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Twitter Asks 330 Million Users to Change Their Password—What Happened?
Yesterday, Twitter disclosed a bug that left 330 million user passwords exposed in plaintext in an internal log. Twitter has been adamant that there has thus...
Meltdown and Spectre: What you Need to Know to Stay Safe
Two critical security flaws were found, named "Meltdown" and "Spectre" which affect virtually all processors on the market. Nicole Perlroth, a New York Times cybersecurity...
Yahoo Breach Update: Every single Yahoo account was impacted by the 2013 breach, now three times larger than initially reported
The Yahoo data breach incident that happened in 2013 was initially reported to have only impacted 1 billion users at the time making it the...
Sensitive data for 143 Million US Equifax customers were exposed in a data breach. Here’s everything you need to know.
Credit reporting company Equifax announced Thursday that a “cybersecurity incident” could potentially affect up to 143 million of its US customers. This story is still...
Another global ransomware outbreak is occurring right now. Here’s what we know so far.
Last update: 6/28/2017 at 11:49am -- This is a developing story and we will update it as we learn of new details. What is going on?...
Everything You Need to Know about WannaCry Ransomware and How to Keep Your Accounts Safe
Updated: 5/30/2017 [Update] A massive ransomware attack affected thousands of schools, hospitals, and other organizations in more than 150 countries. In a recent blog post, researchers...
DDoS Attacks Are Crippling Twitter, Amazon, and Reddit. Here’s How.
Updated 10/24/2016 On Friday, October 21, Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, AirBnb, Github, and several major websites reported outages due to a Distributed Denial of Service attack...
What Nobody Is Telling You About the Anthem Inc. Breach
The Anthem Inc. breach is massive and making headlines this week. The company disclosed on Wednesday that personally identifiable information (PII) of 80 million current and former members...