Two billion user logs leaked by smart home vendor

The leak, which apparently has yet to be plugged, exposes a range of very specific data about users. A Chinese smart home solutions provider has been leaking billions of logs from devices managed via the company’s cloud platform, exposing a range of sensitive information about their users. The database – which was found sitting an … More Two billion user logs leaked by smart home vendor

Wajam: From start-up to massively-spread adware

How a Montreal-made “social search engine” application has managed to become widely-spread adware, while escaping consequences. Background Wajam Internet Technologies is a start-up founded in December 2008 by Martin-Luc Archambault (a famous entrepreneur in Quebec) and based in Montreal, Canada. The core product of the company is a social search engine application (i.e. it allows … More Wajam: From start-up to massively-spread adware

UK’s National Lottery urges millions of players to change their passwords

The lottery’s operator has found that attackers probably used an automated method known as ‘credential stuffing’ to access up to 150 customer accounts. The United Kingdom’s National Lottery is advising all of its 10.5 million registered online users to change their passwords as a safety precaution following a security incident. The recommendation comes after the … More UK’s National Lottery urges millions of players to change their passwords

Game of Thrones stars’ personal phone numbers leaked, as HBO hackers attempt to extort ransom

Congratulations, you’re famous. You’re paid a small fortune to prance around exotic occasions, saying other people’s words, accompanied by CGI dragons… and millions of people are glued to your antics every week on TV. Yes, you’re an actor on HBO’s hit TV show “Game of Thrones.” Of course, fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to … More Game of Thrones stars’ personal phone numbers leaked, as HBO hackers attempt to extort ransom

7 out of 10 Irish youths shared photos that would embarrass them if made public

February 10th is Safer Internet Day, promoting online safety, particularly to young people. ESET Ireland has just completed its latest Irish online security survey which showed worrying results among Irish youth. Last year news headlines were full of stories of celebrities online accounts hacked and various private pictures including those of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Rihanna, Arianna Grande … More 7 out of 10 Irish youths shared photos that would embarrass them if made public