Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 171

Jeff and Dave discuss the Silk Road cash-out, a Trump site leaking voter details, ransomware at Compal, and more.

Silk Road out almost $1 billion in Bitcoin, a Trump site leaks voter details, Compal’s ransomware problem, and more.

To open our 171st episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast we start on the Silk Road.

No, Dave and I aren’t talking drugs, weapons, or murder for hire, but rather Bitcoins. The US government recently seized roughly $1 billion in the cryptocurrency, and it appears to be tied to the now-defunct ecosystem.

From there, we dive in to the aftermath of the 2020 US elections. We’re not here to discuss the winner or loser, but rather the insecurities in a website built to challenge some of the results by the GOP and the Trump team.

We then head to Asia, where Compal, the second-largest laptop manufacturer in the world, apparently has been infected with ransomware.

The podcast ends with a sad romantic story. In this tale, a widow in the UK is just one of the many who fall into a world of fraud and catfishing. Unfortunately for this person, not only did she lose a boat-ton of money, but she also helped launder some.

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