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Facebook will not notify more than 530m users exposed in 2019 breach

Company spokesperson said Facebook was not confident it had full visibility on which users would need to be alerted Facebook has not notified the more-than 530m users whose details were exposed on a hacker forum in 2019 and has no plans to do so, according to company representatives. Business Insider reported last week that phone numbers and other details from Facebook user profiles were available in a public database. The social media company acknowledged in a blogpost on Tuesday that “malicious actors” had obtained the data prior to September 2019 by “scraping” profiles using a vulnerability in the platform’s tool for syncing contacts. Facebook has said it plugged the hole after identifying the problem at the time. But a...

Scraped data of 500 million LinkedIn users being sold online, 2 million records leaked as proof

Scraped data of 500 million LinkedIn users being sold online, 2 million records leaked as proof

Days after a massive Facebook data leak made the headlines, it seems like we’re in for another one, this time involving LinkedIn. An archive containing data purportedly scraped from 500 million LinkedIn profiles has been put for sale on a popular hacker forum, with another 2 million records leaked as a proof-of-concept sample by the post author. Updated on 07/04: We updated our personal data leak checker database with more than 780,000 email addresses associated with this leak. Use it to find out if your LinkedIn profile has been scraped by the threat actors. The four leaked files contain information about the LinkedIn users whose data has been allegedly scraped by the threat actor, including their full names, email addresses, phone numbers, workplace information,...

Chinese Have Likely Hacked Your Microsoft Exchange Email Server

Chinese Have Likely Hacked Your Microsoft Exchange Email Server

Chinese Have Likely Hacked Your Microsoft Exchange Email Server. What if Chinese state-sponsored hackers have owned your OWA using several brand-new zero-day vulnerabilities? On March 2, Microsoft released emergency security updates to plug four security holes in Exchange Server versions 2013 through 2019 that hackers were actively using to siphon email communications from Internet-facing systems running Exchange....

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Attention Android Users: This Free VPN App Leaked the Data of 21 Million Users

Attention Android Users: This Free VPN App Leaked the Data of 21 Million Users To live our digital lives to the fullest, we rely on a variety of technologies to support our online activities. And while some apps and devices are meant to make certain tasks more convenient or provide us with greater security, others simply offer a false sense of security and could potentially lead to online misfortune. One such platform is SuperVPN. While users may applaud themselves for using a VPN to protect their privacy, this Android app is unfortunately spilling their secrets without their knowledge. ...

88% Of Data Breaches Are Caused By Human Error

88% Of Data Breaches Are Caused By Human Error

A brand new report confirms what we have been saying for many years now. About 9 out 10 data breaches are caused by your users. Researchers from Stanford University and a top cybersecurity organization found that approximately 88 percent of all data breaches are caused by an employee mistake. Human error is still very much the driving force behind an overwhelming majority of cybersecurity problems. The study was done by  Stanford University Professor Jeff Hancock and security firm Tessian. The study “Psychology of Human Error” highlighted that employees are unwilling to admit to their mistakes if organizations judge them severely. Understanding the psychology behind human errors helps organizations to know how to prevent mistakes before they turn into data leaks. According...

New Dutch Data Breach Report Warns of Explosive Increase in Cyber Attacks and Stolen Personal Data

New Dutch Data Breach Report Warns of Explosive Increase in Cyber Attacks and Stolen Personal Data

New Dutch Data Breach Report Warns of Explosive Increase in Cyber Attacks and Stolen Personal Data The Dutch Data Protection Authority (AP) recently measured the number of reports of data theft in 2020 and the number of attacks skyrocketed. The report documented that it increased no less than 30% in 2020 compared to the year prior. Types of attacks that have been reported are centered around phishing or malware. It’s very concerning that cybercriminals are attempting to steal personal data. If successful, it can be very costly to you and your organization. The report also detailed specifics, including 1,173 reports of data leaks which tactics are used to steal personal data. 2019 compared to the previous year alone was...

Zoom Fixes Flaw Opening Meetings to Hackers

Zoom Fixes Flaw Opening Meetings to Hackers

Zoom has patched a flaw that could have allowed attackers to guess a meeting ID and enter a meeting. NEW ORLEANS – Enterprise video conferencing firm Zoom has issued a bevy of security fixes after researchers said the company’s platform used weak authentication that made it possible for adversaries to join active meetings. The issue stems from Zoom’s conference meetings not requiring a “meeting password” by default, which is a password assigned to Zoom attendees for what is calls a meeting room. If meeting creators do not enable a “meeting password,” the only thing securing the meetings are Meeting IDs, which are 9, 10, or 11 digit meeting identifying numbers. Research unveiled the research Tuesday here at CPX 360,...

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