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Hackers Have Brute-Forced Admin Usernames and Passwords of 20,000 WordPress Sites screenshot

Hackers Have Brute-Forced Admin Usernames and Passwords of 20,000 WordPress Sites

When security researchers say that adding '123' to the end of a weak password isn't doing a whole lot to improve its security, many people tend to think that the paranoia levels are running too high. Users reckon that...

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December 13, 2018
Google Reveals a New Google+ Data Breach and a New Shutdown Date screenshot

Google Reveals a New Google+ Data Breach and a New Shutdown Date

In early 2018, Google launched what it called Project Strobe – a thorough review of how third-party apps and consumers engage with the search engine giant's services. After carefully poking through Google+, Mountain...

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December 12, 2018
The Hacker Behind WeChat Ransomware Is Caught After Stealing Passwords from 50,000 Users screenshot

The Hacker Behind WeChat Ransomware Is Caught After Stealing Passwords from 50,000 Users

The prospect of using computers to illegally earn money from regular people seems appealing to quite a few wannabe criminals. Predictably, some are better than others. Luo Moumou, a Chinese individual who authored a...

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December 10, 2018
2.65 Million Patients Affected by the Latest Healthcare Data Breach screenshot

2.65 Million Patients Affected by the Latest Healthcare Data Breach

It's easy to forget how many parties are handling your data in this day and age. And we're not just talking about things you do online. Even something as simple as going to the doctor's office often requires giving...

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November 30, 2018
What Is the Future of Cybersecurity? screenshot

What Is the Future of Cybersecurity?

The increasing number of IoT devices, cloud services, interconnected devices, and other advanced IT systems no doubt shapes the future of cybersecurity. The topic simply cannot be discussed in isolation because the...

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November 30, 2018
Dell Says That Users' Passwords Were Not Leaked During Breach, but It Might Be Wise to Change Them Anyway screenshot

Dell Says That Users' Passwords Were Not Leaked During Breach, but It Might Be Wise to Change Them Anyway

People tend to assume that small companies that have neither the human nor the financial resources to correctly secure their systems are the only organizations that fall victims to cyberattacks. This, as Amazon...

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November 29, 2018
A Vicious NatWest Scam Is Helping Cybercriminals Steal People's Life Savings screenshot

A Vicious NatWest Scam Is Helping Cybercriminals Steal People's Life Savings

We have talked about how unpleasant having your credit card stolen is. With that being said, in many cases, the damage could be limited. Obviously, regulations vary from country to country, but it's fair to say that...

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November 26, 2018
UK's Supermarket Chain 'Iceland' Urges Bonus Card Customers to Change Passwords After Data Breach screenshot

UK's Supermarket Chain 'Iceland' Urges Bonus Card Customers to Change Passwords After Data Breach

In addition to being a northern country that is famous for its volcanoes and geysers, Iceland is also the name of a British supermarket chain. It recently suffered a security incident which can serve as proof that...

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November 26, 2018
Amazon Reports a Data Breach Just Before Black Friday screenshot

Amazon Reports a Data Breach Just Before Black Friday

Multi-billion-dollar technology companies got so big not just because they presented an innovative product and did a good job of marketing it. In the online world, users need to feel safe when they're taking advantage...

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November 26, 2018
Satellite Hacking Is a Real Thing and It Presents a Real Threat to Our Security screenshot

Satellite Hacking Is a Real Thing and It Presents a Real Threat to Our Security

Have you ever wondered what would happen if all satellites suddenly just stopped working? While we do not see them floating above our heads, and some people still don't believe they exist at all (calling out all...

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November 26, 2018
Passwords, Addresses, and Payment Card Data Were Leaked During a Vision Direct Data Breach screenshot

Passwords, Addresses, and Payment Card Data Were Leaked During a Vision Direct Data Breach

Vision Direct, a large, multi-national online retailer of contact lenses, glasses, and other eyecare products recently suffered a data breach which exposed the personal information of some of its customers. This type...

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November 21, 2018
DarkGate Miner Could Put Your Passwords at Risk - How to Protect Yourself screenshot

DarkGate Miner Could Put Your Passwords at Risk - How to Protect Yourself

Adi Zeligson and Rotem Kerner, two security researchers working for enSilo, recently saw that a new malware family called DarkGate was flying around. Most security products were not detecting it, so they decided to...

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November 20, 2018
Group of iPhone Users Had Their Apple IDs Locked and Were Forced to Reset Their Passwords screenshot

Group of iPhone Users Had Their Apple IDs Locked and Were Forced to Reset Their Passwords

One of the bad things about the internet is the fact that you're never really completely in control of the situation. Even when your data is at stake, you're often at the mercy of a service provider who sometimes does...

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November 15, 2018
Cardless ATM Scams: How to Protect Yourself Against Them screenshot

Cardless ATM Scams: How to Protect Yourself Against Them

To ensure that our money doesn't sit still, banks and financial institutions have embraced technology and have given us numerous ways of moving cash around. They know that convenience plays a major part in the...

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November 15, 2018
Infamous Trickbot Trojan Is Now Capable of Stealing Credentials from Web Browsers Too screenshot

Infamous Trickbot Trojan Is Now Capable of Stealing Credentials from Web Browsers Too

In a little over two years, Trickbot has been transformed from a newcomer to an established name in the online threat landscape. For some reason, many people continue to classify it as a banking trojan, but those who...

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November 14, 2018
78% of Users Do Not Trust Brands That Have Experienced Data Breaches - What Does That Mean for Businesses? screenshot

78% of Users Do Not Trust Brands That Have Experienced Data Breaches - What Does That Mean for Businesses?

In May, the news of the Cambridge Analytica scandal that affected millions of Facebook users was still fresh. A nervous Mark Zuckerberg had recently appeared before Congress, and many people were discussing privacy....

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November 12, 2018
HSBC Customers Are Urged to Change Passwords in the Wake of a Security Breach screenshot

HSBC Customers Are Urged to Change Passwords in the Wake of a Security Breach

Last Friday, the American branch of HSBC filed a Notice of Data Breach letter with the Attorney General of the state of California. The multi-national bank apparently learned that between October 4 and October 14,...

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November 9, 2018
A Bitcoin Scam Uses Elon Musk's Name to Defraud Users out of Their Money screenshot

A Bitcoin Scam Uses Elon Musk's Name to Defraud Users out of Their Money

Most of you probably know how Twitter works. You 'follow' some people, and the things they share appear in your timeline alongside some ads that may or may not be relevant to your interests. One of the great things...

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November 6, 2018