The independent Android app store suffered a breach compromising data of about 20 million users.
The global pandemic led to an unprecedented increase in the number of people learning online. According to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigation Report, in the education industry, human errors resulted in 35% of all cyber breaches. With so many academic institutions introducing remote communication practices for the first time, and new inexperienced users, this number is expected to go up.
Experts are uncovering more and more security breaches in the Zoom app, while the company is regrouping to sustain the growing user base.
Cyberquarantine from Breach Report: Main threats and methods of preventing cyber attacks during the coronavirus period
During the quarantine time associated with the spread of the COVID-19, many companies organise remote work for their staff. Keeping it in mind, the probability of cyber attacks on home networks and personal data of employees who are working remotely has increased.
Breach Report will assist you in understanding what are the dangers, and provide recommendations on minimizing the risks.
On February 9, 2020, Fitbit fell victim to a large-scale data breach, which exposed the login credentials of almost two million people and allowed access to their private health and fitness data, as well as their habits and movement patterns. However, this discovery has been refuted by the company, claiming the leaked credentials were likely stolen from other sources.
Hautelook.com, California-based e-commerce website, which is currently owned by Nordstorm Inc., was breached. Our recent findings on a Dark Web Forum indicates that over 12 million accounts belonging to the users of Hautelook.com were compromised.
Check Point, which bills itself as the leader in cybersecurity solutions, has been breached. Data records of over 5k ZoneAlarm forum users have been hacked.
Presently, the world of black hat forums appears to be engulfed in a series of cyberattacks. According to a Telegram channel, on 18th June 2019 it was reported that three leading black hat hacking forums were reportedly exploited, affecting an aggregate of over 260,000 hackers. From the disclosed data, it appears as though the creator of the aforementioned Telegram Channel has access to certain Ukrainian police files which may have led to the leak.
This entire episode coincides with the closure of the Ukrainian dark web hosting company, Whost. Although this dark web hosting company run by one Mikhail Rytikov might seem illegal to the rest of the world, but is a legitimate entity in Ukraine.
The internet helps us keep our general knowledge in check and ensures our productivity can get a small boost on an everyday basis. But it can be exploited by anyone who has at least minimal hacking skills through DOS and DDoS attacks. So, let's see what it is and how to prevent it.