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The DDoS attacker rescued by a Disney cruise ship is sentenced to over 10 years in prison

A 34-year old man has been jailed after being found guilty of launching a massive denial-of-service attack against Boston Children’s Hospital.

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


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Smashing Security #037: Boobs, dragons and data breaches

Hackers are holding HBO to ransom after a massive data breach, and have leaked the phone numbers and email addresses of “Game of Thrones” cast members. Has security firm Carbon Black been leaking customers’s sensitive files while trying to scan them? And Disney’s mobile apps are accused of spying on kids…

All this and 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 John Hawes.


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Disney slammed with class-action complaint for unlawfully exfiltrating kids’ personal data

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against The Walt Disney Company for wrongfully exfiltrating children’s personally identifying information through the Disney Princess Palace Pets mobile app.

David Bisson reports.


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Surprise! Extortionists have no qualms about claiming they ‘hacked’ your business

No one likes to have their company hacked.

But imagine how much more galling it would be to give in to the hackers’ blackmail threats and pay a ransom for the movie not to be leaked online, only to discover later that the extortionists never had a copy of the film in the first place?

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


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After hackers fail to extort money, new Pirates of the Caribbean movie torrents appear

Files claiming to be the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie have leaked online after Disney refused to meet hackers’ demands.

David Bisson reports.


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