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State Farm Suffers Data Breach

State Farm, the insurance provider in the US, has been compromised in a credential stuffing attack, according to a news report.  The firm, says the report, acknowledged the cyberattack, filing a data breach notification with the California Attorney General, and by sending out “Notice
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E-Commerce Company Gearbest Leaked User Information

Chinese e-commerce company Gearbest has failed to properly secure some of its databases, thus leaking users’ personally identifiable information (PII), VPNMentor’s researchers have discovered. Gearbest has downplayed the impact of the incident, which it has blamed on an error made by a member of its security team. Highly successful, Gearbest sells electronics and
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The 25 Passwords Leaked Online in 2018

SkOUT Secure Intelligence has released the top 25 passwords that were leaked online in 2018. The top 25 included perennial favorites such as ‘123456’ and “password” at number one and two places, respectively, as the most common. This was followed by ‘123456789’, ‘12345678’ and ‘12345’, rounding out the top five. The list also included other obvious passwords such […]
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DNC issues cybersecurity guidance for 2020 election

Stung by Russian hackers intent on swaying the 2016 presidential election, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has put considerable resources into shoring up cybersecurity and on Friday releases a checklistmeant to secure campaign and candidate devices. “The checklist is exactly that: a list of steps you can complete and then check off,” DNC CSO Bob Lord […]
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Third batch containing 93 million account credentials stolen from 8 companies put up for sale on the Dark Web

Following the second batch of 127 million accounts stolen from 8 companies, the third batch containing 93 million accounts stolen from 8 companies was made available for sale on Dream Market marketplace. Each listing the seller posted in Dream Market was accompanied by a message demanding fair justice for Goerge Duke-Cohan who was arrested and […]