Smashing Security podcast #282: Raising money through ransomware, China’s mega-leak, and hackers for hire

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Graham Cluley
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Smashing Security podcast #282: Raising money through ransomware, China's mega-leak, and hackers for hire

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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Hosts:

Graham Cluley – @gcluley
Carole Theriault – @caroletheriault

Guest:

Dave Bittner – @bittner

Show notes:

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus 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 security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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