Episode 39

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22nd Jun 2021

39: The Crime That Pays: Ransomware Special

From fake antivirus to scareware, ransomware has been around and evolving for…a while. But only now has it really hit the mainstream headlines, with attacks on critical infrastructure and "mega breaches" apparently becoming a weekly occurrence. And we’re now in the age of ‘Ransomware as a Service’, with affiliates and gangs becoming more prolific than ever.

So how did we get here? Where is ransomware heading next?

In this episode, our crack team of cyber experts digs deep into the ever-shifting world of ransomware.


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About the Podcast

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 of 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.