigated by local authorities. From there, discussion turns to an AI enabled backpack from Microsoft (yes, really), Spotify refusing to ban A.I generated music and fake celebrity nudes are being used to promote a popular shopping site.

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