Defensive steps for Marriott Starwood guests worried their personal information may have been compromised by the massive data breach. If you are into cybersecurity, or data privacy, or staying at hotels, you have probably heard that Marriott International – one of the world’s largest hotel chains – announced a huge data breach today involving the Starwood reservations … More Marriott Starwood data breach: 5 defensive steps travelers should take now
If you’re an Instagrammer, you may want to take some basic precautions, such as picking a strong and unique password and signing up for two-factor authentication sooner rather than later. Hundreds of Instagram users are reportedly experiencing an apparently coordinated hack, leaving them with their accounts hijacked and personal information altered – all the while … More Instagram users locked out of accounts en masse
Two-factor authentication is an underutilized security measure in businesses, yet it can greatly improve the security of an account. it is also recommended as one of the key factors in helping keep data secure in compliance with GDPR. Receiving an extra code to your phone when signing in, is a great obstacle for would-be hackers … More Google Gmail’s Two-Factor Authentication. Know how to set it up? It’s easy!
As many as 43% of online login attempts globally are made by bots that are used for evil ends, as attackers are increasingly leveraging the automated tools for credential abuse, a report by Akamai has revealed. Focusing on data for November, 2017, the content delivery network provider found that 3.6 billion out of 8.3 billion login requests during that … More Over 40% of online login attempts are attackers trying to invade accounts
ESET Ireland warns of an authentic looking phishing scam email, pretending to come from Vodafone. The cybercriminals are up to their old tricks even in the new year. An email, pretending to be from Vodafone has been spamming Irish mailboxes with a phishing attempt. The email reads: Dear Valued Customer, Just a quick reminder that … More Fake Vodafone phishing in Irish mailboxes
Every day we seem to hear about new data breaches. Every day users are warned that their personal information may have been exposed, that they should reset their passwords, and tighten their security measures to prevent hackers from exploiting their details. Today the concern is related to one of the world’s biggest video platforms. Dailymotion, … More Dailymotion hacked, millions of user accounts exposed
Around 26,500 National Lottery players in the UK have had their online accounts accessed by cybercriminals, operator Camelot has revealed. The operator was first alerted to a security incident on November 28th, during routine online security monitoring. Camelot believes that its own systems were not compromised, stating that it is of the opinion that usernames … More 26,500 National Lottery accounts accessed by cybercriminals