Episode 74: Hackers Get Political, Massive Cryptocurrency Theft and Password Woes Continue

June 24, 2016

Cybercrime and politics crossed paths yet again as a data breach at the Clinton Foundation was revealed as part of a wide reaching campaign. A massive cryptocurrency theft led to tens of millions of dollars in potential losses for The DAO. Acer is notifying users of a breach at the company's e-commerce site. And banks continue to be targeted with DDoS attacks. A variety of companies are also reporting secondary breaches stemming from the breaches at LinkedIn and others, keeping the issue of password reuse in the spotlight. Researchers highlighted a variety of malware this week including PunkeyPOS, DED Cryptor, RAA ransomware, Magnit and GozNym. The FBI released updated stats on business email compromise scams, and surprise, it's only getting worse. Legal news includes financial institutions filing a lawsuit against Wendy's, Home Depot filing an antitrust lawsuit against Visa and MasterCard over chip-and-signature issues, the SEC warning of a man hacking accounts to make unauthorized trades, and a $950,000 privacy settlement with the FTC. Also, some people are not too happy about a Game of Thrones spoiler service.

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