Cyber Coast to Coast Podcast

Brothers in life and business discuss technology & cybersecurity from their East and West coast perspectives. Scott Schober and Craig Schober are brothers running a 50 year old family business (Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc.) that specializes in wireless security, safety, test and cybersecurity products. Together, they have introduced dozens of top selling wireless products used worldwide by government, military, corporate and law enforcement facilities. Scott regularly appears in front of the camera and audiences for hundreds of events, webinars and interviews for top news networks as a cybersecurity and wireless technology expert. Craig spends his time behind the camera as an accomplished filmmaker, editor, writer and marketer for both personal and professional projects.Together, they have authored 3 top selling cybersecurity books, hundreds of blogs and many technical white papers adopted by the wireless industry.

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Episodes

Monday Nov 21, 2022

European authorities warned FIFA World Cup attendees against downloading the official tournament app named Hayya as well as the healthcare app Ehteraz. The two apps may collect location data without permission. https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/euro-authorities-world-cup-fans/ Nonprofit organization is suing the state of Massachusetts on behalf of thousands of low-income families who were collectively robbed of more than a $1 million in food assistance benefits by card skimming devices secretly installed at cash machines and grocery store checkout lanes across the state. https://krebsonsecurity.com/2022/11/lawsuit-seeks-food-benefits-stolen-by-skimmers/ Nokia has stated that contrary to popular belief, 5G technology will make cyberattacks more common. Four years after 5G technology was widely released, 7 in 10 companies are reporting cyberattacks. https://www.cybersecuritydive.com/news/5g-security-breaches/636693/ This episode is sponsored by www.darkcryptonite.com

Monday Nov 07, 2022

Twitter Verified Status Users Flooded with Scams https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/twitter-verified-status-users/   Vodafone Italy discloses data breach after reseller hacked https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vodafone-italy-discloses-data-breach-after-reseller-hacked/   Dropbox discloses unauthorized access to 130 GitHub source code repositories https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/137975/hacking/dropbox-account-hacked-2fa-jpg.html   This episode is sponsored by www.DarkCryponite.com    

Monday Oct 03, 2022

Scott and Craig discuss the following headlines:Crypto-Thieves Cost Victims 53 Times What They Make https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/cryptothieves-cost-victims-53/   NSA Cyber Specialist, Army Doctor Charged in US Spying Cases https://www.securityweek.com/nsa-cyber-specialist-army-doctor-charged-us-spying-cases Fast Company shuts website after hack sends 'obscene' Apple News notifications https://www.reuters.com/technology/fast-companys-website-shuts-after-apple-news-feed-hacked-2022-09-28/   This episode is sponsored by Dark Cryptonite. www.DarkCryptonite.com    

Monday Jul 25, 2022

Scott and Craig discuss building materials giant Knauf hit by Black Basta ransomware gang, Unpatched GPS Tracker Bugs Could Let Attackers Disrupt Vehicles Remotely, Russian Hackers Tricked Ukrainians with Fake "DoS Android Apps to Target Russia” and Cyber Tip of the Week involving Crypto scams via PayPal. This episode is sponsored by www.DarkCryptonite.com https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/building-materials-giant-knauf-hit-by-black-basta-ransomware-gang/ https://thehackernews.com/2022/07/unpatched-gps-tracker-bugs-could-let.html https://thehackernews.com/2022/07/russian-hackers-tricked-ukrainians-with.html

Monday Jul 18, 2022

This week, Scott and Craig discuss "Leaked Audio From 80 Internal TikTok Meetings Shows That US User Data Has Been Repeatedly Accessed From China", "new Android malware has been downloaded over 3 million times and still found on the Google Play Store" and "Florida waitress cons 99-year-old for nearly $600k to spend on vacations" as well as the cyber tip of the week. This episode is sponsored by www.DarkCryptonite.com https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emilybakerwhite/tiktok-tapes-us-user-data-china-bytedance-access https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-android-malware-on-google-play-installed-3-million-times/ https://www.wfla.com/news/florida/florida-waitress-cons-99-year-old-for-nearly-600k-to-spend-on-vacations-deputies/ https://youtu.be/_g3KI5yi6Fw

Monday Jun 27, 2022

Scott and Craig discuss Ukrainian cybersecurity officials disclose two new hacking campaigns, Europol Busts Phishing Gang Responsible for Millions in Losses and Facebook phishing campaign that breached millions of accounts is still active even after its discovery. Our cyber tip of the week is all about phishing.    This episode is sponsored by Dark Cryptonite. Dark Cryptonite stops ransomware, malware and phishing in their tracks eliminating cybercrime, fraud and information warfare. Dark Cryptonite utilizes advanced blockchain algorithms and zero trust models. Learn more on www.DarkCryptonite.com https://www.cyberscoop.com/ukraine-russia-hacking-apt28-trickbot-follina/ https://thehackernews.com/2022/06/europol-busts-phishing-gang-responsible.html https://pixmsecurity.com/blog/blog/phish-goes-on/  

Monday May 30, 2022

Scott and Craig discuss Lumos System Can Find Hidden Cameras and IoT Devices in Your Airbnb or Hotel Room, Attackers can control touchscreens remotely using GhostTouch, and Oil and gas companies take cyber resilience pledge https://thehackernews.com/2022/05/lumos-system-can-find-hidden-cameras.html https://thehackernews.com/2022/05/attackers-can-use-electromagnetic.html https://www.itsecurityguru.org/2022/05/27/oil-and-gas-companies-take-cyber-resilience-pledge/

Monday Apr 25, 2022

This week Scott and Craig open the show (apologies for sound issues at the top of the episode) by discuss and new book release of Hacker's Movie Guide: The Complete List of Hacker and Cybersecurity Movies (2022-23 Edition). They also discuss 3 stories involving researchers finding three vulnerabilities in Qualcomm and MediaTek mobile chips, 3 flaws present in Lenovo laptops that can give attackers a way to drop highly persistent malware and the FBI has stated that the Black Cat ransomware gang, also known as ALPHV, has breached the networks of at least 60 organizations worldwide. This episode is sponsored by www.DarkCryptonite.com https://www.amazon.com/Hackers-Movie-Guide-Complete-Cybersecurity/dp/173301571X https://thehackernews.com/2022/04/critical-chipset-bug-opens-millions-of.html https://www.darkreading.com/threat-intelligence/millions-of-lenovo-laptops-contain-firmware-level-vulnerabilities https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-blackcat-ransomware-breached-at-least-60-entities-worldwide/  

Monday Apr 18, 2022

Scott and Craig discuss joint cybersecurity advisory issued by CISA, NSA, FBI, and the Department of Energy, Wind turbine company Nordex is still trying to recover from a cyberattack, evidence of LockBit ransomware found in the network of a regional U.S. government agency. This episode is sponsored by www.DarkCryptonite.com https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-warns-of-govt-hackers-targeting-industrial-control-systems/ https://www.securityweek.com/wind-turbine-giant-nordex-scrambling-recover-cyberattack https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lockbit-ransomware-gang-lurked-in-a-us-gov-network-for-months/  

Monday Apr 04, 2022

Scott and Craig discuss criminal hackers harvesting sensitive customer data from Apple, Facebook, Discord and possibly Snap using fake subpoena requests, Wyze knew hackers could remotely access cameras for three years and said nothing, Verizon blames ‘bad actors’ for the spam text you got from your own number and the cyber tip of the week on security updates of firmware, software, operating systems, etc. Scott and Craig also introduce their new sponsor, www.DarkCryptonite.com https://krebsonsecurity.com/2022/03/hackers-gaining-power-of-subpoena-via-fake-emergency-data-requests/ https://www.theverge.com/23003418/wyze-cam-v1-vulnerability-no-patch-bitdefender-responsible-disclosure https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/29/23001528/verizon-spam-texts-own-number-confirms-statement

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