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Cybersecurity news headlines for July 2021

In July’s edition of cybersecurity news, the cyberattack against software company Kaseya takes the central stage. It is one of the worst cyberattacks in recent history, with a record-breaking $70 million ransom demand and almost 1500 infected companies. The second story continues the theme of serious ransomware attacks as we talk about a new player in the world of ransomware…

What is Mr Beast Giveaway POP-UP Scam

Mr Beast Giveaway POP-UP Scam refers to an Internet scam that impersonates the popular YouTuber MrBeast in order to trick users into revealing their personal information and downloading malicious software. The scam falsely promises $1000 if users download the “sponsored” program (aka malware) and then provide their PayPal email address.

Cybersecurity news headlines for June 2021

In June’s edition of cybersecurity news headlines, we discuss two data leaks, a ransomware attack, and an update on the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack. Data of 3.3 million Volkswagen/Audi customers and 700 million LinkedIn users exposed in separate data leaks, meat provider JBS suffers a ransomware attack, and part of the ransomware paid by Colonial Pipeline retrieved by authorities. These are…

3 Common Cryptocurrency Scams and How to Avoid Them

A report by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has revealed that in a span of 8 months, people have lost over $80 million to cryptocurrency investment scams. Compared to last year, the reported losses have increased nearly 1000%. The numbers, while extremely worrying, are not particularly surprising. The cryptocurrency buzz over the last couple of years has attracted a lot…

750GB of data stolen in Electronic Arts (EA) breach

Electronic Arts (EA), the company behind such games as The Sims and FIFA, has reportedly been a victim of a cyberattack during which hackers were able to steal 750GB of data, including game source codes and internal tools. The stolen data is being sold for $28 million, with hackers promising “full capability of exploiting on all ea services”.

Cybersecurity news headlines for May 2021

In May’s edition of cybersecurity news headlines, we discuss one of the most serious cyber incidents to take place in recent history, the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack. In addition to this incident, there’s also Air India’s disclosure that 4.5 million passenger data was stolen during a cyberattack, and FTC’s report on the rising number of victims of cryptocurrency scams.

Cybersecurity news headlines for April 2021

April’s edition of cybersecurity news talks about one massive data breach, an extortion attempt, a cyberattack, an official accusation of cyber espionage, and the eradication of a significant cyber threat. Stories include Facebook’s 533 million user data leak, REvil’s $50 million extortion attempt on Apple, Russia named the culprit behind SolarWinds cyberattack, cyberattacks against EU organizations, and removal of the…

iOS 14.5 is finally here, and you can now control which apps can track you

Apple released today its long-awaited iOS 14.5 update, and it’s a game-changer for users’ privacy. This is the update that introduces the App Tracking Transparency (ATT) feature, something that has attracted a significant amount of backlash from the advertisement industry and companies like Facebook. For regular users, however, this feature gives more control over their own data.