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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  
Taipei Government Shocked Hacker Invasion: Mayor Ko Wen-je's Visit Leaked
The Taipei Government computers have been hacked, lots of data, including Taipei Mayor Ke Wen-je (Ke Wenzhe) and his visit to the US, are believed to leak, the police have begun investigations. Months ago, 3 million health data are stolen, and the attacking IP has been confirmed from China. This time, because 11 computers of the Taipei international affairs team had been hacked just before Mayor Ke's Washington trip, politic factors, either from China or US, may be the root of it...
By Lee I-chia  View Source  
1 million StreetEasy accounts have been hacked
You are hunting for new home, but your data are for sale on dark web. Say less online may become a trend when more and more hacker stories are reported. A million StreetEasy accounts have been hacked and for sale on the dark web. The company confirmed Tuesday evening. It's difficult for StreetEasy, its spokesperson said the stolen data included email addresses, user names and encrypted passwords. The actual leakage are even more, like phone numbers, the last four digits, card type, expiration dates, and billing addresses...
By JIM DALRYMPLE  View Source  
Formjacking Is the New Favorite Hack of Cyber Crooks
In some cases, your personal data is leaked not from your side. Every month, 4,800 websites around retail websites are targeted by cyber criminals, who snatch credit/debit card information with a hacking technique called formjacking, one of the newest favorite ways for hackers to steal personal data. Now small and medium-sized businesses are still the biggest targets of formjacking, but British Airways and Ticketmaster have also fallen victim to attacks. It possibly hurts confidences of online business...
By ALYSSA NEWCOMB  View Source  
Dow Jones 2.4M Records Left Exposed from Amazon Server
We usually think financial organization like Dow Jones should have higher data security standards. A bad news is telling its watchlist of more than 2.4 million 'high-risk' clients was leaked to the public due to incorrectly configured from unsecured Elasticsearch database, hosted on AWS, the famous cloud of Amazon. A report said the the list, as big as 4.4GB, was sitting on a public Elasticsearch and available for public access. We doubt that game level technology or management can really protect serious privacy?
By Adam Shepherd  View Source  
Hackers Start Exploiting Serious WinRAR Flaw to Spread Malware
If you are WinRAR user, you shouldn't ignore this warning: hackers are starting to exploit its newly disclosed bug to secretly install malware on Windows. A Chinese security firm has uncovered several samples that exploit the WinRAR vulnerability to deliver malware. The first sample was detected only two days after the WinRAR bug was disclosed. Over 500 million users'privacy are in risk because of WinRAR, hacker, or even the vulnerability reporter?
By Michael Kan  View Source  
Are Huawei Phones Safe for Your Private Communication
When you choose cell phone, please consider its security reputation or say does it deserve your trust. Last year, Huawei phones were banned by networks including Verizon and AT&T for possible security threat Meanwhile, a few security analysts believe it is entirely plausible that the firm’s phones could be used to spy. Here we don't want to put a finger to any vendor but just raise a serious question: now that we know phones are very different in protecting privacy, why some guys choose weaker ones?
By Kate O'Flaherty  View Source  
North Korean Hackers Allegedly Pick on Russian Targets
North Korean hackers, known as Lazarus Group and run by government, typically focuses objects of South Korea, Japan and the U.S., but since January one of its suspected campaigns appears to have targeted Russian businesses. Some reports from international cyber security companies shew the attacks are with its signature Lazarus backdoor malware. Is it a positive signal for Feb summit?...
By Bradley Barth  View Source  
China Facial Recognition Database Leak Sparks Fears
The new data leaking is about 2.5 million people's personal data, including facial recognition database; it's causing huge worry in common Chinese people, who used to not wear mask or similar cover in public. But if the AI companies, which run security software systems for face recognition, crowd analysis, and personal verification, just like SenseNets, expose our privacy data easily, do we need makeup somehow to protect our faces?...
By Kate O'Flaherty  View Source  
How Facebook Harvests Personal Data from Popular Apps
Facebook has been covertly collecting deeply personal information from a number of popular apps without your knowing. At 11 or more Apps have been sending personal data to Facebook. For example, Realtor, a real estate app, is linked with the collection as a Wall Street Journal investigation found. Other highly sensitive data are like users' weight, height, blood pressure, and even pregnancy status...
By ANNIE PALMER  View Source  
Privacy Data of Chinese Celebrities Is Reportedly for Sale
Some Chinese starts find their privacy data are for sale too. Either east or west, celebrities have found themselves victims of cyber attacks. However, difference or gap still remind us even in hackers' world: information on celebrities in China is easier and cheaper. Local Chinese media outlet Beijing News claims that they discovered it cost just US$45 to purchase data on more than 700 celebrities...
By Masha Borak  View Source  
The Best Free Antivirus Protection for 2019
Your antivirus should definitely have the ability to root out existing malware, but its ongoing task is to prevent ransomware, botnets, Trojans, and other types of nasty programs from getting a foothold. Even if you're running Windows 10, you shouldn't rely on Microsoft's security tools only. Many free third-party security apps are more effective at keeping you safe...
By Neil J. Rubenking  View Source  
Singapore HIV Data Leak Shakes Vulnerable Community
Details of more than 14,000 HIV infected people in Singapore had been made public in a massive data breach. The government has blamed the leak on the American partner of a local doctor, who had access to the records kept on all known HIV-positive people in Singapore. This leak isn't due to a traditional hacker, but an internal player, whose job granted him rare access to the confidential registry...
By Sharanjit Leyl  View Source  
Russian Hackers Leave Chinese in Their Cyberdust
Who is the champion on the hacker world? In the country sponsored race, Russian get the first place. Kremlin-backed groups, such as "Fancy Bear", take only 18 minutes and 49 seconds on average to "break out", or move from a single computer they have compromised into other machines in an organisation's network. The same task will costs two hours 20 minutes for North Korean hackers, and 4-5 hours for hackers of China and Iran...
By Mark Bridge  View Source  
Keep Your Passwords, Financial & Personal Information Safe in 2019
You as an individual, have a lot at stake when it comes to data privacy. Here are some inexpensive steps you can take to help protect your data: shred documents, make sure to secure your home WIFI network, don't automatically provide your Social Security number, use strong, unique passwords, regularly assess the privacy settings on your social media accounts, and so on. A useful list is here...
By Nate Lord  View Source  
Google Help You to Stop Phishing With a Quick Test
Phishing is very common in your email input box, it's an attempt to trick you by pretending to be someone you know, but identifying phishing can be harder than you think. We have all seen the emails from the Nigerian prince asking for you to help make a financial transaction, or a friend trapped overseas who desperately needs financial help. Can you tell what’s fake quickly? Check out this short quiz from google ...
By Google  View Source  
Hackers spread ISIS propaganda by hijacking Twitter accounts
An investigation from TechCrunch found that the impacted accounts appear to have been overtaken in recent days and weeks after years of inactivity; Twitter is implying that it's email providers like Yahoo and Hotmail, which deactivate accounts and recycle email addresses, that are part of the problem...
By Christopher Carbone  View Source  
Melania Trump girl-on-girl photos from racy shoot revealed
Asked about the photos, Donald Trump said: Melania was one of the most successful models, and she did many photo shoots, including for covers and major magazines. This was a picture taken for a European magazine prior to my knowing Melania. In Europe, pictures like this are very fashionable and common....
By Isabel Vincent  View Source  
Facebook Confirms Hackers Steal Data of Millions of Users
Facebook said that 50 million users were affected in recent hacking at first time, but now shrink to 30 million as the final number. Is it a good news? I don't think so. The positive point is Facebook has now confirmed that actually over 29 million users were in hackers' hands. What we can is to expect Facebook, the great company can do right things to protect our privacy, if our data aren't in that 30 millions in luck. There is a list showing what your information may be stolen...
By Anmol  View Source