South African State-Owned Electricity Company Suffers Data Leak

Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned electricity company, left a database containing a swathe of financial data from their customers including name, card type, partial card numbers and CVV codes unsecured without a password. The exact number of customers affected is unknown but Eskom accounts for approximately 5.7 million customers across South Africa, according to 2016 estimates. The company […]

New Google Chrome “Password Checkup” Feature

In light of the news that Google has launched an extension, “Password Checkup”, that will show a warning when it detects a password that has been exposed online, IT security experts commented below. Jake Moore, Cyber Security Expert at ESET UK: “This is an excellent way to remind many people about their possibly weak or […]

WhatsApp Deleting 2 Million Accounts A Month To Combat Fake News On Platform

WhatsApp says it is deleting 2m accounts per month as part of an effort to blunt the use of the world’s most popular messaging app to spread fake news and misinformation. The Facebook-owned service published the data as part of a white paper on “stopping abuse” that was launched on Wednesday in India, the biggest […]

NEWS: 13% Decline In The Overall Number Of DDoS Attacks

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he Kaspersky Lab DDoS Q4 Report covering statistics of the last quarter and the whole of 2018 highlights a 13% decline in the overall number of DDoS attacks when compared with the statistics from the previous year. However, the duration of mixed and HTTP flood attacks is growing, which suggests that malefactors are turning to […]

China Hacks Norwegian Software

Recorded Future, in partnership with Rapid7, published a new report that underscores the vulnerabilities that third parties introduce to organizations. The report details a new sustained cyber-espionage campaign by a Chinese threat actor targeting Visma, a major European managed service provider, an international apparel company, and a U.S. firm that does IP law for the […]