Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 142

On this podcast, Dave and Jeff talk with Rob Cataldo, chat about the latest with Zoom, report on nation-states spying on COVID-19 research, and more.

Kaspersky podcast: How do US employees feel about ransomware?

Welcome to the 142nd edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast. This week, Dave and I tackle a number of pressing stories and have a conversation with one of the company’s regional managing directors.

We start the podcast by looking at a data breach at a dating site. Earlier in the week, the Shiny Hunters made more than 70 million credentials, including ones for dating site Zoosk, available for sale on the dark web. If you are a user of the site, be sure to change your password — and if you have an account and don’t use it, consider closing the account.

Following that story, we head over to India, where the country’s COVID-19 tracking app has come under scrutiny. Although the app has been downloaded 90 million times, it seems that if someone wanted to, they could learn whom in their neighborhood was infected with the virus. We stay on the virus topic and discuss news of state-sponsored attacks on firms researching vaccines for the virus. After that, we take a moment to acknowledge the 15th birthday of the one and only Leeroy Jenkins.

After that nostalgic moment, we take a break from the regularly scheduled programing to chat with Rob Cataldo, the managing director for Kaspersky in North America. During our chat, we consider the challenges of managing a team during the quarantine, threat intelligence, and ransomware in the region. After talking with Cataldo, we wrap up with the latest on Zoom and how it is addressing privacy and security concerns.

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