Symantec Cyber Security Brief Podcast

Your weekly dose of cyber security news, hosted by threat researchers from Symantec Security Response

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A controversial Apple app, a far-reaching ruling from the ECJ, and many, many data breaches

In this week’s Cyber Security Brief, Dick O’Brien is joined by Candid Wueest and Brigid O’Gorman to discuss some of the biggest cyber security stories of the last week. Topics on the agenda include: controversy over Apple allowing a police-tracking app to be carried on its App Store in Hong Kong, a ruling from the European Court of Justice that could have big implications for social media platforms, new technology that claims it can identify people through walls from their gait using just Wi-Fi receivers, and a whole lot of data breaches. Also, Candid tells us about the it-sa: IT Security Expo and Congress, which he is attending and presenting at in Nuremberg, Germany, this week.

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Deepfakes, disinformation, and the former NATO bunker housing a bulletproof hosting service

In this week’s Cyber Security Brief, Dick O’Brien, Candid Wueest and Brigid O’Gorman discuss the high cost of ransomware, and the emergence of disinformation-as-a-service on underground markets. We also chat about researchers finding a way to steal data from encrypted PDFs, and the bulletproof hosting service housed in a former NATO bunker in Germany that was recently shut down by police. Finally, we discuss the issue of deepfake videos, the problems they could present, and the steps Google and others are taking to tackle them.

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Tortoiseshell APT group, vBulletin zero-day, and Facebook suspends thousands of apps

We’re back! The Cyber Security Brief returns for season 2. In our first episode, Dick O’Brien is joined by Brigid O’Gorman and Gavin O’Gorman (no relation) to discuss our recent research into Tortoiseshell, an APT group we recently discovered using both custom and off-the-shelf malware to target IT providers in Saudi Arabia in what appear to be supply chain attacks with the end goal of compromising the IT providers’ customers. We also discuss the recently revealed vulnerability in vBulletin, the release of iOS 13, a ransomware attack on a healthcare facility in Wyoming, and Facebook suspending thousands of apps from its platform.

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