293: Massive crypto bungle, and the slave scammers
A couple unexpectedly find $10.5 million in their cryptocurrency account, and in Cambodia people are being forced to commit scams.
All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are flying solo again this week.
Warning: This podcast may contain nuts, adult themes, and rude language.
- DeFi bug accidentally gives $90 million to users, founder begs them to return it - CNBC.
- Compound boss begs users to return $90 million worth of cryptocurrency they were accidentally gifted - Robert Leshner on Twitter.
- Couple mistakenly given $10.5m from Crypto.com thought they had won contest, court hears - The Guardian.
- Mother accused of spending spree after mistakenly receiving $10 million in crypto bungle heads to trial - 9 News.
- Sold to gangs, forced to run online scams: inside Cambodia’s cybercrime crisis - The Guardian.
- ZÈRTZ game.
- ZÈRTZ - Wikipedia.
- GIPF project - Wikipedia.
- The Capture - BBC iPlayer.
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Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan.
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