Recently, it emerged that Facebook had suffered a massive data leak that put its 533 million users at risk, according to Bloomberg. Ironically, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerburg, also had his date compromised in the hack. This large-scale leak happened in January and hackers immediately pounced on the data, which isn't surprising, given that the leaked data contained the phone numbers, email … [Read more...] about How to Check if Your Data Was Leaked in Facebook’s Huge Hack
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Cybercriminals have proven time and again that they are not just after businesses. No matter what kind of user, hackers try to gain access to their sensitive data or lock up their servers and then demand a ransom to release it or sell the data for money. Young, old, rich, poor, big firms, small businesses - all kinds of users have fallen to and experienced this kind of criminal activity. Even … [Read more...] about Why Do Cybercriminals Target Charities?
News of stolen data online is nothing new: it has been happening ever since users started connecting to the web and data leaks are actually a major issue in cybersecurity. Recently, a user on a popular hacking platform claimed to possess 11 million French user records stolen from Apollo, a US-based digital marketing agency. The records have allegedly been put up for sale online and this puts … [Read more...] about 11 million stolen records of French users put up for sale online
David opts for the "Remind Me Later" button whenever a notification pops up for a software update - and he's been doing it for the past six months. Sounds familiar? We bet it does because we are all David at some level. Keeping your software updated is one of the most essential steps you can take to keep your website secure but it appears that not many people give it much consideration. A … [Read more...] about 95% of websites risk operating on outdated software with known vulnerabilities
With their ability to compromise energy networks' security, ‘Internet of Things’ botnets or IoT botnets are a grave threat to our infrastructure and energy usage. The Georgia Institute of Technology has researched the matter and devised a theory about how the daily use of electronic appliances in our homes can be hacked into, enabling cybercriminals to tweak the electricity grid however they … [Read more...] about Cyber Crime is a Threat to the Energy Sector; Here’s Why