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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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Coronavirus scams are sending cybersecurity spending soaring

Coronavirus scams are sending cybersecurity spending soaring The coronavirus crisis has locked down millions of people in countries around the...
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Real estate app leaking thousands of user records and sensitive private messages

The CyberNews research team uncovered an unsecured Amazon Simple Storage Service bucket of confidential user chat logs belonging to Tellus, a US-based software company.
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The multi-billion-dollar cost of ransomware

2019 was a big year for ransomware, with research from the cybersecurity firm Emisoft revealing that it cost over $7.5...
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Is cyberhacking now classed as terrorism?

Public statements around the REvil hacking have thrown up questions As we all know, cyberattacks are the preserve of criminals...
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How AI is being harnessed to protect us from cyberattack

AI often overpromises and underdelivers. But here’s how it is keeping us safe For years, we’ve heard of the AI...
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The rise of offensive AI

While even the most casual observer of the media over the past few years could be mistaken for thinking AI...
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Planes can be remotely controlled by hackers

Almost all of the world’s planes are currently grounded, but getting them back up into the air will require more...
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Off-the-shelf satellite components render them vulnerable to cyberattacks

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The world is increasingly reliant upon the satellite network that powers GPS-based services. Are they the latest battleground for hackers to target?
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One of the biggest European banks leaking sensitive data on their website

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Our new research recently discovered a security issue with Santander, the 5th largest bank in Europe and the 16th largest...
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What hackers can teach us about responding to Covid-19

Given their propensity for unleashing viruses on the world, you might be forgiven for thinking that hackers are the last...
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These camera apps with billions of downloads might be stealing your data and infecting you with malware

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Additional reporting by Rimantas Leonavičius. When you download a beauty camera app, you’re probably expecting it to add a makeup...
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How human traffickers recruit victims online

The broad reach of the internet enables human traffickers to recruit their victims online more effectively. The perpetrators facilitate sex...
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Oil and gas companies have more than dropping prices to worry about

The energy sector is one of the key targets of cyberattacks, new research shows The alarm bells have been ringing...
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How gamification can transform cybersecurity training

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The global coronavirus health crisis has seen many adopt a more rigorous hygiene routine in their lives. Unfortunately, cyber hygiene practices inside...
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