Some users of Microsoft’s web-based email services such as Outlook.com had their account information exposed in an incident that, as it later emerged, also impacted email contents. Microsoft has acknowledged a security incident that, for almost three months, gave hackers access to information related to an unknown number of email accounts on the tech giant’s … More Microsoft reveals breach affecting webmail users
More than 50 universities in the United Kingdom had their cyber-defenses tested by ethical hackers, and the ‘grades’ aren’t pretty. A team of ethical hackers recently conducted tests on the cybersecurity defenses of more than 50 universities in the United Kingdom. In each case, it took them less than two hours to gain access to … More Hackers crack university defenses in just two hours
Streaming media feature among services that take the spotlight in a report on credential-stuffing attacks in 2018. Hackers made 30 billion attempts last year that involved testing out purloined or leaked login details en masse in a bid to invade other people’s online accounts, reads a report by content delivery network provider Akamai. In automated attacks called … More Credential-stuffing attacks behind 30 billion login attempts in 2018
The databases, sitting unprotected on cloud servers, contained reams of information amassed by two apps integrated with the social network. Two caches of data on millions of Facebook users were recently discovered sitting unprotected on cloud-computing servers. In one security lapse, no fewer than 540 million records on Facebook users were found lying around in … More 540 million records on Facebook users exposed by third-party apps
Bithumb believes that, unlike in past incidents, this theft was the work of rogue insiders. Major South Korea-based cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb has announced that it was hit by a heist that impacted its own virtual coins. The exchange didn’t say how much was lost. However, ZDNet wrote that cryptocurrency insiders tracked down the outgoing transactions from Bithumb’s wallet address, … More Cryptocurrency exchange loses millions in heist
World Backup Day is a reminder that organizations and individuals need to make data backup and protection a priority. The loss of data – whether a result of human error, technological failure, or a cyberattack – is one of the greatest threats to organizations and individuals today. In our increasingly digitized world, we rely on our … More World Backup Day: Is your data in safe hands?
After he was fired for poor performance, the ex-employee was back with a vengeance, literally. A British man has been sent to prison for two years after he wiped out his ex-employer’s business-critical data in cloud storage, according to a report by the United Kingdom’s Thames Valley Police. Steffan Needham, of Bury, Greater Manchester, worked as an … More Man jailed for destroying former employer’s data