July 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 2 mins
freedom phone, iphone, malware, nso group, pegasus, ransomware, spyware
Spy software known as Pegasus has been used to carry out surveillance on the smartphones of journalists, activists, and political leaders. Can a "Freedom Phone" be trusted? And a ransomware-hit law firm demonstrates how not to keep its customers informed.
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.
May 20th, 2021 | 1 hr 12 mins
bitcoin, blockchain, colonial pipeline, cryptocurrency, darkside, dogecoin, elon musk, eufy, ransomware
The Colonial Pipeline attack has shone light on the activities of the Darkside ransomware gang, we take a skeptical look at cryptocurrencies and the blockchain, and Eufy security cameras suffer an embarrassing security failure.
April 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 5 mins
data breach, facebook, lazarus, malware, north korea, pisces, ransomware, sony pictures
Facebook has managed to do the seemingly impossible - and had a data breach about its handling of a data breach. Meanwhile, we chat to the host of the brand new podcast about North Korea's hackers targeting the rest of the world, and discuss if an intern can be trusted to monitor your security.
Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault are joined this week by Geoff White of "The Lazarus Heist" podcast.
April 15th, 2021 | 51 mins 34 secs
alcohol, domain, insurance, malware, motor vehicle, phishing, ransomware, scam, wine
Should insurance companies be banned from helping companies pay ransomware demands? How has malware messed with motorcars in the United States? And how are cybercriminals exploiting alcohol drinking during the pandemic?
April 1st, 2021 | 49 mins 19 secs
conti, data breach, extortion, fatface, identity theft, malware, mobikwik, privacy, property, ransomware
FatFace stumps up $2 million to its ransomware extortionists, an IT administrator is caught with his pants down, Mobikwik blames its users for a data breach, and we burgle a house... virtually.
March 25th, 2021 | 47 mins 39 secs
acer, data breach, facebook, glitter bomb, hoax, password, ransomware, revil, sci hub
PC manufacturer Acer might have received a $50 million ransom demand, a warning spreads on Facebook about a trick being used by hackers, and why are the City of London's police not happy about Sci Hub?
January 14th, 2021 | 1 hr 2 mins
capitol, cellmate, crowd source, emf, energydots, qiui, ransomware, riot, washington dc
Penile penal problems, identifying rioters in Washington DC, and can a sticker protect you from radiation?
December 3rd, 2020 | 1 hr 12 mins
amazon, bioterrorism, cfaa, chess, cyber biosecurity, dna, farming, iot, ransomware, synthetic dna, the queen's gambit
Fears are raised about cyber bioterrorists, there's a widespread blackout for IoT devices caused by a cloud cock-up, and what role do strippers play in a revamp of the United States's computer crime laws?
November 12th, 2020 | 1 hr 12 mins
donald trump, election, legalese, malware, notpetya, olympics, ransomware, the armstrongs, voting machines, vulnerability, xss
Darknet Diaries host Jack Rhysider joins us to discuss a cybersecurity goof in the wake of the US presidential elections, the US finally fingering the hackers responsible for disrupting the Winter Olympics in South Korea, and to take a long hard look at long hard legal mumbojumbo...