The cryptocurrency Litecoin soared in value earlier this week upon the news that supermarket giant Walmart would accept it as a form of payment at its retail stores across America.
The only problem was… it simply wasn’t true.
Read more in my ar…
Read More Fake Walmart press release causes cryptocurrency price surge
A former student at the University of South Wales has been sentenced to 20 months in prison, after hacking into the institution’s computer systems and selling the answers to exam papers for thousands of pounds.
Read more in my article on the Hot f…
Read More “Foolish” university hacker jailed after selling exam papers to fellow students
I’m excited to be participating in two webinars next Thursday (16 September 2021), and you’re welcome to attend them for free.
Spaces are limited, and both events should be a lot of fun, so register now if you’re interested in attending.
Read More Hear me speak about endpoint security and ransomware at two free webinars next week
How did the SCAM cryptocurrency become a success? Why is Google allowing government rip-off ads to still appear on search results? And why on earth is everyone suddenly spending millions of dollars on NFTs?
All this and much more is discussed in the…
Read More Smashing Security podcast #226: Cryptocrazies and NFTs
I had great fun this week appearing as a guest on Recorded Future’s podcast.
Tune in to the podcast to hear host Dave Bittner and I have a casual chat where we share some stories from the trenches, and I confess a malware-related party trick that I …
Read More Talking malware party tricks and cybersecurity trends
Thanks to the folks at Cisco who have invited me to participate in an online chat on Monday April 26. Learn more and register your interest to ensure you don’t miss it.
Read More Cluley and Cisco: Preparing for cybersecurity threats in a permanently hybrid world
World-chess-champion-turned-activist Garry Kasparov returns to the show as we discuss a romance scammer with plenty of time on his hands, the surge in sextortion, and how social media is being swamped with claims of fake snow.
All this and much much…
Read More Smashing Security podcast #216: Playboy, prison, and digital ploys – with Garry Kasparov
The United States Department of Justice has charged three North Korean computer programmers with a range of cyber attacks that made headlines around the world.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
Read More US charges North Korean hackers in relation to WannaCry, Sony Pictures attack, and an attempt to steal more than a billion dollars from banks
The folks at Genetec were kind enough to invite me onto their “Engage” podcast recently, discussing some of the steps you can take to better protect yourself online.
Read More An appearance on the “Engage” podcast
The FBI is hoping that its hunt for Capitol rioters will go viral, a cryptocurrency con lets its perpetrator live the high life… for a while, and just what does Facebook have against cows and a team of cricketers?
All this and much more is discuss…
Read More Smashing Security podcast #215: Sexy cows banned on Facebook
Microsoft made an embarrassing goof in the release notes it published for the Patch Tuesday security updates it issued earlier this week.
Read More “Microosft”. Patch Tuesday goof points users to typo-bait website
A remote hacker managed to gain access to computer systems at the water treatment plant in Oldsmar, Florida, and briefly increased the amount of sodium hydroxide in the water by a dramatic amount.
Read More A hacker tried to poison Florida city’s water supply
French cybersecurity firm Stormshield has revealed that it has suffered a security breach, and hackers have accessed sensitive information.
Read More Cybersecurity firm Stormshield hacked. Data (including source code) stolen
Dutch penetration tester Melvin Boers, aka V1s3r1on, was kind enough to invite me onto his live stream on Monday night for an hour-or-so of chit-chat.
In the video I describe how I first got into computers, joke programs I wrote to play pranks on my…
Read More A video Q&A session
Karen Banks from Swadlincote in South Derbyshire, England, isn’t very happy with whoever managed to post a message on an electronic traffic information sign in the neighbouring town of Burton.
Read More Hacked road sign talks back after driver complains to council