The enthusiastic law student

The enthusiastic law student

This case involves a law firm based in the south of England.  The firm was of a reasonable size and, like most law firms, held a lot of very sensitive customer data. One morning one of the solicitors received a Facebook message purporting to be from a young law...
Criminal Justice Evolution podcast

Criminal Justice Evolution podcast

Patrick Fitzgibbons was kind enough to invite me on to his US based Criminal Justice Evolution podcast.  We talked about the social engineering threats facing businesses worldwide, how cyber-crime is evolving and the difficulty law enforcement faces when tracking down...
The not-so-secret life of boarding passes

The not-so-secret life of boarding passes

Have you ever thought about what your boarding pass might say about you? I don’t mean “oh look at me, I’m flying in Emirates Business Class”, but what data you might be leaking publicly on that anachronistic piece of paper you discard in the seat in front of you....
Leak of the week: 711m email addresses

Leak of the week: 711m email addresses

A French malware researcher has found an online database of 711 million email addresses, in some cases with the associated passwords for that account. The list was apparently for email spamming and is potentially the largest of its kind. Actions: You can check whether...