We talk about how insurance companies are more inclined to pay ransomware than to deal with backups.
This week we are still having meeting problems, but we finally get things moving. We discuss CamScanner which infected many users with malware through the Android play store.
Basically a bad API snuck malware in.
Hangouts officially closed shop to hosting video calls. We spent almost an hour trying different things to make something work. We still did a show, it isn’t great this week, but we didn’t want to give up. We are still trying different things, so please be patient.
It is the week before Defcon, and we just have some tidbits.
Equifax $125 | https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/cases-proceedings/refunds/equifax-data-breach-settlement
Capital One: https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/31/20748886/capital-one-breach-hack-thompson-security-data
We talk about the two fines levied on companies. First is facebook at 5 Billion, and second is Equifax at 700 million.