Emma Watson Taking Legal Action Over Private Photos Stolen In ‘Hack’

Emma Watson, the actress, is taking legal action after private photographs of her were stolen in a suspected hacking attack. IT security experts from ESET, AlienVault and Comparitech.com commented below. Mark James, Security Specialist at ESET: “The news is quite sketchy currently regarding this new batch of leaked material. These photos could have come from anywhere – it […]

Major Twitter Account Takeover Sheds Light On Social Media Risks

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Political tensions between Turkey and the Netherlands spilled over onto Twitter earlier today as a number of high-profile accounts were hacked, apparently through the third-party app Twitter Counter. IT security experts from Proofpoint,  Positive Technologies , NuData Security, DomainTools, Tripwire, AlienVault and ESET commented below. Dan Nadir, Vice President Digital Risk Products at Proofpoint: “Today’s widespread Twitter […]

WhatsApp Security Flaw Exposed Millions Of Users

Following the news that security experts have discovered a vulnerability in WhatsApp that could have allowed hackers to take over “hundreds of millions” of users’ accounts and access everything in them, IT security experts from Positive Technologies, Lastline, ESET, AlienVault and Imperva commented below on how users can avoid vulnerabilities like this affecting them and WhatsApp’s approach to fixing this issue. Alex Mathews, Lead Security […]

Abta Travel Website Hit By Cyber Attack Feared To Have Affected 43,000 People

A cyber attack on the website of travel trade organisation Abta may have affected around 43,000 individuals. The organisation said around 1,000 files which may include “personal identity information” of holidaymakers who had made complaints about Abta members could have been involved in the attack, which happened on February 27. IT security experts from Positive Technologies, OwlDetect, Nexsan, […]

Check Point Discloses How Hackers Could Take Over Hundreds Of Millions Of WhatsApp & Telegram Accounts In Seconds

New vulnerability revealed in popular messaging services WhatsApp and Telegram allowed hackers to gain complete control over accounts, including chats, images, video and audio files, and contacts   Embargoed to UK time. Check Point researchers today revealed a new vulnerability on WhatsApp & Telegram’s online platforms –WhatsApp Web & Telegram Web – two of the world’s most popular messaging services. By exploiting this vulnerability, […]

Popular Teen Quiz App Wishbone Has Been Hacked, Exposing Tons Of User Information

News has broken that Wishbone, a popular social networking app that allows users to create and vote on simple two-choice quizzes, lost millions of users’ records, including more than 2 million email addresses and full names, and almost 300,000 mobile phone numbers. Unknown hackers found an unprotected database for the app Wishbone and stole its contents, which are […]

Historical General Knowledge

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Let’s start the article with a little general knowledge question from 2009 – which of the following statements from way then is the most accurate in respect to the state of the UK economy and what it was suffering: a) Economic Downturn, b) Global Recession, or c) Diminished GDP. My assertion is most, if not all readers will […]

Identity Fraud Reached Record Levels In 2016

Following the announcement from Cifas that ID fraud has reached record levels, Robin Tombs, CEO at Yoti commented below. Robin Tombs, CEO at Yoti: “Identity theft has become a massive problem, and today’s announcement from Cifas shows just how serious this threat is. Consumers’ desire for convenience often trumps security concerns, allowing fraudsters to access other people’s personal […]

Heightened Awareness Over Cyber-Attacks Leaves Brits Cautious About Using Apps

Concerns are high over personal data safety as 83% fear financial data being hacked London, UK. F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today released the results of a new study into the UK’s app centric society and consumer behaviours. As the abundance of apps in work and personal life dominates technology usage, the research reveals over a quarter of Brits […]

Petya Ransomware Returns, Wrapped In Extra Nastiness

There’s no honour among thieves, as a group of attackers has hijacked the Petya ransomware and use it in targeted attacks against companies without the program creators’ knowledge. A computer Trojan dubbed PetrWrap, being used in attacks against enterprise networks, installs Petya on computers and then patches it on the fly to suit its needs, according to security researchers from […]