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Written by: Teju Shyamsundar of Okta In today’s tech landscape, the importance of securing user logins has become a no-brainer. We’re constantly seeing reports of data breaches as a result of identity attacks, and we know those threat actors aren’t going anywhere. According to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, stolen credentials are still the #1 culprit in confirmed breaches across all industries. And, 68% of breaches took months or longer to discover. This proves...
Pacers Sports & Entertainment (PSE), the legal entity behind the Indiana Pacers and the Indiana Fever NBA and WNBA basketball teams, respectively, announced a cybersecurity breach on Friday during which hackers gained access to sensitive user information. In a press release published yesterday, the company blamed the breach on phishing campaign during which hackers managed to gain access to several PSE employee accounts. It said hackers had access to these accounts between October 15, 2018, and December...
What is company culture? Is it defined by your company’s mission? Could it be defined by the work environment? Does your company support the millennial culture? The future is moving in a direction where employees must love their company culture. If they do not, they move on. Workers are now courting companies to make sure that their time spent with the company will bring positive energy to them. Mind you, there are some company cultures...
Attackers gained access to seller accounts and siphoned off loan funds which were intended to be used for business and startup costs.Amazon noted that the accounts were likely compromised by phishing techniques that tricked sellers into providing their account details and login credentials. What is the issue? Amazon has revealed that it was hit with an extensive fraud campaign last year, whereby attackers compromised almost 100 seller accounts and stole the loan funds. The big...
Airbnb users are complaining that their accounts have been hacked and used for making bookings, thereby charging them thousands of pounds.Users also noted that they have been locked out of their accounts, leaving them unable to reset their passwords. What happened? Airbnb users are complaining that their accounts have been hacked and used for making bookings, thereby charging them thousands of pounds. Few users also complained that previous bookings have been canceled. Worth noting Users...
Written By: Swaroop Sham of Okta As you likely know, 2018 was not a good year for data security. In the first half of the year, there was a 133% increase in compromised company records compared to the first half of 2017, and an average of 291 records stolen every second. Unfortunately, just a few months in, 2019 has already seen a number of big name corporation data breaches. Part of the risk posed by data...
The unprotected database also exposed 379,000 recruiters’ personal information on top of the massive job seekers’ data.The database contained job seekers’ sensitive information such as employment histories, job descriptions, designation, current compensation in US dollars, the industry they are seeking a job in, whether they are a U.S. citizen or if they are on a visa, such as an H1-B, and more. Security researcher Sanyam Jain uncovered an unprotected AWS-hosted Elasticsearch database belonging to a job recruitment...
vpnMentor’s research team discovered a hack affecting 80 million US households, and the incident is still actively leaking data. Known hacktivists Noam Rotem and Ran Locar discovered an unprotected database impacting up to 65% of US households. Hosted by a Microsoft cloud server, the 24 GB database includes the number of people living in each household with their full names, their marital status, income bracket, age, and more. Information Included in the Database Below is a screenshot...
Written by: Michael Busselen of Crowdstrike The CrowdStrike® 2019 Global Threat Report: “Adversary Tradecraft and the Importance of Speed,”includes the combined work of CrowdStrike’s skilled and seasoned teams that engage in global intelligence gathering and analyzing, proactive threat hunting, and incident response investigations. The threat report also reveals the trends that these teams have seen in 2018 — trends that show no signs of waning in 2019. In CEO George Kurtz’s blog introducing the threat report, he emphasized the need...
A stream of Chipotle customers have said their accounts have been hacked and are reporting fraudulent orders charged to their credit cards — sometimes totaling hundreds of dollars. Customers have posted on several Reddit threads complaining of account breaches and many more have tweeted at @ChipotleTweets to alert the fast food giant of the problem. In most cases, orders were put through under a victim’s account and delivered to addresses often not even in the victim’s state. Many of the customers TechCrunch spoke...

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