Black hole broadcasting

As I have blogged before, I sometimes get rolled out in front of the media to pontificate about the implications of the latest breaking security story.

Yesterday was no exception, and the story of the day was the latest in a long line of cockups where the public’s personal data hasn’t been properly secured. In this case, an Oxford man had bought a server on eBay only to discover it contained the unencrypted names, addresses, bank account numbers, telephone numbers and signatures of one million banking customers.

BBC News 24 (the BBC’s rolling news TV channel for non-terrestrial viewers) called me up at 10:30am to pick my brains about the incident, and asked me to make my way in.

Now, this kind of interview is different from the last one I blogged about. Whereas before I was able to stand…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.