Month: March 2017

Twitter Counter allowed the hacking of thousands of Twitter accounts

twitter counter hack

Thousands of Twitter accounts were recently compromised following a hack.

The hack reportedly took hold of several high-profile accounts which led to cyber-attackers tweeting all sorts of strange propaganda messages. The high-profile Twitter accounts includes Forbes, European Parliament, Amnesty International, and the BBC’s North American service.
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“Are email scammers becoming more sophisticated?” – The rise of email scamming and how individuals and companies should tackle it

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Email scamming is becoming more sophisticated and commonplace, studies and research has shown.

With bank scams, it’s arguably easier to detect as you would not expect an email from them warning you of a hack. However, you could expect email providers to email you regarding your account, and that’s one popular method used by scammers these days.
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Massachusetts’ data breach information now available exclusively online

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The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation has introduced a web-based data breach notification archive.

The archive gives access to the public and media to allow greater transparency in data breaches, highlighting those that fail to notify their customers/users of a data breach.
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Was a foreign government responsible for the Anthem hacking of 80 million members and employees?

Anthem, one of the largest health insurers in the U.S., compromised the personal details of around 80 million of their members and employees. Anthem disclosed what is dubbed as “the largest data breach in healthcare history” back in 2015.

Now, it has been revealed to the public that a foreign government may have been behind the cyber-breach.
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