Zero‑day in popular WordPress plugin exploited to take over websites

Websites using Fancy Product Designer are susceptible to remote code execution attacks even if the plugin is deactivated. Cybercriminals have been actively exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Fancy Product Designer, a WordPress plugin used by more than 17,000 websites, according to a blog post by Defiant, which makes Wordfence security plugins for the web publishing platform. Attackers … More Zero‑day in popular WordPress plugin exploited to take over websites

Clubhouse in the spotlight after user records posted online

Reports of another trove of scraped user data add to the recent woes of popular social media platforms. It seems that threat actors are increasingly setting their sights on extracting vast amounts of data from social media platforms. The cascade of incidents started off with a data leak impacting more than half a billion Facebook users and … More Clubhouse in the spotlight after user records posted online

Vengeful IT worker gets jail time for deleting company’s Microsoft user accounts

The company was left to deal with three months’ worth of IT problems. An IT contractor has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay $567,000 in restitution to cover the damage he caused by deleting the majority of a company’s Microsoft Office 365 user accounts in an act of revenge, according … More Vengeful IT worker gets jail time for deleting company’s Microsoft user accounts

42% of global consumers use a free FinTech application, but half don’t know if the app sells their data, ESET survey reveals

ESET reveals that 42% of global consumers use a free FinTech application or platform. Of those, half (50%) do not know if the app they use sells their data. ESET has explored the topic of data security in the consumer segment of its global financial technology (FinTech) research, surveying 10,000 consumers across the UK, US, … More 42% of global consumers use a free FinTech application, but half don’t know if the app sells their data, ESET survey reveals

Data Privacy Day: Top tips for safe remote learning

As schools and students continue to contend with the very real cyber-risks of virtual classrooms, we share some advice for protecting children’s data and privacy. The COVID-19 pandemic is still here, with pupils and students still soldiering on mostly remotely and focusing on their education from the confines of their houses. While another semester studying … More Data Privacy Day: Top tips for safe remote learning