Facebook faces a whopping €1.4 billion penalty under GDPR for Sept. 30 data breach

Facebook faces a whopping €1.4 billion penalty under GDPR for Sept. 30 data breach

Facebook, which revealed last week that a massive data breach compromised 50 million accounts, is facing a potential $1.63 billion / €1.4 billion penalty under new European regulations. A Facebook investigation revealed ...
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FIDO2: The Passwordless Web is Coming

Recently, the FIDO Alliance (Fast Identity Online) announced the availability of its FIDO2 protocol. What is this, how does it impact the traditional login password, and why should financial institutions (FIs) pay ...

Compromised Chrome Extension Snooped on Users’ Credentials, Cryptocurrency Private Keys

Someone compromised a Google Chrome extension with malicious code designed to snoop on users’ account credentials and cryptocurrency private keys. On 4 September, a security researcher who goes by the name “SerHack” ...

Criminal Claims They Stole 20K British Pharmacy Chain Customers’ Data

A computer criminal claims to have stolen the personal data and account information of 20,000 British pharmacy chain customers. On 21 August, certain customers of UK health and beauty retailer Superdrug received ...
Sextortion Scams Using Redacted Phone Numbers to Demand Payment

Sextortion Scams Using Redacted Phone Numbers to Demand Payment

Sextortion scammers are now using potential targets’ redacted phone numbers in an attempt to trick them into submitting payment. Perhaps after having obtained a list that ties people’s phone numbers and email ...

Data Security Solutions for Small Businesses

Businesses that fail to take the steps necessary to protect their data, information and digital infrastructure are far more likely to suffer a data breach. A breach has the potential to do ...

Sextortion Scam Luring Victims in with Breached Passwords – Don’t Pay!

If you haven’t been targeted already, you might have at least heard about the latest “sextortion scam” that surfaced a couple weeks ago. I’ve been seeing the email scam making its rounds ...
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Cloud RADIUS Microservice

With good reason, IT admins are starting to get more aggressive about locking down their WiFi networks. After a number of high profile breaches and vulnerabilities (e.g. KRACK), it’s no surprise IT ...
Porn  Extortion Email tied to Password Breach

Porn Extortion Email tied to Password Breach

(An update to this post has been made at the end)This weekend I received an email forwarded from a stranger. They had received a threatening email and had shared it with a ...

Sextortion and leaked passwords

Sextortion scammers exploit a long-gone password leak to convince victims they know more than they really do ...
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