These days, data breaches are growing more numerous — and more worrisome. After all, how are you supposed to protect your passwords and login information when they are being stolen from enormous company databases that you have no control over?
Myspace may no longer be “hip,” but this hacker thinks your stolen account data is still worth something online. A hacker known as Peace, who is believed to be the same person who stole more than 164 million LinkedIn users’ data last week, is trying to sell the passwords and emails of 360 million Myspace users for six bitcoin — roughly $2,800.
Scrum.org started notifying users of a data breach last night that their account information might have been compromised after hackers exploited a new vulnerability in third party software used to operate the website. Even though there is no evidence that the attacker has actually stolen or misused any of the exposed information, the organization warned their users to change their passwords.
Have you ever wondered how safe your smartphone and data are when you connect the device to freely available charging points at airports, cafes, parks and public transport? Do you know what, and how much data your mobile device is exchanging with these points while it’s charging?
Donna was alarmed when she received an email from Capital One thanking her for redeeming about 171,000 credit card reward miles, worth $1,710, for more than a week’s worth of hotel stays in New York. The reservation was under a name she didn’t recognize.
Phishing attacks are definitely on a rise nowadays with email scams and spam messages doing the round across the World Wide Web incessantly. Usually, these campaigns increase in their gravity, scope and proportion when a big event of national or global nature is expected to be held in the near future. The same is the case this time when the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics are due to be held malicious actors are showing their antics with full vigor and fervor.
In a major breakthrough, computer scientists at the Austin-based University of Texas have developed a novel means to produce genuinely random numbers, which can be employed to encrypt data and enhance cyber security.
A hacker is trying to sell the account information, including emails and passwords, of 117 million LinkedIn users. The hacker, who goes by the name “Peace,” told Motherboard that the data was stolen during the LinkedIn breach of 2012. At the time, only around 6.5 million encrypted passwords were posted online, and LinkedIn never clarified how many users were affected by that breach.
Turns out it was much worse than anybody thought.
Identity thieves stole tax and salary data from big-three credit bureau Equifax Inc., according to a letter that grocery giant Kroger sent to all current and some former employees on Thursday. The nation’s largest grocery chain by revenue appears to be one of several Equifax customers that were similarly victimized this year.
Bad guys have a new scam. They create websites that look just like the real sites from security software vendors like Symantec, McAfee, Malwarebytes, Kaspersky and others. When you search for these sites, you could very easily pick the fake site instead of the real one.