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Malicious Life Podcast: The Tesla Hack

It's every company's nightmare: a mysterious stranger approached an employee of Tesla's Gigafactory in Nevada, and offered him 1 million dollars to do a very simple job - insert a malware-laden USB flash drive into a computer in the company and keep it running for 8 hours - check it ... Read More
Malicious Life Podcast: Understanding China’s Cyber Culture

Malicious Life Podcast: Understanding China’s Cyber Culture

Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Bill Hagestad examines how China's culture and troubled history of western colonialism influenced its government views and actions regarding the global internet and its interactions with western technology companies such as Google and Nortel - check it out ... Read More
Malicious Life Podcast: The Life and Times of John McAfee

Malicious Life Podcast: The Life and Times of John McAfee

What do you get when you take a gun-toting cybersecurity pioneer and add some drugs and a serious amount of money to the mix? You get a life so bizarre, so unbelievably extreme that people will tell your story long after you’re long gone. It's all part of John McAfee's ... Read More
Malicious Life Podcast: Ten Years On - Are We Doing Security Right?

Malicious Life Podcast: Ten Years On – Are We Doing Security Right?

The company's leadership knew they had been breached in a sophisticated APT-style attack, but it was unknown whether the attackers had gained access to the cryptographic keys needed to decrypt sensitive client data. It was March of 2011, and security vendor RSA was the target of an attack that compromised ... Read More
Malicious Life Podcast: DeadRinger - Exposing Chinese APTs Targeting Major Telcos

Malicious Life Podcast: DeadRinger – Exposing Chinese APTs Targeting Major Telcos

Cybereason recently discovered several previously unidentified attack campaigns targeting the telecoms industry across Southeast Asia that are assessed to be the work of multiple Chinese APT groups. The attacks are detailed in the threat intelligence report titled DeadRinger: Exposing Chinese Threat Actors Targeting Major Telcos ... Read More
Malicious Life Podcast: The Jester - Hacktivist for Good

Malicious Life Podcast: The Jester – Hacktivist for Good

The Jester is a patriotic, pro-American Hacktivist that since 2010 has waged a personal cyberwar against an array of targets he considers to be “the bad guys.” But detractors have insinuated that some of the Jester's operations were little more than internet sleight-of-hand. So, who is The Jester and what ... Read More
Malicious Life Podcast: The State of Credit Card Security

Malicious Life Podcast: The State of Credit Card Security

In 2005, when Albert Gonzalez was hacking his way into the networks of many retail chains in the US (listen to Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3), credit cards were still very insecure: magnetic stripes and signed receipts did little to stop smart hackers such as Gonzalez and his ... Read More
Malicious Life Podcast: The Life and Exploits of Albert Gonzales Part 3

Malicious Life Podcast: The Life and Exploits of Albert Gonzales Part 3

In this third installment of the series (Part 1, Part 2), we come back to the story in early 2007 when a Secret Service agent operating out of San Diego takes a flight halfway across the world. He’s going to meet with Europe’s most prolific stolen credit card salesman. It ... Read More
Malicious Life Podcast: Dave Kennedy on the History of DerbyCon

Malicious Life Podcast: Dave Kennedy on the History of DerbyCon

DerbyCon was conceived with the notion that it was going to be all about making the security community a family. Dave Kennedy, one of the founders of DerbyCon, talks about the unique vibe of the conference, his fear of clowns, and why he'll never listen to a Busta Rhymes album ... Read More
Malicious Life Podcast: The Life and Exploits of Albert Gonzales Part 2

Malicious Life Podcast: The Life and Exploits of Albert Gonzales Part 2

In this second installment of the series (listen to Albert Gonzales Part 1 here), Gonzales is working with the Secret Service and apparently doing an outstanding job. He was such a good employee, in fact, that they had him doing seminars for staff and speaking at government-run conferences. At one ... Read More
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