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Smashing Security podcast #161: Love, lucky dips, and 23andMe

The man who hacked the UK National Lottery didn’t end up a winner, Japanese Love hotel booking tool suffers a data breach, and just what is 23andMe planning to do with your DNA?

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 Thom Langford.

Man who hacked National Lottery for just £5 is jailed for nine months

Lottery operator Camelot says that responding to the hacking attack in 2016 cost it £230,000.

How much did the hacker Anwar Batson make out of it? A mere £5.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

UK National Lottery knocked offline by DDoS attack

The UK National Lottery website and smartphone app are taken offline as a DDoS attack strikes.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

Hackers access National Lottery accounts – do you have your fingers crossed?

Camelot, operator of the UK’s National Lottery, has issued a warning that tens of thousands of players’ accounts have been accessed by hackers.

National Lottery fails to set a good security example to Android users

The National Lottery expects you to lower your Android phone’s security if you want to buy Lotto tickets with its app.

Is that a gamble you really want to take?