Hacks & Hackers

Girl Scouts Selfie

Podcast Episode 137 Sponsored by Code42: GirlScouts to the Rescue and Rethinking Enterprise DLP

In this week’s episode (#137): Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Chief Information Security Officer Elizabeth Joyce joins us to talk about HPE’s collaboration with Girl Scouts of America to bolster teenagers cyber security chops and encourage more young women to explore cyber security as a profession. Also: we talk with Vijay Ramanathan about the evolving need for DLP.

Research: Sextortion Scams more frequent, sophisticated

So-called “sextortion” attacks are a growing threat, replacing other e-mail borne threats like spam, ransomware and business e-mail compromise attacks as they increase in sophistication and scope, a new report finds.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) questions Sundar Pichai

Waiting for Federal Data Privacy Reform? Don’t Hold Your Breath.

Despite a litany of high-profile data breaches, federal action on data privacy is unlikely to go anywhere in 2019 as partisanship and lack of technology literacy complicate Congressional action.

Russian Cyber Criminal Named as Source of Massive Collection 1 Data Dump

A Russian cyber criminal going by the name of “C0rpz” is believed to be the source of a massive trove of over one billion online credentials known as “Collection 1,” the firm Recorded Future reports.

Passwords

Four More Collections, 700 Million Stolen Passwords Discovered

Researchers say that four more collections of stolen passwords contain more than 2 billion records and hundreds of millions of unique passwords, according to reports.