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Facebook “Verified Page” Scam Alert screenshot

Facebook “Verified Page” Scam Alert

If you still don’t have a Facebook account, it’s hard to say what you’ve been doing with your life so far. The humongous social networking website has grown into something far bigger than just a medium to broadcast... Read more

November 18, 2019
InfoTrax Systems Discovered a Massive Data Breach Only After the Attackers Ran out of Storage Space screenshot

InfoTrax Systems Discovered a Massive Data Breach Only After the Attackers Ran out of Storage Space

You read news about how hackers attack various online services and help themselves to your personal information every day. Data breaches are indeed a part of our everyday lives, and this is unlikely to change any time... Read more

November 14, 2019
YouTube Users Are Warned About Videos That Sneakily Promote a Password-Stealing Trojan screenshot

YouTube Users Are Warned About Videos That Sneakily Promote a Password-Stealing Trojan

In April, security researchers from Fortinet talked about an ongoing campaign that was spreading an information-stealing malware called Predator the Thief. The campaign in question had been active since at least July... Read more

November 13, 2019
An Outdated vBulletin Installation Has ZoneAlarm's Forum Site Breached by Hackers screenshot

An Outdated vBulletin Installation Has ZoneAlarm's Forum Site Breached by Hackers

It's common knowledge that no one is immune from cyberattacks, and if you still need further proof of this, you can have a look at some of the security companies that were successfully breached by cybercriminals.... Read more

November 13, 2019
Orvis Has Admitted to Leaking Internal Passwords That Could Have Exposed the Company's Security screenshot

Orvis Has Admitted to Leaking Internal Passwords That Could Have Exposed the Company's Security

Established in the 1850s, Orvis is considered to be one of the first mail-order businesses in the US. It started out as a specialized retailer for fly fishing paraphernalia, but it now sells all sorts of clothes and... Read more

November 12, 2019
Hundreds of Amazon Customers Report Unauthorized Charges of at Least £400,000 ($513K) screenshot

Hundreds of Amazon Customers Report Unauthorized Charges of at Least £400,000 ($513K)

Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud and cybercrime reporting center, is trying to warn the general public about a new scam targeting Amazon customers. The service, which is run by the City of London Police, has... Read more

November 8, 2019
Nearly 70% of Spam Comes from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and the U.S., New Study Finds screenshot

Nearly 70% of Spam Comes from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and the U.S., New Study Finds

We’ve all been exposed to spam. In some cases, it can reach us via text messages we receive on our mobile devices. In other cases, the schemers behind the misleading messages can operate via social networking... Read more

November 7, 2019
NordVPN Users' Passwords Compromised and Exposed on Online Forums screenshot

NordVPN Users' Passwords Compromised and Exposed on Online Forums

On October 21, NordVPN admitted that hackers had accessed a server that was used by the VPN provider. Less than two weeks later, on Friday, it became apparent that the usernames and passwords of NordVPN users have... Read more

November 5, 2019
Bank Customers Are Warned That the Zelle Payment App Could Help Schemers Steal Money screenshot

Bank Customers Are Warned That the Zelle Payment App Could Help Schemers Steal Money

A few months ago, Early Warning Services, LLC., the owner of a payment service called Zelle, told NBC that there is 'potential for fraud' in all digital payment technologies. The people who made that statement should... Read more

November 1, 2019
Hackers Hijack Currys PC World's eBay Account and Successfully Steal Money from Unsuspecting Shoppers screenshot

Hackers Hijack Currys PC World's eBay Account and Successfully Steal Money from Unsuspecting Shoppers

A couple of weeks ago, online shopping enthusiasts hoping for a bargain were left disappointed after their money was directed the wrong way. Some of them heard that Currys PC World is selling iPhone 11s at a... Read more

October 31, 2019
Is There Anything Holy Left in This World? A Security Flaw Is Found in a New Smart Rosary screenshot

Is There Anything Holy Left in This World? A Security Flaw Is Found in a New Smart Rosary

In what some would consider a strange attempt to get more people interested in religion, the Catholic Church announced last week that it's launching a brand new smart rosary. The device costs a little over $100, and... Read more

October 23, 2019
Hackers Employed Google Home and Amazon Alexa to Eavesdrop and Record Passwords screenshot

Hackers Employed Google Home and Amazon Alexa to Eavesdrop and Record Passwords

Start a discussion on the privacy implications of owning a smart speaker like Amazon's Alexa or Google's Home, and you are likely to see two well-defined groups of people form almost immediately. The first one will... Read more

October 22, 2019
Meet Smominru, a Dangerous Malware That Could Try to Steal Your Credentials screenshot

Meet Smominru, a Dangerous Malware That Could Try to Steal Your Credentials

You could say that the Smominru worm isn't the most widely known cyber threat out there. It has indeed attracted some attention, mostly from cybersecurity experts, but overall, it hasn't been mentioned in the news as... Read more

October 9, 2019
Hackers Employ the Telkom Network to Set up a Fake Citibank Website to Extract Login Data screenshot

Hackers Employ the Telkom Network to Set up a Fake Citibank Website to Extract Login Data

Last week, South African IT news outlet MyBroadband was alerted of a compromised website that was stealing login credentials from Citibank customers. The website's domain is naphotography[.]co[.]za, and it's owned by... Read more

October 9, 2019
If a Bank Sends You Your Passwords via a Text Message, This Android Trojan Could Steal Them screenshot

If a Bank Sends You Your Passwords via a Text Message, This Android Trojan Could Steal Them

Do you still think that a successful malware operation depends on talented hackers creating a bespoke piece of malware that can keep security researchers and law enforcement agencies off the scent? You might want to... Read more

October 4, 2019
Personal Data of 20M Russian Tax Payers Was Exposed, but a Data Breach Has Not Been Confirmed Yet screenshot

Personal Data of 20M Russian Tax Payers Was Exposed, but a Data Breach Has Not Been Confirmed Yet

Someone made a basic configuration mistake, and because of this, millions of Russian citizens now have a very good reason to be concerned. As you might have guessed already, that someone put people's data in a server... Read more

October 4, 2019
Zendesk Reveals That a Data Breach Affected the Emails and Passwords of 10,000 Users in 2016 screenshot

Zendesk Reveals That a Data Breach Affected the Emails and Passwords of 10,000 Users in 2016

On September 24, Zendesk, the developer of a line of ticketing and customer support software solutions, learned that it had suffered a data breach. Apparently, a third party alerted it to the incident, and if the... Read more

October 3, 2019
Comodo's Forum Gets Hacked After the Company Fails to Apply a Security Patch on Time screenshot

Comodo's Forum Gets Hacked After the Company Fails to Apply a Security Patch on Time

We often get to say on these pages how important software updates are, not just because of the new features and performance improvements, but also because of the security patches. On Monday, Comodo, which, ironically,... Read more

October 2, 2019