Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 168

In the latest episode of the Kaspersky podcast, we look into recent news about Donald Trump’s campaign website being hacked — briefly — to promote a cryptocurrency scam. It was only a single page, but the hack comes at a critical time in the US election cycle.

From there, we move on to a story about a psychotherapy clinic in Finland that was hacked. Patients are now finding their details on the dark web, and some have been contacted by an elusive individual called “The Ransom Guy.”

To wrap up, we look at a case of fake news in the retail sector. Anyone familiar with the dearly departed Woolworths chain knows it went under in 2008 — but that didn’t stop somebody from creating a (now deleted) UK Woolworths Twitter account and claiming physical stores would be opening “to save 2020.” The story even reached the press, but it was all a hoax.

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