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A WordPress Plugin Called 'ThemeGrill Demo Importer' Exposed 200,000 Websites to Hackers screenshot

A WordPress Plugin Called 'ThemeGrill Demo Importer' Exposed 200,000 Websites to Hackers

Content Management Systems (CMS) like WordPress have completely transformed the process of creating and maintaining a website. Right now, building a website can be as easy as setting up a WordPress installation and... Read more

February 18, 2020
Security Researchers Warn Verizon Users About an Aggressive Smishing Scam screenshot

Security Researchers Warn Verizon Users About an Aggressive Smishing Scam

Phishing has always been one of the cybercrooks' favorites. There are a few good reasons for this. You don't need to have a lot of technical skills to pull off a successful phishing scam, and even large-scale... Read more

February 17, 2020
Apple Is the Newest Member of the FIDO Alliance screenshot

Apple Is the Newest Member of the FIDO Alliance

You might think that there is an obvious reason for our continuous reliance on passwords. You probably assume that we still use them because we have yet to develop an alternative that is reliable and more secure than... Read more

February 14, 2020
SoundCloud Was a Target for Credential Stuffing Attacks Due to the Unlimited Number of Login Attempts screenshot

SoundCloud Was a Target for Credential Stuffing Attacks Due to the Unlimited Number of Login Attempts

With over 170 million users, SoundCloud is undoubtedly one of the world's largest audio streaming platforms. According to Alexa, it's in the Top 100 most visited websites, which made it a perfect candidate for a good... Read more

February 13, 2020
Google Chrome Is About to Start Blocking Downloads. Here's All You Need to Know screenshot

Google Chrome Is About to Start Blocking Downloads. Here's All You Need to Know

In keeping with its position as one of the leading IT companies of today, Google is one of the forerunners when it comes to taking global to improve online safety. Case in point - the company’s latest efforts are... Read more

February 13, 2020
LabCorp Cannot Catch a Break as a New Data Breach Is Revealed screenshot

LabCorp Cannot Catch a Break as a New Data Breach Is Revealed

A healthcare organization's involvement in a cybersecurity incident can never be good news. If it has to deal with two separate attacks in the span of less than eleven months, it's even more worrying, and when its... Read more

February 12, 2020
A Data Breach Hits a San Diego-based Low-Income Preschool Education Provider screenshot

A Data Breach Hits a San Diego-based Low-Income Preschool Education Provider

Educational Enrichment Systems, Inc. (EES) doesn't look like the most attractive prey for cybercriminals. For the last four decades, EES has developed and offered educational programs to children growing up in... Read more

February 11, 2020
Emotet Malware is Now Capable of Hacking Wi-Fi Networks screenshot

Emotet Malware is Now Capable of Hacking Wi-Fi Networks

Many people don't think much of it, but the correct configuration of a Wi-Fi network is incredibly important. It could open the gateway to all your personal devices, and its security must be treated with utmost... Read more

February 11, 2020
The Metamorfo Banking Trojan Disables Auto-Complete to Record the Passwords You Type In screenshot

The Metamorfo Banking Trojan Disables Auto-Complete to Record the Passwords You Type In

While other threats have come and gone throughout the years, banking trojans have remained a firm favorite with cybercriminals, and although some of the strains like Ursnif have established a reputation for efficient... Read more

February 7, 2020
Google Admitted to Exposing Private Videos Stored on the 'Google Photos' Cloud screenshot

Google Admitted to Exposing Private Videos Stored on the 'Google Photos' Cloud

The constant barrage of data breaches, leaks, cybersecurity incidents, and privacy-exposing bugs has taught many people that oversharing private information on the internet could be dangerous. That's why users tend to... Read more

February 7, 2020
The Consequences of the 2019 Wawa Data Breach: Private Data of Millions Is Sold on the Dark Web screenshot

The Consequences of the 2019 Wawa Data Breach: Private Data of Millions Is Sold on the Dark Web

Last week, researchers from threat intelligence firm Gemini Advisory noticed that there was a new offer on Joker's Stash, one of the Dark Web's most popular marketplaces for stolen credit card details. It was posted... Read more

February 6, 2020
Ashley Madison Data Breach Extortion Scam Targets Hundreds of Victims screenshot

Ashley Madison Data Breach Extortion Scam Targets Hundreds of Victims

Different data breaches have different consequences. If an internet discussion board is hacked, for example, the damage is usually limited to usernames, email addresses, and, in some cases, passwords. If an e-commerce... Read more

February 5, 2020
One Social Captain Bug Threatens the Security of Thousands of Instagram Users screenshot

One Social Captain Bug Threatens the Security of Thousands of Instagram Users

For many, Instagram is a way of using trendy filters and effects to show all your friends how tasty your salad is. For others, however, Instagram is pivotal to their money-making venture, and they need to ensure that... Read more

February 4, 2020
Ring Sued Over Hacked Cameras That Exposed Children's Privacy screenshot

Ring Sued Over Hacked Cameras That Exposed Children's Privacy

Unfortunately, we tend not to think about the consequences when we're connecting more and more devices to the internet. Last year, for example, Ashley LeMay and Dylan Blakeley bought a couple of IP cameras... Read more

February 4, 2020
Cybercriminals Use Coronavirus-Themed Spam to Spread Malware screenshot

Cybercriminals Use Coronavirus-Themed Spam to Spread Malware

The Wuhan coronavirus (also known as 2019-nCoV) is still dominating the news, and unfortunately, this is unlikely to change any time soon. The death toll rises at an alarming rate, and people are on the verge of... Read more

February 3, 2020
Spicejet Failed to Protect 1.2 Million Customers' Data From Hackers screenshot

Spicejet Failed to Protect 1.2 Million Customers' Data From Hackers

Security researchers often criticize the PR teams of cyberattack victims for mishandling the incident, and it must be said that frequently, in their attempts to minimize the embarrassment, spokespeople tend to say... Read more

January 31, 2020
Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter Are in a Struggle to Stop the Distribution of Fake News Around the Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak screenshot

Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter Are in a Struggle to Stop the Distribution of Fake News Around the Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak

Fake news has been around for just as long as real news, but over the last few years, the phenomenon has gained a lot of notoriety. Why? It all has to do with the fact that the internet and social networks are... Read more

January 31, 2020
The UN Deliberately Hid a Massive Hacking Attack That Could Have Put a Lot of People in Danger screenshot

The UN Deliberately Hid a Massive Hacking Attack That Could Have Put a Lot of People in Danger

News of cyberattacks aimed at organizations of all shapes and sizes comes out on a daily basis, and it's often accompanied by a lot of criticism for the victim. Usually, the problem lies in the way the incident is... Read more

January 30, 2020