Comments: Hacker Steals Over 218 Million Zynga Gamers’ Data

Malware Infection in Apple App Store

A hacker has stolen the account data of 218 million players of Zynga’s “Words with Friends”. Zynga warned its users about the breach a couple of weeks back and urged them to reset their passwords, but the incident has also compromised a smaller number of players of two other games. Hacker Steals Over 218 Million […]

‘Hundreds Of Millions’ Of iPhones Vulnerable To New ‘Unfixable’ Hack

Potential Security Vulnerabilities of iOS 9

It has been reported that a new vulnerability in Apple’s iOS operating system is sitting on hundreds of millions of iPhones, iPads and iPods, according to the researcher who found it. The hack has been dubbed checkm8 by a researcher who goes by the name axi0mX, who described the hack as “a permanent unpatchable bootrom exploit for hundreds […]

Cyber Security Awareness Month Reminds Businesses To Stay Safe This October

Small businesses in the dark about cyber security

October officially welcomes the start of a spooky season. Summer is over, the days are shorter, pumpkin patches are overflowing and Halloween decor is around almost every corner. So, what better time to protect yourself from potential IT scares than National Cyber Security Awareness Month? Having tight cyber security in place is imperative for IT […]

Comments On The Report Of Organised Social Media Manipulation

Mind your Social Media Privacy

A report by the Oxford Internet Institute has found that organised social media manipulation has more than doubled since 2017 with 70 countries now sharing misinformation online. It also claims that 45 democracies, politicians and political parties used computational propaganda tools to gather fake followers or spreading manipulated media to garner voter support. In 26 authoritarian states, government […]

Ecuador Data Leak Signposts A Clear Need For More Secure Public Clouds

In the initial years of the public cloud, security was cited as the primary reason not to upload sensitive data or valuable workloads into public environments. It’s safe to say that situation has changed in recent years. In fact, 94 per cent of  global organisations use cloud services in some way, shape or form, according […]

Magecart Victim? You Won’t Even Know Unless You Do This

If someone at your company were to tell you that a critical database was left unprotected for the past six months, exposing data of millions of your customers, you’d likely be outraged. In 2019 forgoing basic server security is completely unacceptable. But then we look at the growing wave of Magecart attacks — malicious credit […]

DoorDash Data Breach Impacts 4.9M Users – Experts Comments

DoorDash has confirmed a data breach impacting 4.9 million users including customers, delivery workers (Dashers) and merchants. The food delivery company said that the breach happened on May 4 and that customers who joined after April 5, 2019 are not affected. It’s still unclear why it took several months for DoorDash to publicly address the incident. […]

Commenst On Phishing Attacks Using Google’s URL Decoding

Threat actors are using Google’s URL decoding of non-ASCII URL data for URL encoding-enabled phishing attacks that hide the destination of malicious email links according to researchers, bypassing secure email gateways. https://twitter.com/DaveG_Tripwire/status/1177346550214856704

Hackers Exploit Unpatched Bug In Rich Reviews WordPress Plugin – Comments

Hackers are currently exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in the Rich Reviews WordPress plugin for malvertising campaigns. Although the plugin was removed for security reasons from the WordPress repository more than six months ago, it is estimated that 16,000 websites still have it running. The two issues allowing the attack are a lack of access controls […]