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Bank of America Reveals a Data Breach at SBA's Paycheck Protection Program screenshot

Bank of America Reveals a Data Breach at SBA's Paycheck Protection Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has set us a number of challenges, and although we're all pretty sure that we'll overcome them, some of them are presenting quite a few unexpected difficulties. Today's story, for example, will... Read more

May 27, 2020
LiveJournal Leaked 26 Million Records in 2014, and They Are Now Sold on the Dark Web screenshot

LiveJournal Leaked 26 Million Records in 2014, and They Are Now Sold on the Dark Web

Even security experts can be wrong sometimes. As some of you may know, for the last few years, they've been arguing that there's no point in changing your password unless you're sure that it has been stolen. The... Read more

May 27, 2020
Magecart Malware Scraped Card Data for 8 Months From a British Outdoor Clothing Retailer screenshot

Magecart Malware Scraped Card Data for 8 Months From a British Outdoor Clothing Retailer

Earlier this year, 18 different users complained to PayPal about fraudulent transactions observed on their bank accounts in a relatively short period of time, and after an investigation, the payment processor realized... Read more

May 22, 2020
A Data Breach at Florida's Unemployment Website Impacts an Undisclosed Number of Users screenshot

A Data Breach at Florida's Unemployment Website Impacts an Undisclosed Number of Users

People who have been left unemployed because of the coronavirus pandemic are in a pretty bad situation. At this point, nobody can say when they'll be able to get back to work, and some of them are already struggling... Read more

May 22, 2020
The US-Based Home Chef Urges Clients to Change Passwords After a Data Breach Was Revealed screenshot

The US-Based Home Chef Urges Clients to Change Passwords After a Data Breach Was Revealed

We often talk about how important it is to act quickly in the aftermath of a data breach. Companies not only need to make sure that the cybercriminals have been successfully blocked and the security holes have been... Read more

May 21, 2020
40 Million Wishbone App Users' Records Are Sold Online screenshot

40 Million Wishbone App Users' Records Are Sold Online

As we mentioned yesterday, cybercriminals often try to make money from data that was compromised years ago. When Catalin Cimpanu, one of ZDNet's security reporters, found an ad selling the information of Wishbone app... Read more

May 21, 2020
A Hacker Known as 'Sanix' Has Been Pinned for 773 Million Stolen Usernames and Passwords screenshot

A Hacker Known as 'Sanix' Has Been Pinned for 773 Million Stolen Usernames and Passwords

Clearly, some cybercriminals think that hiding behind a nickname is enough to fool law enforcement and evade justice. As a person known as 'Sanix' can tell you, however, this strategy doesn't always work. Yesterday,... Read more

May 20, 2020
Are We in the State of Ongoing Cyber War? Cybersecurity Experts Think That We Are screenshot

Are We in the State of Ongoing Cyber War? Cybersecurity Experts Think That We Are

Are we in the state of an ongoing cyber war? The majority of security experts think so. And while most of the regular users might think that cyber war doesn’t affect them directly, you would be surprised how big of an... Read more

May 20, 2020
9 Million easyJet Records Breached: Change Your Password Now screenshot

9 Million easyJet Records Breached: Change Your Password Now

Ideally, if a company suffers a data breach, it will simultaneously inform all affected customers personally and will also issue a public statement that explains in enough detail what has happened. Sadly, as easyJet... Read more

May 20, 2020
The IRS Encourages All Tax Payers to Utilize the Multi-Factor Authentication Feature screenshot

The IRS Encourages All Tax Payers to Utilize the Multi-Factor Authentication Feature

COVID-19 is forcing every single one of us to reschedule or cancel our plans. Even something like taxes may have to wait, as the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced the federal income tax... Read more

May 19, 2020
Attackers Install E-Skimmers Thanks to a Three-Year-Old Vulnerability, the FBI Warns screenshot

Attackers Install E-Skimmers Thanks to a Three-Year-Old Vulnerability, the FBI Warns

Unlike other entries in the cybersecurity glossary of technical terms, the word 'e-skimmer' is pretty straightforward to explain. Just like a physical card skimmer scrapes banking card details from an ATM, an... Read more

May 19, 2020
76,000 Fingerprints Were Exposed: How Can Hackers Use Them? screenshot

76,000 Fingerprints Were Exposed: How Can Hackers Use Them?

Using a fingerprint instead of a password can seem like a safer option because it is more difficult to obtain a fingerprint. However, losing it to hackers is much worse because unlike passwords, fingerprints are... Read more

May 18, 2020
Schemers Are Using the Good Name of DHL to Perform Phishing Attacks screenshot

Schemers Are Using the Good Name of DHL to Perform Phishing Attacks

Most of you are probably familiar with the anticipation associated with waiting for the arrival of something you've ordered online, and thanks to the lockdown boredom, this feeling is all the more intense at the... Read more

May 15, 2020
Watch out for the 'Thank You for Your Order' Apple Scam screenshot

Watch out for the 'Thank You for Your Order' Apple Scam

Some cybercrime campaigns are so effective that every now and again, hackers and online scammers decide to reuse them. This is apparently the case with one of the many phishing scams targeting Apple users. The... Read more

May 14, 2020
More Than 4,000 Android Apps are Reportedly Leaking User Passwords screenshot

More Than 4,000 Android Apps are Reportedly Leaking User Passwords

Some people can produce a long list of arguments against using Android, and you can bet that security will be pretty near the top. Publishing apps on Google Play is much easier compared to Apple's App Store, and... Read more

May 13, 2020
The US and the UK Reveal Password Spraying Attacks Against Healthcare Institutions screenshot

The US and the UK Reveal Password Spraying Attacks Against Healthcare Institutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has engulfed pretty much the entire planet, and it's safe to say that there is no country that can truly claim to be unharmed by the new virus. All over the world, the biggest pharmaceutical... Read more

May 12, 2020
Zoosk, ChatBooks, and Styleshare Are Among the 11 Large Companies That Leaked 164 Million Records screenshot

Zoosk, ChatBooks, and Styleshare Are Among the 11 Large Companies That Leaked 164 Million Records

Hackers know very well that what they do is illegal, and they obviously don't want to get caught. At the same time, however, they are a proud bunch, and for many of them, building a reputation and earning the respect... Read more

May 12, 2020
A Data Breach at the U.S. Marshals Service Revealed Prisoners' Personal Information screenshot

A Data Breach at the U.S. Marshals Service Revealed Prisoners' Personal Information

In the same way that law enforcement officers should be behavioral role models for regular citizens, law enforcement agencies should show both private and government organizations what to do and what not to do in... Read more

May 11, 2020