Coffee Talk with SURGe: Signal Numbers Exposed, FTC Data Privacy Rules, Conti Ransomware, E2EE
Grab a cup of coffee and join Ryan Kovar, Mick Baccio, and Audra Streetman for another episode of Coffee Talk with SURGe. This week they discussed Signal's response to the Twilio breach, the FTC's effort to create new data privacy rules, and a $10 million reward for information about a suspected Conti ransomware operator.
Mick and Ryan competed in a 60 second charity challenge benefiting The Hunger Project. They each took turns explaining the importance of encrypted comms following news of Facebook testing end-to-end encrypted messages on the Messenger app. They also talked about their experience at Black Hat and Defcon last week in Las Vegas.
Signal says 1,900 users’ phone numbers exposed by Twilio breach (Tech Crunch): https://techcrunch.com/2022/08/15/signal-phone-number-exposed-twilio/
FTC moves to create data security and privacy rules (The Record): https://therecord.media/ftc-privacy-rules/
U.S. State Department reward for information about alleged Conti suspect (Twitter): https://twitter.com/RFJ_USA/status/1557804081552523267
Facebook begins testing default end-to-end encryption on Messenger (The Verge): https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/11/23301275/facebook-messenger-end-to-end-encryption-default-test-e2ee-privacy-security-plans