Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 195

For this edition of the Kaspersky podcast, Dave and Jeff discuss extortionware, a dumb mafia member, data breaches, and more.

For this edition of the Kaspersky podcast, Dave and Jeff discuss extortionware, a dumb mafia member, data breaches, and more

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.

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