Credit to Author: Jeffrey Esposito| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 09:50:52 +0000
This week on the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I focus on crime — meaning everything from dumb criminals to statistics and ransomware.
The first story we look at travels from Italy to the Dominican Republic and back again. In this case, we have a mafia member who was on the run from Italian law enforcement and living in the Caribbean. The problem was that this fugitive loved cooking, so much so that he broadcast his cooking on YouTube. The problem was that despite hiding his face, he left his tattoos exposed. I guess they were memorable; they led to his arrest and extradition.
From there, we check out a recent report from Canalys about the sheer volume of leaked and stolen data from data breaches circulating on the Web. The third story is one of ransomware leading to extortion after a criminal gang found a huge cache of pornography on an IT worker’s computer. To close things out, we discuss the latest school to fall victim to ransomware.
If you liked what you heard, please consider subscribing and sharing with your friends. For more information on the stories we covered, see the links below:
- Mafia fugitive caught after posting cooking show on YouTube
- Billions of records have been hacked already. Make cybersecurity a priority or risk disaster, warns analyst
- “We have your porn collection”: The rise of extortionware
- London’s biggest school trust hit by ransomware