Stay safe online - 2019-11-21

Android smartphones in danger - new flaw helps bogus apps secretly access camera

CVE-2019-2234, new camera app vulnerability, allows remote attackers to record videos on Android smartphones. More
News Security   November 20, 2019  

Disney+ user accounts sold on the Dark Web hours after launch

The highly-anticipated Disney+ streaming service already suffered from hacks - just hours after the launch, thousands of user accounts were already on sale on the Dark Web. More
News Security   November 18, 2019  

InfoTrax hack discovered years later when servers ran out of space

The company got breached more than 20 times in two years: maxed out disk space indicated the hack. More
News Security   November 14, 2019  

Google collaborates with security firms to get rid of bad Android apps

Google announces teaming up with mobile security companies to form the App Defense Alliance and keep bad apps away from the Play Store. More
News Security   November 07, 2019  

Trend Micro employee sold criminals data that fueled targeted scams

1% of Trend Micro's customers received a call from tech support scammers - the personal information was stolen by an insider. More
News Security   November 06, 2019  

Adobe's Creative Cloud records exposed. 7.5 million users are in danger

Elasticsearch server is under the fire again: database belonging to Adobe Creative Cloud service exposed. More
News Security   November 03, 2019 and its subsidiaries become victims of a data breach

Three well-known domain providers have experienced a massive data breach including customers' private data. More
News Security   November 01, 2019  

Millions of Fortune 500 companies' login credentials found on Dark Web

Fortune 500 companies' login data for grabs on the Dark Web: 21 million records, some in plain text. More
News Security   October 31, 2019  

Android adware spread via 42 Play Store apps by a Vietnamese student

42 Google Play Store apps involved in the Ashas adware campaign were downloaded for over 8 million times. More
News Security   October 26, 2019  

TikTok might be a threat to national security, US senators say

US senators urge National Intelligence to investigate TikTok over potential national security threats. More
News Security   October 25, 2019  

FTC banned Retina-X Studios-produced stalkerware apps

Retina-X Studios violates the FTC Act and COPPAR by producing stalkerware apps PhoneSheriff, TeenShield, and MobileSpy. More
News Security   October 23, 2019  

A new STOP decryptor allows most victims to recover files for free

A new set of tools from Emsisoft allows most of STOP ransomware victims to recover their data for free. More
News Security   October 21, 2019  

Apple accused of sending user browsing data to China's tech giant Tencent

"Fraudulent Website Warning" function included in Safari reveals user's IP addresses to Chinese company Tencent. More
News Security   October 16, 2019  

Europe warns: 5G networks can increase state-backed hacker attacks

European Commission and the European Agency for Cybersecurity reports about potentially increased security risks due to 5G technology. More
News Security   October 13, 2019  

Methodist Hospitals data breach may has involved around 70K potential victims

Methodist Hospitals discovered two employee email accounts that have been exposing patient-related data. More
News Security   October 10, 2019  
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