A hacked university might have made a profit after paying a cryptocurrency ransom, China suffers possibly the biggest data breach in history, and Reuters investigates digital mercenaries.
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, joined this week by The Cyberwire’s Dave Bittner.
Smashing Security #282: 'Raising money through ransomware, China's mega-leak, and hackers for hire'
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Graham Cluley – @gcluley
Carole Theriault – @caroletheriault
Dave Bittner – @[email protected]
- Dutch university paid $220,000 ransom to hackers after Christmas attack — Graham Cluley.
- Remarkable development in investigation into Maastricht University cyberattack — Maastricht University.
- Dutch University profits from returned ransomware payment — The Register.
- Favorable exchange rate on a fake cryptoexchange — Kaspersky.
- Tweet from @cz_binance about mega-leak.
- Vast Cache of Chinese Police Files Offered for Sale in Alleged Hack — Wall Street Journal.
- How mercenary hackers sway litigation battles — Reuters.
- Countering hack-for-hire groups — Google.
- The business of hackers-for-hire threat actors — TechRepublic.
- Fransdita Muafidin on Instagram.
- Giant Cats Disturbing Civilization — Geeks are sexy.
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- Good luck to you Leo Grande (Trailer) — YouTube.
- This is Love podcast.
- Cain's Jawbone — Wikipedia.
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