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Quidd data breach exposes 4 million users, including youngsters Special

Quidd, an online marketplace for trading stickers, cards, toys, and other collectibles, has suffered a data breach and the details of 4 millions users have been exposed.

Home Chef involved in a significant data breach Special

Home Chef, a US-based meal kit and food delivery service, announced a data breach today after a hacker sold 8 million user records on a dark web marketplace.The user records for Home Chef was one of the databases being sold.

Changing workplaces: User-focused attacks increasing Special

The fourth part of Digital Journal's conversations with experts about how COVID-19 is changing workplaces together with the security implications considers user-specific attacks.

Post-COVID-19 working: The end of passwords? Special

Many changes are afoot in the post-COVID-19 world, especially in relation to ways of working and with issues surrounding cybersecurity. In out second special feature, we hear from Robert Prigge.

Organizations need to create a long term WFH security strategy Special

The work from home mandate was fast with companies quickly moving employees into their homes and enabling business continuity for customers and key stakeholders. This has introduced security risks. Consultant Mike Hamilton explains more.

Insight into ShinyHunter hacking activities, as data goes on sale Special

Hacker group ShinyHunter is selling over 73 million user records on the dark web for just $18K, which they claim to have stolen from ten companies around the world.

The impact of COVID-19 on cybersecurity Special

The COVID-19 outbreak has threatened to overload IT systems and the global economy. It's also having a powerful impact on the security of businesses and individuals alike. Collibra CSIO Myke Lyons explains more.

Cybersecurity issues hits MobiFriends dating app Special

A security research team has found that the personal information of almost 4 million users registered on the MobiFriends dating app has been uploaded online in an underground hacking forum and is now available for download.

Home working becomes the new norm, but it brings security risks Special

Is remote working the new normal for 2020? As two major technology companies announce that they do not expect workers to come back on site to next year, given the coronavirus situation. Yet, longer periods of remote working presents new security risks.

Do U.S. citizens have the world's weakest passwords? Special

How good is your password? When did you last update it? Is it formed of a combination of letters, numbers and symbols? While your own password might be secure, you'll be surprised just how weak many are.

How remote working creates cybersecurity challenges Special

Information Technology staff are extremely stretched under the current coronavirus pandemic, with fewer staff unavailable which means multiple task to focus. This means less attention paid to cybersecurity.

Five tips for creating a stronger password Special

May 7 each year marks World Passport Day. Despite repeated advice, many people still have weak passwords, and while biometric technology is still in its infancy most people remain reliant upon the keyboard password.

How strong is your password? Key advice for world password day Special

May 7 is the annual World Password Day, an event designed to remind people of the importance of having strong passwords. The extension of remote working has made the importance of effective credentials even more important.

Google's Project Zero team find 'numerous Apple vulnerabilities'

A new issue for Apple. Google researchers have identified multiple vulnerabilities in an image parsing code, which could affect Mac and iPhone users. To address the issue, Apple are bringing forward their new iOS and macOS updates.

Pharma giant's data published online after ransomware attack Special

U.S. pharma giant ExecuPharm has confirmed that it was hit by a ransomware attack on March 13. The company stated that key data inked to individuals could be compromised.

Cyber-risks: Data security issues from working from home

With more employees working from home, companies need to understand where security threats are coming from This is in light of many business leaders considering their employees the biggest security threat.

Cybersecurity risk? Half of IT staff taken off security Special

IT industry news suggests that half of cyber security staff have been taken off security teams to cope with IT tasks and remote workforces. Max Vetter, Chief Cyber Officer at Immersive Labs provides comment for Digital Journal.

Cryptocurrency YouTube tutorials trigger hacking risk

New research has uncovered the easiness of owning malware. As many people are losing their main source of income, there is a very real threat of a spike in the number of active hackers, especially in relate to the use of platforms like YouTube.

Gamers beware: 160K Nintendo accounts breached Special

Nintendo has confirmed that 160,000 Nintendo Accounts have been breached. With this, a number of the impacted accounts were reported to have purchased digital items without owner consent.

Payment processor exposes 2.5 million credit card transactions Special

Paay, a New York-based card payments processor, left about 2.5 million credit card transactions publicly exposed for roughly three weeks. Chris DeRamus, CTO and co-founder, DivvyCloud looks into the issue.

Apple and France in contact tracing stand off Special

Coronavirus is creating a debate over data privacy. France is pressing Apple to let its forthcoming coronavirus contact-tracing app work in the background on iPhones, without building in the privacy measures that U.S. company wants

Op-Ed: The downside of coronavirus — how society is reacting

There is a 'dark side' to the coronavirus pandemic, ranging from people engaging in cyber-scams to the impact of the virus disproportionately impacting upon people in low-income households. We take a look at some examples.

Children's game Webkinz suffers from a data breach Special

It has been announced that the Canadian-based online game Webkinz has experienced a data breach, leaking over 23 million usernames and passwords from the children's platform. The game has significant reach worldwide.

Six ways to be secure while working from home Special

With more and more people forced to remote work from home, due to the requirement for social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, how can cybersecurity best be maintained? Mat Newfield, Unisys Chief Information Security Officer provides some tips.

FBI warns schools of cyber threats during COVID-19 crisis Special

Schools in the U.S. have been warned to be especially careful about cyberattacks during the the time of the coronavirus and the subsequent increase in home schooling activities.

Misconfigured server exposes ClearView AI's source code Special

SpiderSilk, a Dubai-based cybersecurity firm found a misconfigured server belonging to facial recognition startup Clearview AI. The misconfiguration exposed internal files, secret keys and credentials, apps, source code, and employee messages.

Web browsers are getting a security upgrade

A new innovation aims to provide the same level of cybersecurity to the Internet web browser as people have on their mobile phones and tablet devices.

Email.it data breach exposes 600,000 users Special

It has been announced that the Italian email provider Email.it has seen a data breach leading to personal information relating to more than 600,000 users is being sold on the dark web.

Open database exposes 425 GB of financial companies’ data Special

The latest data exposure issue relates to non-encrypted data being housed on AWS S3. These cloud services have become one of the most common vectors of large-scale data compromise in the past two or three years, explains

Hotel giant Marriott International suffers new data breach Special

Marriott International, the hotel group that consists of the global chains Marriott, St Regis and The Ritz-Carlton, has suffered a major cybersecurity breach. The breach has led to customer data being exposed.
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