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Ransomware Maze Has Started Leaking Pensacola Data
The government of the city of Pensacola, Florida has become a new victim of the Maze ransomware over one month. The hackers who are asking 1 million USD start releasing files. Now a 2 GB archive was uploaded to a public website, which is believed just 6% of the total hijacked data. Pensacola knows the increasing the pressure, but it has to face a data leaking threat just after a ransom disaster...
By Lee Mathews  View Source  
Massive Leak Leaves 267M Facebook Users Data Exposed
If you are a Facebook user, you should head up for a new warning: 267 million users' data had been exposed on the Internet for weeks before it was reported. Some of them are already seen on the dark web. The breached data include user name, ID, mobile number, and other personal information. At this stage, researchers believe that the accident is due to issues in Facebook management...
By MUHAMMAD JARIR KANJI  View Source  
Why You Need Check Data Breach Online
Take Collection 1 as an example to show why you have a chance to check if your private data leaked online. It helps you to choose the right tool and method to find out personal information leakage and prevent further damage as early as possible...
By Timing Good  View Source  
Your Yahoo Email Account May Bring Up 25000 Dollars
If your Yahoo email was breached before, you might get an email issued by a class action. It's a chance to bring you up to 25000 dollars under the current settlement for Yahoo mass accounts leakage. Although the maximum reimbursement for each person is up to $25,000, the claim time frame is relatively tight. If you are eligible for the account holder, you should file a claim by July 20, 2020, to receive settlement benefits...
By Jackson White  View Source  
Accept Equifax Data Breach Settlement Or Not
Equifax Data Breach is becoming headline again. Victims are furious over the unfair settlement between the U.S. government and Equifax for a leakage accident. By current settlement, the latter is said to escape liability. The Change.org petition aimed at bringing proper justice to the customers of one of the world’s largest credit reporting agencies. A settlement Equifax reached with federal and state investigations could cost the company as much as $700 million...
By Catalin Cimpanu  View Source  
Disqus & Kickstarter Hacker Tells How to Against Password Reuse
After any data breached, they will be traded quickly in dark web or even public domain, and are available to cybercriminals all over the world. These privacy data are organized records to sell, showing passwords, email, name, address, and etc. It any victim reuses the same password, he or she will become a potential target. The past hacker is telling how the attacks take place...
By Catalin Cimpanu  View Source  
Millions Of Fingerprint And Facial Recognition Data Breached
Traditional passwords aren't unique objects of hackers. A biometric database of facial recognition or fingerprints is also hot in the attacked list. One of them has been accessed without authorizing, and its damage is not yet clear. Still, fingerprints and facial recognition data of millions of people have been exposed. These biometric data cannot be changed as usernames and passwords. It means they will be compromised forever...
By Zak Doffman  View Source  
100 Million Capital One Credit Card Data Are Leaked
How much personal data can stop a hacker's digging? A hacker stole more than 100 million Capital One customers' data. Paige Thompson is accused of breaking into a Capital One server and getting 1 million Canadian Social Insurance numbers, one-third of the total Canada people, and 80,000 bank account numbers, in addition to people's names, addresses, credit scores, credit limits. It is just disclosed by related banks and the US Department of Justice, is the latest and one of the largest data leakage cases.
By Rob McLean  View Source  
Think before Bite: Phishing Targets Amazon Customers Ahead of Prime Day
This is a fault of Amazon or Prime Day, but its customers are becoming the targets for phishing. Recent years the more and more strong consumer group gives a larger space for cyber criminals to abuse. For example, a phishing kit makes it easy for beginning hacker to construct an email that looks uncomfortably similar to an email alert you would get from Amazon. Prime Day is becoming one of hottest shopping periods and also the hottest opportunities for cybercriminals...
By Austin Williams  View Source  
Huawei Laptop Backdoor Flaw in Windows 10 Raises Concerns
A flaw in Huawei laptops's Windows 10 has been found by Microsoft researchers. This flaw could have been used to take control of computer and even more, and it had probably been introduced at the manufacturing stage. BBC news said Huawei denies any collusion with Beijing, corrected the flaw after it was notified about it in January. A British Prof told BBC the flaw is related to a known computer security issue, which has been abused by a wide variety of hackers, including those who are state-sponsored and criminal gangs...
By Jane Wakefield  View Source