Expert Commentary: Chinese Data-Scraping Startup Leaked Its 408 GB Database Online

A Chinese data-scraping social media management firm named Socialarks has exposed over 200 million users of Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn, as its entire 408 GB of data leaked online. The security incident resulted from an ElasticSearch server misconfiguration, which was set to public access without password protection. The exposed set includes public data as well […]

Experts Insight On UN’s Environmental Program Breach-100K+ Employee Records Leaked

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A data breach has been discovered in the United Nations which exposed over 100k of UNEP’s staff records. Researchers with Sakura Samurai, an ethical hacking and research group, discovered the records were accessible through the UN’s Vulnerability Disclosure Program. The data accessible included administrator database credentials, employee ID’s, name’s, travel justifications, start and end dates, […]

Using 5G And Cybersecurity To Realize Edge Computing In 2021

After a challenging 2020, telecommunication companies aim to make 2021 the year of 5G and hope to fully deploy the tech across the U.S. Widespread availability of a 5G network will provide faster connections for a wide range of devices — including Internet of Things (IoT) sensors — and make new technology possible, like edge […]

What Expert Says On IoT Vendor Ubiquiti Recent Breach

Start Considering an Endpoint Management Upgrade

Networking equipment and IoT device vendor Ubiquiti Networks has sent out following notification emails to its customers informing them of a recent security breach.  “We recently became aware of unauthorized access to certain of our information technology systems hosted by a third party cloud provider,”  The system in question stores the user profile for ui.com […]