GulchCast: 2017.01.30 – Trolls In Charge


GulchCast returns tonight talking all the latest from the tech and science sector! Ransomware is creating headaches around the world, we’ll talk about the latest shenanigans hostage-taking hackers are up to. There’s two very different stories about bitcoin miners being prosecuted, we’ll compare the two. Martin “Pharma Bro” Shkreli is tired of being the pharmaceutical industry’s scapegoat. But it’s not all bad news, as incoming Defense Secretary Mattis is looking for an exit strategy from the F-35, and an Ars Technica editor makes a scammer pay with his sanity. All this and more, tonight on GulchCast!


Austrian Hotel Held for Ransom by Hackers, Switching Back to Mechanical Locks

Ransomware Knocks Most of DC’s CCTV System Offline One Week Before Inauguration

Federal Reserve Employee Gets Probation, Fine for Mining Bitcoin At Work

Venezuela Jails Bitcoin Miners for “Stealing Electricity”

Martin Shkreli Wants to Take the Whole Pharma Industry Down With Him

Is Defense Secretary Mattis Getting Ready to Cut the F-35 Program?

Ars Technica Editor Pulls Off Glorious 2-Hour Troll of Tech Support Scammer

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