Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 248

From Bored Ape Yacht Club theft to fake reviews and facial recognition woes – its episode 248 of the Transatlantic Cable

From Bored Ape Yacht Club theft to fake reviews and facial recognition woes – its episode 248 of the Transatlantic Cable

Welcome to episode 248 of the Transatlantic Cable. In this week’s episode myself and Ahmed look at some of the more unique or interesting stories to come out of the tech / info-sec world.

To kick things off, we look at a breaking story about how BAYC (Bored Ape Yacht Club, to you and me) is reeling after a hack on their Instagram account led to the theft of quite a few NFTs.

From there, we look at how an actor’s guild is getting increasingly concerned about AI and deep-fakes, calling for reform. Following that, we look at a concerning story around fake reviews and how the US government is looking at legislation to try to tackle rampant fakery.

Wrapping up, we look at news from Google showing that 2021 was a ‘banner-year’ for zero-day exploits and their usage.

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