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Smashing Security #153: Cybercrime doesn’t pay (but Uber does)

The cybercrime lovebirds who hijacked Washington DC’s CCTV cameras in the run-up to Donald Trump’s inauguration, the truffle-snuffling bankers at the centre of an insider-trading scandal, and the hackers that Uber paid hush money to hide a security breach.

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 Lisa Forte.


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Men who were paid $100,000 by Uber to hush-up hack plead guilty to extortion scheme

Two hackers face up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to their involvement in a scheme which saw them attempt to extort money from Uber and LinkedIn in exchange for the deletion of stolen data.

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


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Smashing Security #070: Facebook and Cambridge Diabolica

It’s not fair to describe what happened at Facebook and Cambridge Analytica as a data breach – it’s much worse than that. An autonomous Uber vehicle kills a pedestrian. And sextortion continues to be a serious problem.

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 researcher Scott Helme.


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Uber paid hackers $100,000 to keep data breach quiet

You can ask forgiveness for being hacked, but many people will find it harder to forgive and forget if you deliberately concealed the truth from them.


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French man sues Uber after privacy bug led wife to suspect adultery

Modern technology has probably done more than its fair share to ignite illicit relationships, but it can also lead to a romantic affair’s unravelling.

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


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Uber ‘God View’ allowed staff to spy on high-profile politicians, ex-partners and Beyoncé, court hears

Whistleblower claims Uber taxi firm made it too easy for staff to spy on customers’ movements.


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Uber awards researcher $10,000 for reporting serious security hole

A security researcher found a way of accessing Uber’s internal network.

David Bisson reports.


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Phantom riders abusing stolen Uber users’ accounts for strange journeys

Scammers are stealing Uber users’ passwords and abusing them to take “phantom rides” wherever they want.

David Bisson reports.


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Uber shared data on 12 million passengers and drivers with the government in six months

According to its first-ever transparency report, Uber provided data on 12 million passengers and drivers following requests from US regulators and law enforcement agencies, between July and December 2015.

David Bisson reports.


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Uber left its lost-and-found database open to anyone on the internet

The latest privacy scare from Uber proves that the ride-sharing firm has grown too big, too fast, and not had security embedded in its soul.


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XSS vulnerabilities found on TripAdvisor and Uber websites

XSS vulnerabilities are nothing new, but continue to be a big problem even for some websites that you would expect to be better protected.

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


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