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Riot Games Move Release Of Game Patches After Security Breach
January 24 , 2023 by Paul Bischoff
"Riot Games hasn't specified what information was compromised, but has said the attack affected its...
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35k PayPal Accounts Compromised In Credential Stuffing Attack
January 24 , 2023 by Paul Bischoff
"Although many PayPal accounts were affected, the attack was not the result of PayPal's lack of secu...
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Mailchimp Reports Data Breach, Employees Records Exposed
January 20 , 2023 by Paul Bischoff
"Mailchimp has been the victim of multiple data breaches over the past year. These incidents not onl...
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Nissan Data Breach Caused By Vendor-Exposed Database
January 19 , 2023 by Paul Bischoff
"Nissan customers should be on the lookout for targeted phishing messages from scammers posing as N...
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Odin Intelligence Website Used By Police Wrecked, Data Stolen
January 18 , 2023 by Paul Bischoff
"Defacing the website is just the cherry on top after hackers were able to steal so much sensitive d...
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Is Ransomware responsible for the recent hit on Guardian?
January 16 , 2023 by Paul Bischoff
"The theft of Guardian UK employees' names, address, SIN numbers, government identity documents, and...
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Royal Mail Struck By 'Cyber-Incident' Leading To Post Delay
January 13 , 2023 by Paul Bischoff
"Few details have been disclosed, but the clues we do have point to ransomware. It's a service disru...
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Kinsing Malware Hits Kubernetes Clusters By Flawed PostgreSQL
January 12 , 2023 by Paul Bischoff
"Attackers targeting misconfigured databases is surprisingly common. If a database is accessible fro...
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Five Guys Breached: Burger Franchise Suffers Data Compromise
January 09 , 2023 by Paul Bischoff
"Five Guys hasn't disclosed how many people were affected by this breach, so it's hard to gauge the...
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Chinese Students In UK Targeted By Redzei Chinese Scammers
January 04 , 2023 by Paul Bischoff
Anyone who has lived abroad knows that visas are a frequent source of stress, and scammers are capit...
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Is Ransomware responsible for the recent hit on Guardian?
December 23 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
We don't know much about the attack yet such as which systems were affected, the attack vector, or w...
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Web-Skimming Attack Compromise Dozens of Sites
December 08 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
These attacks demonstrate why website and app administrators need to stay on top of all the third-pa...
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Newly Discovered Trojan Steals 300,000 Facebook Users Details In 4 Year-Long Campaign
December 05 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
If you install a malicious info-stealing app on your device, there's nothing Facebook can do to prot...
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Shoppers Are Better Prepared Ahead Of Black Friday Sales
November 23 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
I hope that the increased time spent researching and comparing prices is also making customers more...
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Amazon RDS Leaks User's Personal Data
November 17 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
The majority of RDS leaks, according to the report, are a result of snapshots being improperly share...
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China-Based Sophisticated Phishing Campaign Uses 42,000 Domains
November 16 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
This campaign combines two cybercrimes into one: phishing and ad fraud. Victims are tricked into cli...
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Malware Campaign Redirects 15,000 Sites
November 11 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
I often tell people to look up official websites and contact information for organisations on Google...
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Advanced RAT AgentTesla Revealed As Most Widespread Malware In October
November 10 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
Most of these info-stealing malware variants spread through phishing emails. So to avoid them, organ...
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Microsoft Voicemail Service Users Targeted with Phishing Attacks
November 08 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
This attack demonstrates why it's important to never click on unsolicited links or attachments. Even...
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Musk Takes Twitter Phishing For ‘Blue Ticks’
November 03 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
Prior to Musk's announcement, many scammers attempted to defraud users who wanted a blue tick on Twi...
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The Challenge Of Policing The Metaverse, Expert Weighs In
November 02 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
The metaverse is still in its infancy and no one really knows whether it will succeed and what form...
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LinkedIn Releases New Security Features To Combat Fraud
October 28 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
Fake and cloned accounts are common on LinkedIn, so it's good to see the company taking steps to com...
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Vice Society Hackers Confess To Education Sector Ransomware Attacks
October 27 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
Our analysis shows ransomware attacks on US schools peaked around 2019 to 2020 during the height of...
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Expert Commentary: See Tickets Data Breach
October 27 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
See Tickets hasn't provided specifics about the attack, but details in the report point to formjacki...
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Apple Patch For New Exploitable Flaw In iOS
October 26 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
Apple has been tight-lipped about the vulnerability, but any zero-day should be cause for concern, e...
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Ukrainian Authorities Warn of Cuba Ransomware Campaign Threat
October 26 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
Ukraine has been under a deluge of cyber attacks since the start of Russia's invasion, and that's no...
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COMMENT: CISA Warns Health Organisations Of Targeted Ransomware Attack by Daixin Hackers
October 26 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
Ransomware is a growing threat for the healthcare industry. Our analysis shows that in 2021, 108 ra...
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Prolific Ransomware Group Targeting NAS Devices To Extort Vendors
October 24 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
NAS devices from a variety of manufacturers have been plagued by vulnerabilities in recent years, ra...
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Autralian Wine Dealer Suffers Data Breach, 500,000 Customers May Be Affected
October 19 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
Vinomofo users should be on the lookout for phishing emails and text messages from scammers posing a...
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COMMENT: Bulgarian Government Suffers Russian DDoS Attack
October 19 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
DDoS attacks use brute force to shut down online systems by flooding them with junk traffic. Althoug...
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Magniber Ransomware Is Targeting Home PC
October 17 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
Magniber differs from other high-profile ransomware by being more targeted at home users than enterp...
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Thousands Of Customers Affected In Revolut Data Breach
September 21 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
Although every data breach is cause for concern, Revolut limited the scope of this attack to about 5...
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Uber's Ex-security Officer Facing Criminal Charges After Data Breach
September 08 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
Sullivan isn't on trial because his company suffered a data breach. He's on trial because he failed...
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COMMENT: FBI Warns Cybercriminals Hijacking Home IP Addresses For Credential Stuffing
August 24 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
In the past, attackers launched credential stuffing attacks from servers hosted in data centers, suc...
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How Cisco Get Hacked With 2.8GB From Corporate Network, Experts Weigh In
August 15 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
This was a sophisticated attack on a high-profile target by experienced hackers that required a lot...
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Chinese Hackers Targeted Dozens Of Industrial Enterprises And Public Institution, Exper Weighs In
August 10 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
Although TA428 utilizes six different backdoors to maintain access to compromised systems, the initi...
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UK Parliament Closes TikTok Account After China Data Warning, Experts Weigh In 
August 08 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
TikTok maintains that users outside of China have their data stored outside of China, but a recent ...
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Solana Cyberattack - More Than 8,000 ‘Hot Wallets’ Drained
August 04 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
The evidence we have at hand now points to stolen private keys as the culprit for the attacks on Sol...
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A ‘Top Tier’ Hacking Gang Is Likely To Be Behind Entrust Ransomware Attack
July 27 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
"It's difficult to predict the consequences without knowing more information about the attack. In a...
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Thailand Admits To Using Phone Spyware, Cites National Security
July 21 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
"Pegasus has been used and abused by secretive government agencies the world over. Sanctions on Pega...
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U.S. FTC Vows To Crack Down On Illegal Use And Sharing Of Citizens' Sensitive Data
July 15 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
"The FTC is part of the executive branch of the US government, which is led by the President. I have...
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New Emotet Variant Stealing Users' Credit Card Information From Google Chrome
June 13 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
Although the huge spike in Emotet activity is concerning, it doesn't mean you have to give up Chrome...
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Comment: DuckDuckgo Browser Allows Microsoft Trackers Due To Search Agreement
May 26 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
It saddens me that a search engine we thought was private, DuckDuckGo, actually allows trackers for...
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Facial Recognition Company Clearview Ai Fined £7.5m For Illegally Using Images Of Brits Scraped From Online
May 24 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
I\'m happy to see privacy regulations being enforced in the UK. More countries need to implement law...
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Anonymous Declares Cyber-War On Pro-Russian Hacker Gang Killnet
May 24 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
Killnet\'s bread and butter is the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, in which they flood...
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Web Tracker Caught Intercepting Online Forms Even Before Users Hit Submit
May 22 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
The takeaway of this study for consumers is that they should never enter any information into an onl...
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Security Advisory Issued For Critical F5 Vulnerability
May 06 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
App developers using BIG-IP services should immediately take steps to mitigate the vulnerability unt...
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The Works Closes Stores Following Cyber Attack
April 07 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
Although few details have been disclosed about the attack, the fact that no user data was stolen but...
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Privacy Expert On Fake Valorant Cheats On YouTube Infect You With RedLine Stealer
March 15 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
Video game cheats, mods, and peripheral software have long been popular ways to distribute malware....
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Reality Winner's Twitter Account Was Hacked To Target Journalists
March 02 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
What I find notable is that the hackers didn\'t impersonate Reality Winner. They changed the account...
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Police Return £4m To Victims Of International Crypto Scam
February 23 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
We\'re seeing an increasing number of raids and busts on crypto scams, ransomware attackers, and oth...
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Beijing Winter Olympics App Insecure
January 19 , 2022 by Paul Bischoff
The My 2022 app poses a serious privacy and security threat to Olympics athletes, staff and audience...
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Location Data Collection Firm Admits Privacy Breach
November 01 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
Firms like Huq take advantage of the fact that most people have no idea whether the apps they use sh...
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New Android Malware Steals Millions After Infecting 10M Phones
September 30 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
The alarming part of this story is that Google Play allowed more than 200 malicious app updates on i...
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United Nations’ Computers Breached by Hackers
September 12 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
The fact that a high-value target like the UN wasn\'t using two-factor authentication is very worryi...
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Apple to Announce Client-Side Photo Hashing System to Detect Child Abuse Images in Users’ Photos Libraries
August 09 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
Apple hinted that it was scanning iCloud images for child abuse content some months ago, so the anno...
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U.S. Taps Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Others To Help Fight Ransomware, Cyber Threats
August 09 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
Better threat intelligence will play a key role in combating cyber attacks in the future. By sharing...
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Fresh Warning Over Rip-off Locator Forms On Google
July 30 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
Paying Google for sponsored ads is a cheap and easy way to get a link at the top of search results....
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Experts On Northern Rail Ticket Machines Targeted in a Suspected Ransomware Attack
July 21 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
Everyone knows that the Chinese government aids and abets cyberspying and that China is a huge sourc...
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Experts Insight On Carnival Cruises Recent Data Breach
June 18 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
This is Carnival\'s third major cybersecurity incident in 12 months. At this point, I would be extr...
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Experts React: McDonald's Suffers Data Breach
June 14 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
McDonald\'s customers in Taiwan and South Korea who have given the company their contact information...
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Hackers Steal Wealth of Data from Game Giant EA
June 11 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
Thankfully, no user data was stolen from EA, so players shouldn\'t be at increased risk of cyber att...
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Implications Of Russian Solarwinds Hackers New Email Attack On Government Agencies
May 31 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
Government agencies should operate under the assumption that they are always being targeted by cyber...
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Canada Post Discloses Data Breach
May 27 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
Although the breach was quite large, the information contained in the leaked manifest is not particu...
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Warning Over Royal Mail Smishing Campaign
May 21 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
The Royal Mail SMS scheme is a typical smishing (SMS phishing) campaign. The scammer pretends to be...
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Asda Issues Online Home Delivery Warning After Thousands Targeted By Scam
April 30 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
The pandemic spurred widespread adoption of meal and grocery delivery services. When you submit an o...
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Experts Reaction On Home Office Tests Web-Spying Powers With Help Of UK Internet Firms
March 12 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
The Investigatory Powers Act allows the UK government and ISPs to violate the privacy of internet us...
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Advancements In Invoicing - A Highly Sophisticated Way To Distribute ZLoader
March 11 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
Although the MHTML attack described is more sophisticated than most invoice phishing schemes, it sti...
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Cybersecurity Expert Insight: SITA Data Breach
March 10 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
Airline loyalty programs and frequent flyer miles are a common target for cybercriminals, who can re...
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Indian Cyber-espionage Effort Targets Election, Energy Officials In Pakistan And Kashmir
February 12 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
Tensions between India and Pakistan have been around longer than the internet, and the conf...
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Experts Reacted On Myanmar Military Government's Cyber Internet Censorship Bill
February 11 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
Internet censorship has become a frequently used tool to silence dissent in times of political unres...
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Expert Response On News That Israeli Hackers Breach KKK-affiliated Website
February 05 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
It\'s easy to get caught up in schadenfreude whenever anything bad happens to the KKK, but I would c...
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Experts Reaction On Security Firm Stormshield Discloses Data Breach, Theft Of Source Code
February 05 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
The big question in my mind is, who done it? Given this was an attack on a government security syste...
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Experts Reaction On Hackers Steal Foxtons Customer Data
February 04 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
It looks like Foxtons could be held liable for negligence if it failed to inform customers that the...
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Experts Reaction On Agent Tesla New Variants To Bypass Endpoint Protection
February 03 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
The fact that Agent Tesla made up 20 percent of malicious email attachments detected by Sophos shows...
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Experts Reaction On Hackers Can Access Your Phone Number From Facebook
January 27 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
Although it\'s not ideal for a cybercriminal to have your phone number, you can take a few simple pr...
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A Chinese Hacking Group Is Stealing Airline Passenger Details
January 21 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
State-sponsored hackers tend to use more sophisticated attacks to target high-value persons of inter...
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Experts Insight On UN’s Environmental Program Breach-100K+ Employee Records Leaked
January 12 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
Exposing credentials in public Github repositories is a common developer oversight, and cybercrimina...
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Experts Reacted On Hackney Council Leaked Documents
January 08 , 2021 by Paul Bischoff
Although it\'s not clear exactly what information was contained in the stolen data, much of it appea...
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Experts Insight On People's Energy Data Breach
December 21 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Every data breach is cause for concern, but we should be particularly worried about attacks on criti...
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Experts Reaction On 4 Major Browsers Are Getting Hit In Widespread Malware Attacks
December 14 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Microsoft didn\'t specify what interactions are required for Adrozek infections to occur, so it\'s d...
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Expert Comments On Encrypted Messaging Puts Children At Risk, Commissioner Warns
December 09 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Child pornography is frequently used as an argument to shut down and shame supporters of end-to-end...
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Experts Reaction On Dua Lipa And Other Spotify Artists' Pages Hacked By Taylor Swift 'Fan'
December 03 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
The big question about the attack on Spotify is whether it occurred through the artists\' portal whe...
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Experts Insight On User Data Of Event Management App Peatix Hacked
November 25 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Peatix has not stated what algorithm is used to hash and salt the passwords in the database, which w...
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Privacy Experts On API Bug On Dating Site Bumble Exposed Personal Information Of 100M Users
November 18 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
The vulnerabilities that Sarda found in Bumble could open users up to harassment, stalking, fraud, a...
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Experts Reacted On Wisconsin Republican Party Says Hackers Stole $2.3 Million
November 02 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Scams and phishing attacks on political parties in the US are very common, but are usually easily sp...
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Experts Insight On Barnes & Noble Hack
October 16 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Barnes and Noble customers should be on the lookout for phishing messages to their phones and email...
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Experts On Iranian Hackers Can Now Beat Encrypted Apps
September 21 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
The attacks described in Check Point\'s report are both sophisticated and multi-faceted. Security an...
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Experts Reaction On CISA And FBI Rebut Reports About Hacked Voter Data On Russian Forum
September 03 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
It\'s remarkably easy to get one\'s hands on voter databases in most states. Many of them are availa...
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Experts On Apps For Children Must Offer Privacy By Default
September 03 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
I think everyone agrees that children\'s data needs to be protected. The biggest obstacle to doing s...
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Experts Reaction On Discovery Of Over 2.5M Medical Records Publicly available
August 19 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Cybercriminals could use the information exposed in this breach for health insurance fraud and phish...
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Security Experts On Carnival Hit With Ransomware Attack Exposing Data
August 19 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
We won\'t know the real impact of Carnival\'s breach until the company discloses what information wa...
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Jack Daniel’s-Maker Suffers Ransomware Breach - Expert Comments
August 18 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Even if Brown-Forman were to pay the ransom, there is no guarantee that hackers wouldn\'t leak, sell...
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Ransomware Threatens Production of 300 Ventilators Per Day
August 12 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
It\'s sad to see some hackers sinking so low as to target critical life-saving equipment manufacture...
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Experts Insight On Researchers Discovered Multiple Security Vulnerabilities In Zoom
August 12 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
The average Zoom user shouldn\'t worry too much about these proof-of-concept attacks demonstrated at...
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Experts On The News: The Vatican Is Said To Be Hacked From China Before Talks With Beijing
July 30 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Any country negotiating with China should expect phishing and cyberattacks ahead of in-person meetin...
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Expert Commentary: Drizly Breach And Its Implications
July 30 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Drizly users should change their passwords as well as the passwords of any other accounts that share...
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Experts On Catalonian politicians had Phones Hacked in WhatsApp Attack
July 29 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
It\'s worth noting that WhatsApp patched the vulnerability that allowed such phone hacking over a ye...
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Experts Insight On Premier League Club Almost Loses £1m to Hackers
July 24 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Premier League clubs not only need to consider their cybersecurity, but their operational security....
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Expert Reaction On CouchSurfing Investigates Data Breach
July 24 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Even though no passwords were reportedly leaked, I would still recommend CouchSurfing users change t...
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Experts On Russian Hackers Target Covid-19 Vaccine Research
July 17 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
It\'s unfortunate that creating a vaccine has become a geopolitical competition rather than an oppor...
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Expert Reaction On News: New Zealand Property Management Company Leaks 30,000 Users Personal Data
July 16 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Sometimes it\'s hard to avoid using tax software in countries where there are no secure alternatives...
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Comments On Cybersecurity Firm Finds More Spyware Hidden In Chinese Tax Software
July 16 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Sometimes it\'s hard to avoid using tax software in countries where there are no secure alternatives...
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Experts Reaction On Top Websites Provide Attackers with Access to Customer Data
July 15 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
The fact that sites are pulling in assets from third parties that they might not have vetted is a bi...
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Experts On MGM Hotel Breach
July 15 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
MGM Hotel guests should be on the lookout for targeted scams and phishing messages from fraudsters p...
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Expert Reaction On Millions of LiveAuctioneers Passwords for Sale
July 14 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
The use of MD5, an obsolete hash algorithm is a major oversight by LiveAuctioneers et al. MD5 was pr...
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Cyber Experts Comment On US Secret Service Creates New Cyber Fraud Task Force
July 13 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
If I made a venn diagram of financial crimes and cyber crimes, the shared section in the middle woul...
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Experts Reaction On Fake TikTok links Injected With Malware
July 09 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
This is a variation of a very common attack in which attackers lure victims into clicking on links t...
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Experts Insight On New Dark Web Audit Reveals 15 Billion Stolen Logins
July 09 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
The report demonstrates why it\'s important to never reuse passwords across multiple accounts. Given...
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Expert Advise After Dozens Of US News Sites Hacked In WastedLocker Ransomware Attacks
July 03 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Drive-by downloads that use javascript to infect devices can be difficult for website visitors to av...
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Expert Comment: Roblox Accounts Targeted By Pro-Trump Hacking Campaign
July 01 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Politics aside, the big question here is how did hackers manage to access these accounts? A data bre...
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Experts On Seller Floods Hacker Forum With Data Stolen from 14 Companies
June 30 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
The most telling part of this dump is that 10 out of the 14 companies involved had not disclosed any...
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New Twitter Breach - Security Expert Comments
June 24 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Twitter\'s data security incident is relatively minor in both scope and severity. It only affects Tw...
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Police Taking 'Excessive' Data From Mobile Phones - Expert Insight
June 19 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Police need a concrete policy in place that dictates how they can take data from people\'s smartphon...
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Experts Insight On US Bank Customers Targeted In Ongoing Qbot Campaign
June 18 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
F5 states in its report that most users are infected through web redirects but doesn\'t explicitly s...
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Expert Reaction On Severe Risk As Amnesty Calls Out Countries With 'Most Dangerous' Contact Tracing Apps
June 17 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
GPS tracking is not the most effective or safe way to go about contact tracing because it is not acc...
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Experts On ‘Lamphone’ Hack Uses Lightbulb Vibrations To Eavesdrop On Homes
June 17 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
The lamphone attack is certainly interesting but ultimately not something average people should worr...
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Claire's, Intersports Retail Websites Breached - Online Privacy Experts Comment
June 16 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Web skimming attacks like these are particularly effective because victims have no way of knowing th...
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Expert Reaction On Honeypot Shows Multistage Ransomware should Have Critical Infrastructure Providers On High Alert
June 12 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
The honeypot is a clear example of why governments must invest heavily in cybersecurity for critical...
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Expert Insight On Dark Basin - Uncovering A Massive Hack-For-Hire Operation
June 10 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
The most striking part of the Dark Basin operation is how it was able to openly advertise its servic...
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Experts Insight On Honda Confirms Its Network Has Been Hit By Cyberattack
June 10 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Based on the limited information Honda has released about the attack, this looks like the result of...
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Expert Insight On Fake Ransomware Decryptor Capable of Double-Encrypting Files of Desperate Victims
June 09 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Most of the victims of the fake decryptor are individual users and not enterprises, so there\'s rela...
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Expert Reaction On Malware Campaign Hides In Resumes And Medical Leave Forms
June 08 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Macro attacks in Microsoft Office documents have been used by hackers for many years to distribute m...
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Expert Reaction On DopplePaymer Ransomware Infected The Network Of One Of NASA's IT Contractors
June 04 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
The theft and ransom of NASA data from a third-party contractor could be dangerous in the wrong hand...
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Stupid Facebook Mistake Finally Catches Malicious Hacker With 1 Million Stolen Identities
May 29 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Most good hackers take great care to never leave a trace. Those who boast about their exploits will...
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Privacy Advocate On Report: People Fear NHSX Covid-19 Tracing App Will Leave Them Open To Cyber-attack: Research
May 28 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Surveillance creep is a big concern with contact tracing apps. Once we start to allow surveillance i...
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Experts Insight On Wishbone App Data Breach Affects 40M Users
May 22 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
The leaked Wishbone database has now been released for free on a hacker forum. Although the password...
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Industry Experts On Verizon DBiR 2020
May 19 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
The report dispels many commonly held misconceptions about how and why data breaches happen. Many br...
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Experts Insight On Tesla Data Leak: Old Components Containing Personal Info End Up On eBay
May 05 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Tesla seems to have an operational security issue at its service centres that allow its computers to...
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Expert Insight On News: SBA Website Leaks Personal Data Of 8,000 Small-Business Loan Applicants
April 22 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Although this breach could have been very serious had it fallen into the wrong hands, at this time,...
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France Asks Apple To Relax iPhone Security For Coronavirus Tracking App Development
April 22 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
I doubt Apple will grant France\'s request given that it\'s already working on a contact tracing sol...
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NYC Schools Ban Zoom - Cybersecurity/Privacy Experts Comment
April 08 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Zoom has a couple of issues that make it tough to secure in a school environment. The problem isn\'t...
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Tesco Sends Security Warning To 600,000 Clubcard Holders - Experts Insight
March 05 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Hackers hit Tesco with an attack known as credential stuffing. In this attack, hackers attempt to lo...
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CleanMaster: An Android Security App With 1 Billion Downloads Is Recording Users’ Web Browsing - Expert Insight
March 04 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
The significance of Clean Master\'s ban from Google Play shouldn\'t be understated. Cheetah Mobile h...
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WHO Warns Of Coronavirus Phishing Attacks - Experts Comments
February 19 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Hackers and cybercriminals have been quick to take advantage of the coronavirus outbreak. This happe...
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Report Shows Personal Info On 144K Canadians Breached By Federal Entities: Expert Comments
February 18 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
The report is a good example of how most data breaches are caused by human error and not by hackers...
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Rutter’s Hit By Credit Card Stealing Malware - Privacy Expert Comments
February 17 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
The POS malware attack on Rutters should serve as a reminder for consumers to avoid using magnetic s...
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Security Experts Analysis Of FBI Crime Report
February 13 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
The FBI\'s report states the bureau received 68,013 complaints from victims over the age of 60 with...
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Expert Comments On Powerful Cyber Attack Takes Down 25% Of Iranian Internet
February 11 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are quite accessible and cheap for cybercriminals to pu...
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Philips Smart Lights Vulnerability Allows Hopping To Devices On The Network - Experts Advise
February 08 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Learn how to spot phishing emails. Check the sender\'s domain, don\'t click on links in unsolicited...
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On Google Sending Videos To Wrong Users
February 05 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
The irony is that many Google Takeout users download their data and subsequently remove it from Goog...
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Amazon Ring Under Attack - Privacy Advocate Comments
January 30 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Ring and the Neighbors app prey on and exacerbate users\' fears. Data sharing practices between user...
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Huawei Set For Controversial Limited Role In UK 5G Networks - Experts Reactions
January 29 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
The UK government is making a calculated risk that stops short of banning Huawei from its 5G infrast...
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Expert On Breach: Regus Sales Staff Data Exposed After Huge Data Breach
January 21 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
This exposure is yet another example of the fact that when you entrust your personal data to a compa...
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Expert On News: Trump Attacks Apple Over Access To Data
January 15 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Apple has set fairly clear boundaries and has stood by them. It has done everything it can without s...
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COMMENTS On News: Apple To Scan Users iCloud Photos To Identify Child Abuse
January 09 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Apple is being very opaque about how it goes about scanning users\' photos without breaking encrypti...
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COMMENT: Travelex Forced To Take Down Site Following Cyber Attack
January 03 , 2020 by Paul Bischoff
Travelex has been tight-lipped about the details of the virus so far. Given that no customer data wa...
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Experts Reaction On 1.2 Billion Records Were Found Online On An Exposed, Unsecure Single Server
November 24 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
This data is a goldmine for cybercriminals setting up large-scale spam, scam, and phishing campaigns...
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Privacy Expert On Google Error Enables Tory Attack Ad On Labour To Spread Without Disclaimer
November 22 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
I surmise that this ad was allowed to run without attribution because no one at Google actually vett...
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Experts On ‘Hundreds Of Millions’ Of Users Impacted By Android Camera Security Threat
November 20 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
All Android users should make sure they\'re running the latest version of Android and their camera a...
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Experts On Twitter's New Deepfake Policy To Alert, But Not Remove, Manipulated Content
November 12 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
Twitter\'s policy proposal is a step in the right direction and it will be interesting to see how it...
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Security And Privacy Experts On Controversial Court Ruling Allows Police To Plunder DNA Database For Investigations
November 11 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
Genetic data is woefully under-protected by US privacy laws like HIPAA. HIPAA only applies to health...
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Privacy Advocate On Apple's New Privacy Offensive
November 08 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
Apple can and has offered its users superior privacy protections compared to Google and Facebook bec...
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Expert On Trend Micro Insider Threat
November 07 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
Trend Micro customers whose information was leaked in this breach are at risk of phishing and scams...
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Expert Advise On New 'Unremovable' xHelper Malware
October 31 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
As with a lot of mobile malware, xHelper comes from an app downloaded outside of the official app st...
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Experts Comments On French Online Fashion Store Sixth June Hacked
October 29 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
If the skimming script is still active, Sixth June needs to disable the payment page right away unti...
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BBC News Launches 'Dark Web' Tor Mirror
October 25 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
Making the BBC website available on the dark web is a nice gesture and may in fact give people acces...
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Largest-scale Sextortion Campaign Ever - Expert Views
October 18 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
If you receive an email threatening to expose your porn viewing history or other online activity, do...
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Experts Reaction On Malware That Spits Cash Out Of ATMs Has Spread Across The World
October 16 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
The fact that criminals can access a USB port on public ATMs is worrying, and securing that physical...
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Comment: Deepfake Videos 'Double In Nine Months'
October 08 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
Off-the-shelf deepfake software that novices can use isn\'t that good...yet. Making a convincing dee...
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DoorDash Data Breach Impacts 4.9M Users - Experts Comments
September 30 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
The third-party provider did it\" is becoming a common chorus among many companies whose data was br...
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Comments On The Report Of Organised Social Media Manipulation
September 30 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
Online propaganda and misinformation are gaining traction for three simple reasons: it\'s cheap, it\...
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Experts Dots On Monster.com Partner Exposes Resumes And CVs For Applicants From 2014 Through 2017
September 09 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
Monster\'s refusal to warn customers about a known data breach involving data it collected is irresp...
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Experts Dots On Massive Database Of Facebook Users' FB IDs And Phone Numbers Found Online - On An Unprotected Server
September 05 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
The exposure of this database puts millions of Facebook users at risk of spam, harassment, and SIM s...
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Cracked Passwords For Millions Of Poshmark Accounts Being Sold Online
September 04 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
Poshmark customers should change their account passwords immediately in case the passwords can be cr...
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DHS Warns Of Potential Cyber Scams Tied To El Paso, Dayton Shootings
August 07 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
Cybercriminals might pose as charities, activists, news media, support groups, or some other organis...
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IoT Camera Exploit Allows Attackers To Listen In Over HTTP
August 02 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
The flaw in the Amcrest camera allowed anyone to listen in on audio recordings through the camera\'s...
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Comment: Russian Defense Contractor Developing Smartphone Spyware
July 28 , 2019 by Paul Bischoff
The Monokle malware mainly infects devices through corrupted versions of legitimate apps. For this r...