Adam Boileau is along this week to discuss the week’s security news. We cover:
- US mayors agree: no more paying off ransomware crews
- BitPoint exchange loses $32m in cryptocurrency
- FinSpy is back, big time
- Chinese AV companies won’t flag government malware
- US security companies free to help political campaigns with discounted services, products
- Facebook to pay $5bn privacy fine with money from its spare pants
- Much, much more
Assetnote’s Shubham Shah also joins the news segment to dish on the Zoom RCE bug he and his team found back in March.
This week’s sponsor is Kasada, an Australian company that runs a bot filtering service. Kasada is a relatively new company but they’re kicking some pretty serious goals here in Australia and are now pushing into other markets like the USA. But instead of supplying us with one of their people, they suggested we interview one of their customers - REA Group CSO and head of platform Craig Templeton.
REA Group runs realestate.com.au, Australia’s biggest real estate listings website. They had all sorts of trouble with content scrapers, bots causing service interruptions, cred stuffing, you name it. In the end they went with Kasada to solve their bot problems and Craig pops by this week to talk about the issues they were having and to sing Kasada’s praises. Getting a reference customer to speak publicly is a Herculean task, so full credit to Kasada for making this one happen. If you operate a website that pushes a lot of traffic you’ll want to hear that interview.