Recent Data Breach Affects Some Walgreens Mobile App Users

Are you a Walgreens customer? Do you make use of the company’s mobile app, available for both Android and iOS devices? If so, be advised that the company recently disclosed a serious flaw in the app that inadvertently leaked both Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Personal Health Information (PHI). The information was in the form of supposedly secure messages within …

JCrew Retailer Customers May Have Had Information Accessed

Another week, another data breach. This time, the target being US clothing retailer J. Crew. The company announced that sometime in April of 2019, an unknown group of hackers utilized a credential stuffing attack to breach one of the company’s databases and accessed some of its customer account data. Credential stuffing, as you may know, is an attack type that …

Mandatory Two Factor Authentication Coming To Ring Devices

Finally, a smart device manufacturer is taking device security seriously, and that’s great news indeed. You may recall reading about a serious issue with Ring security systems recently. The news was that the security issue allowed hackers to commandeer user systems and spy on them. The hackers were sending the users messages and making disturbing threats about watching them, effectively …

Hacked Ring Devices Are Scaring Customers With Voices

On the Dark Web, there’s a live webcast show called “NulledCast” that few people have ever heard of. It’s pretty popular in Dark Web circles, though. The premise of the show is this: The hosts will hack the cameras in home security systems and mess with the owners. Ring and Nest are the two most popular targets. Recently, Ring has …

Adobe Acquired Magento Marketplace Suffers Data Breach

Recently, the Magento Marketplace was acquired by Adobe and suffered a breach that exposed a limited amount of user data to an unknown third party. When Adobe discovered evidence of the breach, they temporarily shut the marketplace down so they could assess the extent of the breach.  It has subsequently been reopened. If you’re not familiar with Magento, it is …

New T-Mobile Data Breach Compromised Customer Info

Recently the US branch of the global telecom company T-Mobile disclosed a security breach that impacted a small percentage of its customer base. Specifically, the breach revealed certain information belonging to a small number of the company’s prepaid cellphone users.   The exposed data included customer names, billing addresses, account numbers, rate plans, plan features and user phone numbers. The …

Hackers Are Already Targeting Disney Plus Accounts

In case you weren’t already aware, Disney recently launched a new video streaming service called Disney+ which has been driving Netflix and other established streaming services crazy with fear and apprehension since it was first announced. If the early indications are any clue, Netflix has little to worry about, but Disney has their hands full. Mere hours after the service …

Netflix May Stop Allowing Users To Share Their Passwords

Do you have a Netflix account? If so, you know how awesome the service is.  Intuitive and easy to use, and of special interest, easy to share. In fact, password sharing among family and friends is so common that it’s even openly discussed on discussion forums around the web. Unfortunately, it has become so commonplace that Netflix has begun making …

Malware Takes Down Services At Popular Billing Company

Billtust is major player in the US financial services sector that provides a variety of billing and payment processing services for some of the biggest financial institutions in the nation. On October 17th, they suffered a malware attack that brought all of their services to a grinding halt. Unfortunately, the company did not notify any of their customers about the …

Pitney Bowes Company Recently Hit By Ransomware

If you’re a business owner, you probably utilize at least a few of the services Pitney Bowes offers.  They maintain a global shipping, mailing, e-commerce and financial services empire that touches just about every country on the planet. The company has more than 1.5 million customers and service 90 percent of the companies on the Fortune 500 list. Unfortunately, they’ve …