Maybe Coinbase should send Twitter an invoice, because it certainly sounds like their quick thinking helped prevent last week’s hack from leaving a lot more Twitter users with empty wallets.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog. …

Login chaos for the UK’s contact tracing service, our drill-down on the Britain’s Huawei 5G ban, MGM’s blockbuster breach, and how to pronounce “Gigabyte.”
All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast with Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, and special guest Maria Varmazis. …

Yevgeniy Nikulin lived the high life, funded by a life of cybercrime.
Now he faces a significant prison sentence after stealing millions of user records from the likes of LinkedIn and Dropbox.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog. …

A former employee of Yahoo has been sentenced and ordered to pay a fine after exploiting his privileged access to hack into the personal accounts of thousands of Yahoo users, in his hunt for naked photographs and videos of young women.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog. …

A smartphone app, disguised as a regular app delivering the top world, sports, and entertainment news, containing a secret feature that allows victims of domestic abuse to send a covert distress call for help at the touch of a button.
What could possibly go wrong?
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog. …

A conspiracy spreads on social media about Coronavirus tracing apps, US police find decades’ worth of sensitive data leaked online, and is there a Bitcoin bonanza to be had from watching Elon Musk YouTube videos?
All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by the BBC’s Zoe Kleinman. …

On March 20th, the Claire’s accessories retail chain beloved by young girls around the world made the sensible decision to close all of its physical stores in response to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.
A nuisance for shoppers, certainly. But also an opportunity if you were a malicious hacker.
Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog. …

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