Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 236

This week on the Kaspersky podcast, Ahmed, Dave and I discuss Beatlemania hitting the NFT world, fear in the ransomware ranks, Russia’s cryptocurrency ban and more.

This week on the Kaspersky podcast, Ahmed, Dave and I discuss Beatlemania hitting the NFT world, fear in the ransomware ranks, Russia’s cryptocurrency ban and more.

To kick off the latest edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed and I ask Dave the status of his Covid-19 NFT. Unfortunately, he was too busy recovering from the actual virus to create his own NFT.

However, we stay on the topic of NFTs for a pair of articles. The first is with our friends on Twitter and how users can now have their profile picture be of an NFT that they have purchased. If that wasn’t enough, we then head to Britain where  Julian Lennon is selling off some Beatles historical relics, well at least a digital version of them. While we debate the merits of the auction, we head into another story that is not really up for debate. Instead, we discuss a move from the Russian Federation to ban cryptocurrencies.

From Russia, we head back to the UK where lawmakers are taking the battle to weaken encryption to a new level. In a new campaign, those attacking encryption are using the guise of weakening encryption to protect the children. To close out the podcast, we discuss a report of rising fear within the ransomware community following the REvil arrests.

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