Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 130

Dave and Jeff discuss Facebook’s European plea for regulation, Black Energy spreading on the dark web, Boston Children’s Hospital faces a cyberattack, and more.

Kaspersky podcast: Boston’s Children’s Hospital hit with cyberattack

We open the 130th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast looking at a favorite topic of discussion: Facebook. It’s not the typical security-related incident you might expect; instead, we start with the company’s statements seeking regulation from governments.

Yes, friends, you read that right. Mark Zuckerberg is asking for governments to implement regulations on fake news, disinformation, or just bending of the truth.

After Facebook, we head to the dark web, where it appears that attackers are reusing Black Energy‘s code. From there, we jump to a cyberattack on Boston’s Children’s Hospital that is disrupting patient flow. Then, we take a break from our regular programming to speak with Anton Shipulin about the upcoming Kaspersky Industrial Cybersecurity Conference in Sochi.

Returning to form, we chat about a story that hits close to home for me: Boston Children’s Hospital is currently working through a cyberattack that has disrupted the hospital’s service to patients.

Our fourth story focuses on Redcar and Cleveland Borough. The English municipality appears to be facing a ransomware attack. To close things out, we look at Netflix and the recurring topic of password stuffing and account takeovers.

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