Computer Security

Hackers Use Password Phishing and Password Resets to Hijack Prepaid Gift Cards screenshot

Hackers Use Password Phishing and Password Resets to Hijack Prepaid Gift Cards

Researchers with Sophos Security recently reported a network breach that was not focused on deploying ransomware or stealing information. Instead, the bad actors behind it were using their illegal access to steal... Read more

December 1, 2020
Instagram Experts Warn About the 'Tap Here to Reset Your Instagram Password' Scam screenshot

Instagram Experts Warn About the 'Tap Here to Reset Your Instagram Password' Scam

In late November, a new push to scam people using Instagram was made. A lot of users reported receiving a message that invited them to "tap here to reset your Instagram password". The message is very likely a phishing... Read more

December 1, 2020
Security Tips for Peer-to-Peer Mobile Payment App Users screenshot

Security Tips for Peer-to-Peer Mobile Payment App Users

Recently, there has been a surge in scams organized around abusing the Cash App platform. A number of people reported contacting or being contacted by fake support agents, ultimately having money stolen from their... Read more

November 30, 2020
Ignoring Smart Doorbell Security Is Like Giving House Keys to Hackers screenshot

Ignoring Smart Doorbell Security Is Like Giving House Keys to Hackers

UK consumer protection organization Which? recently revealed that smart doorbells sold in big-name online retailers can contain major vulnerabilities. Together with NCC Group, another UK entity, Which? discovered that... Read more

November 26, 2020
A Data Breach Has Forced Nitro PDF Customers to Change Passwords screenshot

A Data Breach Has Forced Nitro PDF Customers to Change Passwords

A data breach that could have exposed the e-mail and password combos of thousands of users, located in New Zealand, was reported by security researchers in late November 2020. The affected entity is Nitro PDF - an... Read more

November 26, 2020
Companies Are Warned to Pay Close Attention to Cryptojacking screenshot

Companies Are Warned to Pay Close Attention to Cryptojacking

Companies and businesses have been the primary targets of bad actors for years now. The overwhelming majority of cyber attacks are carried out against industries, corporations or medium-size businesses. No small part... Read more

November 25, 2020
It Might Be Time to Change Your Pluto TV Password screenshot

It Might Be Time to Change Your Pluto TV Password

Pluto TV, an ad-supported online video on demand and TV service, suffered a data breach. The data has been put up online, free of charge. The data was uploaded for free online, allegedly by hacker collective... Read more

November 20, 2020
Hackers Are Selling 8.3 Million 123RF User Records screenshot

Hackers Are Selling 8.3 Million 123RF User Records

Stock imagery website 123RF dot com suffered a cyber attack in mid-November 2020. According to reports, around 8.3 million user records were stolen by bad actors and have now been put up for sale. 123RF is one of the... Read more

November 20, 2020
A Hacker Just Stole 46 Million Passwords From Animal Jam Players screenshot

A Hacker Just Stole 46 Million Passwords From Animal Jam Players

Following the cyber attacks against gaming industry giants Activision and Capcom, a new massive hack against a gaming company was reported in mid-November. A bad actor managed to steal a stunning 46 million user... Read more

November 18, 2020
COVID-19 Tracking App 'COVID Kaya' Leaks Data screenshot

COVID-19 Tracking App 'COVID Kaya' Leaks Data

A mobile app designed to serve as a Covid-19 case tracking platform, named 'COVID Kaya', was found to be insecure. The platform was used by doctors and healthcare workers to keep track of active Covid-19 cases in the... Read more

November 17, 2020
A New Data Breach Could Have Affected Over 10 Million Hotel Clients Around the World screenshot

A New Data Breach Could Have Affected Over 10 Million Hotel Clients Around the World

A popular hotel booking service has exposed the data of over 10 million hotel guests that visited locations all over the globe. The incident was caused by a poorly configured AWS bucket. According to a report by... Read more

November 12, 2020
BigBasket Confirms a Data Breach That Might Have Affected 20 Million Customers screenshot

BigBasket Confirms a Data Breach That Might Have Affected 20 Million Customers

Indian online grocery store BigBasket informed customers of a potential data breach. According to the company, the exact scope and consequences of the breach are still being assessed and evaluated. BigBasket further... Read more

November 12, 2020
Data From 23,000 Hacked Databases Has Been Shared via Discord and Telegram screenshot

Data From 23,000 Hacked Databases Has Been Shared via Discord and Telegram

A huge amount of data from previously hacked databases has been briefly made freely accessible online. Following the incident, the databases have been further distributed through hacker forums on the dark web as well... Read more

November 11, 2020
DDoS and Password Attacks Are Rising Rapidly During the COVID-19 Pandemic screenshot

DDoS and Password Attacks Are Rising Rapidly During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Security researchers are looking back at 2020 and their findings are not particularly encouraging. Analysts from F5 Labs recently published a report on digital attacks and incidents that took place over the previous... Read more

November 10, 2020
Private Data of 23,000 at Risk as Chesapeake Regional Healthcare Suffers Data Breach screenshot

Private Data of 23,000 at Risk as Chesapeake Regional Healthcare Suffers Data Breach

A new data breach has exposed the personal data of thousands of citizens of the state of Virginia. The target of the cyber attack was Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, who announced its third-party hosting provider... Read more

November 9, 2020
Selling USB Drives and Hard Drives Before Wiping Them Clean Could Haunt You screenshot

Selling USB Drives and Hard Drives Before Wiping Them Clean Could Haunt You

With platforms like eBay and all smaller, local websites that offers similar consumer-to-consumer services, it has never been easier to sell any old hardware you have. While there is nothing to worry about when... Read more

November 6, 2020
Massive Data Breach Hits Millions of Cannabis Growers screenshot

Massive Data Breach Hits Millions of Cannabis Growers

GrowDiaries, a community platform for legal cannabis growers that allows them to track their production, became the latest victim of a data breach. GrowDiaries started as a place that allows its users to do "detailed... Read more

November 6, 2020
Here's How a Hacker Can Sell 34 Million User Records on the Dark Web screenshot

Here's How a Hacker Can Sell 34 Million User Records on the Dark Web

The dark web has an underground marketplace that can be as active as some legitimate consumer-to-consumer e-commerce websites. Just a few days ago, a new infodump was put up for sale on one such dark web forum,... Read more

November 5, 2020