Tag : Data Security Breach

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What you need to know – Anonymous strikes the European Space Agency

Dec 14, 2015 By Amit Ashbel | Members of “Anonymous” have breached a number of sub-domains of the European Space Agency website and leaked personal and login credentials of thousands of subscribers and officials. The leaked data includes full names, email addresses, office addresses, institution names, phone numbers, fax numbers and in many of the cases, clear-text passwords have also been exposed. Overall, more than 8,000 subscriber’s data has been exposed.

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You’ve Got a Breach: AOL Investigating After Spoofing Incident

Apr 30, 2014 By Sarah Vonnegut | If you just couldn’t get enough of changing your passwords after the Heartbleed fiasco and still keep an active AOL account, you’re in luck. The company announced on Monday that it is further investigating a security incident after a “significant” number of user accounts were found to have been compromised, with AOL estimating around 2% of their over 20 million customers at risk. Users are urged to change their passwords and personal answers to their security questions.

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If You Thought The DMV Couldn’t Get Worse… & The Top 5 Security Stories of the Week

Mar 23, 2014 By Sarah Vonnegut | From the latest credit card breach to Microsoft’s privacy ‘faux pas’, here are the week’s top security stories – take a few minutes and catch up before the madness begins again!

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Gaping Security Flaw in WhatsApp on Android Let Other Apps Steal Your Messages

Mar 13, 2014 By Sarah Vonnegut | If you’re using WhatsApp on an Android – even after yesterday’s update – your chats are prone to being downloaded by others, a security consultant has discovered.  Bas Bosschert, CTO and consultant at Double Think, along with his brother, discovered this exploit after wondering if it would be possible to upload and read someone’s WhatsApp chats from another app. With a proof of concept on his blog, he proved it was easily possible.

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On Tracking the Creator of Bitcoin, a Breach at Sally Beauty and Facebook Clickjacking: Security News Update

Mar 09, 2014 By Sarah Vonnegut | It was a crazy week, with the secretive Bitcoin creator supposedly outed, details of 280,000+ payment cards tied to Sally Beauty purchases discovered for sale online and a new Facebook clickjacking campaign that preys on the curious, so let’s get down to it shall we? Here are your weeks biggest security stories: 

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Loser Credentials: Stop The Insanity!

Mar 04, 2014 By Sarah Vonnegut | There’s a famous saying about how the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Nothing could be truer about the world’s relationship with passwords, and it’s a reality that should hit the security world even harder.
After all, as we recently learned, the Target hack affecting at least 110 million people began with a stolen username and password. Passwords have gotten lots of play in the news, especially in the security realm, but the bigger problem is in making passwords obsolete for hackers – especially for organizations with valuable data in store. A deeper level of authentication is now essential for a secure business.

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Your Weekly Security Wrap-Up: Yahoo, Sears, YouTube & More

Mar 02, 2014 By Sarah Vonnegut | Yahoo’s in the news again with a new vulnerability (now fixed) and a starring role, unknown to them, in the Brit’s surveillance methods. With Sears possibly facing another breach and a cache of 360 million user credentials found for sale on the black market, there’s a lot to know about so take a few minutes and catch up on all you may have missed!

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Crypto Flaws For All & The Weeks Other Security News

Feb 23, 2014 By Sarah Vonnegut | SSL encryption was the name of the security game this week, with major vulnerabilities –now fixed – facing both iOS and WhatsApp users and Neiman Marcus released a new analysis of their recent breach – and apparently someone was NOT paying attention. Catch up on all last week’s stories before RSA USA takes over your life!

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Crowdfunding Kickstarter Gets Hacked & Other Security Stories This Week

Feb 16, 2014 By Sarah Vonnegut | This week, Kickstarter suffered its’ first major breach with minor consequences, Target’s back in the ring with new reports indicating missed warnings from analysts about the payment systems, the Syrian Electronic Army strikes again, this time hitting Forbes, Internet Explorer suffered critical zero-day exploits and more. Before the next week full of security scares rolls in, take a moment to catch up on the stories you may have missed last week. 

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