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  • Hackers automate the laundering of money via Clash of Clans

    Graham Cluley
    Popular smartphone games such as “Clash of Clans” are being used to launder hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of credit card thieves.
    Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
  • Microsoft offers up to $100,000 to identity bug finders

    Graham Cluley
    Want to earn $100,000? You could win as much as that if you manage to uncover a serious vulnerability in Microsoft’s various identity services.
    Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
  • Smashing Security #087: How Russia hacked the US election

    Graham Cluley
    Regardless of whether Donald Trump believes Russia hacked the Democrats in the run-up to the US Presidential election or not, we explain how they did it. And Carole explores some of the creepier things being done in the name of surveillance.
    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 Theriault.
  • £200,000 fine for exposing possible child abuse victims in classic Cc/Bcc email blunder

    Graham Cluley
    The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has been fined £200,000 for revealing identities of abuse victims in a mass email.
  • Elon Musk retracts vile Twitter accusation against cave rescuer

    Graham Cluley
    Tesla chief Elon Musk retracts his unfounded allegations against man who helped boys escape from a Thai cave, but scammers are given another opportunity to strike.
  • Business email compromise scams have netted $12.5 billion, says FBI

    Graham Cluley
    The FBI is warning businesses of the serious dangers posed by business email compromise (BEC) scams, saying that losses globally have risen by 136% since December 2016.
    Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.
  • 21-year-old woman charged with hacking Selena Gomez

    Graham Cluley
    Popstar Selena Gomez’s alleged hacker has been charged.
    Are your secret password reset questions easy to answer with public information?
  • IoT search engine exposes passwords of over 30,000 vulnerable DVRs

    Graham Cluley
    A researcher has discovered that it’s easier than ever before to hack at least one brand of internet-enabled DVR, as an IoT search engine has cached their passwords within search results.
    Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.
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    Graham Cluley
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  • Timehop data breach is worse than they initially said

    Graham Cluley
    ‘Time capsule’ app Timehop has revealed that it made a boo-boo when it initially shared details over the weekend of a data breach involving millions of users’ names, email addresses, and phone numbers.

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