It seems like we hear about new cyberattacks almost every day.
The targets used to be just big companies and government agencies.
Now they are focused on you.
Every Tuesday, former NPR investigations correspondent Dina Temple-Raston dives deep into the world of cyber and intelligence.
You’ll hear stories about everything from ransomware to misinformation to the people shaping the cyber world, from hacking masterminds to the people who try to stop them.
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14. ‘Cream of the cream’: Russia’s high-tech brain drain
Tech entrepreneurs and developers are fleeing Putin’s Russia in droves. Meet three members of the exodus: a young successful entrepreneur… a corporate manager… and a high-school computer whiz who can’t wait to leave. Plus, DHS’ Rob Silvers on how ransomware ends.
13. Spyware and ‘a world of Bond villains’
Ron Deibert founded The Citizen Lab, a high-tech human rights watchdog at the University of Toronto. He's concerned the Internet could unleash our darkest angels. Now, he has an even bigger worry: spyware. It's become so normalized even democratic nations are using it as high-tech oppo research. Plus, a pause in open source mapping in Ukraine.
12. Lapsus$: The script kiddies are alright
How a new cyber extortion team called Lapsu$ managed to convince the world that it had turned low-tech hacking operations into high impact heists. And two high-schoolers who tinkered with a punch card and almost brought down the IBM computer center in Manhattan.
11. The Entrepreneur and the Jihadist
A Los Angeles tech entrepreneur reveals for the first time the role he played in bringing one of the world’s deadliest hackers to justice. And the founder of Craigslist talks about his effort to build a cyber civil defense force.
10. Are America’s nuclear systems so old they’re un-hackable?
In its latest defense budget, the Biden Administration has asked Congress to fund the modernization of America’s nuclear weapons systems.The current system – that until recently was still using eight inch floppies – is seen as so old that it’s virtually un-hackable. So if you modernize, now what? Plus, cyber hits from Nigeria’s music scene.
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9. The rise of high-tech despotism
Noura Al-Jizawi thought she’d left the repression of the Assad regime behind her when she left Syria with her sister. Instead she became the target of an online subversion campaign. Plus, we meet the founder of a retro computer museum in Mariupol, Ukraine.
My favorite podcast!
There is something special about this podcast and the way Dina invites extraordinary people to tell their stories and explore the human aspect of the HUGE events happening in our world right now. This podcast brings compassion and insight to the news.
So glad I learned of this podcast! Dina, Will & Sean are doing a great job; Excellent production, intriguing, intimate stories that are current, relevant and entertaining. Keep it up!
Well researched, clearly communicated
A concise and complete description of the threats and threat actors present in cyber terrorism. Look forward to the next episode.