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Bug bounties, bad passwords, and Radiohead

On this week’s Cyber Security Brief, it's episode 50! We discuss the EU’s bug bounty program, bad password security practice, and why “secure” websites are becomingly increasingly untrustworthy. We also chat about the start-up that hacked its own customers’ cryptocurrency wallets – in order to safeguard their funds, a further update on the RDP vulnerability we’ve discussed previously, and how the Spanish soccer league La Liga was misusing its mobile app. Finally, the story of how Radiohead called the bluff of a ransomware criminal.

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Twitterbots, ransomware retirements, and email mishaps

On this week’s Cyber Security Brief, we chat about our report looking into the Internet Research Agency's disinformation campaign targeting the 2016 US presidential election. We also talk about the apparent retirement of the operators behind GandCrab, and red faces in both the New Zealand government and the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

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Tube users’ data to be collected, Baltimore ransomware attack continues to cause problems, and the latest on the BlueKeep vulnerability

On this week’s Cyber Security Brief podcast, Candid Wueest and Dick O’Brien discuss Transport for London’s plans to start collecting data about the customers using its Wi-Fi, and what that might mean for people’s privacy. Also, the ongoing repercussions of the ransomware attack that hit the U.S. city of Baltimore, including revelations about the use of the EternalBlue tool by the attackers, plus an update on activity surrounding the BlueKeep RDP vulnerability that was patched by Microsoft a few weeks ago. Also this week, the teen who appeared in court in Australia charged with hacking Apple, and the latest Bitcoin scams doing the rounds online.

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BlueKeep bug, ransomware “recovery”, and the dismantling of the GozNym network

In this week’s Cyber Security Brief podcast, we discuss the government employee who was charged with using his work IT systems to mine cryptocurrency, how Google is scanning your emails to collect information about your purchases, and the proof of concept exploits that have been created for the BlueKeep bug. We also chat about ransomware “recovery” services that are just paying the ransom, the dismantling of the GozNym network, and how Intel CPUs have been impacted by new MDS side-channel attacks.

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GDPR Special: The Impact of the Regulation One Year On

In this week’s Cyber Security Brief podcast, we mark the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation – more commonly known as GDPR. To mark the introduction of GDPR, Brigid O’Gorman talks to Zoltan Precsenyi, Symantec’s director of GDPR strategy. We discuss the impact of the introduction of GDPR on companies and members of the public, whether or not the regulation is fulfilling its stated purpose, and the new data protection and privacy challenges that are likely to face companies in the future.

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