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

Industry veterans, chatting about computer security and online privacy.

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 cybersecurity 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 – @[email protected]

Show notes:

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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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