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Cybersecurity news headlines 1-15 October

Cybersecurity news headlines 1-15 October
Continuing our series of cybersecurity news headline articles, we have the headlines from the last two weeks. The cybersecurity news headline articles report on data breaches, malware attacks and all other major cybersecurity incidents. In this addition, we report on Facebook’s use of 2FA phone numbers for advertisements, an arrest of 7 Russian GRU officers, and…

Porn Blackmail Scam Email, October 2018

Sextortion scams are on the rise
Since July 2018, we have noticed a significant increase in sextortion emails trying to shame users into paying thousands of dollars. These spam emails, classified as a type of sextortion, claim that the user has been filmed watching pornography after his/her computer was infected with malware. There are a couple of different versions of the…

Cybersecurity news headlines (September 15-30)

In order to help you keep up with what’s going on in the world of cybersecurity, twice a month we publish articles detailing the biggest cybersecurity news stories from the previous two weeks. We provide information about data breaches, malware attacks and other major incidents related to cybersecurity.…

Cybersecurity news headlines (September 1-15)

Keeping up with cybersecurity news can be a challenge. To help you stay informed about what’s going on, twice a month, we will compile the biggest cybersecurity news stories into one report. Here you will find information about data breaches, widespread attacks, malware, and everything else related to cybersecurity.The first two weeks of September have been pretty calm, and we…

Most annoying scams of 2018

We all hope for a time when we do not have to navigate the Internet like a minefield, constantly having to avoid various threats trying to harm us. However, until such a time comes, we have to prepare ourselves. And one of the best ways to go about it is to inform yourself about what kinds of threat you could…

Cybersecurity news headlines (August 15 – August 31)

The second half of August has been quite unfortunate for certain companies due to serious data breaches that possibly exposed sensitive information of customers. Tech giant Apple, airline Air Canada and telecommunication company T-mobile were among them. There was also a rather bizarre hack that locked Instagram users out of their accounts, and Google was revealed to store people’s locations…

9 Ways to Hack Your Bitcoin Wallet

1. Email Phishing
An email arrives in your inbox, seemingly from a service you are familiar with or have used before. The email looks completely legitimate, but it is not. Hackers make their phishing emails look identical to legitimate service emails, with the same formats and design used, thus it can be difficult to differentiate them. In some cases, the company…

ICO Hacking 2018

Hacking Bitcoin Mining Pools and Exchanges
Hacking a Bitcoin mining pool can be useful to crooks as the process involves using the processing power of a group of Bitcoin miners for one’s own benefit. However, doing so is a complicated process. The hackers need to target ISPs and compromise the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) service, which connects different networks. By compromising…

Cybersecurity news headlines (July 1 – July 15)

July has been a pretty quiet month so far but we do have a couple of headlines to report. There were a couple of data breaches, military information stolen, users threatened with their porn viewing habits and the never ending Facebook controversy. But we did not witness any major incidents so it’s been relatively peaceful.…

Cybersecurity news headlines (Jun 1 – Jun 31)

June has been a worrying month in regards to data breaches. Three major companies, including one of the biggest sportswear manufacturers Adidas, have revealed that they have suffered data breaches, which resulted in customer data being accesses by unauthorized parties. Two South Korean cryptocurrency exchange services have reported hacks, which led to tens of millions of dollars stolen. In other…