Welcome to the 229th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast. Ahmed, Dave and I start by looking into the world of NFTs.
💀OMG WHO RIGHT CLICKED ALL OF THE #NFTs?☠️
🛳🏴☠️ https://t.co/o0YRK78AkL 🏴☠️🛳
— geoff (open to jobs)🦩 (@GeoffreyHuntley) November 18, 2021
In this tale, it seems that a pirate site will allow users to download any NFT that has been bought and sold. Please tell me again, how a NFT site can be fooled by CTRL-Right Click? From there, we dive into the Metaverse, where Facebook is rolling out their clone of the Oasis.
Now, while they say that the haptic gloves will help make digital handshakes and eliminate business travel, we all know what they are really about… data. For our third story, we discuss how a glitch at Tesla locked some folks out of their autos.
After the Tesla snafu, we jump to an odd story in the US. While there is a lot of weird in the US going on at any given day, this story takes a look at a woman who tried to buy a hitman to kill her ex-husband. Fortunately for him, and unfortunately for her, she used a fake site that then shared her info with the authorities. Now, for a PSA, please check out the site, it is quite comical and anyone who would think that it is legitimate, you have to wonder a bit. We close out the pod looking at a warning from the FBI on potential ransomware attacks tied to the US-Thanksgiving holiday as well as some tips to stay safe online shopping.
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:
- ‘Piracy’ website offers NFT art as free downloads
- Facebook’s freaky new glove
- Some Tesla owners unable to unlock cars due to server errors
- Michigan woman tries to hire a hitman on fake ‘Rent-A-Hitman’ website to kill ex-husband
- FBI and cybersecurity agency issue urgent Thanksgiving warning after ransomware attacks on Independence & Mother’s Day
- Black Friday 2021: How to Have a Scam-Free Shopping Day