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Disney’s hotly-anticipated streaming service Disney+ finally launched this week. Despite being open to the public for just a few days, hackers have already hijacked thousands of accounts and put them up for sale on the Dark Web. Reporting for ZDNet, Catalin Cimpanu discovered several listings for Disney+ accounts on different underground hacking forums. The going rate for a hacked account appears to be somewhere between $3 and $5. That’s three to four times more than the asking...
Action sports giant Boardriders was hit by a ransomware attack that affected some of its subsidiaries, including Quiksilver and Billabong, and forced the company to shut down computing systems all over the world. Boardriders has around 10,000 employees from all over the world and its Quiksilver, Billabong, ROXY, RVCA, DC Shoes, and Element brands are sold in over 110 countries. Following the attack, the company’s e-commerce stores displayed messages offering customers 20% off promotions and stating that Boardriders is experiencing shipping...
Written by James Sheehy No matter how vigilant you are in the modern world data breaches have the potential to impact both you and your business. From hacking, to malware, to even social engineering, the technological infrastructure of the modern world has many points of failure. Emails, passwords, names, personal information, phone numbers, and social security numbers are all valuable data to criminals or online spies (Yes, 25% of data breaches in 2019 were products...
The so-called Hamburglar is still at large, hacking customers’ McDonald’s app accounts and ordering food on their dime. For some victims, their troubles didn’t end there as they were unhappy with how McDonald’s handled their cases. “What a mess,” said Deborah Kelly of Peterborough, Ont. She’s unimpressed after the fast-food giant mistakenly blamed mystery charges on her account on a technical glitch, not a fraudster.  Since February, CBC News has heard from more than 20 people...
Home retailer Bed Bath & Beyond is the latest company to be hacked. Late Tuesday, the company said email and password information were acquired by an outside source and that less than 1 percent of online customer accounts were compromised. Additionally, no online customers’ payment cards were impacted and notifications have been to select customers. The date of the breach was not disclosed. Because of the breach the company has hired what it described as “a leading security...
Business-to-business payments provider Billtrust is still recovering from a ransomware attack that began last week.  The company said it is in the final stages of bringing all of its systems back online from backups. With more than 550 employees, Lawrence Township, N.J.-based Billtrust is a cloud-based service that lets customers view invoices, pay, or request bills via email or fax. In an email sent to customers today, Billtrust said it was consulting with law enforcement officials and...
A database of 2.8m records containing sensitive information regarding hundreds of thousands of CenturyLink’s customers was left open online for anyone with internet access to see. The records making up the database were logs from a third party notification platform used by CenturyLink. They included multiple pieces of personal information including name, email address, phone number, and address, along with account-specific information. CenturyLink is a Fortune 500 technology company that provides residential, business, and enterprise...
A Florida clinic providing specialized medical care for women has alerted all current and former patients that their personal information and medical records may have been exposed following a data breach.  North Florida OB-GYN, which joined Women’s Care Florida on May 6, 2019, became aware that a cyber-attack had been waged against its network on July 27 of this year. The breach is thought to have taken place on or before April 29, 2019. In a statement released on...
Deep learning is a term that you are most likely hearing often. We have entered into an advanced age of technology and there are a lot of questions circulating around this subject. What is deep learning? Is it artificial intelligence? When will we see more evidence of AI integrated into our lives? The answer is, yes it is a branch of artificial intelligence and it is already here. You are witnessing artificial intelligence more than...
A public-data tool built by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to track the prevalence of hepatitis infections left individuals’ health records accessible, compromising the names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and intimate health records of thousands of people receiving medical care in Philadelphia. The department learned of the breach Friday when an Inquirer reporter discovered the data and notified the department. It was not clear how long the information was exposed. The data were taken...

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