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Hacker attempts to ransom Verizon employee database for $250,000

May 31st, 2022

Last week, Motherboard reported that a hacker had acquired a database full of private data about Verizon employees. The database included full names, email addresses, corporate ID numbers, and phone numbers. After getting their hands on the data, the hacker contacted Motherboard to share the information from the database.

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Hackers are having way too much fun going after Vladimir Putin

February 28th, 2022

The latest Ukraine news continues to paint a picture of a more or less conventional military conflict, following Russia’s invasion of its much smaller, democratic neighbor. That is to say, tanks, airstrikes, and some degree of gun battles have characterized the invasion thus far. Meanwhile, much more unconventional and potentially drastic moves are happening in …

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LastPass says there’s no data breach, so your passwords were not hacked

December 29th, 2021

LastPass is a password manager app, the kind of security application we always advise people to use to increase the safety of their passwords. These services can store all your passwords and help you choose unique passwords for each online account. All you need to remember is one strong password. This lets you quickly sign …

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Log4j patch comes with a vulnerability that hackers can exploit

December 16th, 2021

Just as we learned that nation-state hackers have started studying the Log4j vulnerability issue that shocked the cybersecurity world last week, other researchers signaled a disturbing development. The Log4j hack, also known as Log4Shell, already has a patch that companies can deploy. But it turns out that the fix has its own security issues that …

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Nation-state hackers are already exploiting the scary Log4j vulnerability

December 15th, 2021

Security researchers recently stunned the world with the Log4Shell hack, revealing that the entire internet is scrambling to patch a vulnerability in a widely used Java utility that many companies employ in their servers. Also known as the Log4j hack, the security issue allows hackers to get into computer systems without a password. We saw …

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Internet is scrambling to fix Log4Shell, the worst hack in history

December 13th, 2021

Massive data breaches have become so common that we’ve gotten numb to reports detailing another hack or 0-day exploit. That doesn’t reduce the risk of such events happening, as the cat-and-mouse game between security experts and hackers continues. As some vulnerabilities get fixed, others pop up requiring attention from product and service providers. The newest one …

Robinhood Data Breach

Robinhood data breach exposed data from 7 million people

November 9th, 2021

Robinhood saw tremendous growth in recent years thanks to its innovative idea that allows anyone to trade stocks and cryptocurrencies directly from their smartphone. You don’t need complicated equipment to monitor markets, and you can trade from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an active internet connection. One other ingredient that makes …

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Hackers are stealing 2FA codes with terrifyingly effective voice bots

November 7th, 2021

Every time a massive data breach makes the news, we remind you about the best practices you need to employ to protect your online properties. You should never use weak passwords and recycle them. Instead, pick a password manager that lets you generate unique passwords for every different service, website, and app. And use two-factor …

AT&T Hack

AT&T responds to report that 70M customer records were breached in massive hack

August 20th, 2021

Hackers stole nearly 48 million customer records from T-Mobile a few days ago, with the carrier confirming the findings earlier this week. T-Mobile said at the time that the hackers did not steal payment information. But sensitive data, including full names, dates of birth, social security numbers, and driver’s license information was stolen. Hackers also …