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Ransomware demands acts of kindness to get your files back

The great thing about working in the world of cybersecurity is that there’s always something new. You may think you’ve seen it all, and then something comes along that completely surprises you. And that’s certainly true of the GoodWill ransomware... Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Using 2FA phone numbers for targeted advertising. One of the dumbest ways ever for a company to abuse its users’ trust. Take a bow, Twitter. And have a $150 million fine too.

Twitter has been fined $150 million for using phone numbers submitted by users to boost their security... for targeted advertising.

Smashing Security podcast #276: Webcam extortion, Michael Fish, and food foul-ups

A browser extension bug let malicious websites spy on webcams, hackers threaten the global food supply chain, and Michael Fish (not that one...) hacked into his female classmates' online accounts, hunting for nude photos and videos. All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning "Smashing Security" podcast by...

Airline passengers left stranded after ransomware attack

An Indian airline says that an "attempted ransomware attack" against its IT infrastructure caused flights to be delayed or canceled, and left passengers stranded. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Jail for man who hacked the email of female students, stole and traded their private photos

A man has been sentenced to over 9 years in jail after he was found guilty of breaking into the email accounts of his classmates, and stealing their private nude photographs and videos. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Greenland hit by cyber attack, finds its health service crippled

For the past week and a half, Greenland's health service has reportedly been struggling to recover from a cyber attack that has crippled its IT systems, causing long waiting times and forcing doctors to resort to using pen and paper instead of computers. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Bank refuses to pay ransom to hackers, sends dick pics instead

I'm not sure if it would be enough for me to switch bank accounts, but I have something of a sneaking respect for the Bank of Zambia...

Phishing gang that stole over 400,000 Euros busted in Spain

Spanish police say that they have dismantled a phishing gang operating across the country, following the arrest of 13 people and the announcement that they are investigating a further seven suspects. Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Hackers are finding it too easy to achieve their initial access, warn agencies

It should be hard for malicious hackers to break into systems, but all too often it isn't. Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Smashing Security podcast #275: Jail for Bing, and mental health apps may not be good for you

A man hacks his employer to prove its security sucks, Telegram provides a helping hand to the Eternity Project malware, and what the heck do mental health apps think they're up to? All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole...

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