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Spotting a Well-Made Investment Scam

Posted on August 8th, 2017.

For every reasonably safe investment, there are 1000 scams and 10,000 reasonably toxic investments. Self-served advertising via social media and search engines exacerbates the problem – people sometimes click ads they think were search results, or, as humans are intended to, simply consumes the content on the screen instead of paying...

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The Largest Breach of 2016: 412 Million FriendFinder Accounts Exposed

Posted on November 14th, 2016.

    FriendFinder Networks, the parent company behind the likes of AdultFriendFinder, Cams, Penthouse, iCams and Stripshow has been hacked, with six databases from the company compromised, according to breach notification website LeakedSource. A Local File Inclusion (LFI) exploit was all it took for server breaches that led to a...

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Anonymous

Anonymous India: Mobile Network Reliance Jio is Sharing Call Data with Advertisers

Posted on September 28th, 2016.

The hacking group Anonymous is accusing the telecom network, Reliance Jio, of sharing its call data with advertisers in the U.S. and Singapore. In a recent blog post, Anonymous India exposes how Reliance Jio has been sharing customers’ call data with foreign companies. Anonymous India also provide steps to see how Reliance Jio are...

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OPM Breach: How Officials Missed a Second Hacker

Posted on September 8th, 2016.

US officials were too focused on purging a hacker from government’s computers after closely monitoring the hacker’s online movements for months and were about to expel him that they failed to realize that there was another hacker entirely.

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800,000 Accounts Compromised in Porn Site Brazzers Forum Hack

Posted on September 5th, 2016.

A breach of major porn provider Brazzers’ forum has resulted in the leaking of around 800,000 user accounts.

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Cybersecurity

Security Flaw in Credit Card Chip System Revealed

Posted on August 9th, 2016.

Payment technology company firm NCR has discovered a new security flaw in the upgrade in the credit card chip system in the United States. At the recent Black Hat computer security conference in Las Vegas, computer security researchers unveiled how they had found a way to bypass the chip’s security features, according to CNN. A...

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Cybersecurity

Donald Trump Is All about the ‘Cyber’ with Cybersecurity

Posted on July 22nd, 2016.

Donald Trump could become the next President of the United States. If and when he does, the subject of cybersecurity and the widening scale of cyberattacks will firmly be on the agenda. So what does Trump have to say about a subject that requires a certain understanding and nuance? Donald Trump, now officially the Republican candidate...

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Identity Theft

Researcher: Pokémon GO is a Huge Security Risk

Posted on July 13th, 2016.

The phenomenon that is Nintendo’s Pokémon registered another massive (and arguably its biggest) hit with the release of Pokémon Go, a mobile app game so successful that it helped rocket Nintendo’s shares through the roof. With popularity comes scrutiny and one security researcher has pointed to a significant security risk concerning the...

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Phishing Malware Claims 10,000 Facebook Victims

Posted on July 4th, 2016.

A recently uncovered malware attack targeting Facebook users has claimed nearly 10,000 victims in just under two days, with countries in South America and Europe among the hardest hit. Between 24 and 27 June, thousands of Facebook users were targeted by phishing messages purporting to come from a “friend”, claiming to have mentioned the...

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Acer Security Breach Compromises Customers’ Credit Cards

Posted on June 20th, 2016.

Computer hardware maker Acer has quietly admitted and informed the attorney general in California that its online store was targeted in an attack by hackers. Taiwanese tech giant Acer has turned in a letter informing the California attorney general about an unauthorized third party accessing its servers. The hacker or hacker group has...

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32 Million Twitter Account Credentials Leaked; Twitter Denies Breach

Posted on June 10th, 2016.

 A stolen resource of 32 million Twitter account credentials was discovered after it was put up for sale on the dark web. Twitter has assured users that its systems weren’t breached, adding that it is working to secure the compromised accounts. Leaked login credentials search engine LeakedSource revealed that it gained a copy of some of...

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Communication

Apple Users Targeted in Phishing Campaign

Posted on June 8th, 2016.

 A cybersecurity firm has uncovered several phishing campaigns targeting Apple users’ credentials – Apple IDs and passwords – since the beginning of 2016. Cyber criminals are devising faux Apple domains purporting to be legitimate websites to engage in phishing attacks targeting Apple iCloud users in China and the UK, revealed...

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Russian Social Network VK.com Breached, 171 Million Accounts Stolen

Posted on June 6th, 2016.

Major Russian social networking website VK.com has reportedly been breached by hackers looking to sell some 171 million user accounts for one bitcoin, or USD $580. A breach of Russian social network VK.com, a Facebook clone, has been reported by LeakedSource, a website that has obtained parts of the breached database. Of the 171 million...

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Hacker Offers Millions of MySpace Passwords and Emails for $2,800

Posted on May 29th, 2016.

A hacker who claims to have stolen more than 164 million LinkedIn users now claims to have 360 million MySpace passwords and emails, which would rank as one of the largest password heists ever, according to Motherboard. Evidence suggests the data has circulated among hackers. On Friday afternoon, the hacker, who goes by the name “Peace”...

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Hacker Puts 117 Million Stolen LinkedIn Users’ Details for Sale

Posted on May 19th, 2016.

 The impact of the 2012 breach of LinkedIn servers has come to the fore, with a hacker looking to sell LinkedIn account details – including users’ emails and passwords – of 117 million registered users on a dark web marketplace. A hacker who goes by the name “Peace” is reportedly trying to sell a huge data trove of emails and passwords...

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Cybersecurity

New iPhone App Tells You If You’re Being Spied On

Posted on May 9th, 2016.

 A new iPhone application dubbed “System and Security Info” will tell users if their device has been jailbroken, which would go a long way in helping users check to see if they’re being spied on. The FBI had a tough few months trying to figure out the means to crack the passcode of an iPhone without triggering the phone’s default wipe...

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Russian Hacker Offered 272 Million Unique Email Credentials for a Dollar

Posted on May 4th, 2016.

In what constitutes a major data breach comprising of hundreds of millions of email account credentials belonging to service providers like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, a security firm discovered one Russian hacker who was willing to sell over a billion records, for less than a dollar. Security firm Hold Security has claimed that it has...

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Hackers Leak Data of 50 Million Turkish Citizens

Posted on April 6th, 2016.

Political hackers have doxed a massive database online, in what is surely one of the largest public leaks of its kind. The leak contains the personal information of some 50 million Turkish citizens. A leaked database, although unauthenticated, has allegedly surfaced and contains the personal information of over 49.6 million people from...

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Hacked: 2.2 Million Patient Records of Florida Cancer Clinic

Posted on March 10th, 2016.

21st Century Oncology, a cancer care service based in Fort Myers Florida has admitted that malicious operators may have hacked the personal data of some 2.2 former and current patients. The physician-led cancer treatment company, which runs 181 treatment centers in North and Latin America with 145 centers in the United States alone,...

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Cybersecurity

IRS Raises Taxpayer Data Theft For Second Time To 720,000 Filers

Posted on February 28th, 2016.

The IRS for the second time has revised the estimated damage of a big theft of American taxpayer data; it now thinks 720,000 taxpayers have had their information stolen, according to CNN.   In May of 2015, the IRS reported that fraudsters used a tool on its website to access the tax forms of 104,000 people. In August, the agency...

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