The tricky-to-pronounce Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan is jailed for hacking Paris Hilton, we hear the story of the man who hacked the lottery and almost got away with $16.5 million, and Facebook thinks it is the perfect partner to find you a date.
All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Dave Bittner from The Cyberwire podcast.
Camelot, operator of the UK’s National Lottery, has issued a warning that tens of thousands of players’ accounts have been accessed by hackers.
It should have been a great week for the Irish Lottery, with the largest jackpot (12 million euros) for 18 months up for grabs.
However, things didn’t run entirely smoothly in the run-up to the Wednesday night draw.
Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.
The National Lottery expects you to lower your Android phone’s security if you want to buy Lotto tickets with its app.
Is that a gamble you really want to take?
It sounds like the plot of a movie. But it’s not. At least not yet.
Read the extraordinary story of the man suspected of rigging the lottery to win $14.3 million in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
Scammers use desperate measures in their attempt to trick you into believing you have won a lottery run by Arsenal Football Club.
With the Olympics coming to London, there may be opportunities for criminals, hacktivists and mischief-makers to make a high profile attack against the event’s computer systems.
But what about your own computers, and your personal data and finances?
Congratulations! You’ve won the Facebook lottery!
But hang on – you never entered a Facebook lottery, so why do you think you’ve won one?
I must be the luckiest person on the planet – I keep winning lotteries!
Here’s the latest notification – straight from Aunty Beeb herself, the BBC.
Naked Security writer Graham Cluley announces his retirement, after winning three million Euros from Bill Gates.