Breach at eBay, bugs in Chip-and-PIN, busts for Blackshades - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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60 Second Security:

• Will the breach at eBay beat Adobe for size?

• Is Chip and PIN really as safe as they say?

• How many countries took action busting malware crooks?

All the answers, as usual, in this week's 60 Sec Security - 24 May 2014.

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3 Responses to Breach at eBay, bugs in Chip-and-PIN, busts for Blackshades - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

  1. I find it hard to believe that the USA didn't have some people doing this as I've seen on TV many times about people breaking into baby monitors. I can't believe that they are not using this application to also hunt and peck on the Internet people. Are they just not ready for a bust or are they not looking?


    • Paul Ducklin · 499 days ago

      I probably should have made this clear: law enforcement in the USA was indeed at the pointy end of this whole takedown, though the busts themselves were outside the USA.

      Hats off to the FBI, as explained here:

      Quoting from that article: "Available for around $50-100, Blackshades was primarily available through a website called that was taken over by the FBI earlier this month. The global enforcement action was led by the FBI, possibly as a first step in making good on promises recently made by Robert Anderson Jr."

      • Yes, you were not 'very clear'. Thanks for clearing that up, as I was suspicious about the list of countries as the USA is, as usual, up to it's ears in this stuff...



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Paul Ducklin is a passionate security proselytiser. (That's like an evangelist, but more so!) He lives and breathes computer security, and would be happy for you to do so, too. Paul won the inaugural AusCERT Director's Award for Individual Excellence in Computer Security in 2009. Follow him on Twitter: @duckblog