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Facebook Hack – Now We Know What They Plan to Do with the PII

Facebook was hacked several days ago — 50MM users were affected.  https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateoflahertyuk/2018/09/29/facebook-data-breach-what-to-do-next/#1b094b7b2de3  The question seemed to be what the hackers were planning to use the personal information for.  Since the personal information did not include SSN and other financial information, it was of limited value in hacking someone’s financial persona.   However, this personal information can […]

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Android WARNING: Dangerous Google Play Store app steals sensitive data, are YOU affected?

Android smartphone users are being warned about a Google Play Store app that covertly collects sensitive data from devices. The Google Play Store app steals personal information from victims and hijacks Android phones to generate money for cybercriminals. Once the app is installed on an Android phone, it can steal phone numbers, a user’s location […]

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New data leak could affect millions

A new data leak could affect hundreds of millions of Americans, perhaps more than the nearly 150 million affected by the Equifax breach. Exactis, a Florida-based marketing and data-aggregation firm, leaked detailed information on individual adults and businesses, a security researcher said. While the exact number of people affected isn’t known, the leak involved about […]

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Warning: Bitcoin Hackers are Monitoring over 2.3 Million BTC Addresses

Cybercriminals are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to illegally acquire Bitcoin. From hacking exchange platforms to ransomware as well as cryptojacking attacks, hackers adopt a multitude of sophisticated means to steal cryptocurrencies. Since 2017, cryptos have steadily become more valuable. A handful of some coins can fetch a hefty price in fiat currency. […]

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Privacy, identity ‘impossible to protect’ say 74% of security pros

As more of daily life moves online, protecting personal identity and privacy becomes paramount. Unfortunately, it also may be impossible, according to 74% of cybersecurity professionals polled in a recent Black Hat survey. Black Hat’s “Where Cybersecurity Stands” report, announced in a Tuesday press release, gathered data from 300 security professionals. Their responses suggest that, […]

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Europe’s GDPR leveraged in new form of cyberattack dubbed a ‘ransomhack’

The introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation law pertaining to online privacy has seen the creation of a new form of targeted cyberattack dubbed a “ransomhack.” First described by Bulgarian security company Tad Group, a ransomhack differs from traditional ransomware in that it doesn’t hold customer data hostage but instead is aimed at […]

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After Cyber Attack, Cryptocurrency ZenCash Fights Back

Early this month, privacy-focused cryptocurrency platform ZenCash suffered what’s known as a 51 percent attack. Attackers absconded with hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of its (ZEN) coins from an exchange. But the company is not taking it lying down. Instead, ZenCash has released a white paper it claims provides a strategy for the entire […]

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Mylobot Malware Brings New Sophistication to Botnets

The malware pulls together a variety of techniques to gain a foothold and remain undiscovered. Cybercriminals looking to maximize their investments are using evermore sophisticated software techniques and increasingly aggressive steps against their fellow malware authors. Those are among the conclusions by researchers at Deep Instinct about a new strain of malware found within the […]

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Popular D-Link Router Falls for Routine Malware

While every router manufacturer must endure its share of difficulties, D-Link has been having a particularly tough time over the last year or so. Credit: AmazonEvery few months or so, one (or more) of its widely used routers falls prey to some kind of dangerous exploit, and the latest victim is the D-Link DSL-2750B. This […]

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Top bitcoin exchange says over $30 million in cryptocurrencies stolen

One of the world’s biggest bitcoin exchanges on Wednesday said that more than $30 million worth of cryptocurrencies have been stolen from it. Bithumb, an exchange based in South Korea, said in a notice on its website that all customer deposits and withdrawals have been suspended while it reviews the situation. The notice didn’t say […]

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