Graham Cluely

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Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 10:41am
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White House launches plan to protect US critical infrastructure against cyber attacks

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 10:19am
The White House is reportedly moving swiftly forward with a plan to harden the security of the US power grid against hacking attacks. Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
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Smashing Security podcast #223: Booze, nudes, and insurance dudes

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 7:05pm
Should insurance companies be banned from helping companies pay ransomware demands? How has malware is messing with motorcars in the United States? And how are cybercriminals exploiting alcohol drinking during the pandemic? All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley … Continue reading "Smashing Security podcast #223: Booze, nudes, and insurance dudes"
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School janitor says she was fired for not installing smartphone tracking app

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 3:17pm
A school janitor has lost her job, and she says it's because she refused to download a smartphone app that would track her location.
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Ransomware attack causes supermarket cheese shortage in the Netherlands

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 3:18pm
Shoppers at Dutch supermarkets may have noticed that some cheeses were in short supply last week, and it was cybercriminals who are to blame. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
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A helpful reminder about just how much Facebook stalks you on the internet

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 1:32pm
Many Facebook users think they only have to worry about the data that they personally share about themselves on Facebook, by posting messages on the site, connecting with their friends, and liking posts. But the truth is that Facebook knows much more about you than that, by collecting data from your activities off-site as well.
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Upstox warns of serious data breach, resets passwords

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 1:01pm
Indian stock trading firm Upstox has revealed to users that it has suffered a serious security breach that may have seen unauthorised criminal access to millions of customers' personal information.
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Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 3:04pm
Many thanks to the great folks at Recorded Future, who are sponsoring my writing this week. Recorded Future provides deep, detailed insight into emerging threats by automatically collecting, analyzing, and organizing billions of data points from the Web. And now, with its FREE Cyber Daily email all IT security professionals can access information about the … Continue reading "Get FREE threat intelligence on hackers and exploits with the Recorded Future Cyber Daily"
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Smashing Security podcast #222: Facebook, deepfakes, and April Fools scandals – with Nina Schick

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 04/08/2021 - 3:49am
Deepfake expert Nina Schick joins us as we discuss synthetic media, Facebook's latest data fiasco, and some less-than-brilliant April Fool's tricks. All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning "Smashing Security" podcast, hosted by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.
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A new headache for ransomware-hit companies. Extortionists emailing your customers

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 8:23am
Cybercriminal extortionists have adopted a new tactic to to apply even more pressure on their corporate victims: contacting the victims' customers, and asking them to demand a ransom is paid to protect their own privacy. Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
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Facebook isn’t sorry for letting someone steal personal details of half a billion users

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 04/07/2021 - 6:51am
Would it have been so hard for Facebook to apologise for allowing 533 million personal records - including users' phone numbers - to leak onto the internet? I don't think so. And yet sorry seems to be the hardest word...
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Check you own the website before you send out the press release

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 04/06/2021 - 5:36am
Cybersecurity can be hard. Even for the professionals. Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.
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How Deliveroo scared customers into believing they had been scammed

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Mon, 04/05/2021 - 9:57am
Food-delivery company Delveroo thought it would be fun to play an April Fool's trick on its customers in France. Unfortunately, what Deliveroo France did just wasn't funny. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
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Federal agencies given five days to find hacked Exchange servers

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Thu, 04/01/2021 - 9:58am
CISA, the US Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, has told federal agencies that they have until 1April 5 to scan their networks for evidence of intrusion by hackers, and report back the results. Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
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Smashing Security podcast #221: God bless his hairy palms

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 03/31/2021 - 7:21pm
FatFace stumps up $2 million to its ransomware extortionists, an IT administrator is caught with his pants down, Mobikwik blames its users for a data breach, and we burgle a house... virtually. 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, joined this week by Host Unknown's Thom Langford.
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US nuclear command agency’s gibberish tweet was sent by a child

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 03/31/2021 - 6:41pm
When an unintelligible tweet was made by the US Strategic Command's Twitter account, it's understandable that some folks might imagine a password was accidentally published to the world, or that perhaps the account had been compromised, or... gulp!... that it might be a US nuclear launch code.
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Graham Cluely Security Blog - Wed, 03/31/2021 - 11:19am
Graham Cluley Security News is sponsored this week by the folks at Recorded Future. Thanks to the great team there for their support! Recorded Future provides deep, detailed insight into emerging threats by automatically collecting, analyzing, and organizing billions of data points from the Web. And now, with its FREE Cyber Daily email all IT … Continue reading "Get FREE threat intelligence on hackers and exploits with the Recorded Future Cyber Daily"
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Cyber attack forces live TV shows off-air at Australia’s Channel 9

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Tue, 03/30/2021 - 3:41am
Live broadcasts from Australia's Channel 9 TV network were disrupted this weekend following what is believed to have been a cyber attack. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
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Alex Salmond’s Alba party website leaks data in IDOR foul-up

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Sun, 03/28/2021 - 10:15am
It's just two days since former SNP leader Alex Salmond launched a brand new political party to campaign for an independent Scotland. And already it has suffered a data breach.
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FatFace pays out $2 million to Conti ransomware gang

Graham Cluely Security Blog - Sun, 03/28/2021 - 9:35am
UK fashion retailer FatFace, which made headlines this week by appearing to ask its customers to keep its cyber attack “strictly private and confidential”, has reportedly paid a $2 million ransom to the criminals responsible.
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