Smashing Security podcast #124: Poisoned porn ads, the A word, and why why why Wipro?

The hacker who lived the high life after spreading malware via porn sites, Wipro demonstrates how to turn a cybersecurity crisis into a PR disaster, and why are humans listening in to your Alexa conversations?

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 special guest Brian Honan.

High-rolling hacker jailed after launching malware attacks via porn websites

A British man has been jailed for over six years after exploiting ad networks on pornographic websites to spread malware onto innocent users’ computers.

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

CryptXXX ransomware steals bitcoins and data from infected PCs

Researchers have discovered a new ransomware variant that has close ties to the group behind the Angler Exploit Kit, Bedep malware, and Reveton ransomware.

David Bisson reports.

Ransomware scares victims with child sex abuse images

A ransomware attack takes a sinister twist – displaying images of the purported sexual abuse of children in an attempt to scare computer users into paying up.

Three people arrested over “Police ransomware” computer attacks [VIDEO]

British Police have arrested two men and a woman in connection with a spate of computer attacks that have held innocent internet users to ransom.