WordPress Slick Popup Backdoor Vulnerability


The Slick-Popup plugin for WordPress sites has been compromised by hackers who can enable a backdoor administrator account with hardcoded credentials according to Wordfence. The Slick Popup enables website administrators to customize the Contact Form 7 plugin and place it anywhere on a website.    Experts Comments: Usman Rahim, Digital Security and Operations Manager at The Media Trust:   “Attacks on […]

Flipboard Breach: Industry Leaders Comments

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Flipboard, a social sharing site and news aggregator, has reset millions of user passwords after hackers gained access to its systems several times over a nine-month period. The company confirmed in a notice Tuesday that the hacks took place between June 2, 2018 and March 23, 2019 and a second time on April 21-22, 2019, […]

Launch Of 5G Network In Six UK Cities

Just on @BBCRadioScot #GMS – The UK Government has issued no guidance on #Huawei to @EE for its 5G roll out even though they use Huawei technology. Incredible. — Luke Skipper (@LJ_Skipper) May 30, 2019 Following today’s news that EE’s 5G network has now gone live in six UK cities, Leigh Moody, UK Managing Director at SOTI commented […]

885 Million Sensitive Records Exposed By First American

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Brian Krebs broke the news late Friday that Fortune 500 real estate insurance giant First American exposed approximately 885 million sensitive records because of a bug in its website. The news has been picked up by various business media.   Krebs reported that the company’s website was storing and leaking bank account numbers, statements, mortgage […]

Beyond Boundaries: Smartphone Security Borderless Society

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With greater connectivity, comes a greater risk.    This can be a cause of concern and stress for many of us. In a world that expects us to be connected anywhere and at any time, we often fail to understand that this means we are also at risk – everywhere and at all times.    As our […]

Only 1% Of Cybercrimes Prosecuted

A recent report from Richard Breavington, a partner at RPC, found that 1% of cybercrimes are prosecuted, from the 17,900 reported cases of computer hacking last year.   Analysis of figures for cybercrime & its reporting conducted by City law firm shows 75% rise in the occurrence of cybercrime between 2017 & 2018 yet less than 1% of […]

A Year After GDPR, What Has Changed?

It’s been almost a year since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was passed into law. And although European Elections and Brexit are continuing to dominate the news agenda, this anniversary is not one to be overlooked. DLA Piper recently put together a report uncovering fresh insight on GDPR. At the heart of this […]

Implications Of Preceptics’ Hack

Preceptics, a company that provides license plate readers, license plate recognition systems and vehicle identification products has been hacked and the consumer information gleaned from that hack is being offered on the Dark Web for free.  A company responsible for providing the US government with technology to read license plates has been hacked. #Hack https://t.co/n69II0Gg2r — Sarah […]

Here Today, Gone Today: The Fleeting Timeline Of A Phishing Attack

Phishing is a business, much like any other, that’s designed to make money. And because the bad actors are keenly aware of how current technologies are trying to catch them, they have developed new techniques for not getting caught and staying in business. Today the hackers are capturing valuable personal information and quickly moving on […]