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Stay safe online - 2019-03-22

The first million from Bug Bounty awards earned by a 19-year-old

A teen self-taught hacker made his first million dollars thanks to legal hacking. More
News Security   2019-03-04

TikTok pays $5.7M penalty for collecting children's private data

TikTok failed to protect children's private data and agrees to pay $5.7M as a monetary fee. More
News Security   2019-03-02

Cryptojacking software Coinhive will be terminated next week

Coinhive, a legitimate Monero mining tool that has been abused by malware authors, will be shut down due to economical unviability. More
News Viruses and parasites   2019-03-01

Apex Legends mobile app scam: fake download sites distribute malware

Apex Legends fans download malware instead of a promised iOS or Android version of the game. More
News Viruses and parasites   2019-02-28

Ransomware encrypts 15 000 patient records in Australian hospital

Cardiology unit at Cabrini Hospital in Malvern experienced ransomware attack that ended in encrypted and compromised patient files. More
News Viruses and parasites   2019-02-27

FIDO2 certification allows password-less logins for Android users

Devices running Android 7 and above will be able to use more secure online account login methods rather than passwords. More
News Security   2019-02-26

Porn-related malware attacks decreased, but credential theft tripled

While the overall malware attacks on porn sites decreased, Premium-access credentials theft rose by 300%. More
News Viruses and parasites   2019-02-25

Stanford data breach: students access each others' personal details

Students can view their colleagues' sensitive information due to a data breach at Stanford University. More
News Security   2019-02-24

Drupal patches highly critical vulnerability: web admins should update

A highly critical Drupal vulnerability would allow remote code execution in some cases. More

Bitdefender decryptor saves over $2M for Gandcrab victims in 48 hours

The infamous Gandcrab 5.1 is decryptable thanks to Bitdefender. More
News   2019-02-21

6.7 Million Aadhaar card numbers leaked by Indane gas endpoint

LPG Gas company leaked names and addresses of 6 700 000 Indian customers. More
News Security   2019-02-20

CracksNow banned from torrent sites for hosting GandCrab ransomware

Previously trusted torrent uploader CracksNow barred from multiple torrent sites for infecting users with GandCrab V5.1 and other malware. More
News Viruses and parasites   2019-02-19

Polished Facebook phishing attack seeks to steal users' credentials

Facebook users beware: a new phishing campaign might trick even the most observant. More
News Security   2019-02-18

Malware attack affected 100k Alaskan households back in April 2018

Department of Health and Social Services data breach, dating back in Spring 2018, is announced with more victims. More
News Viruses and parasites   2019-02-17

Hacker selling another 127 million user accounts from 8 companies

The hacker who previously sold 620 million accounts from 16 companies came back with another 127 million records and put them up for sale on the Dark Web. More
News Security   2019-02-15
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