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Animal Jam Data Breach

Gaining popularity since 2010, Animal Jam has recently reported a compromised exposure about its 45 million accounts that have been auctioned on the dark web. Its creator, WildWorks, confirmed the breach and already investigating the extent of the data loss.  Animal Jam has been developed targeting kids aged from 4 – 11 years old, offering...
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State-sponsored Iranian Hackers infiltrated and stole US Voter’s Data

A recent advisory from the United States Cybersecurity Agency reveals another alarming incident related to US election activities. It was known that a group of Iranian hackers infiltrated and accessed a large number of US voters’ registration information and attempted to access similar contents from other states. According to undisclosed sources, the attacks were coordinated,...
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Pharma Giant Pfizer leaks customer prescription info, call transcripts

Cybersecurity Researchers have uncovered a misconfigured Google Cloud Storage bucket that belongs to a Pharma giant, Pfizer. The newly discovered leak holds private medical data of hundreds of patients that take various Pfizer drugs such as Lyrica, Chantix, Viagra, and other cancer treatment drugs. Moreover, the exposed data also includes conversations from Pfizer’s Interactive Voice...
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Mozi Botnet responsible for IOT Traffic

The latest feast on the cybersecurity realm evolved on the recent report submitted to the community about the Mozi botnet infesting numerous internet-of-things (IoT) devices. After the discovery in 2019, cybersecurity experts observed that this variant of the Mirai botnet has been in circulation for 90% of botnet attacks from October 2019 to June 2020....
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U.S. Department of Defense disclosure on vulnerabilities

A recent disclosure from the U.S. Department of Defense details has been announced to the public. This is about their infrastructure system’s critical and high severity vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities can allow threat actors to exploit the systems by hijacking a subdomain, remote code execution, or view and capture data and files on a vulnerable machine...
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Thousands of Razer customer information leaked on a misconfigured server

On the 18th of August, an Independent Cyber Security Consultant, Volodymyr “Bob” Diachenko has discovered a leaked customer data on a gaming-gear merchant, Razer, that is believed to be a result of server misconfiguration. Diachenko stumbled upon a misconfigured Elasticsearch cluster that exposed Razer’s customer private information for everyone else to see.     There are...
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1 Million USD to go Rouge; How Rogue employees are made

Local Authority and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently apprehended in Los Angeles airport a 27-year-old Russian National for a violation of conspiracy to cause damage to a protected computer. The conspirator was named Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, who visited the United States with a tourist visa to personally meet his contact or a rogue...
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Microsoft open flaws of Windows OS

The August 2020 batch of security updates, patches, and vulnerability fix was released by Microsoft several days ago. Last week’s Patch Tuesday addresses the latest discovered total of 120 software vulnerabilities of Windows OS, which contained 17 critical severity and the remaining under important severity. Basically – you can get hacked using the Windows OS...
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Capital One fined $80 Million for 2019 Data Breach affecting 106 Million Users

The Capital One Financial Corporation was fined by the U.S. Treasury Department for $80 million for last year’s hack that exposed the personal information of the 106 million credit card information of the bank. According to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, they were able to identify “numerous weaknesses” on the management of the bank’s...
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India banned additional Xiaomi Apps

Following the directives of the Indian Government, particularly the Government of India’s Ministry of Electronics and IT, they continuously banned apps that are about China. With India giving a more lethal fang to the Information Technology Act of 2000, instigating section 69A – for blocking public access of any information through any computer resource. That...
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