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Data breach

SolarWinds 2.0? Feds investigate hack that could impact thousands of companies

April 19th, 2021

An extremely worrying new data breach has been reported at a San Francisco-based software auditing company that the general public has likely never heard of before, which probably explains why it feels like this particular breach has slipped under the radar a bit. Nevertheless, in spite of the lack of general awareness, federal investigators probing …

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If you use this popular smartphone app, change your password immediately

April 19th, 2021

We’ve got another popular and very commonplace smartphone app to add the list of apps and services that have either been hacked or suffered a data breach so far in 2021. This time it’s ParkMobile, an app that’s pretty popular across North America (operating in more than 450 cities) that lets you find and pay …

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This is some of the worst news that a bank customer can get after a hack

March 23rd, 2021

Earlier this month, the Michigan-based bank Flagstar disclosed that a security incident had occurred, following the hack by a group of ransomware attackers who exploited a bank vendor’s zero-day software vulnerability. Now, it seems the incident was much worse than noted at the time. Personal information, including social security numbers of customers, bank employees, and …

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If you use this app, your private data might have been exposed in a big data breach

March 3rd, 2021

Reports have begun circulating that Zee5, an on-demand Internet streaming service based in India, that’s available almost everywhere globally except the US, may have suffered another data breach — this time reportedly putting some 9 million users’ private data at risk of being exploited by hackers. Previous Zee5 data leaks were reported last year. What …

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These are the most common ways hackers will attack your computer

February 23rd, 2021

Cybersecurity company Proofpoint is out with a new report analyzing the various techniques that are used by hackers to conduct data breaches, intrusions, and a variety of different cyber attacks. One of the most common tools hackers employ is the use of social engineering. Read on for a look at how these techniques work, and …

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Do this right now to keep all your passwords safe

February 15th, 2021

Just because your account credentials may have been caught up in a data breach, doesn’t mean you automatically have to suffer the effects of cyber crime. There are a number of simple steps that account holders can take to protect themselves and their data from hackers, data breaches, and other nefarious activity on the Internet. …

Oldsmar water hack

If you use this software on an older Windows PC, read this immediately

February 11th, 2021

The FBI has issued an alert highlighting some of the security issues found after investigating the recent Oldsmar water hack in Florida. As part of that hack, someone was able to access the local water treatment plant’s computer systems and increase the amount of sodium hydroxide in the water supply. Luckily, an employee caught them …