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Google Will Auto-Delete Data by Default in 18 Months for New Accounts screenshot

Google Will Auto-Delete Data by Default in 18 Months for New Accounts

How often do you go through your Google Account to delete the collected data? Maybe you don’t even bother about it because you think that Google knows everything about you anyway? Whichever it might be, Google does... Read more

December 14, 2020
What Does the Second Wave of COVID-19 Scams Has in Store for Us? screenshot

What Does the Second Wave of COVID-19 Scams Has in Store for Us?

Autumn has brought us the second wave of coronavirus, and, unfortunately, with it comes the second wave of the COVID-19 scams. Many users were not prepared for the first wave of such scams as everything happened so... Read more

December 9, 2020
New Study Shows That Cybercrime Has Doubled in the UK Within the Last 5 Years screenshot

New Study Shows That Cybercrime Has Doubled in the UK Within the Last 5 Years

Cybersecurity experts from Beaming have been gathering data about cyber attacks on organizations in the UK for the last five years. Sadly, they concluded that more and more companies are failing at preventing cyber... Read more

December 8, 2020
Facebook Strikes Back on Data Harvesters and Fraudsters screenshot

Facebook Strikes Back on Data Harvesters and Fraudsters

Even if you don’t use Facebook every day, you probably have an account by now. And if you do have an account, you should be aware of the potential security risks that come with having one. Facebook has recently ranked... Read more

December 7, 2020
What Did We Learn From a Global Pandemic? screenshot

What Did We Learn From a Global Pandemic?

If just a year ago remote work was an attractive but not always achievable option, nowadays it’s the new reality. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we had to rearrange the way we work, learn, and even have fun. We... Read more

October 13, 2020
Stolen Remote Logins Drop in Price on the Dark Web as Supply Grows screenshot

Stolen Remote Logins Drop in Price on the Dark Web as Supply Grows

The simple principles of supply and demand are also valid when it comes to seedy dark web marketplaces, it seems. Security researchers discovered that the price of stolen remote desktop protocol (RDP) logins is... Read more

October 1, 2020
Unprotected Dating Service Database Leaks Personal Data screenshot

Unprotected Dating Service Database Leaks Personal Data

Another exposed database on an online server was leaking the personal data of its users. The database in question belonged to a dating website was running on an Elastisearch server and was not password-protected. The... Read more

September 24, 2020
Stolen Fortnite Accounts Are Making Millions for Cybercriminals screenshot

Stolen Fortnite Accounts Are Making Millions for Cybercriminals

Despite the latest tensions between Epic Games and Apple, Epic's Fortnite is still a seemingly bottomless gold mine. However, the game is generating a lot of money not just for Tim Sweeny and his company but also for... Read more

September 14, 2020
Warning: Not All Zoom Invitations Can Be Trusted screenshot

Warning: Not All Zoom Invitations Can Be Trusted

With the global Covid-19 pandemic still in full swing and millions of people working from home, technology has become even more important for keeping in touch and staying connected, both with family members and with... Read more

September 9, 2020
Online Design Platform Canva Abused by Hackers for Phishing screenshot

Online Design Platform Canva Abused by Hackers for Phishing

Bad actors, especially those focusing on scams and phishing emails, have been shifting their focus on exploiting cloud services and online tools for their campaigns. After a rise in phishing emails using content... Read more

September 8, 2020
Thousands of Players Upset After Michigan Lottery Password Reset screenshot

Thousands of Players Upset After Michigan Lottery Password Reset

Some lottery players in Michigan were disgruntled to find their accounts inaccessible after the state lottery pushed a site update in mid-August 2020. The website of the lottery implemented a new security update on... Read more

September 8, 2020
Tech Company Garmin Pays Millions After Ransomware Attack screenshot

Tech Company Garmin Pays Millions After Ransomware Attack

Garmin, a brand associated with a lot of different GPS systems and sports equipment, reportedly paid millions of dollars of ransom after hackers infected its systems with ransomware in late July 2020. According to... Read more

September 4, 2020
Qbot's New Version Can Hijack Email Threads screenshot

Qbot's New Version Can Hijack Email Threads

The online threat landscape is a very peculiar place. It shifts and changes all the time, and we see new names come in while old ones drop out every single day. In light of all this, you might expect that a malware... Read more

August 28, 2020
Watch Out for the 'Fix Incoming Email Issues' Email Aimed at Outlook Users screenshot

Watch Out for the 'Fix Incoming Email Issues' Email Aimed at Outlook Users

Unfortunately, emails that try to trick you into giving away your login credentials have become so common, that they are now a part of our everyday online existence. Most of these campaigns are not incredibly... Read more

August 27, 2020
Here We Go Again: Experian Responsible for a Data Breach That Affects 24 Million screenshot

Here We Go Again: Experian Responsible for a Data Breach That Affects 24 Million

As it turns out, you don't always need to breach an organization's security in order to gain unauthorized access to a vast trove of information. Experian, a multi-national credit reporting bureau, proved that... Read more

August 26, 2020
Emails and Passwords of Millions of Flaticon and Freepik Users Have Been Exposed screenshot

Emails and Passwords of Millions of Flaticon and Freepik Users Have Been Exposed

You can learn a lot about a company's attitude towards security in the wake of a data breach. You can see how it handled it in the past, how it's dealing with it at the moment, and how far in the future it casts its... Read more

August 25, 2020
235 Million Accounts of Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube Users Have Been Exposed screenshot

235 Million Accounts of Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube Users Have Been Exposed

On August 1, Comparitech's security researchers found a database that held tons of personal information and was accessible from anywhere in the world without any form of authentication. Led by Bob Diachenko, the team... Read more

August 24, 2020
Another Day, Another Healthcare Data Breach: Adit Left 3.1 Million Patients' Records Exposed screenshot

Another Day, Another Healthcare Data Breach: Adit Left 3.1 Million Patients' Records Exposed

Putting millions of people's data in a poorly configured database is a mistake that far too many organizations make. When the exposure is found, however, the people at fault must ensure that the problem is properly... Read more

August 14, 2020