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Pizza Hut hack: Thousands of customers’ data stolen as users report fraudulent card transactions

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Hackers hit Pizza Hut earlier in October and reportedly stole customers’ financial information. Pizza Hut said that its website was hacked and some of its customers who used the fast food chain’s website and app were affected by the breach. Although Pizza Hut reportedly sent out […]

Craigslist Sides With LinkedIn In Battle Over Users’ Data

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Listings service Craigslist is backing LinkedIn in a fight with startup HiQ Labs over scraping. Website operators “have every right to employ technological measures” to block scraping by outside companies, Craigslist argues in a friend-of-the-court brief filed this week with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. […]

Best Practices for Cybersecurity Are Simple and Keep Users in Mind

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans As students, faculty and staff settle into the routines of a new semester, it’s the perfect time for a refresher on cybersecurity. Perhaps this is why October is designated National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. CIOs and CISOs have an opportunity to educate users on the basics of […]

Users aren’t the weakest link in cybersecurity: 3 tips for IT leaders

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans It’s practically a given in the information security world: Users are the weakest link. No matter the security measures an organization deploys, they can all be undone by employees who, knowingly or not, violate IT policies at their desks or while working from home or on […]

Bitcoin users are opening their wallets to hackers through mobile networks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin make a big deal of their security; theoretically, they are almost impossible to hack. Every transaction is stored in a ‘digital ledger’, shared across multiple machines; an attacker would need to compromise every computer in the chain to successfully hack the system. However, […]

Researchers claim that most WhatsApp and Viber users are exposed to fraud and hacking

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Do you know that despite the end-to-end encryption provided by popular messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber, your sensitive information is vulnerable to hacking? A new research has highlighted the importance of what is called an ‘authentication ceremony’ to help mitigate the risk. Researchers […]

Windows 10 users need to update their PC TODAY, or hackers could take control

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Windows 10 users at a risk from a “critical” vulnerability that lets cybercriminals take over their PCs, unless they update their computers now, Microsoft have patched dozens of major security vulnerabilities that affect all supported versions of Windows. One “critical” vulnerability enabled a hacker to exploit […]

“Siren” botnet silenced after spamming Twitter users with porn links

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A social media botnet that spammed Twitter accounts with links to pornographic content sent out more than 8.5 million posts from 90,000 unique accounts before it was neutralized, according to a new report. The botnet, dubbed Siren (as in the seductive mythical creatures who lured sailors […]

Google will push users to abandon SMS two-step verification to avoid security risks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Google Inc. is pushing users to switch from messaging-based two-step login verification to a phone-based service instead as a way to bypass the security risks of Simple Messaging Service authentication services. Beginning this week, Google will invite users of its existing so-called SMS 2-SV service to […]

PayPal Phishing Scam News: Fraudulent Scheme Redirects Users to Obtain Personal Information, Photo

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans This phishing scam reportedly involves the redirection of PayPal users to a different website (hxxps://hellopc[.]co[.]nz/wp-includes/random_compat/error_polyfil.php) that will present a false login page. According to PhishMe, the page will only appear legitimate but is actually a fraudulent scheme. Once PayPal users input their details, the hackers are […]

Windows users urged to install latest updates following NSA hacking leak

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Windows users have been urged to make sure their operating systems are kept up to date after hackers released details of exploits which cyber criminals could use to hack Microsoft’s operating system. Details of the exploits were released by the … The post Windows users urged […]

Hackers target Google Chrome users

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A number of people have taken to their social media accounts to warn against a new hack, which is targeting Google Chrome users. Those affected reported seeing a pop-up, prompting them to download and install a ‘missing font’ file. Clicking … The post Hackers target Google […]

Android SMS malware hosted on Google Play infects 1.2 Million users

Experts often suggest to download android apps only from Google Play to avoid malware infection.  But, it doesn’t mean that we can trust all of the apps hosted on Google.   Security researchers from Panda security has found more than five malicious apps being hosted on Google play. The apps in question appear to be targeting […]