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A cybersecurity company has launched a lockdown-friendly hacking competition that doesn’t require any travel or socializing.  Participants of Cyber 2.0’s new Home Hackers Challenge can compete for a cash prize without having to leave their houses.  The competition is open to every hacker in the world, and the premise is simple—the first competitor to break into a...
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A company claiming to provide “the world’s most secure online backup” leaked metadata and customer information in over 135 million records after misconfiguring an online database, Infosecurity has learned. The team at vpnMentor discovered the privacy snafu as part of its ongoing web mapping project that has already uncovered major cloud data leaks at brands...
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Security researchers have warned that as many as 100,000 customers of a UK-based printing company including military organizations may have had sensitive personal and business documents exposed in another cloud leak. Researchers at vpnMentor found the misconfigured Amazon Web Services S3 bucket on January 22. They quickly discovered its owner was Doxzoo, a British document...
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The Student Loans Company (SLC) was hit by over five million email attacks last year, but appears to have weathered the cyber-storm from hackers. A Freedom of Information (FOI) request issued by law firm Griffin Law revealed the scale and nature of the email threat to the government-owned public body, which provides funding for over...
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An American exploit acquisition platform has been listed as one of the worst digital predators in the world by freedom of expression group Reporters Without Borders (RSF).  The group published a list of the globe’s most terrible online repressors and cyber-censors yesterday to coincide with World Day Against Cyber-Censorship.  On the list are 20 companies and government agencies that...
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A college drop-out has admitted using malware and a fake tech support company to con 40,000 victims out of millions of dollars. Former engineering student Amit Chauhan set up a bogus technical support call-center company called Tech Support in January 2019. Together with his accomplice and Jind resident Sumit Kumar, Chauhan ran the center from the...
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A South Carolina water company is recovering from a cyber-attack that took its phone and online payment systems offline for nearly a week. The cyber-attack on Greenville Water triggered a payment system outage that began on Wednesday, January 22. Company spokesperson Emerald Clark said 500,000 customers were affected by the incident.  An investigation has been launched into...
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Patients of a hacked facial surgery company in Florida are being individually threatened by cyber-criminals, who are demanding money in return for not releasing stolen personal information to the public. The Center for Facial Restoration, Inc. (TCFFR), located in Miramar, became the victim of a cyber-attack in November last year.  In a statement published on the TCFFR...
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Nigerian online betting company SureBet247 has told the public not to be deceived by “false” reports that the firm has suffered a serious data breach. According to the website iAfrikan.com, over 32GB of SureBet247 data, spread across six databases, has been exposed online. The information affected by the alleged incident includes user profiles, betting slip logs, a list...
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The US Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with a Utah company and its former CEO over allegations that shoddy security practices led to the personal information of over a million customers’ being illegally accessed in multiple hacks. InfoTrax Systems, L.C. and its founder and former CEO Mark Rawlins allegedly failed to use reasonable, low-cost, and...
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