Category: News

  • Facebook Was Down, But Was It Hacked?

    Facebook Was Down, But Was It Hacked?

    Facebook is having a brutal week. First, a whistleblower issued damning testimony about the company’s already questionable integrity. Now Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Occulus services were inaccessible on October 4th 2021. The cherry on top? Reports have begun surfacing that hackers have made off with the data of 1.5 billion users, and they’re selling it…

  • UK Proposed Changes to GDPR: How They Could Affect You

    UK Proposed Changes to GDPR: How They Could Affect You

    Since the UK has left the EU, many laws have been changing, including the application of GDPR. The General Data Protection Regulation is an act that glorifies data privacy rights and regulates freedom of information. Recently, the UK Government has proposed some changes to GDPR that have caused pause for thought in the cybersecurity and…

  • T-Mobile Data Breach: Is Your Data Safe?

    T-Mobile Data Breach: Is Your Data Safe?

    Hackers recently breached the security of communications company T-Mobile. The hack has affected over 40 million people, exposing their Social Security Numbers (SSN) and, in some cases, their account PINs. So if you’re a T-Mobile customer, how can you be sure your data is safe? This article will tell you what has happened and how…

  • New FluBot Virus Sweeping The World Hits Norway

    New FluBot Virus Sweeping The World Hits Norway

    A new phone scam is spreading a dangerous virus to phones all over the world. The FluBot Virus is a piece of malware that gains control of the victim’s phone, potentially revealing all sorts so private data. Researchers found this virus in the UK, the US, and it has now made its way to the…

  • NSO Group’s Pegasus Spyware And The Implications For Businesses

    NSO Group’s Pegasus Spyware And The Implications For Businesses

    Security activists recently leaked the client list of NSO Group. The Israel-based company privately licenses its Pegasus spyware to various organizations and groups worldwide. Pegasus is a piece of spyware that can turn any modern phone into a constant surveillance device. But does this revelation have any chance of impacting small businesses? This article will…

  • Former Hacker Issues Grave Warning – The U.S. Is Not Prepared

    Former Hacker Issues Grave Warning – The U.S. Is Not Prepared

    If 2020 was the year of the digital pandemic, then 2021 has still not discovered its digital vaccine. Cyberattacks have grown rapidly over the past year, showing zero signs of slowing down. One former Black Hat hacker expressed his growing concern at the lack of preparedness the United States has shown. Former Hacker Says the…

  • GETTR, a Trump Adjacent Media App, Is Immediately Hacked

    GETTR, a Trump Adjacent Media App, Is Immediately Hacked

    That didn’t take long. GETTR, an app founded by former Trump spokesman Jason Miller, had barely gotten off the ground before it was hacked. It should come as no surprise. Within the first few hours of its launch, researchers discovered privacy bugs on the site. Roughly a week later, data from more than 90,000 users…

  • Capital One Hacker Is Now Facing Up to 20 Years in Prison

    Capital One Hacker Is Now Facing Up to 20 Years in Prison

    Capital One hacker Paige Thompson pulled off one of the biggest heists in history in 2019. Thompson was accused of hacking into the bank’s network and illegally infiltrating over 100 million customer accounts and credit card applications. She allegedly had access to hundreds of thousands of American social security numbers and Canadian social insurance numbers.…

  • Hacked While Exercising? Peloton Users Were Vulnerable

    Hacked While Exercising? Peloton Users Were Vulnerable

    Where there’s a hacker, there’s a way. Peloton owners have been in danger of being hacked by bad actors. Cybersecurity company McAfee recently revealed a vulnerability that allows hackers to gain remote access to electronic exercise bikes. What’s that mean for you? Let’s take a closer look. McAfee Discovers a Peloton Problem Peloton bikes have…

  • EA Has Been Hacked – Is Your Data Safe?

    EA Has Been Hacked – Is Your Data Safe?

    Video game publisher Electronic Arts (EA) is the latest big-name company to be hacked. First reported by Vice, the publication stated that hackers stole valuable information from the prominent gaming firm. The cybercriminals allegedly posted news of the data breach on underground hacking forums. What Are the EA Hackers Saying? The hackers claim to have…

  • CEO Reveals How Easily Colonial Pipeline Hack Could’ve Been Avoided

    CEO Reveals How Easily Colonial Pipeline Hack Could’ve Been Avoided

    The Colonial Pipeline hack might not have been the largest hack in recent memory–that probably goes to the SolarWinds or Microsoft Exchange hacks. But it was the most disruptive. Consumers panicked within days of the ransomware gang DarkSide breaching the country’s largest fuel pipeline. Gas prices skyrocketed. More than half of the gas stations in…

  • Corporations Appear to Be Giving Hacker Gangs Exactly What They Want

    Corporations Appear to Be Giving Hacker Gangs Exactly What They Want

    Experiencing a ransomware attack can be traumatic. Imagine you begin a normal workday, and your company’s entire network is shut down within the next hour. Your business comes to a screeching halt as you start hemorrhaging money with every passing second. Suddenly, a message materializes on your computer screen. It’s a hacker telling you your…

  • DHS Issues Groundbreaking Cybersecurity Regulations After Colonial Hack

    DHS Issues Groundbreaking Cybersecurity Regulations After Colonial Hack

    The federal government is not pleased. The massive disruption caused by the Colonial Pipeline attack has stepped in with groundbreaking new regulations for pipeline companies. The Department of Homeland Security Takes a Stand Officials from the agency told The Washington Post that pipeline companies would be required to report incidents of cyber vulnerabilities to officials.…

  • Did DarkSide Hackers Just Apologize For Hacking a U.S. Oil Pipeline?

    Did DarkSide Hackers Just Apologize For Hacking a U.S. Oil Pipeline?

    After shutting down the largest oil pipeline in the United States, ransomware group DarkSide wants you to know they’re not bad people. The hacker group posted a message today explaining their motives or lack thereof. While the message certainly wasn’t labeled an ‘apology,’ it, at the very least, contained hints of remorse. DarkSide Sends a…

  • SmileDirect Reveals the Outrageous Cost of Getting Hacked

    SmileDirect Reveals the Outrageous Cost of Getting Hacked

    The cost of doing business is high. But, as SmileDirect just learned, that cost rises exponentially if you’ve been hacked. After announcing that it was dealing with a cybersecurity incident yesterday, the stock price of SmileDirectClub Inc (SDC) took a massive hit. And that’s just one of the many high costs that small, mid-size, and…