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Episode 64: Anonymous Gets Political, Employees Selling Passwords and Latest Cybercrime Lawsuits

Episode 64: Anonymous Gets Political, Employees Selling Passwords and Latest Cybercrime Lawsuits

The hacking collective Anonymous made headlines by threatening to target Republican front runners Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. A large DDoS attack took down Swedish newspapers. Other trending events include more hospitals being hit with ransomware, a breach at USA Cycling, and a dangerous attack against a water treatment plant. On the advisory front new studies highlighted software vulnerabilities and employee passwords, Locky ransomware continues to be discussed by researchers, Microsoft if fighting back against malicious macros, and a new scam is impersonating ISPs. Legal stories include more warnings from the FTC, lawsuits against 21st Century Oncology and Costco, and arrests related to intellectual property theft and the Syrian Electronic Army. Plus, sports fans have terrible passwords.

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