What’s a phone spear phishing attack? Twitter shares some more details related to its serious security breach earlier this month which saw celebrity accounts tweeting a cryptocurrency scam.
Why are students faking their own kidnappings? What’s the story behind Garmin’s ransomware attack? And a genetic genealogy website suffers a hack or two.
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 Ray REDACTED.
Garmin’s online services are beginning to come back to life after it was hit badly by ransomware last week.
But did it pay a ransom to its attackers or not?
As Twitter and law enforcement agencies investigate the high profile attack against Twitter accounts, there is a clear lesson for other businesses to learn.
Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.
Who stopped Twitter’s hackers from stealing more money? Why are Covid-19 researchers being told to ramp up their cybersecurity? How can you find out if your smartphone is infected with stalkerware? And who does Graham think he is turning down a celebrity dinner invite?
Find out in the latest “Smashing Security” podcast, with special guest Lisa Forte.
More information has emerged related to last week’s attack which saw a number of high profile Twitter accounts hijacked for the purposes of spreading a cryptocurrency scam, as it is revealed a far-right politician had his private messages accessed.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
Maybe Coinbase should send Twitter an invoice, because it certainly sounds like their quick thinking helped prevent last week’s hack from leaving a lot more Twitter users with empty wallets.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.