Latest news from Naked Security (2019/08/09)

Blackmailed for Bitcoin – exchange rebuffs $3.5m ransom demand

Here’s a story of super-sized digital blackmail aimed at one of the biggest cryptocoin exchanges out there.

Instagram boots ad partner for location tracking and scraping stories

A “preferred Facebook Marketing Partner” is alleged to have tracked millions of Instagram users’ locations and stories.

Parents, it’s time to delete Pet Chat from your child’s LeapPad

LeapFrog has done lots to fix the security of the LeapPad. Now all that’s left is for parents to scrape Pet Chat off of older tablets.

Your Skype Translator calls may be heard by humans

A Skype Translator insider claims it’s good because humans are listening in and helping to train its artificial intelligence.