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S3 Ep36: Trickbot coder busted, passwords cracked, and breaches judged [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin [04’24”] Alleged malware coder from the Trickbot gang arrested.   [15’36”] 5500 passwords cracked and salaries stolen by “credential stuffing” crook.   [29’28”] We answer a listener’s question about just how tough to be when judging a company that’s had a breach.   [34’37”] Oh! No! of the week. With Kimberly Truong, Doug . . . Read more

S3 Ep33: Eufy camera leak, Afterburner crisis, and AirTags (again) [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin We look into an unnerving case of mixed-up video feeds. We warn you against “going rogue” when you can’t get the download you want from the regular place. We explain how Apple’s new AirTag product got hacked (again). With Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin. Intro and outro . . . Read more

Too slow! Booking.com fined for not reporting data breach fast enough

by Paul Ducklin The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) – the country’s data protection regulator – has fined online travel and hotel booking company Booking.com almost half a million Euros over a data breach. Interestingly, the fine was issued not merely because there was a breach, but because the company . . . Read more

150,000 security cameras allegedly breached in “too much fun” hack

by Paul Ducklin News outlet Bloomberg has gone public with a dramatic cybersecurity news story about surveillance. Bloomberg claims that an “international hacker collective” was responsible for breaking into a network of 150,000 surveillance cameras and purloining private footage from live video feeds. According to Bloomberg, one of the hacking . . . Read more

I see you: your home-working photos reveal more than you think!

by Jason Nurse Most of us now use online platforms routinely – in some countries, almost exclusively – to engage with work colleagues, friends, family and loved ones. One worrying trend is the posting online of photos of home-working setups, video calls, and virtual meetings. This trend has coined its . . . Read more

What should you say if you have a data breach? Catch up with Jason Nurse at Sophos Evolve

by Sally Adam Dr Jason R.C. Nurse is an Associate Professor in Cyber Security at the University of Kent, and a Visiting Academic at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on the socio-technical aspects of cyber security, privacy and trust. Jason has channelled years of research into a concise, . . . Read more

Japanese Aerospace Firm Kawasaki Warns of Data Breach

The Japanese aerospace manufacturer said that starting in June, overseas unauthorized access to its servers may have compromised customer data. Japanese aerospace company Kawasaki Heavy Industries on Monday warned of a security incident that may have led to unauthorized access of customer data. According to the company’s data breach notification, . . . Read more