Imagine our surprise when we were casually browsing Twitter one evening and then got offered $2,000 for every $1,000 we sent to Jeff Bezos. Now that’s a good deal… Naturally our curiosity was piqued and in today’s episode we take a deeper look at this high profile hack.

Apparently you can now hack chargers to destroy devices. What a world we live in!

And Charming Kitten – the cyberwarfare group also known as APT35 – has hit headlines this week as IBM X-Force discovered videos of the group’s hackers teaching others to efficiently take control of social media accounts, email accounts etc. It’s basically cybersecurity training for state-sponsored hackers… Colour us intrigued.

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About Cyber Humanity

The podcast taking cybersecurity personally
There’s a lot of cool techy stuff going down in cybersecurity, and we love it. But you can’t deny that a lot the time we humans get forgotten. Our podcast takes a not-so-serious look at issues in security from a human point of view. Covering social engineering to hacker motivations and everything in between, we chat through security stories and themes and what they mean to us: the oft-neglected humans behind the screen. Apart from Kev, Kev is a cyborg.

These weekly podcasts come in two main flavors. We’re either ranting about themes close to the heart of us security types, or we’re discussing threats and vulnerabilities that have hit headlines – or slipped under the radar – in recent weeks.

Join Chris Pace (tech advocate and keeper of the coloring pencils), Kev Breen (pro blue teamer, also known as ‘Mr Nothing to CVE here…’), Max Vetter (former dark web detective and pretty cool guy), and Paul Bentham (ex-gov. type and Immersive Labs product guru) as they wend their way through the murky world of Cyber Humanity.

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August 5, 2020