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. …

The real worry of the Twitter hack is not the cryptocurrency scam that was spammed out, but that attackers might have accessed private messages sent and received by the rich and powerful. …

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. …

I’m in the latest episode of the “Stroke of Genius” podcast, which looks at passwords and how researchers are exploring ways to use brain patterns as a way to unlock devices.
I’m on hand to describe the workings of some notorious password-stealing malware, and also share some stories of how computer games helped me get a job in the cybersecurity industry. …

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. …

Things just got serious.
Business Email Compromise is no longer solely the province of chancers. Organised criminal gangs with a high level of professionalism have seen the opportunity and seized it.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog. …

A high-rolling Hushpuppi gets extradited to the United States, Carole details her problems with clipboards and Disposophobia, and our guest becomes the subject of fake news during the Senegalese election.
All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast with Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by investigative journalist Michelle Madsen. …

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. …

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