Showcasing the Largest Stories of 2018…so far

Friday the 13th Recap of 2018 Cyber Scares

2018 is just over halfway done, but we’ve still seen a few large-scale hacks What better day to reflect on the biggest cybersecurity stories of the year than Friday the 13th. Did you know, Friday the 13th has been a notoriously unlucky day since the last supper over 2000 years ago. Under Armor Breach (My Fitness Pal) MyFitnessPal is a smartphone app that tracks users caloric and macro intake. It was a...

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CCleaner malware infected 2.27M users

CCleaner malware infected 2.27M users

The popular and free software, CCleaner has been reported to have infected 2.27 million users with malware. Here's what you need to know. Users of a free software tool designed to optimize system performance on Windows PCs and Android mobile devices got a nasty shock this morning when Piriform, the company which makes the CCleaner tool, revealed in a blog post that certain versions of the software had been compromised by hackers —...

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Hundreds of High Profile Twitter Accounts Hacked

According to The Hacker News, in a large-scale Twitter hack, thousands of Twitter accounts from media outlets to celebrities, including the European Parliament, Forbes, UNICEF, Nike Spain and numerous other individuals and organizations, were compromised early Wednesday. The compromised Twitter accounts is pushing a disturbing spam message written in Turkish comparing the Dutch to the Nazis, with Swastikas and a "#NaziHollanda" or "#Nazialmanya" (Nazi Germany) hashtag, and changed some of the...

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Almost 200K Websites Affected by the OpenSSL HeartBleed Vulnerability…and counting!

The 'Open SSL HeartBleed' vulnerability was one of the biggest flaws in the Internet's history that affected the core security of as many as two-thirds of the world's servers i.e. half a million servers at the time of its discovery in April 2014. It has been more than two and half years since the discovery of the critical cyber crime OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability, but the flaw is still alive as it appears...

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DailyMotion Hack Leaks Emails, Passwords of 87m Users

DailyMotion, a popular video sharing website, said Tuesday it recently suffered an “external security problem” resulting in the compromise of an unspecified number of its users’ data. LeakedSource.com, a repository of breached data, added DailyMotion to its list of “Hacked Sites” on Monday. The site, which operates a subscription service of sorts for leaked data, claims to have information on 87,610,750 users of the video sharing site. DailyMotion would not confirm...

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Customer information stolen in alleged cyberattack at Casino Rama

Customer information stolen in alleged cyberattack at Casino Rama

The Casino Rama Resort says its customers, vendors and current and former staff should keep an eye on their financial information. An Ontario casino is warning customers, vendors and staff to monitor all bank accounts, credit cards and other financial transactions for suspicious activity after an alleged cyberattack. Casino Rama Resorts in Rama, Ont., said a hacker claims to have accessed customers’ credit inquiries, collection and debt information, as well as employee...

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Google Project Zero Prize Pays $200,000 for Critical Vulnerability Chains

Apple isn’t the only one offering up a $200,000 reward for severe vulnerabilities on mobile devices. Google followed suit yesterday with the announcement of the Project Zero Prize, and like the Apple Security Bounty, the top payout is $200,000. Announced by Google’s Project Zero research team, the contest began yesterday and is scheduled to run through next March 14. Researchers are invited to find critical bugs in Android, specifically on Nexus...

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Dropbox Hack Leads to Dumping of 68m User Passwords on the Internet

Data stolen in 2012 breach, containing encrypted passwords and details of around two-thirds of cloud firm’s customers, has been leaked. Popular cloud storage firm Dropbox has been hacked, with over 68m users’ email addresses and passwords dumped on to the internet. The attack took place during 2012. At the time Dropbox reported a collection of user’s email addresses had been stolen. It did not report that passwords had been stolen as well. The...

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iCloud Takeover Really is as Simple as One, Two, Three

Approximately 40 million iCloud accounts are rumoured to be hacked, but according to CSO Online, that number is likely overblown. Step one: Leaked credentials. Step two: “Find My iPhone” – lost mode. Step three: Lock user out and leave a ransom message. Approximately 40 million iCloud accounts are rumoured to be hacked, but according to CSO Online, that number is likely overblown. However, since February of this year, Apple users have been reporting their...

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What a Week for Social Media Platform Hacks

In the latest string of old hacks coming back to life, microblogging, social network Tumblr, who was hacked in 2013 – has a much larger scope than anticipated. Back in 2013, Tumblr refused to release the number of those affected and now that much anticipated number has finally been brought to light as – 65 million emails and passwords.   A screenshot of the listing of the Tumblr data on the dark...

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