Who’s been dressing Robox players up in red baseball caps? Which ransomware victim’s negotations got spied on by the media? And should Jason Bieber think twice before touching his hat? Oh, and we need to talk about squirrels…
All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast. …

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. …

Over the past two years we have reviewed how adult content has been used to spread malware and abuse users’ privacy. This is a trend that’s unlikely to go away, especially under current circumstances. While many pornography platforms are enjoying an influx of new users and providing legitimate and safe services, the security risks remain, if not increase. …

The City of Florence in northern Alabama has agreed to pay a ransom of US $300,000 worth of Bitcoin to hackers who compromised its computer systems and deployed ransomware.
And they’re not the only US city finding themselves dealing with the aftermath of a ransomware outbreak this week…
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog. …

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