Chris Stokel-Walker is a technology journalist who writes for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Economist, BBC and Wired. He is the author of "YouTubers: How YouTube shook up TV and created a new generation of stars" (Canbury Press, May 2019), and "TikTok Boom: China’s Dynamite App and the Superpower Race for Social Media" (Canbury Press, July 2021).
July 8th, 2021 | 59 mins 9 secs
gettr, kaseya, malware, privacy, ransomware, revil, tiktok, vulnerability
A ransomware gang has exploited a security hole in software used by many businesses, and are demanding $70 million for a decryption tool. Plus we take a close look at TikTok, and a website which seems to have entirely ripped-off Twitter.