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Equifax Data Breach Places 143 Million Customers At Risk: Are You One Of Them?

Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies in the United States, suffered a massive data breach. The cybersecurity incident places 143 million Americans at risk, and here is how to check if you are one of them.

Security September 8, 2017

Spambot Compromises Over 700 Million Email Accounts: You Should Probably Change Your Password Right Now

A spambot dubbed Onliner was discovered to have compromised over 700 million email accounts. Attackers use the spambot and its treasure trove of credentials to spread Ursnif, a banking malware that can steal login details and credit card information.

Security August 30, 2017

Forget Everything You Know About Password Security, As The Man Who Made The Rules Admits He Was Wrong

Netizens have long been forced to follow complicated requirements in creating passwords for their online accounts. The man who made these guidelines in 2003, however, has now admitted that he was wrong.

Security August 9, 2017

HBO Hacked: 1.5 TB Of Data Stolen, Including Script For Unreleased 'Game Of Thrones' Episode

HBO confirmed that it suffered a cyberattack, with hackers stealing 1.5 TB worth of data. The hackers have uploaded episodes of 'Ballers' and 'Room 104,' along with written material connected to the next episode of 'Game of Thrones.'

Security July 31, 2017

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

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

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

How Quantum Mechanics Is Chinese Scientists’ Answer To Cybersecurity Attacks

A team of Chinese scientists has successfully beat the record for quantum entanglement. But what are the applications of quantum mechanics in addressing cybersecurity attacks as well as information sharing systems?

Energy June 16, 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

Microsoft Faces Another Antitrust Charge, This Time From Russian Cybersecurity Firm Kaspersky Lab

Over the last decade, it seems like every major tech company has faced antitrust charges for business practices in Europe. Microsoft just got hit with another, this time by Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab.

Microsoft June 7, 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 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

Microsoft Calls Out NSA For Stockpiling Cybersecurity Secrets: WannaCry Ransomware Should Serve As 'Wake-Up Call'

Microsoft called out the National Security Agency for stockpiling cybersecurity vulnerabilities that led to the massively damaging WannaCry ransomware attacks. The company believes that the technology industry, customers, and governments need to team up against hackers.

Microsoft May 15, 2017

Google Releases May 2017 Android Security Patch For Pixel, Nexus Devices: What Issues Does The Update Fix?

Google has rolled out the over-the-air and factory image versions of the May 2017 Android security patch. The update fixes minor bugs and several security issues, including one critical vulnerability.

Google May 2, 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

Antivirus Webroot Flags Windows System Files As Malicious, Gives Users Serious Headaches

Windows users are having fits after antivirus Webroot flagged several Windows files as harmful. The company is already looking for ways to fix the mishap.

Security April 26, 2017

Security Alert: Hackers Exploiting Microsoft Word To Infect Computers With Malware

Software security experts have discovered a security flaw inside Microsoft Word. Attackers exploit this vulnerability to install a malware, which they spread via email.

Security April 11, 2017

Google Researcher Reveals Flaw In Android And iOS That Can Be Hacked Via Wi-Fi

A researcher for Google Project Zero has discovered a serious flaw in iOS and Android security that can be exploited by hackers. Apple has since released a patch, but Google still hasn’t addressed the issue.

Apps/Software April 8, 2017

Now That Congress Just Killed Online Privacy, Can VPN Protect You From Snooping Eyes?

After Congress voted to repeal the FCC privacy rules, people have flocked to find VPNs. But what is a VPN and can it protect your online privacy?

Security March 30, 2017

LastPass Updates Security After Vulnerability Was Exposed By A Researcher

LastPass, a known password manager, has revealed security flaws in its browser extensions. The company is already patching the vulnerability, which was revealed by a security researcher this week.

Security March 30, 2017

Investigators Probe North Korea Link To $81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist

Investigators are probing a potential North Korea link to the $81 million Bangladesh bank heist. This is due to similarities in the code used in the online heist and in an earlier Sony Pictures hack.

Business Tech March 24, 2017

Like McDonald’s, You Could Fall Victim To Hacking: Tips To Protect Your Twitter Account

Twitter has always been an easy target for online privacy breaches, given the large size of its users and the ease at which tweets can be spread. Here are the steps to keep your Twitter account secure.

Security March 17, 2017

Oops, Google Allo Could Reveal Your Search History

A glitch in Google’s messaging app Allo has been found to reveal the user’s search history. Google Assistant, a feature of Allo, revealed the search results, a glitch that can be a privacy issue.

Apps/Software March 15, 2017

If You Can’t Beat Them, Hire Them: Apple Hires Renowned iOS Jailbreaker And Security Expert Jonathan Zdziarski

Apple is bringing Jonathan Zdziarski, a renowned iOS security expert and digital forensics consultant, on board to join its security team. Zdziarski broke the news on his personal blog.

Business Tech March 15, 2017

Worried About Privacy Breaches? Here Are Cybersecurity Tips To Lock Out Intruders

Cyberattacks and privacy breaches have worried many about the safety and security of their IoT devices. Here are a few tips that can ease your worries about cybersecurity.

Security March 12, 2017

WikiLeaks CIA Hack Leak Raises Privacy Concerns: How To Stay Protected

The WikiLeaks CIA hack reveal raised some serious privacy and security concerns, making us wonder whether any of our devices are safe from spying. If you're worried about hacks, here's how to keep your device protected.

Security March 10, 2017

Fortune 1000 Companies Two Times More Prone To Data Breaches, Says Report

Fortune 1000 companies experience double the security breach compared to its peers. The report from BitSight took into consideration the levels of cybersecurity performance of Fortune 1000 companies.

Security March 9, 2017

WikiLeaks Dump: Should You Be Worried About The CIA Cyber Hacks?

Another spying scandal has hit the CIA, this time with the massive cybersecurity documents exposed by WikiLeaks. The documents contain information regarding spying and hacking efforts done by the agency, an issue that can put it at loggerheads with the tech industry.

Security March 8, 2017

How Hackers Used 'Forged Cookies' To Access Yahoo Accounts: No Password Needed [Analysis]

Yahoo reveals new information regarding the 2015 and 2016 data breach, and it should make users really worried. Counterfeit cookies were used to breeze through security protocols.

Security February 19, 2017

F-35 Soars To New Heights In US Air Force Combat Test Featuring Airstrikes And Cyber Threats

The U.S. Air Force successfully employs a collaborative system against traditional and cyber attacks in its F-35 A Lightning II. The fighter jet achieved a 15:1 kill rate.

Defense February 12, 2017

Cybersecurity: SonicWall Threat Report Shows Malware Slightly Dropped, But Ransomware Surged In 2016

Cybersecurity company SonicWall released its latest global cyber threat report for 2016, detailing the state of cybersecurity. According to the report, malware saw a slight drop, but ransomware surged tremendously.

Security February 8, 2017

Over 70 iOS Apps Found Vulnerable To Man-In-The-Middle Attacks: Is Apple To Blame?

Sudo Security discovered 76 iOS apps, collectively downloaded more than 18 million times, that are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks. Should the blame for the issues fall on Apple or on someone else?

Apple February 6, 2017

Microsoft Will Continue To Spend Over $1 Billion Per Year On Cybersecurity To Keep Users Safe

Microsoft will continue to invest more than $1 billion per year on cybersecurity research and development. The figure was revealed by the company's VP of security Bharat Shah, adding that spending is necessary as more users move to the cloud.

Microsoft January 27, 2017

Yahoo Acquisition By Verizon Still Happening, Just Delayed Amid Fallout From Security Issues

Yahoo surpassed performance forecasts for the fourth quarter of 2016. This is a much-needed bright spot for the company, which has pushed back the completion of its sale to Verizon amid the fallout of several security issues.

Business Tech January 24, 2017

Sundance Film Festival Was Hit By Hackers, But Cyberattack Didn't Affect Screenings

Some hackers took aim at the Sundance Film Festival that caused its box office to close down for some time, but the attack wasn't enough to take any effect on the screenings.

Security January 23, 2017

Watch Out For Gmail Phishing Scam, Tricks Users To Give Up Google Credentials

Gmail users from all over the world are losing their credentials from a new phishing scam. The scam sends bugged emails which take the users to a fake login page when opened.

Security January 17, 2017

E-Sports Site ESEA Hacked, 1.5M Users' Account Data Released After Refusing To Pay Ransom

ESEA faced a ransomware attack and refused to pay up, arguing that it doesn't give in to extortion and ransom demand. As a result, hackers released data from more than 1.5 million ESEA accounts.

Security January 11, 2017

Trump Wary Of Cybersecurity Loopholes: 'No Computer Is Safe'

In the wake of the Russia hacking controversy, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump warns that 'no computer is safe.' Trump recommends the use of courier as a safer alternative to relay important messages.

Security January 7, 2017

FDA Warns Against Hacking Medical Devices Like Artificial Pacemakers: New Cybersecurity Guidelines Set

The threat of hacking comes with the many technological advancements of late, and medical devices are not an exception. The FDA now issues stricter guidelines when it comes to the privacy of medical facilities and medical device users.

Biotech December 31, 2016

Cybersecurity Experts Identify 3 Hacking Trends Of 2016

Hackers are choosing to use their skills to victimize and exploit. Take a look back at 2016 and find out which cybercrimes hackers utilized the most.

Computers December 30, 2016

Microsoft's LinkedIn Hit By Data Breach: 55,000 Passwords Reset For Subsidiary Lynda.com

Lynda.com, a subsidiary of LinkedIn, has announced a security breach that affected 9.5 million users, causing the company to reset the password for 55,000 accounts. The company is now notifying its users about the security breach through email.

Security December 20, 2016

If Verizon Cancels $4.8 Billion Yahoo Acquisition After New Security Breach, What Might The Carrier Do Next?

Verizon's $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo's online operations might be in jeopardy after the disclosure of another security breach. If Verizon backs out of the deal, what might the carrier do next?

Business Tech December 18, 2016

The Latest Yahoo Security Breach Is The Worst One Yet, And Verizon Is Now Thinking Twice About That $4.8 Billion Acquisition

The new security breach revealed by Yahoo affects 1 billion users, but it is actually worse than it looks. Verizon, which offered to purchase Yahoo's online operations for $4.8 billion, is now seeking to change the terms of the acquisition.

Business Tech December 16, 2016

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