29 Dec 2019

Wyze Database Leak Exposes 2.4 Million Smart Device Users

A small security mishap within the Wyze database has lead to the exposure of 40 million individual records, according to IPVM. Wyze offers relatively inexpensive security cameras and smart home devices. The misconfigured database held the information of over 2.4 million customers, and the database was left vulnerable for over

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17 Dec 2019

Iran Banks Burned, Then Customer Accounts Were Exposed Online

Last month as anti-government protests raged throughout Iran, authorities addressed the destruction of numerous banks across the country. However, a new threat has been introduced, a security breach exposed the information of millions of Iranian customer accounts. On Tuesday, the details of 15 million bank debit cards were posted on

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23 Aug 2019

The (Dis)illusion of Control: Context on the concept of increasing cost to adversaries

Conventional wisdom is telling us that “assumption of breach” is the new normal. Some well-respected names in computer security would have you believe that the appropriate response to such conditions is to increase the cost to the attackers. If you’re too expensive to breach – so the logic goes – the bad guys will go looking for someone else. Maybe someday, when everyone makes hacking too expensive, it will stop.

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27 Feb 2017

Internet of Things Teddy Bear Leaked 2 Million Parent and Kids Message Recordings

“A company that sells ‘smart’ teddy bears leaked 800,000 user account credentials—and then hackers locked it and held it for ransom. “ Source: Internet of Things Teddy Bear Leaked 2 Million Parent and Kids Message Recordings – Motherboard

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