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Researchers Attribute Two Targeted Ransomware Attacks to the Lazarus Hacking Group screenshot

Researchers Attribute Two Targeted Ransomware Attacks to the Lazarus Hacking Group

Hollywood would have you believe that hoodie-wearing teenage hackers can bring down entire corporate giants worth billions of dollars from the discomfort of their parents' basement. In the real world, however, things... Read more

July 29, 2020
Dave Users' Login Credentials Get Leaked After a Third-Party Breach screenshot

Dave Users' Login Credentials Get Leaked After a Third-Party Breach

According to its About us page, Dave is a financial app created after some friends got together and decided to make the online banking experience more pleasant for US citizens. The same page rather boldly claims that... Read more

July 29, 2020
As It Turns Out, Poor Privacy Practices Have a Lot to Do With Successful Data Breaches screenshot

As It Turns Out, Poor Privacy Practices Have a Lot to Do With Successful Data Breaches

For years, you've been listening to security specialists saying how important it is to read through a service's privacy policy and terms of service before signing up. For years, you've been ignoring this advice. There... Read more

July 28, 2020
Garmin Is Slowly Recovering From a Major Ransomware Attack screenshot

Garmin Is Slowly Recovering From a Major Ransomware Attack

Yesterday, Garmin, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of GPS-enabled devices, announced that it has suffered what has to be an unprecedented ransomware attack. The infection affected many of the company's... Read more

July 28, 2020
The 'Update Current Billing Information' Email That Appears to Be Sent by Netflix Is FAKE screenshot

The 'Update Current Billing Information' Email That Appears to Be Sent by Netflix Is FAKE

Phishing attacks are widely considered to be one of the simplest forms of cybercrime. But why is that? Well, organizing a typical phishing campaign doesn't require a lot in the way of technical expertise.... Read more

July 27, 2020
Wattpad Sends an Email Disclosing That Users' Passwords and Other Data Have Been Breached screenshot

Wattpad Sends an Email Disclosing That Users' Passwords and Other Data Have Been Breached

In early-July, researchers from a threat intelligence company called Cyble noticed that a cybercriminal was selling a large database that was allegedly full of the personal information of Wattpad users. The ad was... Read more

July 24, 2020
What to Do If Your Phone Number Is One of the 309 Million Numbers That Were Leaked by Facebook? screenshot

What to Do If Your Phone Number Is One of the 309 Million Numbers That Were Leaked by Facebook?

If you use Facebook, it is likely that you have used your personal phone number to verify yourself or to provide your Facebook friends with a way to contact you. You can add the number to the About section on your... Read more

July 23, 2020
If You Thought That Sextortion Was Not a Big Deal, Know That Schemers Are Making $100,000 a Month screenshot

If You Thought That Sextortion Was Not a Big Deal, Know That Schemers Are Making $100,000 a Month

Sextortion scam emails are extremely unpleasant and intimidating. Usually, scammers claim to have a video of a user watching pornographic content and threaten to send it to his family and friends. Cybercriminals might... Read more

July 23, 2020
A GEDmatch Data Breach Led to a MyHeritage Phishing Scam screenshot

A GEDmatch Data Breach Led to a MyHeritage Phishing Scam

At the time of writing, if you try to visit the website of GEDmatch, an online platform for comparing DNA profiles, you'll see a terse message that says 'The gedmatch site is down for maintenance - Currently No ETA.'... Read more

July 23, 2020
Staff and Students at the University of York Face a Data Breach That Leaked Many Personal Details screenshot

Staff and Students at the University of York Face a Data Breach That Leaked Many Personal Details

On Tuesday, The University of York posted a notification on its website with which it informed staff, students, and alumni that their data may have been breached. The incident happened in May, and it involved personal... Read more

July 23, 2020
The Linux Foundation in Collaboration With Authorities to Battle COVID-19 screenshot

The Linux Foundation in Collaboration With Authorities to Battle COVID-19

The Linux Foundation launches a COVID-19 project in the hopes it will help authorities to make apps with Apple's API. Apps, which can get used primarily for contact-tracing, but can also get used for Coronavirus... Read more

July 22, 2020
Hackers Attempt to Steal Microsoft Account Login Data Using a Clever Google Drive Scam screenshot

Hackers Attempt to Steal Microsoft Account Login Data Using a Clever Google Drive Scam

Some login credentials are more valuable than others, and not surprisingly, the phishing attacks aimed at the important accounts tend to be much more sophisticated and well-thought-through. In January, researchers... Read more

July 22, 2020
Facebook Users Are Tricked Into Disclosing Personal Information for a Bogus TV Giveaway screenshot

Facebook Users Are Tricked Into Disclosing Personal Information for a Bogus TV Giveaway

What would an international retail chain do if it has a few damaged TVs lying around and needs to clear up some space in its warehouse? If you think that it would give them away for free through a Facebook giveaway,... Read more

July 22, 2020
Lack of Online Security Measures Causes More Than 1 Million Students' Personal Data to Be Exposed to Threats screenshot

Lack of Online Security Measures Causes More Than 1 Million Students' Personal Data to Be Exposed to Threats

2020 has been a wild roller-coaster ride so far. CIVD-19 locked everyone in and forced many industries and service providers that organized events or otherwise relied on massed gatherings of people to move their... Read more

July 21, 2020
7 VPN Providers Are Accused of Leaking the Personal Information of 20 Million Users screenshot

7 VPN Providers Are Accused of Leaking the Personal Information of 20 Million Users

We've often said on these pages that everything you read on the internet should be taken with a pinch of salt, and unfortunately, we have far too many examples of why this advice is more valid than ever. A team of... Read more

July 21, 2020
The UK Government Claims That Russian Hackers Attempted to Steal COVID-19 Vaccine Research screenshot

The UK Government Claims That Russian Hackers Attempted to Steal COVID-19 Vaccine Research

The coronavirus pandemic is far from over. Although many countries are easing the restrictions, the number of cases is still growing, and people continue to die every day. It's clear that the only solution is to... Read more

July 17, 2020
Citrix Explores a Data Breach Incident After Customers' Data Is Found for Sale Online screenshot

Citrix Explores a Data Breach Incident After Customers' Data Is Found for Sale Online

Citrix is one of the biggest cloud computing and software companies in the world. Its products are used by government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the globe, so it shouldn't really be a surprise that it... Read more

July 17, 2020
If You Think That LG's Knock Code System Is Secure, Think Again screenshot

If You Think That LG's Knock Code System Is Secure, Think Again

About five years ago, when LG was trying to advertise its then-new Knock Code phone unlocking mechanism, it implied in its video commercials that it brings 'perfect security.' In the 21st century, this is the... Read more

July 16, 2020