Ransomware Attackers Demand 20 Million From U.S. Kia Motors

Strange things are afoot at Kia Motors America (KMA), a subsidiary of Kia Motors with more than 800 dealerships scattered across the United States. Recently the company has reported a nationwide IT outage that is impacting their mobile UVO Link apps, phone services, the company’s payment system, and a number of dealer-specific applications. If you’re trying to make a payment …

Some Smartphones Hold Their Value Better Than Others Says Report

Cellphones are everywhere. There are literally billions of them in service and many people have and regularly use more than one. They also represent a significant investment, and the hope is that when you buy one, it will provide you with at least a few years of reliable service and retain a fair amount of its value. You get it …

Even Big Companies Like Nissan Get Hacked

Even the largest companies in the world can’t claim immunity to hacking, data breaches and momentary lapses in judgment. Nissan is a classic case in point. Recently, due to a careless oversight, default admin credentials were left in place on part of the company’s network. That allowed an unknown third party to easily breach the company’s network and gain access …

The 2014 Home Depot Data Breach Finally Reaches Settlement

Unless you’re a regular Home Depot shopper, you may have missed the fact that back in 2014, the company was the victim of a successful hacking attack that saw malware installed on the company’s POS (Point of Sale) system. The attack allowed them to collect more than 40 million records belonging to customers in both the US and Canada. As …

Lenscrafters And Other Luxottica Eyewear Patients Had Information Breached

Luxottica is the latest company to fall victim to relentless hackers. Even if you’re not familiar with the name, if you wear glasses or contacts, you might have dealings with the company even without realizing it. As the world’s largest eyewear company, they produce all the best-known brands, including: Ray-Ban Oakley Oliver Peoples Ferrari Michael Kors Bulgari Armani Prada Chanel …

Luxury Brand Louis Vuitton Experiences Data Breach Concerns

If you’re a fan of the luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton, be advised that the company recently and quietly fixed an issue on their website that may have been exploited by hackers before the company became aware of it. The problem was discovered by independent researcher Sabri Haddouche, who, following proper responsible reporting protocols, reached out to the company and …

Popular Eyewear Provider Hit By Ransomware Attack

You may not be familiar with the name Luxottica, but the Italian-based eyewear manufacturer is the largest company of its kind in the world. It has popular brands such as Ferrari, Michael Kors, Ray-Ban, Armani, Coach, and others in its expansive portfolio. Unfortunately, the company recently found itself on the receiving end of a ransomware attack that shut down operations …

Staples May Have Exposed Some Of Its Customer Data

If you’re a customer of US retail chain Staples, you may have recently received a notification from the company regarding a problem with their Order Tracking system. According to information in the notification, the data was left exposed due to insufficient protections of the data stream accessed when a customer clicked to review their current and past orders. The company …

Nvidia Gets In The CPU Game With ARM Purchase

If you’re more than a casual gamer, you’re probably already quite familiar with Nvidia, one of the industry’s leaders when it comes to graphics cards. Recently, the company announced a massive $40 billion deal that should push the tech giant to new heights. Nvidia has been in talks for months with Arm Holdings, Ltd. ARM is a UK based company …

Popular Adobe Programs Currently Have Many Security Issues

If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader or Lightroom installed on your computer, then you’ll definitely want to grab and install the latest security patch from the company, which addresses a whopping twenty-six serious security vulnerabilities. Eleven of the issues addressed are rated as “Critical” given that they allow an attacker to bypass security features on your PC or perform remote …