The attackers exploited the human factor to gain access to Twitter’s internal systems and the accounts of some of the world’s most prominent figures Twitter – still recovering from the recent brazen breach where miscreants hijacked 130 accounts belonging to prominent figures and used the handles to peddle a bitcoin scam – has now shed [...]
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The databases contain personal information that could be used for phishing attacks and identity theft schemes Researchers have found close to 10.5 billion pieces of consumer data that has been left sitting in almost 10,000 unsecured internet-facing databases hosted across 20 countries. The data is said to include email addresses, passwords, and phone numbers. The study was [...]
A view of the Q2 2020 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts With half a year passed from the outbreak of COVID-19, the world is now trying to come to terms with the new normal. But even with the initial panic settled, and [...]
The Bureau expects cybercriminals to increasingly abuse new threat vectors for large-scale DDoS attacks The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued an alert warning private sector organizations in the United States about a ramp-up in the use of built-in network protocols for large-scale distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) amplification attacks. “A DDoS amplification attack occurs when [...]
The attackers and their motivations remain unknown; however, the incidents yet again highlight the risks of careless data security Thousands of unsecured internet-facing databases have been on the receiving end of automated ‘Meow’ attacks that involve destroying the data without leaving as much as an explanatory note. A search on Shodan shows that as the [...]
In another incident, ransomware attackers almost forced the cancellation of a match, a report reveals Sports organizations from around the United Kingdom have been urged to tighten their cybersecurity after a report revealed a string of attacks against various sports clubs, including an attempt to disrupt a lucrative Premier League transfer deal. In its first [...]
The tech giant introduces its own version of verified accounts in Gmail, rolls out increased moderation controls in Meet, and enhances phishing protection in Chat Google has announced a host of new features for its G Suite family of applications that are aimed at bolstering the security of Gmail, Meet and Chat users. The company is [...]
The open letter highlights five security and privacy principles that require heightened attention from videoconferencing services Six data protection and privacy authorities from countries in four continents have addressed an open letter to video teleconferencing (VTC) companies, asking them to re-evaluate how they safeguard the privacy rights and data of citizens around the globe. With people [...]
Telecom Argentina says it has contained the attack and regained access to its systems without paying up Telecom Argentina, one of the country’s largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs), has suffered a major ransomware attack, according to a local report. The cybercriminals behind the attack demanded US$7.5 million in Monero cryptocurrency to unlock the encrypted files, [...]
A report calls into question the providers’ security practices and dismisses their claims of being no-log VPN services Seven Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers who claim not to keep any logs of their users’ online activities recently left 1.2 terabytes of private user data exposed to anyone who comes looking. The data, found on a server [...]