Virgin Media data leak exposes details of almost 1 million people

The misconfigured database was accessed by an unauthorized party on at least one occasion. Virgin Media has disclosed a data leak that exposed the personal information of around 900,000 people. The incident, which impacted around 15% of the British company’s fixed-line customer base, originated from a misconfigured database that was used for marketing purposes. “The … More Virgin Media data leak exposes details of almost 1 million people

Fraud Prevention Month: How to protect yourself from scams

ESET Chief Security Evangelist Tony Anscombe sat down with us to share his insights on how to avoid falling prey to online fraud. Are you aware of some of the most common tactics that con artists can use to steal your data, identity and money? The digital era has opened new ways for scammers to … More Fraud Prevention Month: How to protect yourself from scams

5 reasons to consider a career in cybersecurity

From competitive salaries to ever-evolving job descriptions, there are myriad reasons why a cybersecurity career could be right for you. If you’re finishing middle school, graduating college or even thinking of switching jobs, chances are that you have given some thought to the sprawling tech industry. With cyberthreats looming large and cybercrime predicted to cost the … More 5 reasons to consider a career in cybersecurity

Facial recognition company Clearview AI hit by data theft

The startup came under scrutiny after it emerged that it had amassed 3 billion photos from social media for its facial recognition software. The controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI has notified its customers that a bad actor had “gained unauthorized access” to its entire customer list, which includes some of the most powerful law … More Facial recognition company Clearview AI hit by data theft

KrØØk: Serious vulnerability affected encryption of billion+ Wi‑Fi devices

ESET researchers uncover a previously unknown security flaw allowing an adversary to decrypt some wireless network packets transmitted by vulnerable devices. ESET Research has published its latest white paper, KrØØk – CVE-2019-15126: Serious vulnerability deep inside your Wi-Fi encryption. This blogpost summarizes that white paper, authored by researchers Miloš Čermák, Robert Lipovský and Štefan Svorenčík. For updated … More KrØØk: Serious vulnerability affected encryption of billion+ Wi‑Fi devices

Cyberbullying: How is it different from face‑to‑face bullying?

The digital age has added a whole new dimension to hurtful behavior, and we look at some of the key features that set in-person and online bullying apart. Bullying is an ever-present global problem: it happens in schools, offices and even in homes. The issue has been tackled by law enforcement, school officials, governments, and various … More Cyberbullying: How is it different from face‑to‑face bullying?

Hacking and targeted cyber-attacks as a result of anti-competitive practices in business

In ongoing consultations with clients, large companies named targeted attacks and hacking as two of their biggest security challenges since they can seriously impact the continuity of business activities in an organization. Attackers have many means to infiltrate companies. However, many attacks, don’t require a very high level of technological sophistication. Instead, techniques like targeted social … More Hacking and targeted cyber-attacks as a result of anti-competitive practices in business