Hackers Steal $60 Million from Taiwanese Bank

A Taiwanese bank has become the latest to fall victim to hackers siphoning off millions of dollars by targeting the backbone of the world financial system, SWIFT.

SWIFT, or Society for Worldwide Interbank Telecommunication, is a global financial messaging system that thousands of banks and commercial organizations across the world use to transfer billions of dollars every day.
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Malicious iOS Apps Stealing Apple Passwords

Can you detect which one of the above screens—asking an iPhone user for iCloud password—is original and which is fake?

Well, you would agree that both screenshots are almost identical, but the pop-up shown in the second image is fake—a perfect phishing attack that can be used to trick even the most careful users on the Internet.
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3 Billion Yahoo Accounts Hacked In 2013

The largest known hack of user data in the history just got tripled in size to 3 billion.

Yahoo, the internet company that’s acquired by Verizon this year, now believes the total number of accounts compromised in the August 2013 data breach, which was disclosed in December last year, was not 1 billion—again, it’s 3 billion.

Yes, the record-breaking Yahoo data breach affected every user on its service at the time.
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2.5 Million More Were Affected By Equifax Breach

Equifax data breach was bigger than initially reported, exposing highly sensitive information of more Americans than previously revealed.

Credit rating agency Equifax says an additional 2.5 million U.S. consumers were also impacted by the massive data breach the company disclosed last month, bringing the total possible victims to 145.5 million from 143 million.
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Whole Foods Suffers Credit Card Breach

Another day, another data breach. This time Amazon-owned grocery chain has fallen victim to a credit card security breach.

Whole Foods Market—acquired by Amazon for $13.7 billion in late August—disclosed Thursday that hackers were able to gain unauthorized access to credit card information for its customers who made purchases at certain venues like taprooms and full table-service restaurants located within some stores.
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Equifax or Equiphish? Domain Name Confusion

More than a week after it said most people would be eligible to enroll in a free year of its TrustedID identity theft monitoring service, big three consumer credit bureau Equifax has begun sending out email notifications to people who were able to take the company up on its offer. But in yet another security stumble, the company appears to be training recipients to fall for phishing scams.

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Car Tracking Data Exposed on a Misconfigured Server

Another day, another news about a data breach, though this is something disconcerting.

Login credentials of more than half a million records belonging to vehicle tracking device company SVR Tracking have leaked online, potentially exposing the personal data and vehicle details of drivers and businesses using its service.
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Warning: CCleaner Hacked to Distribute Malware

If you have downloaded or updated CCleaner application on your computer between August 15 and September 12 of this year from its official website, then pay attention—your computer has been compromised.

CCleaner is a popular application with over 2 billion downloads, created by Piriform and recently acquired by Avast, that allows users to clean up their system to optimize and enhance performance.
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Medical Devices and Doses Tampered by Hackers

Internet-of-things are turning every industry into the computer industry, making customers think that their lives would be much easier with smart devices. However, such devices could potentially be compromised by hackers.

There are, of course, some really good reasons to connect certain devices to the Internet.

But does everything need to be connected? Of course, not—especially when it comes to medical devices.
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Steps to Protect Yourself Post Equifax Breach

Equifax has suffered one of the largest data breaches in history that has left highly sensitive data of as many as 143 million people—that’s nearly half of the US population—in the hands of hackers. Find some helpful tips and steps on what you should take to protect yourself below.

Based on the company’s investigation, some unknown hackers managed to exploit a security flaw on the Equifax website and gained unauthorized access to certain files between mid-May and July 2017.

The information accessed primarily include full names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers—most of the information that’s banks, insurance companies, and other businesses use to confirm a consumer identity.
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