Cybersecurity news headlines (May 1 – May 31)

May was the month a lot of companies all over the world were dreading. May 25th marked the day when the new data protection laws in Europe come into place, the laws that were announced two years ago. Companies had two years to comply with the new regulations but many of them left it to the last minute, resulting in…

Cybersecurity news headlines (April 15 – April 30)

We are back with April 15-30 cybersecurity news headlines. It seems the Facebook Analytica scandal has somewhat died down, or at least no major revelation has been made, but the social media giant will still be in hot waters for a while. Other stories have made headlines however, with a potential customer information theft in a bank, Twitter banning Kaspersky…

Cybersecurity news headlines (April 1 – April 15)

Facebook is still remains in hot waters over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, with more troubling information coming to light. The company revealed that a much larger number of Facebook users had their data access by Cambridge Analytica, an estimated 87 million, instead of the 50 million. It then dropped a bombshell, explaining that by abusing a certain Facebook feature, malicious…

Cybersecurity news headlines (March 15 – March 31)

The second half of March has been pretty bad for cybersecurity, mainly because of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which is one of the biggest to hit the tech world in the last few years. There were also news about data breaches, Microsoft making a questionable decision and Facebook collecting your call history and SMS. Without getting too much into it,…

RSA Tax-related scams in 2018

During the tax filing season, scammers become particularly active, and with the deadline coming closer and closer, you need to be careful. Crooks come up with all kinds of methods to lure out money out of taxpayers, but awareness for these scams is also rising. The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) even has an annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ list with the worst…

MacUpdate hacked to distribute Mac cryptominer

A well-known software download website for Mac devices, MacUpdate, was revealed to have been a victim of a cyber attack that resulted in them distributing cryptocurrency miners to their users. “The malware was spread via hack of the MacUpdate site, which was distributing maliciously-modified copies of the Firefox, OnyX, and Deeper applications. According to a statement posted in the comments…

The Most Secure Browsers of 2018

There are many things to consider when labeling a browser as secure, such as whether it prevents you from entering a malicious site, blocks automatic malware downloads, is easily exploitable, etc. But how much it respects users’ privacy should also be high on the list. If you are using a browser with top features for protecting you from malicious threats…

Cybersecurity news headlines (January 20 – February 5)

In case you did not keep up with the world of cybersecurity in the past few weeks, we have compiled the biggest news headlines between January 20th and February 5th. There were multiple thefts carried out, we saw the biggest cryptocurrency hack in history and a fitness app revealed the locations of military bases all over the world. Without further…