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Personal Data Alert: The biggest security breaches of 2017 REVEALED – were YOU affected?

Unfortunetly, it doesn’t seem like these cyber attacks will show any sign of slowing down in 2018.

Worst still, it seems as though no industry is safe.

The below five examples also help illustrate just how widespread and malicious these hacks can sometimes be.

The CIA – Despite being dedicated to securing America’s safety from overseas threats, the CIA themselves fell victim to a cyber attack, with many confidential documents being released on WikiLeaks. They were subsequently criticised for withholding information that could improve the public’s digital security.

Cellebrite – Cellebrite is a company that produces devices that can pull personal data from mobile phones for military and government use. However, the company fell victim to their own game when their external web server was hacked and 900GB of customer information and technical product data was taken.

NHS – Though not targeted specifically at the NHS, the WannaCry Ransomware most notably struck the

Read more at: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/tech/news/672359/Personal-Data-Alert-cyber-attacks-2017-REVEALED

Sextortion affected men in Elliot Lake/Blind River

 Three Algoma men were extorted after performing sex acts on webcams for women they met online.


The incidents, involving one adult male in Elliot Lake and two men in Blind River, were reported in the last month, said Const. Bev Gauthier of Ontario Provincial Police.

One of the Blind River victims was told the sex video would be released to his friends if he didn’t send $300 via a money transfer service.

Gauthier couldn’t confirm if he made the cash payment. He did report the incident to police.

The man originally received an email that “came out of the blue” with a photo and a short message from a woman, said Gauthier. Contact continued via Skype.

“(Blackmail) doesn’t happen overnight,” said Gauthier. “The victims get a little comfortable.”

“Bedroom talk” began with the Blind River man. He, similar to other victims, saw a video of a woman undressing. He was asked to perform a sex act

Read more at: http://www.elliotlakestandard.ca/2018/01/11/sextortion-affected-men-in-elliot-lakeblind-river

Millions of Instagram users may have been affected by latest hack attack, social media giant warns

A group of hackers targeting A-list celebrities’ Instagram accounts may have accessed millions of users’ private data, the social media site has warned.

Singer Selena Gomez appeared to be one of the stars whose accounts were compromised during a cyber attack on the picture-sharing app last week.

Three naked photos of her ex-boyfriend, Canadian star Justin Bieber, were posted to her 125 million followers before her profile was shut down. 

Following the hacking spree, Instagram said it believed “one or more” individuals had gained access to “a number of” stars’ phone numbers and email addresses by exploiting a bug in the app’s software.

The company quickly fixed the bug – but not before hackers began advertising users’ private information in exchange for cryptocurrencies on the dark web.

A suspected cyber criminal claims to have accessed six million Instagram accounts and says that “Facebook/Instagram has not yet fully understood the full scope

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/instagram-cyber-attack-hack-celebrities-selena-gomez-justine-bieber-millions-ordinary-social-media-a7926211.html

Aussie gov’t ready to assist businesses affected by ransomware attack

CANBERRA, June 29 (Xinhua) — The Australian government is “ready and willing” to assist at least three companies affected by the Petwrap ransomware attack which crippled IT systems across the world this week, Australia’s Cyber Security Minister Dan Tehan said on Thursday.

The Petwrap ransomware attack is believed to have started in Ukraine on Tuesday, but spread to vital IT systems the world over, asking users of affected computers to pay 300 U.S. dollars’ worth of Bitcoin to remove the virus.

Speaking to local media on Thursday, Tehan said the impact was minimal in Australia, but at least three companies – including chocolate maker Cadbury – had been affected.

“The latest advice is there are three multinational companies which are reporting that they have been impacted,” Tehan told Sky News.

“Two of those are likely due to the Petwrap ransomware attack that has led to them having their systems impacted. We’ve offered support and

Read more at: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/29/c_136403638.htm

10 Ways in Which Technology Has Affected Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Over the years we have seen a dramatic rise in technological changes and this is only going to get bigger. However, as they say every side has two coins. While it has no doubt, led to a rise in the scientific knowledge it has also led to a rise in cyber crimes. They are becoming more and more massive and stronger and posing a dangerous threat to people, various organizations, and companies.

This meteoric advancement in technology has been a breeding ground for a lot of cyber-crimes. There is an alarming increase in the rate of crimes some of which are very serious.

So what exactly is cyber security?

Cyber Security is the process of protecting computers, data and various kinds of programs from illegitimate access or attacks which are done with an aim of exploitation or

Read more at: http://www.iamwire.com/2017/04/technology-cyber-security/150892

Paige issues a statement on cyber bullying and how it affected her and her family

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Paige issued the following statement on Monday night:

I made a mistake. Huge. I put trust in the hands of someone that took advantage of a young girl years ago. It was my mistake and I’ll always take responsibility. But the one thing that was the hardest was thinking “my husband is gonna leave me” “my family will disown me” but I’m blessed beyond

Read more at: http://wrestlingnews.co/wwe-news/paige-issues-a-statement-on-cyber-bullying-and-how-it-affected-her-and-her-family/

Yahoo email hack affected Australian politicians

Thousands of Australian government officials, including high-profile politicians and senior defence officials, are among the one billion victims of a massive Yahoo data breach, according to information obtained by the ABC.

More than one billion Yahoo user accounts were affected by the email hack in August 2013.
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Data provided by US security company InfoArmor, which alerted Australia’s Department of Defence last October to the massive data breach, reveal more than 3000 log-in credentials for private Yahoo services were linked to Australian government email accounts.

InfoArmor, an Arizona-based cyber security firm that investigates data theft for law enforcement agencies, said the data was stolen from Yahoo in 2013 by a hacker organisation from Eastern Europe.

It said the hacker group then sold the Yahoo accounts to cyber criminals and a suspected foreign intelligence agency for $US300,000 each.

Yahoo revealed late last year it believed hackers stole data from more

Read more at: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/322547/yahoo-email-hack-affected-australian-politicians

Weekend Muni Breach Depicts We All can be Affected of Cyber …

Late past week, a ransomware assault struck SFMTA (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency) wherein a message flashed on the screens of systems at the station terminals saying they were hacked with their entire data encrypted. As it happened after that the miscreant responsible for the attack himself got hacked leading to revelations of details regarding other targets who were victimized while luring evidences regarding his location along with identity.

Actually during Friday-Sunday of the week of 21st, PCs at Muni Transportation System contracted a ransomware infection. Consequently, the payroll and e-mail servers of Muni were affected. Muni officials, on first noting the assault, locked the gates of ticket fares for the Muni Metro service in open position so that customers did not have to pay fares for their rides all through Friday night continuing to Saturday.

Using an e-mail id which was used in earlier ransomware attacks too, the hackers held the

Read more at: http://www.spamfighter.com/News-20623-Weekend-Muni-Breach-Depicts-We-All-can-be-Affected-of-Cyber-Security.htm