A number of celebrities, government officials and tech CEOs were also caught up in the incident. The personal information of more than 10.6 million former guests of MGM Resorts hotels has been leaked on a hacking forum. The data dump contained a range of Personally Identifiable Information (PII), including full names, home addresses, phone numbers, … More MGM Resorts data breach exposes details of 10.6 million guests
Malicious code is nothing to worry about on Linux, right? Hold your penguins. How Linux malware has gone from the sidelines to the headlines. Gone are the days when the idea of viruses or other malware hitting Linux was almost universally greeted with quizzical glances, if not outright rejection. Long thought of as the perfect … More Linux and malware: Should you worry?
Other leaked records include videos, facial and body scans, as well as a range of patients’ personal data. Hundreds of thousands of records belonging to plastic surgery patients have been discovered sitting on an unprotected server and accessible for anyone to view. The data were stored on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 bucket database … More Sensitive plastic surgery photos exposed online
What are some of the common signs that your children may be screen addicts and what can you do to limit their screen time? Children, just like adults, tend to spend a little too much time on their phones. Who can blame them? We, grown-ups, often do that ourselves, after all. However, sometimes ‘a little … More Digital addiction: How to get your children off their screens
The same hackers have also gotten their mitts on social media accounts of other high-profile sporting targets. OurMine, the infamous hacker collective, hijacked the official Twitter accounts of FC Barcelona, the Olympics and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Saturday. The La Liga soccer giant, for one, also ran afoul of the group in 2017, … More FC Barcelona Twitter account hacked – again
WhatsApp also emerges as a favorite target for brand impersonation amid a general spike in social media phishing. PayPal, Facebook, Microsoft, Netflix, and WhatsApp were the most commonly impersonated brands in phishing campaigns in the fourth quarter of 2019, a report by email security company Vade Secure has found. The payment services provider retained its top spot … More PayPal remains the most‑spoofed brand in phishing scams
On the upside, the Bureau recovered more than US$300 million in funds lost to online scams last year. In 2019, the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) received more than 467,000 cybercrime complaints that caused an estimated US$3.5 billion in losses, according to the Bureau’s annual 2019 Internet Crime Report (IC3). Last year saw both the … More FBI: Cybercrime losses tripled over the last 5 years