Extortionists Wipe Thousands of Databases, Victims Who Pay Up Get Stiffed

Tens of thousands of personal and possibly proprietary databases that were left accessible to the public online have just been wiped from the Internet, replaced with ransom notes demanding payment for the return of the files. Adding insult to injury, it appears that virtually none of the victims have paid the ransom have gotten their files back because multiple fraudsters are now wise to the extortion attempts and are competing to replace each other’s ransom notes.Continue Reading…

5 Ways to Make Yourself Safer Online

At this moment, someone wants your information. Hackers covet your email account, your home address, and your social security number. They want to commandeer your webcam and break into your bank account. They are just waiting for you to slip up and give them a chance.

Malevolent coders are finding backdoors and vulnerabilities, but there are simple ways to protect yourself.

Follow these five steps to boost your safety online instantly.Continue Reading…

Trading Card Maker Topps Notifies Customers of Data Breach

According to several media outlets, Topps, whose products include sports trading cards, recently notified customers via email of a security breach. Information that may have been compromised includes bank account numbers, names, and email addresses of customers who placed orders between July 30 and October 12, 2016. Topps has not publicly released the number of individuals whose information may have been compromised but is offering a year of identity theft protection for customers who may have been affected.Continue Reading…

KFC’s Colonel’s Club card Scheme Hacked, 1.2million Members Impacted

KFC is a renowned fast food franchise. Millions enjoy the crispy fried chicken and the delectable Zinger burgers and to avail the goodness of KFC’s delicious meals in discounted rates, chicken lovers get the membership of the franchise’s loyalty scheme. This scheme lets members avail exclusive discount offers and enjoy their meal without hurting their pockets. Not hundreds or thousands but millions are members of the Colonel Club Card loyalty scheme from KFC. This particular scheme lets the members get stamps when they purchase a meal at KFC and exchange the stamp for getting free food or money-off.Continue Reading…

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