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Smashing Security #103: An Instagram nightmare, crazy iPhone deaths, and election hack claims PODCAST

Smashing Security #103: An Instagram nightmare, crazy iPhone deaths, and election hack claims

One travel blogger finds you don’t have to be Kylie Jenner to be targeted by an Instagram hacker. When 40 iPhones at a hospital mysteriously die, what could be the explanation? And, surprise surprise, political parties in the USA are throwing around hacking accusations.

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 Naked Security’s Mark Stockley.

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Supermarket told it must compensate 100,000 workers after payroll data deliberately leaked by rogue employee

Supermarket told it must compensate 100,000 workers after payroll data deliberately leaked by rogue employee

Morrisons didn’t know it, but in 2014 it had a huge problem.

The UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain, with over 500 stores, had a disgruntled member of staff who had access to sensitive data, such as the payroll information of 100,000 current and former employees.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.

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RAT author jailed for 30 months, ordered to hand over $725k worth of Bitcoin

RAT author jailed for 30 months, ordered to hand over $725k worth of Bitcoin

A US court has sentenced a programmer to 30 months in a federal prison in connection with software that claimed to be a legitimate tool for Windows sysadmins to remotely manage computers, but was actually used by criminals to backdoor PCs and secretly spy on victims.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

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China accused of sabotaging thousands of servers at major US companies with tiny microchips hidden on motherboards

An extraordinary report released by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, which claims that China has been exploiting the supply-chain, planting a tiny microchip on servers which ended up in the server rooms of almost 30 companies, including the likes of Apple and Amazon.

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