282: Raising money through ransomware, China's mega-leak, and hackers for hire
A hacked university might have made a profit after paying a cryptocurrency ransom, China suffers possibly the biggest data breach in history, and Reuters investigates digital mercenaries.
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 The Cyberwire's Dave Bittner.
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- Dutch university paid $220,000 ransom to hackers after Christmas attack — Graham Cluley.
- Remarkable development in investigation into Maastricht University cyberattack — Maastricht University.
- Dutch University profits from returned ransomware payment — The Register.
- Favorable exchange rate on a fake cryptoexchange — Kaspersky.
- Tweet from @cz_binance about mega-leak.
- Vast Cache of Chinese Police Files Offered for Sale in Alleged Hack — Wall Street Journal.
- How mercenary hackers sway litigation battles — Reuters.
- Countering hack-for-hire groups — Google.
- The business of hackers-for-hire threat actors — TechRepublic.
- Fransdita Muafidin on Instagram.
- Giant Cats Disturbing Civilization — Geeks are sexy.
- Watch Good Luck to You, Leo Grande — Hulu.
- Good luck to you Leo Grande (Trailer) — YouTube.
- This is Love podcast.
- Cain's Jawbone — Wikipedia.
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