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Is Your Old MySpace Account Still Active? You Might Want To Check If It Was Hijacked

A security researcher discovered a severe issue with the account recovery system of MySpace. Users with old MySpace accounts should check if their profiles on the website have been stolen, and should consider deleting their account.

Security July 18, 2017

Third-Party Developers May Gain Access To Your Alexa Audio Recordings

Amazon could grant developers access to transcripts of Alexa user recordings. Reports say the move is the company’s way of staying competitive in the smart speaker race, especially with Apple and Google in the pack.

Security July 13, 2017

Verizon Customer Service Partner Exposes Data Of 6 Million Accounts: Here's What Subscribers Should Do

Data belonging to at least 6 million Verizon subscribers were leaked online due to an unprotected Amazon Web Services server. Verizon customers who recently contacted the carrier's customer services should take certain steps to protect their accounts from being compromised.

Security July 13, 2017

Reliance Jio May Have Suffered India's Worst Data Breach: Personal Information Of Over 120 Million Subscribers Possibly Compromised

Various reports claimed that the personal information of Reliance Jio subscribers were leaked online. If the allegations are true, the incident could be the worst data breach in India, with data of more than 120 million customers compromised.

Security July 10, 2017

WWE Fans, Beware: Personal Information Of Over 3 Million Users Left Unprotected Online

WWE fans may have had their personal information leaked due to an unprotected online database, The leaked data include home address, email address, educational background, ethnicity, earnings, and age ranges of children.

Security July 8, 2017

CopyCat Malware Spread to 14 Million Android Devices Last Year

The CopyCat malware turned out to be very effective. Overall, the malware infected more than 14 million devices and earned the creators more than a million dollars.

Security July 8, 2017

Kaspersky Is Willing To Share Source Code With US Government, But It's A Tricky Affair

Kaspersky is willing to grant the U.S. government access to its source code to prove it's not in bed with the Russians. Such a move, however, could have deeper implications and might not even ease current concerns.

Security July 3, 2017

Petya Malware Likely Not About Money: Political Agenda Masked As Ransomware?

A version of the Petya ransomware hit several countries worldwide and Ukraine had it the worst. The attack looks like ransomware, but things may not be as they seem.

Security June 29, 2017

The 'Petya' Ransomware: What We Know And How To Protect Your PC

Only weeks following WannaCry, a new form of malware is wreaking havoc. Here's what we know about the Petya malware and how to stop it.

Security June 28, 2017

Petya Ransomware Vaccine Helps Protect Systems, But No Kill Switch To Stop The Cyberattack From Spreading

The crippling Petya ransomware made ravages globally, but a 'vaccine' can now protect systems. It's a limited solution, however, and without a kill switch the cyberattack keeps spreading.

Security June 28, 2017

A Major Ransomware Attack Has Crippled Businesses And Airlines Throughout Europe And The United States

Starting in Ukraine, a new ransomware has spread across Europe and even affected computers in the United States. Here's what we know about the latest cyber attack.

Security June 27, 2017

Hackers Target UK Parliament In A Sustained Cyber-Attack

The British Parliament cuts off remote access to member and staff emails to prevent further cyber-attack. Hackers were determined to target email accounts with weak passwords.

Security June 25, 2017

How Bad Is The Leak Of The Windows 10 Source Code?

During the week, a small part of the Windows 10 source code was leaked online. Some have claimed it is a security risk, but how bad is it?

Security June 24, 2017

Honda Forced To Shut Down Plant After WannaCry Ransomware Infects Carmaker's Network

Honda had to halt operations in its factory in Tokyo because WannaCry infected its networks, new reports have now confirmed. Meanwhile, where the ransomware originated still remains uncertain.

Security June 22, 2017

Unsecured Data Warehouse Exposed Almost All American Voters To Risk

The 2016 election may be over, but the consequences live on. A Republican-affiliated data firm left the data of nearly 200 million Americans in an unsecured data warehouse.

Security June 20, 2017

Scanners For Carry On Luggage Tested By TSA Could Lead To Safer Flights And Shorter Lines

The TSA and American Airlines team up to conduct a demonstration of new CT scanners for carry-on luggage. The demonstration could lead to shorter queues and safer flights.

Security June 18, 2017

Facebook Moderators At Risk After Security Flaw Exposes Their Identities To Suspected Terrorists

Facebook accidentally leaked sensitive user profiles of some of its content moderators to terrorist groups last year, new reports suggest. A software bug had caused the mishap, revealing personal data to groups believed to be administered by terrorists.

Security June 17, 2017

Tech Tips: How To Protect Your Router From Hackers

Your personal data and online activities are at risk, and it could be because of an unsecure Wi-Fi router. That said, here are some tips on how to protect your router from hackers.

Security June 17, 2017

Wikileaks Reveals How The CIA Has Been Clandestinely Hacking Wifi Routers

Following on the footsteps of WannaCry, the U.S. intelligence community has another cyber security scandal on its hands. Wikileaks has released documents that allege that the CIA has been hacking into private routers in order to gather intelligence.

Security June 16, 2017

CRASHOVERRIDE: Malware That Took Down A Ukraine Power Grid?

In 2016, a malware attack knocked out the power grid in Kiev, Ukraine for an hour a week before Christmas. Cybersecurity researchers may have now discovered the malware that was used in the attack - CRASHOVERRIDE.

Security June 12, 2017

Attention, GameStop Online Shoppers: Cybercriminals May Have Stolen Your Credit Cards, Company Says

Some GameStop customers may have had their credit cards stolen along with their names and addresses. Those who placed an online order between Aug. 10, 2016, and Feb. 9, 2017, are likely to have been affected.

Security June 10, 2017

Oops, They Did It Again: Russian Hackers Tapped Britney Spears's Instagram Account To Post Coded Messages

A Slovakian cybersecurity firm has found that Russian hackers used Britney Spears's Instagram account for a malware operation. The hackers posted coded messages linking to the Turla hacker server.

Security June 9, 2017

Apple Employees And Distributors Arrested In China For Selling iPhone User Data On The Black Market

Chinese authorities have arrested 22 Apple employees and distributors for allegedly stealing iPhone user data and selling it on the black market. The individuals reportedly got the data from an internal Apple database they had access to.

Security June 8, 2017

Chinese Malware 'Fireball' Burns 250 Million Computers: Here's What It Can Do And How To Check If Your PC Is Infected

Check Point discovered Fireball, a Chinese malware operation that has infected 250 million of computers worldwide. Here's why the malware is a very dangerous security threat and how users can check if their computer is compromised.

Security June 4, 2017

Password Manager OneLogin Hacked: Attacker May Also Have Acquired A Way To Unlock Encrypted Data

OneLogin suffered a security breach that potentially compromised customer data. Making the attack potentially much more damaging is that the hacker may have also acquired a decrpytion method for encrypted data.

Security June 2, 2017

Ransomware WannaCry Linked To Southern China: Perpetrators Could Be Native Chinese Speakers

According to a linguistic analysis by security firm Flashpoint, the perpetrators of the recent WannaCry ransomware attacks has ties to southern China. However, this new discovery might only make locating the originators more difficult.

Security May 30, 2017

Judy Malware Infects Up To 36.5 Million Android Devices: Here Are Some Tips To Stay Safe Online

A set of apps under the name of Judy are actually malicious ad-clicking malware, security firm Check Point has found out. Here’s how to keep your Android device safe from malware.

Security May 28, 2017

Chipotle Data Breach Affected Most Restaurants: Hackers Stole Customers' Credit Card Information

Chipotle has suffered a malware attack and security breach, which affected a slew of Chipotle and Pizzeria Locale restaurants. Hackers stole credit/ debit card information, so customers should check for any unauthorized transactions.

Security May 27, 2017

New 'Cloak & Dagger' Android Exploit Discovered: Here's What The Attack Does And How To Protect Yourself

Researchers have discovered a new class of vulnerabilities that affect even the latest Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Here is what the 'Cloak & Dagger' exploit does and how you can protect yourself from it.

Security May 26, 2017

Samba Flaw Makes Linux Systems Vulnerable To WannaCry-Like Attack

After a chaotic week because of the WannaCry ransomware attack that locked out more than 300,000 computers, it was found that a newly discovered vulnerability could lead to a similar exploit. The attack could be due to outdated Linux software still in use.

Security May 25, 2017

WannaCry Ransomware 'Highly Likely' Carried Out By North Korean Hacker Group, Symantec Says

Cybersecurity firm Symantec believes that Lazarus, a hacking group linked to North Korea, is also responsible for the recent WannaCry attacks. A number of similarities in their code offer proof of such claims.

Security May 23, 2017

Despite The Chaos, WannaCry Earns Hackers Little Money

The WannaCry ransomware has caused plenty of chaos, but how much money has it earned the hackers? Not much, it seems.

Security May 23, 2017

Hackers Are Attempting To Resurrect WannaCry

The WannaCry malware was successfully brought to a halt last week, but the fight to keep it dead is just getting started. Cybersecurity experts warn that hackers are trying to bring the malware back to life.

Security May 21, 2017

Ransomware WannaCry Infected Almost Only Windows 7 PCs

Recently released data now shows that nearly all systems affected by ransomware WannaCry are running Windows 7. Affected devices running Windows XP, meanwhile, make up an insignificant portion of all recorded attacks.

Security May 19, 2017

Want To Avoid Falling Victim To Ransomware? Update Your Computer

As the WannaCry ransomware spreads, many have placed part of the blame on Microsoft for failing to update Windows XP. However, is it really reasonable to expect the company to support a 16-year-old operating system?

Security May 19, 2017

French May Have Found Last-Minute Solution To WannaCry Ransomware Attacks

With the clock ticking, it looks like only a matter of time before WannaCry's lockouts and data dumps start. In a last-minute effort, French researchers develop a way to beat it.

Security May 19, 2017

Hackers Behind WannaCry Ransomware Announce Monthly Data Dump That Could Include Intel On Nuclear Weapons Programs

The identities of the hackers behind the WannaCry attacks have yet to be revealed, but we do know that a group calling itself Shadow Brokers was responsible for supplying the stolen data. Now that group is offering a monthly data dump that allegedly includes information on nuclear weapon programs.

Security May 17, 2017

WannaCry Ransomware Attack Linked To North Korea: Here's The Clue That Gave It Away

The WannaCry ransomware has been linked to North Korea due to a technical clue found in its code. Is North Korea really behind the global cyberattack that has infected more than 300,000 computers across 150 countries?

Security May 16, 2017

Some Victims Of WannaCry Ransomware Hack May Have Only Themselves To Blame

Victims of the recent WannaCry ransomware cyberattack are now looking for someone or something to place the blame on. It turns out that some of the victims may have to look at their own computers.

Security May 16, 2017

WannaCry Ransomware Wreaks Havoc Across 150 Countries: How To Protect Yourself Against Such Attacks

A dangerous new ransomware called 'WannaCry' has been wreaking havoc recently, spreading with an unprecedented global reach. It's already hit more than 150 countries worldwide, so here's how it works and what you can do to stay safe.

Security May 16, 2017

WannaCry Ransomware Spreads Globally: Yes, You're Not Wrong If You're Thinking NSA

An EternalBlue ransomware variant called WannaCry is spreading like wildfire, affecting hospitals, corporations, personal computers, and more. Here’s how to make sure you don’t get affected.

Security May 13, 2017

US Might Ban Laptops On Flights From Europe: Does It Really Make Air Travel Safer?

The United States might expand its laptop ban to inbound flights from Europe, with an official announcement as early as this week, reports say. Here’s why the laptop ban barely ensures passenger safety.

Security May 11, 2017

Android Marshmallow And Nougat Permissions Flaw Enable Malware, Adware And Ransomware: No Fix Until Android O

Security firm Check Point just made a startling discovery: a major security flaw introduced by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow serves as a tool for banking malware, adware and ransomware. Google won't patch the flaw until Android O, which leaves Nougat vulnerable too.

Security May 10, 2017

Hackers Inject Malware Into Video App HandBrake For Mac: How To Check If Your Computer Is Compromised

Hackers were able to compromise one of the download mirrors for the Mac version of the popular open source video transcoder app HandBrake. Users who recently downloaded the software are advised to check if their computer has been infected with malware.

Security May 9, 2017

Google, Facebook Fall Victim To Long-Con Scam That Cost Them Over $100 Million

A crafty con artist managed to steal over $100 million using fake emails and invoices. The victim of his scam: Big tech companies Google and Facebook.

Security April 28, 2017

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