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Are organizations reporting cyberattacks more?

Across a few articles since the pandemic has erupted across the world, I’ve noted how cyberattacks have been on the...
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Why there are no winners in a tech cold war between China and the West

When China recently introduced its new national security law for Hong Kong, many predicted a turbulent future for tech and social media...
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What is social engineering?

Social engineering is the act of manipulating people into revealing confidential information. Fraudsters may impersonate someone else or steal other...
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We think it’s other people that fall for online scams

The rise in cybersecurity attacks during the coronavirus pandemic has been well documented. It’s been a perfect storm of vast...
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Top myths about malware, ransomware, and spyware

One of the downsides of always being connected is the constant threat of malicious software and threats that come in...
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Critical US infrastructure can be hacked by anyone

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Our research found that both public and private infrastructure in the US is still unprotected and easily accessible to hackers - with no passwords at all.
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New Zealand property management company leaks 30,000 users’ passports, driver’s licenses and other personal data

CyberNews received information from reader Jake Dixon, a security researcher with Vadix Solutions, who discovered an unsecured Amazon Simple Storage...
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Are passwords still fit for purpose?

Amidst the rise in cybersecurity issues that have accompanied the coronavirus pandemic, the foremost means of hacking into a system...
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Tesco coupons easily faked to save £750 on Hotels.com bookings worldwide

Tesco is one of the most popular groceries and merchandise retailers in the UK, as well as in some European...
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Is blockchain breaking the shackles of its criminal reputation?

A few years ago at the height of the blockchain boom, scarcely a day would pass without getting a whitepaper...
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Unsecured Chinese companies leak users’ sensitive personal and business data

Our research uncovered two unsecured databases, with millions of records, belonging to companies that are based in China and provide...
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People are being sent to jail for leaking data – should they?

The ability to blow the whistle, including by leaking data, is important A former Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) analyst has...
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Why incident response remains key to successful cybersecurity

Cyberattacks are increasingly common, and a growing number of organizations develop a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) to respond...
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Popular MMO game Stalker Online hacked, 1.2 million user records put for sale on hacker forums

A database containing over 1.2 million user records from the popular MMO Stalker Online is being sold on hacker forums....
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Cryptocurrency marketplaces leave $18 million in the open for anyone to steal, leak user data

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Cryptocurrency has been in the public eye for a few years now with the increasing popularity of Bitcoin and its...
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30,000+ Italian sales agents' personal data, IDs leaked by MLM company that distributes wellness products

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We recently uncovered an unsecured Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) bucket that contains more than 36,000 documents, including scans of...
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New report shows how governments are still failing to prioritize cybersecurity

As the threat of cyberwarfare has escalated, one might be forgiven for thinking that it would be a high priority...
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Student loan company that stole millions from consumers leaks sensitive phone calls, SSNs, tax records

We recently discovered an unsecured Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) bucket that contains more than 55,000 call recordings between loan...
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Dealing with cybercrime during COVID19

In financially challenging circumstances, it is perhaps no great surprise that people can resort to dubious means to survive. As...
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Data suggests unprecedented interest in hacking and cybercrime during pandemic

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With unemployment rates skyrocketing across the world as prolonged COVID-19 lockdowns continue to wreck the global economy, people who are...
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