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The Pinkerton Insights Podcast delivers news and analysis regarding global security issues that could affect your business, your employees and your family. Current events, analysis from the field, and interview will keep you up to date on international situations that have security implications.

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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of October 28, 2019

The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) published a report that asserts the Russian cyber-espionage group called Turla carried out several attacks using malware hijacked from an Iranian group Microsoft advised organizations to delay installing update KB4520062, or OS build 17763.832, on Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10 version 1809 PCs. A security researcher from ESET discovered 42 apps, with more a total of more than 8 million downloads, from Google Play Store that maliciously display full-screen advertisements to users. Last week, open sources reported that the left-wing opposition refused to meet with President Sebastian Piñera to discuss a “social accord” to render solutions for the Chilean people and reduce the social unrest. After his swearing-in on October 20, Indonesian President Joko Widodo began his second term with top-priority pledges to create more opportunities for investment, jobs, and economic growth, and to develop modern infrastructure more quickly. The World's Bank Doing Business 2020 reported that India was in the top-10 improved rankings, but it is not a good place to start businesses.

22 MIN2019 OCT 28
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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of October 28, 2019

Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of October 21, 2019

At least 25 people have been killed, around 166 others injured, and dozens more are missing after Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan. Late last week, it was announced that Royal Mail, one of the most important postal services in the UK, has decided to go on strike. Protests in Barcelona over the verdict on alleged Catalan separatists resulted in clashes with the police at El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport (BCN). The personal information of more than 250,000 users of the Dutch website Hookers.nl, a popular website among clients of sex workers, was compromised as the site was hacked using a bug in its chat room software. Samsung announced it would fix the issue of Galaxy S10’s malfunctioning fingerprint recognition after a user claimed on October 13 to the Sun newspaper that a gel cover to protect her device would allow any fingerprint to unlock the phone. Dark Reading has reported on a study by Kaspersky Labs examining internet of things (IoT) attacks through the first half of 2019. The Hack...

19 MIN2019 OCT 21
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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of October 21, 2019

Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of October 14, 2019

Microsoft recently discovered that a state-sponsored Iranian hacking group called “Phosphorous” tried to access several email accounts that belonged to members of a U.S. presidential candidate campaign. Last week, online publication ZDNet reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sent a security notification on September 17 to warn private industry partners about the increasing instances of cyber-attacks that can bypass multi-factor authentication (MFA). Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill on October 23, regarding the social media giant’s impact on U.S. financial services from its planned launch a digital wallet called Calibra, and a cryptocurrency called Libra. Deflation in Latin America’s two largest economies, Mexico and Brazil, has signaled regional growth challenges, as their central banks are reportedly cutting interest. The outlook for Asian economies has once again been adjusted due to...

20 MIN2019 OCT 16
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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of October 14, 2019

Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of October 7, 2019

Last week, the President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, declared the country was in a state of exception condition due to several disruptive protests that are taking place nationwide. BBC Weather reported last week there would be a significant drop in temperatures in many parts of Europe, including Germany, Hungary, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, France, Spain and the Balkans region due to strong winds coming from the Arctic through Scandinavia and Central Europe. As reported on last week, a large winter storm has been affecting the southern ends of Canada’s British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan provinces, as well as Washington state, Idaho, Montana, and later, Wyoming. DoorDash Inc., a food-delivery tech platform, reported last week a recently discovered data breach that occurred on May 4, 2019. As reported on last week in the U.S., a 34-year-old former Yahoo employee pleaded guilty to breaking into 6,000 user accounts, including those of co-workers and friends, to obtain sexual images...

25 MIN2019 OCT 8
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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of October 7, 2019

Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of September 30, 2019

As reported on last week, California’s troubled utility Pacific Gas & Electric has begun shutting down power grid sections in fire-prone areas during periods of high temperatures and low humidity in combination with high winds. At least 600,000 Thomas Cook customers were stranded abroad, after the bankruptcy of the world's oldest travel firm. Last week, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, published recommendations it has made to the Federal Aviation Administration in its investigations of theLion Air 737 MAX crash in Indonesia and the crash of Ethiopian Airlines’ 737MAX, which together killed 346 people. As reported last week, security researchers at Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 threat intelligence division identified a hacker campaign active since May 2019, which targets transportation and shipping firms that operate in the Persian Gulf. As also reported last week, the iPhones and Android devices from high-profile Tibetans were hacked by a group called Poison Carp from N...

28 MIN2019 OCT 1
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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of September 30, 2019

Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of September 23, 2019

Open sources reported last week that Adaptive Mobile Security researchers found a spying malware that exploits the SIM alliance Toolbox Browser software of SIM cards in mobile devices worldwide. Last week, open sources reported that researchers from the Independent Security Evaluators found 125 web application vulnerabilities after testing 13 small office or home office routers and Network Attached Storage devices, potentially affecting millions. As reported on last week, Malindo Air, a Malaysian subsidiary of Indonesian biggest private airline Lion Air, suffered a massive data breach, which exposed millions of passengers’ personal data from Malaysia and Thailand operations. Media outlets reported last week that South Korea likely would announce the removal of Japan from its preferred trading list. In the UK, the Liberal Democrat Party announced last week that if it picks up sufficient votes in a snap election proposed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, it intends to stop the Brexit ...

27 MIN2019 SEP 24
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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of September 23, 2019

Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of September 16, 2019

As reported on earlier this month, the cybersecurity firm, vpn Mentor revealed the existence of an open database from DK-Lok, the South Korean industrial manufacturer. Open sources recently reported that a cyber-security expert from Vulnerability-Lab found significant vulnerabilities in Telestar Digital GmbH Internet of Things radio devices. As reported on last week, the Malware Hunter Team discovered a new malware associated with the Ryuk Ransomware. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, members in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates agreed to cut crude oil production to avoid an excessive supply amid increasing U.S. production and decelerating global economy. In Mexicoit was reported last week that the Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit proposed a collection of the Special Tax on Production and Services to the provision of services, including transportation, and products of foreign companies that operate through digital platforms. H&M, one of the w...

28 MIN2019 SEP 16
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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of September 16, 2019

Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of September 9, 2019

In the UK last week, the South Western Railway canceled 50% of its services until on the second, due to the strike organized by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers. In Tunisia, Interim President Mohamed Ennaceur announced recently that the current national state of emergency would be extended until December 31, 2019. In South Africa, hundreds of women demonstrated against gender violence at the central business district of Cape Town last week. As reported last week, Google’s Threat Analysis Group discovered that malicious websites have been exploiting around 14 iPhone iOS vulnerabilities since September 2016. Last week, open sources reported that malicious actors successfully deceived the manager of a UK-based energy firm into transferring over 240,000 dollars US using a deep fake voice attack. In China last week, it was disclosed that the Chinese deep fake application Zao, that was launched on August 30, is likely to infringe the privacy of its users.

26 MIN2019 SEP 9
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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of September 9, 2019

Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of September 3, 2019

Violent clashes between the police and demonstrators were reported last week in the Tsuen Wan district of Hong Kong. Last week in Japan, local authorities issued flood and mudslide warnings due to the torrential rains on Kyushuisland. Also in Hong Kong last week, it was reported that around 8,000-10,000 troops and a naval vessel of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army were deployed to its Hong Kong Garrison. Last week, an allegedly North Korean state-sponsored cyber-espionage group called Kimsuky or Velvet Chollima targeted retired diplomats and military officials from South Korea for the first time. Enterprise networks are at risk after hacker groups started exploiting an RCE backdoor vulnerability that allows the hackers to take full control of the attacked systems, as reported last week. As reported last week, security researchers discovered there is a new Advanced Persistent Threat group called New Lyceum or Hexane, which tends to target the companies related with the energy se...

25 MIN2019 SEP 4
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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of September 3, 2019

Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of August 26, 2019

Recently in Mexico, around 3,500 Mexican women gathered at Glorieta de los Insurgentes, in Mexico City, and walked around other parts of the city, including the Reforma Avenue, the District Attorney’s Office, the Secretary of Security and the Angel de la Independencia. In Brazil, a man hijacked a commuter bus last week headed to Rio de Janeiro, which had 37 passengers aboard at the time; the incident occurred on the bridge over Guanabara Bay. Recently in the US, an individual placed three rice cookers in two locations in Midtown and Lower Manhattan in New York that initially forced authorities to suspend subway and bus services. Earlier this month, 17 seamen were abducted from two merchant vessels in Cameroonian waters. Last week, local authorities deployed 1,200 officers to control the ongoing protests in West Papua and Papua provinces in Indonesia. In the UK, a bomb exploded on Cavan Road, in Newtownbutler, near the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland rece...

26 MIN2019 AUG 26
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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of August 26, 2019

Latest Episodes

Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of October 28, 2019

The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) published a report that asserts the Russian cyber-espionage group called Turla carried out several attacks using malware hijacked from an Iranian group Microsoft advised organizations to delay installing update KB4520062, or OS build 17763.832, on Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10 version 1809 PCs. A security researcher from ESET discovered 42 apps, with more a total of more than 8 million downloads, from Google Play Store that maliciously display full-screen advertisements to users. Last week, open sources reported that the left-wing opposition refused to meet with President Sebastian Piñera to discuss a “social accord” to render solutions for the Chilean people and reduce the social unrest. After his swearing-in on October 20, Indonesian President Joko Widodo began his second term with top-priority pledges to create more opportunities for investment, jobs, and economic growth, and to develop modern infrastructure more quickly. The World's Bank Doing Business 2020 reported that India was in the top-10 improved rankings, but it is not a good place to start businesses.

22 MIN2019 OCT 28
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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of October 28, 2019

Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of October 21, 2019

At least 25 people have been killed, around 166 others injured, and dozens more are missing after Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan. Late last week, it was announced that Royal Mail, one of the most important postal services in the UK, has decided to go on strike. Protests in Barcelona over the verdict on alleged Catalan separatists resulted in clashes with the police at El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport (BCN). The personal information of more than 250,000 users of the Dutch website Hookers.nl, a popular website among clients of sex workers, was compromised as the site was hacked using a bug in its chat room software. Samsung announced it would fix the issue of Galaxy S10’s malfunctioning fingerprint recognition after a user claimed on October 13 to the Sun newspaper that a gel cover to protect her device would allow any fingerprint to unlock the phone. Dark Reading has reported on a study by Kaspersky Labs examining internet of things (IoT) attacks through the first half of 2019. The Hack...

19 MIN2019 OCT 21
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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of October 21, 2019

Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of October 14, 2019

Microsoft recently discovered that a state-sponsored Iranian hacking group called “Phosphorous” tried to access several email accounts that belonged to members of a U.S. presidential candidate campaign. Last week, online publication ZDNet reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sent a security notification on September 17 to warn private industry partners about the increasing instances of cyber-attacks that can bypass multi-factor authentication (MFA). Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill on October 23, regarding the social media giant’s impact on U.S. financial services from its planned launch a digital wallet called Calibra, and a cryptocurrency called Libra. Deflation in Latin America’s two largest economies, Mexico and Brazil, has signaled regional growth challenges, as their central banks are reportedly cutting interest. The outlook for Asian economies has once again been adjusted due to...

20 MIN2019 OCT 16
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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of October 14, 2019

Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of October 7, 2019

Last week, the President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, declared the country was in a state of exception condition due to several disruptive protests that are taking place nationwide. BBC Weather reported last week there would be a significant drop in temperatures in many parts of Europe, including Germany, Hungary, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, France, Spain and the Balkans region due to strong winds coming from the Arctic through Scandinavia and Central Europe. As reported on last week, a large winter storm has been affecting the southern ends of Canada’s British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan provinces, as well as Washington state, Idaho, Montana, and later, Wyoming. DoorDash Inc., a food-delivery tech platform, reported last week a recently discovered data breach that occurred on May 4, 2019. As reported on last week in the U.S., a 34-year-old former Yahoo employee pleaded guilty to breaking into 6,000 user accounts, including those of co-workers and friends, to obtain sexual images...

25 MIN2019 OCT 8
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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of October 7, 2019

Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of September 30, 2019

As reported on last week, California’s troubled utility Pacific Gas & Electric has begun shutting down power grid sections in fire-prone areas during periods of high temperatures and low humidity in combination with high winds. At least 600,000 Thomas Cook customers were stranded abroad, after the bankruptcy of the world's oldest travel firm. Last week, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, published recommendations it has made to the Federal Aviation Administration in its investigations of theLion Air 737 MAX crash in Indonesia and the crash of Ethiopian Airlines’ 737MAX, which together killed 346 people. As reported last week, security researchers at Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 threat intelligence division identified a hacker campaign active since May 2019, which targets transportation and shipping firms that operate in the Persian Gulf. As also reported last week, the iPhones and Android devices from high-profile Tibetans were hacked by a group called Poison Carp from N...

28 MIN2019 OCT 1
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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of September 30, 2019

Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of September 23, 2019

Open sources reported last week that Adaptive Mobile Security researchers found a spying malware that exploits the SIM alliance Toolbox Browser software of SIM cards in mobile devices worldwide. Last week, open sources reported that researchers from the Independent Security Evaluators found 125 web application vulnerabilities after testing 13 small office or home office routers and Network Attached Storage devices, potentially affecting millions. As reported on last week, Malindo Air, a Malaysian subsidiary of Indonesian biggest private airline Lion Air, suffered a massive data breach, which exposed millions of passengers’ personal data from Malaysia and Thailand operations. Media outlets reported last week that South Korea likely would announce the removal of Japan from its preferred trading list. In the UK, the Liberal Democrat Party announced last week that if it picks up sufficient votes in a snap election proposed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, it intends to stop the Brexit ...

27 MIN2019 SEP 24
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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of September 23, 2019

Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of September 16, 2019

As reported on earlier this month, the cybersecurity firm, vpn Mentor revealed the existence of an open database from DK-Lok, the South Korean industrial manufacturer. Open sources recently reported that a cyber-security expert from Vulnerability-Lab found significant vulnerabilities in Telestar Digital GmbH Internet of Things radio devices. As reported on last week, the Malware Hunter Team discovered a new malware associated with the Ryuk Ransomware. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, members in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates agreed to cut crude oil production to avoid an excessive supply amid increasing U.S. production and decelerating global economy. In Mexicoit was reported last week that the Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit proposed a collection of the Special Tax on Production and Services to the provision of services, including transportation, and products of foreign companies that operate through digital platforms. H&M, one of the w...

28 MIN2019 SEP 16
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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of September 16, 2019

Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of September 9, 2019

In the UK last week, the South Western Railway canceled 50% of its services until on the second, due to the strike organized by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers. In Tunisia, Interim President Mohamed Ennaceur announced recently that the current national state of emergency would be extended until December 31, 2019. In South Africa, hundreds of women demonstrated against gender violence at the central business district of Cape Town last week. As reported last week, Google’s Threat Analysis Group discovered that malicious websites have been exploiting around 14 iPhone iOS vulnerabilities since September 2016. Last week, open sources reported that malicious actors successfully deceived the manager of a UK-based energy firm into transferring over 240,000 dollars US using a deep fake voice attack. In China last week, it was disclosed that the Chinese deep fake application Zao, that was launched on August 30, is likely to infringe the privacy of its users.

26 MIN2019 SEP 9
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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of September 9, 2019

Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of September 3, 2019

Violent clashes between the police and demonstrators were reported last week in the Tsuen Wan district of Hong Kong. Last week in Japan, local authorities issued flood and mudslide warnings due to the torrential rains on Kyushuisland. Also in Hong Kong last week, it was reported that around 8,000-10,000 troops and a naval vessel of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army were deployed to its Hong Kong Garrison. Last week, an allegedly North Korean state-sponsored cyber-espionage group called Kimsuky or Velvet Chollima targeted retired diplomats and military officials from South Korea for the first time. Enterprise networks are at risk after hacker groups started exploiting an RCE backdoor vulnerability that allows the hackers to take full control of the attacked systems, as reported last week. As reported last week, security researchers discovered there is a new Advanced Persistent Threat group called New Lyceum or Hexane, which tends to target the companies related with the energy se...

25 MIN2019 SEP 4
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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of September 3, 2019

Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of August 26, 2019

Recently in Mexico, around 3,500 Mexican women gathered at Glorieta de los Insurgentes, in Mexico City, and walked around other parts of the city, including the Reforma Avenue, the District Attorney’s Office, the Secretary of Security and the Angel de la Independencia. In Brazil, a man hijacked a commuter bus last week headed to Rio de Janeiro, which had 37 passengers aboard at the time; the incident occurred on the bridge over Guanabara Bay. Recently in the US, an individual placed three rice cookers in two locations in Midtown and Lower Manhattan in New York that initially forced authorities to suspend subway and bus services. Earlier this month, 17 seamen were abducted from two merchant vessels in Cameroonian waters. Last week, local authorities deployed 1,200 officers to control the ongoing protests in West Papua and Papua provinces in Indonesia. In the UK, a bomb exploded on Cavan Road, in Newtownbutler, near the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland rece...

26 MIN2019 AUG 26
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Pinkerton Insights Podcast | Week of August 26, 2019
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