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November 12, 2018
American Express Data Breach Exposed 700K User Info
Around 700,000 clients of American Express India’s information were left uncovered in an unbound database. The unintentional information spill was caused by a MongoDB server that was left uncovered with no secret phrase security. The unbound database contained 689,272 records in plaintext and available to anybody on the web. As per Bob Diachenko, Chief of...
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Hijacking UK Email Accounts for Phishing
There has been a significant rise in stolen corporate email accounts that are being used in phishing attempts. This is according to a new report by security experts Barracuda. The security firm is claiming email accounts from employees all over the UK are being stolen. Hackers would then log into these accounts remotely and, posing...
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Popular Browser Plugin – FoxIt – Has Vulnerabilities
Just recently, Cisco Talos took a closer look at the famous browser plugin called Foxit PDF Reader and found 18, yes, that’s right – 18 (eighteen) critical vulnerabilities. Widely known as an alternative to the famous Adobe Acrobat Reader, Foxit has been commonly known as a free-for-all tool designed to help users edit PDF (Portable...
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Trusted SSL/TLS Certificates: The New Tool for Domain Spoofers
The holiday season is fast approaching – this is just the perfect opportunity for cybercriminals to scam shoppers out of their hard-earned money. According to Experian data, online shopping fraud attacks rose 30 percent in 2017 from 2016. Online shoppers can be totally duped in a number of unsuspecting ways – Phishing emails may be...
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