Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 156

On this episode of the podcast, Dave and Jeff discuss ransomware hitting Jack Daniel’s, a scam targeting tea time, dropshipping and more.

Jack Daniels hit with ransomware

Dave and I kick off the 156th edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast by talking about one of our favorite types of alcohol.

Although Dave does like his Jack Daniel’s, it wasn’t mixed drinks we were talking about. Rather, the parent company of the US bourbon, Brown-Forman, has suffered a ransomware attack. This attack continues the trend of big companies getting hit with ransomware.

Our second story dives into the new-to-us industry of dropshipping. This business seems to make money from people overpaying for cheap Chinese products pushed by influencers or knockoff sites. To us, it sounds like a shady scheme where the consumer is the one who will suffer. From there, we jump to high tea at the Ritz in London. This case is an interesting scam that our affluent readers will want to keep an eye on.

For our fourth story, we take a look at the potential impact of GDPR on an issue of data storage. To close out the podcast, we head to the land down under and a snafu involving credentials being shared on live TV.

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