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Mega Facebook data breach sees Meta fined $277m

December 9, 2022/

There’s some bad news for Meta, in the form of a $277 million fine related to a data breach which impacted no fewer than 500 million users. The fine, issued by the Irish Data Protection Commission, is a result of the fallout from scraped data posted to a hacking forum in 2019. As The…

Major password manager suffers another security breach

December 4, 2022/

LastPass maintains that passwords remain safely encrypted. Password manager LastPass announced Wednesday it had suffered its second data breach in three months. CEO Karim Toubba said the company recently detected unusual activity within a third-party cloud storage service that is shared by LastPass and affiliate GoTo. He said an investigation was immediately launched into…

New ransomware encrypts files, then steals your Discord account

November 21, 2022/

The new ‘AXLocker’ ransomware family is not only encrypting victims’ files and demanding a ransom payment but also stealing the Discord accounts of infected users. When a user logs into Discord with their credentials, the platform sends back a user authentication token saved on the computer. This token can then be used to…

Worok hackers hide new malware in PNGs using steganography

November 21, 2022/

A threat group tracked as ‘Worok’ hides malware within PNG images to infect victims’ machines with information-stealing malware without raising alarms. This has been confirmed by researchers at Avast, who built upon the findings of ESET, the first to spot and report on Worok’s activity in early September 2022. ESET warned that Worok targeted…

February 6, 2022/

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says Americans who share their phone number online are being targeted by Google Voice authentication scams. As the federal law enforcement agency explains, the fraudsters are targeting those who have posted their phone number as a form of contact when trying to sell various items on online marketplaces…

Massive attack against 1.6 million WordPress sites underway

December 12, 2021/

Wordfence analysts report having detected a massive wave of attacks in the last couple of days, originating from 16,000 IPs and targeting over 1.6 million WordPress sites. The threat actors target four WordPress plugins and fifteen Epsilon Framework themes, one of which has no available patch. Some of the targeted plugins were patched all the…

WiFi routers

December 3, 2021/

Security researchers analyzed nine popular WiFi routers and found a total of 226 potential vulnerabilities in them, even when running the latest firmware. The tested routers are made by Asus, AVM, D-Link, Netgear, Edimax, TP-Link, Synology, and Linksys, and are used by millions of people. The front-runners in terms of the number of…

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