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...
October 22nd, 2020 | 1 hr 12 mins
ads, burger, charity, cryptocurrency, darkside, malware, mongoose, ransomware, robot
The Darkside ransomware gang thinks it's a modern-day Robin Hood when it donates extorted Bitcoins to charity, the micro-targeted ad industry could pop like a bubble, and would you trust a burger-flipping robot?
October 1st, 2020 | 1 hr 7 mins
climate change, coffee, cryptomining, hank the cow dog, iot, privacy, ransomware, the beatles, tracking, vulnerability
Coffee machines catching ransomware, Blacklight shines a torch on website tracking, and a woman is freaked out that a complete stranger can turn off her home's security system.
July 30th, 2020 | 49 mins 2 secs
australia, china, cryptocurrency, dna, dridex, evil corp, garmin, genealogy, golden state killer, kidnapping, malware, ransomware, tracing
Why are students faking their own kidnappings? What's the story behind Garmin's ransomware attack? And a genetic genealogy website suffers a hack or two.
July 2nd, 2020 | 47 mins 10 secs
conspiracy theory, donald trump, hacking, justin bieber, netwalker, pizzagate, ransomware, roblox, tiktok
Who's been dressing Robox players up in red baseball caps? Which ransomware victim's negotations got spied on by the media? And should Jason Bieber think twice before touching his hat? Oh, and we need to talk about squirrels...
March 19th, 2020 | 47 mins 21 secs
coronavirus, malware, pornhub, ransomware, remote working, tracking
It's a self-isolated Coronavirus special as we discuss with our quarantined special guest how COVID-19 is making itself felt in the world of cybersecurity, and we offer tips on how to better protect yourself if you're unexpectedly working from home.
November 7th, 2019 | 49 mins 50 secs
blackmail, cctv, data breach, insider trading, iot, ransomware, uber, washington dc
The cybercrime lovebirds who hijacked Washington DC's CCTV cameras in the run-up to Donald Trump's inauguration, the truffle-snuffling bankers at the centre of an insider-trading scandal, and the hackers that Uber paid hush money to hide a security breach.
October 24th, 2019 | 55 mins 49 secs
alexa, amazon, backups, baltimore, digital assistants, google, google home, passwords, phishing, privacy, ransomware, smart speakers
Remember how the City of Baltimore was badly hit by ransomware earlier this year? Turns out that wasn't the end of their problems. Also, Carole takes a look at how smart speakers can be hacked to trick you into giving criminals your passwords or even credit card details. And we discuss the findings of the LastPass global password security report.
August 22nd, 2019 | 49 mins 31 secs
car, facebook, malware, mercedes, privacy, ransomware, smart cities, tracking
Darknet Diaries host Jack Rhysider joins us to discuss how cities in Texas are being hit by a wave of ransomware, how Mercedes Benz has installed a tracker in your car (but not for the reason you think), the security threats impacting smart cities, and a new feature coming to your Facebook app.
August 15th, 2019 | 51 mins 30 secs
black hat, cable, camera, crown sterling, dslr, encryption, iphone, lightning, malware, ransomware, time ai, vulnerability
Say cheese to ransomware on your camera! A sponsored speech at Black Hat causes uproar, and should you trust that Lightning cable you're about to plug into your MacBook?