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HBO offered its hackers $250,000 after attack, leaked email claims

HBO offered its hackers $250,000 after attack, leaked email claims

The fallout from the HBO hack, which has already seen episodes of “Games of Thrones” scripts and episodes leaked online, the distribution of stars’ email addresses and personal phone numbers, and million-dollar demands for an alleged haul of 1.5 terabytes of TV shows and corporate information, continues to get worse.

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

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Smashing Security #036: Flash? Clunk flush... and hacking security researchers PODCAST

Smashing Security #036: Flash? Clunk flush... and hacking security researchers

A security threat researcher is badly hacked in a revenge attack. Some people want to save Adobe Flash, but is that wise? And a poorly-secured electronic billboard starts displaying offensive images...

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis.

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Smashing Security #032: The iPhone 8, a data breach at the AA, and a mystery no show PODCAST

Smashing Security #032: The iPhone 8, a data breach at the AA, and a mystery no show

The iPhone 8 is on its way and may use 3D facial recognition rather than a fingerprint sensor to lock out intruders, and the UK's Automobile Association claims it hasn't leaked any credit card data, so why is it getting so upset about security researchers publishing screenshots of leaked data?

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast. Check it out now!

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