The Host Unknown Podcast

Episode 70 - Two is the Magic number

Episode Summary

This week in Infosec a penguin was born, Rant of the week is 10 easy steps to cybersecurity, number 5 will amaze you! Billy Big Balls tells of a prison break, but not how you imagined it, Industry News brings us the latest and greatest security news stories from around the world, and Tweet of the Week, another charlatan has been added to the Errata list. Perhaps this is why Andy is missing today?

Episode Notes

This week in Infosec (13:24)

With content liberated from the “today in infosec” Twitter account

25th August 1991: Linux completes 30 years.

It was on this date in 1991 that Linus Torvalds announced the first version. He actually wanted to call it as Freax, but his friend Ari Lemmke named it as Linux, which he accepted. Version 1.0 would later be released in March 1994.

2004: (a mere 17 years ago) The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the results of Operation Web Snare - the arrest or conviction of over 150 individuals involved in cybercrime.


Rant of the Week (29:03)


Billy Big Balls of the Week (36:40)

Iran official acknowledges videos of Evin prison abuse real

This clip of a security control room at Iran's most notorious prison being shut down by hackers is straight out of a movie.

Hackers are now leaking stolen CCTV from across the Evin prison to highlight the abuse of inmates


Industry News (45:35)

Crunch Time for Liquid as Crypto Exchange Loses $97m to Hackers

Man Gets Three Years for Stealing Nude Photos from College Victims

Hackers Leak Footage of Iranian Prison

Poly Network Hacker Returns Remaining Funds

AT&T Denies Data Breach

Time to Fix High Severity Apps Increases by Ten Days

Drug Dealers Get 27 Years After Police Crack EncroChat Comms

70% of Cyber Pros Believe Cyber Insurance is Exacerbating Ransomware

Angry Birds Developer Accused of Illegal Data Collection


Tweet of the Week (51:42)

Charlatan - Frank W. Abagnale Jr.