20: S2E20: Ransomware on the rise with real world consequence; IBMs 2nm announcement and Apple hire/fire
Dominic, Mike and Zack are together again this week to discuss the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and all that we’ve learned since. People are still the weakest link in social engineering of attacks. Could China has prevented something like this thanks to their great firewall when compared to American or European companies? They also discussed various news items including: IBM surprise 2nm chip rollout which took everyone by surprise; Elon Musk’s Crypto announcements; and Apple’s hire and fire of Antonio García Martínez. Whom coincidentally is an ad tech person and signifies Apples move into ads, or some ads.
A Closer Look at the DarkSide Ransomware Gang
Tech audit of Colonial Pipeline found ‘glaring’ problems
Colonial Pipeline paid hackers nearly $5 million ransom in cryptocurrency to restore network
IBM Creates First 2nm Chip
Musk Sends Bitcoin Tumbling With Shock U-Turn on Payments
Musk Renews Critique of Bitcoin as Environmentally Unsustainable
Spectacular failure of vetting by Apple HR, rapidly corrected
Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir — but don’t start it at bedtime, because you will be up late reading “just one more page”
Crypto mining! Seriously!
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