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Website or hacker trap? Here’s how to tell

How to know if the website is a hack According to defectors, North Korea’s cyber army has about 7,000 hackers. Their job is to wreak havoc on the country’s enemies. Recently, North Korean hackers targeted cybersecurity researchers in the U.S. North Korean hackers set up a fake cybersecurity company called SecuriElite. They also created fake social media accounts on Twitter and LinkedIn. Their goal was to trick cybersecurity experts into visiting the fake company website. The website was booby-trapped with malware that exploited the victim’s browser. The website claims the company is an offensive security company located in Turkey. The hackers created a blog and profiles on websites to build trust with their targets. Their goal was to attack...

Simple steps to protect yourself against identity theft

Should you get these identity protection services?

Choosing Identity Theft Protection Services to Help You Marriott International was the victim of one of the largest cyberattacks in history. Over four years, hackers stole about 500 million records from Marriott’s Starwood Hotels reservation system. According to Marriott, about 327 million of the accounts included passport details. Hackers exposed the personal data of customers including their credit card numbers. In 2020, two years after Marriott was first hacked, they fell victim again. Marriott said the addresses, account numbers, and other personal details of at least 5 million customers was stolen. This was the second massive data breach in only two years for the company. The company noticed an unexpected amount of guest information being accessed using the credentials...

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FBI hacks vulnerable US computers to fix malicious malware

FBI hacks vulnerable US computers to fix malicious malware The FBI has been hacking into the computers of US companies running insecure versions of Microsoft software in order to fix them, the US Department of Justice has announced. The operation, approved by a federal court, involved the FBI hacking into “hundreds” of vulnerable computers to remove malware placed there by an earlier malicious hacking campaign, which Microsoft blamed on a Chinese hacking group known as Hafnium. Hafnium’s operation placed backdoors into “tens of thousands” of servers running Microsoft’s Exchange software, which allows businesses to manage emails, contacts and calendars for their employees. It took advantage of a weakness in the servers, now fixed, to plant the malware, which allowed...

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....

UK Police Arrest SIM-Swapping Gang Responsible for the Theft of Over $100 Million in Cryptocurrency

UK Police Arrest SIM-Swapping Gang Responsible for the Theft of Over $100 Million in Cryptocurrency This month the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) arrested eight suspects who targeted famous sports stars and musicians in the US and stole from victim’s bank accounts and crypto wallets. We hadn’t heard much from the SIM-swapping side of cybercrime in quite a while. This method of tricking a carrier and anyone using a phone number as a form of authentication is accomplished by swapping out the legitimate SIM of the victim with one controlled by the criminal to take over the mobile number of their target. Once in control of the mobile phone number, it becomes far easier to reset passwords, gain access...

SolarWinds security fiasco may have started with simple password blunders

SolarWinds Security Fiasco may have Started with Simple Password Blunders

SolarWinds security fiasco may have started with simple password blunders UPDATED: Many things came together to crack SolarWinds, but it may all have started with that classic mistake of leaking a lousy password. A SolarWinds third-party, public relations spokesperson, however, claims that the password incident had nothing to do with the major security breach. Many things came together to crack SolarWinds, but it may all have started with that classic mistake of leaking a lousy password. We still don’t know just how bad the SolarWinds security breach is. We do know over a hundred US government agencies and companies were cracked. Microsoft president Brad Smith said, with no exaggeration, that it’s “the largest and most sophisticated attack the world...

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How To Fix Your Hacked Joomla Site

How To Fix Your Hacked Joomla Website The fact that Joomla has plenty of powerful in-built features make it one of the most used CMS to create websites. Here, one gets access to amazing features like a banner manager, template manager, weblink manager, menu manager, user manager, etc. Unfortunately, its fame is becoming one of the attractive points for hackers to misuse it. How to fix your hacked Joomla site is becoming one of the hot topics. Joomla differs from the popular WordPress platform. WordPress enables website and blog creators to use various plug-ins including security to enhance their their website. You can learn more about this in the Securing Your WordPress Website Course here. BONUS: Use Discount Code...

how to keep consumer data safe

How to Keep Consumer Data Safe

Every day on popular eCommerce sites, millions upon millions of people are entering valuable information. Their names, credit card information, addresses, and more all being uploaded in rapid quantities. All this sensitive info, especially in regards to payment profiles, has since become the target for malicious cyber attacks and hacking schemes. For businesses implementing their online payment systems, how can they ensure that consumer data is kept safe?....

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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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