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Top 10 Passwords Deciphered Less Than A SECOND
When you choose own password, either simple or complex, you usually don't have extra payment. So, why do select a simpler one? The top 10 commonest passwords can be deciphered in less than a SECOND in hacker world. It means totally useless in front of security attack. Complex passwords, however, show us another story. A security expert reveals how to create one that will take 227 MILLION years to crack...
By SIOFRA BRENNAN  View Source  
Trend Micro Is Fighting Locky Ransomware Variants
Locky ransomware isn't new, but recent weeks an alert is urgent: one variant of this ransomware is coming under one of the largest malware campaigns in the second half of 2017: 23 million spam emails. According to Trend Micro, the ransomware is not likely to be on the scale of 'Wannacrypt' and 'Petya' that relied on Microsoft vulnerability in Windows XP. Only if you deal with the spam email in right way: delete it...
By IANS  View Source  
Rehab Camp for Young Cyber-Attackers on Right Track
Cyber attack is crime, but never fun. The worse and worse cyber safety issue is largely due to some teenagers never think cyber attack is definitely a crime and risks to be put into jail, so that ruin life on crime entrance. Using a key to try other's door is a crime, so is to try other's email. However teenagers possibly don't completely agree with this. To decrease the cyber attacker's base, and divert young attackers away from a life of crime, NCA will run rehab camp to help them back to...
By BBC Technology  View Source  
Regular File Backup Against Ransomware Threat
Ransomware is becoming a new threat in information security area. If you click a malicious link in email, the consequence is hard to predicate. Your photos or files may be gone. If you didn't backup them yet and you desperately want them back, you are possibly the victim of ransomware...
By WRAL CHANNEL  View Source  
Blackmail David Beckham: 1 M Or Email Leak
David Beckham is usually in news. This time he becomes a keyword in computer security pages. He and his team refused blackmailers a deal of a £1 million. The sequence was some negative emails really leaked. David did a right thing: say no to cyber criminals. But now the society starts to move the focus to what he said in private emails...
By Kenina Christi  View Full Paper  
Hackers Released House Democrats Personal Information
This is a cyber security incident with political backdrop. All Democrats in House of Representatives may be involved with this leak. Lots of private cell phone numbers and email addresses will be public, ...
Patreon Hacked, Gigabytes Of Data And Code Leaked
Maker-funding site Patreon was hacked last week resulting in the dump of gigabytes of code and user data. User passwords were encrypted using bcrypt which suggests they are mostly safe but some users have found their data in the trove. Founder Jack Conte wrote: here was unauthorized access to registered names, email addresses, posts, and some...
By John Biggs  View Source  
Password Manager LastPass Hacked, Exposing Encrypted Master Passwords
Password manager LastPass said Monday that email addresses and encrypted master passwords were compromised in a breach. LastPass CEO Joe Siegrist wrote in a blog post that the company does not believe user accounts were accessed in the attack, but the company recommended that users change the master password they use to access their account. ...
By Kate Vinton  View Source  
On heels of city of Mobile hacked, here's some tips to prevent a cyber attack from infecting your life
If there is one thing certain about 2014, cyber attacks are on the rise and no one business or government sector is immune from its effect. The latest victim is the city of Mobile, which reported Monday that hackers were to blame for a nearly week-long interruption of the city's email system. Every department was affected, from police to public...
By John Sharp  View Source  
Check to see if you've been hacked
To find out if your details were stolen in the massive Adobe hacking attack click on the link to . Once there, enter your email address, click on 'test my email' and you'll get a message telling you whether you were hit. It also gives you tips on what you need to do. The hack was last year but it has just been...
By ONE News  View Source  
Russia gang hacks 1.2 billion usernames and passwords
A Russian group has hacked 1.2 billion usernames and passwords belonging to more than 500 million email addresses, according to Hold Security - a US firm specialising in discovering breaches. Hold Security described the hack as the "largest data breach known to date". It claimed the stolen information came from more than 420,000 websites,...
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Chamber of Commerce IT system hacked
The Guam Chamber of Commerce filed a complaint with law enforcement after its IT system was hacked last Tuesday. In an email sent to members of the Legislature on Friday, Pete Sgro, Chamber board chairman, said the security breach happened about 18 hours after he sent an email to two senators on behalf of the Chamber. His personal computer was...
By Amanda Francel Blas  View Source  
Doctor loses $300,000 after father's email hacked
Angry Auckland victim fighting to get family money back after being duped. An Auckland doctor lost $300,000 after a Nigeria-based fraudster hacked into his father's email account and, posing as the father, asked for the transfer of family money. The doctor, who works in emergency medicine, is fighting to get the cash back and wants to warn...
By Anna Leask  View Source  
Over 453,492 email addresses and passwords of Yahoo users leaked
Hackers have pushed Yahoo Inc into an embarrassing position by revealing usernames and passwords of over 400,000 of its users. The hackers, who called themselves D33Ds Co., claimed that they broke into Yahoo's database and retrieved the information of its users. The group posted over 453,492 email addresses and passwords of Yahoo users on a...
By Raymond Ronamai  View Source  
AOL email hacked: Several users complain about compromised accounts
You've got (spam) mail. Several AOL users are complaining on Twitter that their email accounts have been hacked and are being used to send out spam to others. Multiple users have said that their accounts have been affected despite not being used in a long time. Among them is Los Angeles Times Food Editor Russ Parsons. "I've gotten a couple of...
By Salvador Rodriguez  View Source  
Change ALL your passwords NOW: Catastrophic
MILLIONS of people are being urged to change all their online passwords after a "catastrophic" bug was discovered which enables hackers access to the most secure internet sites–including those used for banking. The Heartbleed bug can give anyone access to passwords and credit card details without leaving any trace, and has been active online for...
By Owen Bennett  View Source  
The Biggest Cyber Attack Ever Was Just Detected — 1.25 BILLION Emails Hacked
Target made waves over the holiday season when it revealed that 40 million of its customers had their debit and credit card information stolen since Black Friday. But the newest cyber attack scandal is blowing Target out of the water. According to the cybersecurity firm Hold Security LLC, over 360 million email accounts and 1.25 billion email...
By Eileen Shim  View Source  
'A new low': Sick internet hackers target bereaved families in funeral notice emails that hide viruses
Hackers target recently bereaved with emails containing malware Emails sent from fake funeral homes with link to 'funeral information' Malware include viruses and spyware downloaded without consent Recently bereaved families are being warned to watch out for a new computer hacking scheme using fake funeral notices. Scammers have hit a ‘new...
By SARA MALM  View Source  
Israeli defence computer hacked via tainted email
Hackers broke into an Israeli defence ministry computer via an email attachment tainted with malicious software that looked like it had been sent by the country's Shin Bet secret security service, an Israeli cyber security firm said on Sunday. Aviv Raff, chief technology officer at Seculert, said the hackers earlier this month temporarily took...
How do we know the Assad emails are genuine?
The cache of 3,000 emails passed on by a source in the Syrian opposition reveals a wealth of private information – including family photographs and videos, a scan of the president's identity card and a birth certificate belonging to a family member – that would be difficult for even the best resourced hoaxer or intelligence agency to gather or...
By Robert Booth  View Source