Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 68

In this episode, Dave and Jeff discuss Facebook’s battle with ad-blockers, NotPetya ransomware, Lenovo losing employees’ private data, and more.

For the 68th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I cover a wide range of topics, ranging from data privacy and sharing to legal fallout with NotPetya ransomware, a stolen laptop, and a phishing attack.

The first story is about Facebook’s ongoing battle against ad blockers. We jump into the data that apps on iOS and Android are storing and profiting from and then head to APAC, where a Lenovo employee’s stolen, unenecrypted laptop proved to be a potential treasure trove with payroll and salary data on it. Then it’s over to the legal world, and an interesting lawsuit involving an insurance claim tied to NotPetya (aka ExPetr). We close with a hack of a Massachusetts-based community college. For the full text of the stories, please visit the links below.