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Bitcoin Scammers Launch International Bomb Threat Hoax across US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

Bitcoin Scammers Launch International Bomb Threat Hoax across US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

An emailed bomb threat hoax sent Thursday afternoon has terrorized businesses and organizations across the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Claiming to have planted bombs all over the building, the email ...
Third-Party Breach Affects Credit Card Info of 47,000 Patients

Third-Party Breach Affects Credit Card Info of 47,000 Patients

Weak security in third-party vendors strike again in the medical world. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco hospital in North Texas announced payment information, including partial credit card info, of ...
Star WannaCry victim NHS to ban fax machines by 2020

Star WannaCry victim NHS to ban fax machines by 2020

The UK’s National Health Service, one of the highest-profile victims of last year’s devastating WannaCry ransomware attack, has pledged to phase out fax machines from its trusts by 2020. NHS made headlines ...
Third-Party Ransomware Attack Compromises Data of 16,000 Redwood Eye Care Center Patients

Third-Party Ransomware Attack Compromises Data of 16,000 Redwood Eye Care Center Patients

Ransomware has struck again in the medical sector, this time affecting ophthalmology practice Redwood Eye Care Center in California through a security incident at a third party, its EMR hosting vendor. Personal ...
Major Privacy Issues in Google+ Force Its Shutdown Earlier than Planned

Major Privacy Issues in Google+ Force Its Shutdown Earlier than Planned

Google+ and its APIs are shutting down sooner than announced after a new privacy glitch that exposed the data of more than 52 million users was detected in November, Google announced on ...
Trade war tensions with China rise following arrest of Huawei CFO in Canada

Trade war tensions with China rise following arrest of Huawei CFO in Canada

Wanzhou Meng, Huawei’s CFO and the daughter of the company’s founder, was arrested at the Vancouver airport on Dec. 1 and is awaiting extradition to the US to face trial on accusations ...
Data of 32 million SKY Brasil customers easily accessible on unprotected ElasticSearch server

Data of 32 million SKY Brasil customers easily accessible on unprotected ElasticSearch server

Brazil’s largest subscription television services company, SKY Brasil, leaked private data of 32 million customers on ElasticSearch, a search engine favored by enterprises, reported independent security researcher Fabio Castro on Twitter last ...
Dell detects data breach, informs customers after a month

Dell detects data breach, informs customers after a month

It took Dell almost a full month to inform its customers that their information was stolen following a security incident which occurred on November 9, 2018, reads a notice on the computer ...
Hackers breach Quora to steal 100 million user accounts – if you were logged out, change your password now!

Hackers breach Quora to steal 100 million user accounts – if you were logged out, change your password now!

Question-and-answer website Quora has issued an urgent warning to 100 million of its users, notifying them that hackers now have their data as a result of a breach. “We are writing to ...
UK fine against Uber for 2016 data breach would be 200 times bigger in 2018

UK fine against Uber for 2016 data breach would be 200 times bigger in 2018

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Uber’s widely publicized data leak from two years ago has finally resulted in a fine from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office. The penalty would have been 203 times the amount if the ...
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