Hackers Used Windows Theme Packs To Hack Passwords

Are you a fan of customizing your Windows experience via themes? If so, you’re not alone. While it’s true that themes aren’t used by a majority of Windows users, they’re still highly popular. If you’re creating your own themes, you don’t have anything to worry about. The danger lies in downloading theme packs from others, especially if you get them …

Popular Interior Design Website Has Breach Of User Accounts

The most recent company to have fallen victim to hackers is Havenly. They are a US-based interior design firm with an interactive website that allows users to get interior design help from certified professionals. The company reported the breach on August 2nd, 2020 but it was first discovered by researchers at BleepingComputer, on July 27th. They discovered a massive database …

Covid-19 Researchers Come Under Attack By Hackers

A number of prominent hacking groups made a gentleman’s agreement with research labs that are attempting to develop a vaccine for the deadly COVID-19 virus currently ravaging the planet. The agreement was promising that no attacks against research facilities would be made. Unfortunately, not everyone is playing by those rules. Recently, intelligence agencies in the US and Europe as well …

Billions Of Breached User Credentials Are Available For Purchase

On a regular basis, we see headlines talking about how this or that company got hacked and X number of employee or customer logins got exposed. However, since those headlines happen in isolation, it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. A trip to the Dark Web will reveal just how big of a problem the world faces. If …

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What’s Selling On The Dark Web?

When you picture what sells in Dark Web markets, you’re probably thinking about things like stolen corporate data, pirated software, and lists of passwords. But that’s not the whole picture – and what you don’t know can hurt you, because it might just fuel the next cyberattack against your business. 60% of the Information for Sale on the Dark Web …

Major University In California Pays Large Ransom After Ransomware Attack

The University of San Francisco (UCSF) is the latest organization to fall victim to hackers, running afoul of a group utilizing the Netwalker ransomware strain. UCSF is a research university whose recent efforts have been focused on health sciences generally and COVID-19-related research specifically. On June 3rd, 2020, Netwalker published a notice on a site they use for data leaks. …

Hackers Used Favicon Website To Steal Credit Card Information

Hackers are constantly on the lookout for new ways of causing mayhem and stealing data. Recently, researchers have unearthed a new technique to be on guard against. A few hackers have begun embedding credit card stealing scripts inside favicon meta data. If you’re not familiar with the term, you definitely know what a favicon is. It’s a custom icon used …

If 123456 Is Your Password, Change It Immediately

You probably aren’t familiar with the name Ata Hakcil. He’s a computer engineering student who recently conducted one of the largest password security surveys currently available. To conduct his research, he collected a number of username and password “data dumps” from the Dark Web and analyzed the passwords he found there. Hakcil was able to analyze a massive collection of …

Credit Card Data Breach Affects Popular Jewelry And Accessory Store

Claire’s Jewelry and Accessories is the latest company to fall victim to hackers. According to a recent disclosure made by the company, both the retail giant’s main website, and the website of their subsidiary, Icing, were compromised. They were hit by what appears to be a Magecart attack. The company’s disclosure reads in part as follows: “On Friday, we identified …

Nintendo Switch User Information Breach Affected Over 300,000 Users

A couple of months ago, Nintendo announced that their Switch gaming and live streaming service had been hacked, and as a result, some 160,000 user accounts had been compromised. As the company has continued their investigation into the incident, however, they’ve updated their disclosure, revealing that an additional 140,000 accounts were compromised, bringing the total to just over 300,000. The …