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June 10, 2020 28 min

Cybersecurity headlines get the spotlight in Episode 21 of Ping: A Firewalls.com Podcast. What’s in the news this week? Andrew and Kevin cover PonyFinal ransomware and explain how it waits patiently to strike – come for the story, stay for the pony puns. We talk about about an Indonesian electoral records breach and why it should worry others as well. Then, it’s a story about a business email compromise (BEC) guru whose guruing days may be over after thefts from Electrolux and more. And finally, as a bonus headline we countdown 9 of the biggest breaches of 2020 so far. 

*Programming note, we’ll be back in just one week with our next episode – a special interview-focused edition, so subscribe, follow, or just pay attention to our social media channels as our next episode drops Wednesday, June 17.

Here are the links to the cybersecurity headlines for this episode:

Headline 1 – PonyFinal Ransomware Targets Enterprise Servers then bides its time https://threatpost.com/ponyfinal-ransomware-enterprise-servers/156083/

Headline 2 – Indonesia Probes Breach of Data on More than 2 Million Voters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-cyber-breach/indonesia-probes-breach-of-data-on-more-than-two-million-voters-idUSKBN22Y15K

Headline 3 – Electrolux, Others Conned out of Big Money by BEC Scammer
https://threatpost.com/electrolux-conned-money-bec-scammer/156359/

Headline 4 - The Biggest Hacks, Data Breaches of 2020 So Far https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/the-biggest-hacks-data-breaches-of-2020-so-far/  

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