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Human Error Blamed for Leak of 1 Billion Records of Chinese Citizens

Human Error Blamed for Leak of 1 Billion Records of Chinese Citizens A developer appears to have divulged credentials to a police database on a popular developer forum, leading to a breach and subsequent bid to sell 23 terabytes of personal data on the dark web.
06 July 2022

8 common Facebook Marketplace scams and how to avoid them

Here’s what to watch out for when buying or selling stuff on the online marketplace and how to tell if you’re being scammed

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06 July 2022

Google to wipe user location history for visits to healthcare clinics, domestic violence shelters

Even if location history is enabled, visits to locations considered sensitive will be removed from logs.
05 July 2022

Latest Cyberattack Against Iran Part of Ongoing Campaign

Latest Cyberattack Against Iran Part of Ongoing Campaign Iran's steel manufacturing industry is victim to ongoing cyberattacks that previously impacted the country's rail system.
05 July 2022

Google Patches Actively Exploited Chrome Bug

Google Patches Actively Exploited Chrome Bug The heap buffer overflow issue in the browser’s WebRTC engine could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code.
05 July 2022

This WhatsApp scam promises you a visa, but just sends you into a spiral

Worker shortages are the hook for the phoney government's 'offer.'
05 July 2022

Ukrainian police takes down phishing gang behind payments scam

Gang may have defrauded 5,000 people with promises of EU support.
05 July 2022

Hacker claims to have obtained data on one billion Chinese citizens

Hacker claims to have obtained data on one billion Chinese citizens

Personal information allegedly leaked from Shanghai police database would be one of biggest data breaches in history

A hacker has claimed to have procured a trove of personal information from the Shanghai police on one billion Chinese citizens, which tech experts say, if true, would be one of the biggest data breaches in history.

The anonymous internet user, identified as “ChinaDan”, posted on hacker forum Breach Forums last week offering to sell the more than 23 terabytes (TB) of data for 10 bitcoin, equivalent to about $200,000 (£165,000).

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04 July 2022

Virtual-world tech company owner arrested over alleged $45m investment fraud scheme

Investment fraud scheme defrauded more than 10,000 victims, says Department of Justice.
04 July 2022

The British Army is investigating after its Twitter and YouTube accounts were hijacked

The hijackers used the accounts to promote cryptocurrency and NFTs.
04 July 2022

Cyberattacks: A very real existential threat to organizations

One in five organizations have teetered on the brink of insolvency after a cyberattack. Can your company keep hackers at bay?

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04 July 2022

Watch out for survey scams – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

As scammers continue to ask people to take fake surveys, can you recognize some common telltale signs you're dealing with a scam?

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01 July 2022

Phishing scam poses as Canadian tax agency before Canada Day

The lead-up to the Canada Day festivities has brought a tax scam with it

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01 July 2022

ZuoRAT Can Take Over Widely Used SOHO Routers

ZuoRAT Can Take Over Widely Used SOHO Routers Devices from Cisco, Netgear and others at risk from the multi-stage malware, which has been active since April 2020 and shows the work of a sophisticated threat actor.
30 June 2022

Users of biggest NFT marketplace warned over phishing after data leak

Users of biggest NFT marketplace warned over phishing after data leak

OpenSea tells customers and subscribers not to open emails and files ‘sent by strangers’ after revealing breach

The world’s biggest marketplace for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has warned its users to be on the alert for email phishing attacks following a massive data leak.

OpenSea, where traders exchange the crypto assets, told customers and newsletter subscribers not to open emails and files “sent by strangers” after revealing the breach.

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30 June 2022

A Guide to Surviving a Ransomware Attack

A Guide to Surviving a Ransomware Attack Oliver Tavakoli, CTO at Vectra AI, gives us hope that surviving a ransomware attack is possible, so long as we apply preparation and intentionality to our defense posture.
30 June 2022

Costco 40th anniversary scam targets WhatsApp users

If the promise of a cash prize in return for answering a few questions sounds like a deal that is too good to be true, that’s because it is

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30 June 2022

Leaky Access Tokens Exposed Amazon Photos of Users

Leaky Access Tokens Exposed Amazon Photos of Users Hackers with Amazon users’ authentication tokens could’ve stolen or encrypted personal photos and documents.
29 June 2022

Period tracking apps are no longer safe. Delete them

Opinion: The convenience isn't worth the risk.
29 June 2022

Patchable and Preventable Security Issues Lead Causes of Q1 Attacks

Patchable and Preventable Security Issues Lead Causes of Q1 Attacks Attacks against U.S. companies spike in Q1 2022 with patchable and preventable external vulnerabilities responsible for bulk of attacks.
29 June 2022