24 May 2021

Amex Fined After Sending Over Four Million Spam Emails

American Express has been fined by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending out over four million spam emails, becoming the latest big-name brand to receive a fine from the data protection regulator. The company has been fined £90,000 for the emails, which were marketing messages. The ICO alleges

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09 Mar 2021

Virginia Passes New Data Protection Law

Virginia just adopted a new data protection law that is set to go into effect on January 1 of 2023. The law is titled the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) and will require businesses and people conducting business within the state to comply with updated data security and privacy

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15 Oct 2020

London Borough of Hackney Investigates ‘Serious’ Cyberattack

A recent cyberattack has crippled the capabilities of the London Borough of Hackney, affecting its services and IT systems and effectively taking them offline. The Hackney Council released a statement conceding that several services remain slow or unavailable due to a serious cyberattack. The Hackney Mayor has stated that the

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20 Dec 2019

New malware dropper is a “hornet’s nest” of dangerous software

A new malware dropper, dubbed the Legion Loader, has emerged. Deep Instinct researchers discovered the malware, and have since been referring to it as a “hornet’s nest” of malware due to its ability to infect computers and install additional malware on them. Although this is common among droppers, which are

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13 Dec 2019

Why Ring Doorbells Perfectly Exemplify the IoT Security Crisis

Recently, there has been an influx of concerning news about how Amazon stores video surveillance data from its Ring smart doorbell systems, sparking concern among consumers and experts alike. This week, reports that hackers are breaking into users’ Ring accounts have emerged. When the hacker obtains access to the Ring

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11 Dec 2019

Here’s what will happen to your Windows 7 PC on January 15, 2020

After January 14, Windows 7 users will get no more security updates to the operating system for free, warns Microsoft. Even though users will be able to continue to run Windows 7 after January, they could potentially face more security problems. Microsoft plans to deliver a new pop up notification

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10 Dec 2019

‘Government Imposter’ Scammers Pay $1.2 Million in FTC Settlement

A settlement with the Federal Trade Commission requires three companies controlled by Thomas Henry Fred Jr. to pay $1.2 million for their involvement in a government imposter scheme, as well as a ban on sending further unsolicited direct mail to businesses. The campaign involved mailing thousands of business letters meant

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09 Dec 2019

20 VPS providers to shut down on Monday, giving customers two days to save their data

Over 20 web hosting providers offering cheap VPSes have notified customers yesterday that they plan to shut down temporarily on Monday. This time limit gives clients just two days to download data from their accounts before they are wiped clean. Customers initially reacted to the headline when it was indicated

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09 Dec 2019

Moscow Cops Sell Access to City CCTV, Facial Recognition Data

The investigative news outlet MBKh Media has found that access to Moscow’s surveillance technology is being sold on dark web forums and chatrooms. The surveillance access available contains video footage from tens of thousands of cameras and the ability to check footage from the previous several days. Other services for

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09 Dec 2019

Microsoft Security: Password Problem Affecting 44 Million Users Revealed

The Microsoft threat team recently analyzed a database that contained leaked login credentials of over 44 million users, exposed from multiple security breaches. Microsoft disclosed that the information came from multiple sources, including law enforcement agencies and open source resources. In the first three months of 2019, Microsoft uncovered that

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