Yahoo has confirmed that half a billion users may have had their data stolen in what has been described as the ‘biggest data breach in history’. The company said it believes that the sensitive information – which includes names, email addresses, hashed passwords and phone numbers – was stolen from its network in late 2014 … More Half a billion Yahoo users victim to ‘biggest data breach in history’
This blog post describes details that we discovered during our analysis of malware that focuses on a specific country — Libya. The malware has existed since at least 2012, with threat actors using it for mass-spreading malware campaigns and for ongoing targeted attacks. Despite the lack of sophistication of the technical details of the malware and … More Malware in Libya: Book of Eli – African targeted attacks
An increase in the number of cyberattacks and growing awareness of the threat has made cybersecurity a key boardroom level agenda item. After previous research showed just 1 in 7 security chiefs report to the CEO, according to a new study from Marsh, there has been a discernable increase in the understanding of cyberthreats among board … More Cybersecurity becoming a key boardroom agenda item
Oliver Stone’s movie about Edward Snowden, which opens on Friday, September 16th, 2016, has a lot of people looking back at one of the biggest information security breaches in US history, the one we learned about in June, 2013. That’s when the UK-based Guardian newspaper published classified information about the mass electronic surveillance activities of … More Snowden: 4 big security and privacy assumptions he undermined
If you have ever found yourself playing one of your favorite video games over a 24-hour period – more or less continuously – chances are you’re an enthusiastic gamer. A very enthusiastic gamer. And you’re not alone. New research from ESET, which polled over 500 gamers, found that 6% of respondents have spent around a full-day … More Security takes a backseat for uninterrupted, video game marathons
Although any user can fall victim to any network threat, regardless of their age, children and teenagers are especially susceptible to dangers that threaten to take advantage of their innocence. Needless to say, the protection of youngsters on the internet is a real challenge. At WeLiveSecurity, we have dealt with some of the main threats affecting chidlren … More At what age should kids be able to access online services?
Google is looking to deliver even greater transparency when it comes to online security by identifying publicly – or “marking”, as it puts it – websites that are not as secure as they should be. In a blog, Emily Schechter, a product manager within the tech giant’s Chrome security team, revealed that as of 2017, its browser … More Google to draw attention to insecure HTTP websites