Personal details of 35 million residents in and around Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Diego were exposed online. The database owner is still unknown.
In recent years, phishing attacks have fast become the favored method for criminals to steal data from unsuspecting victims. These attacks have risen by almost 815 percent in just two years, with as many as 74 percent of US organizations experiencing a successful phishing attack in 2020. Last year, cybercriminals were quick to put the […]
We tested the top 12 best-selling home wi-fi routers on Amazon. Our results show attackers can find and remotely access about one in 16 internet-connected home wi-fi routers using the manufacturer’s default admin password. Victims could be at risk of eavesdropping, malware, hijacking, and more.
In 2020, our phones became an even more valuable lifeline to the outside world. But instead of picking up the phone to hear the familiar voices of our friends and families, many of us were greeted with automated robot voices, exclaiming, “Good afternoon, your warranty is up for renewal!” or “Congratulations, you have won a […]
Comparitech security researchers discovered an unprotected database containing more than 5 billion records aggregated from previous data breaches.
A software vendor for British Gas, the UK’s biggest energy supplier, exposed 3.6 million customer email addresses on the web without a password. Customers might be at risk of phishing.
Our team of researchers has collated data breach records spanning over 15 years to provide a running total of the number of breaches and records affected since 2005. Since 2005, more than 11 billion individual records have been impacted in data breaches across the United States. From the start of 2005 to the end of […]
Digital identification appears to be the future. But do we really want to go there? We take a hard look at digital passports in this post.
The Biden administration is taking steps to help secure US critical infrastructure and supply chains. Will it be enough to prevent another attack?
Will Biden follow through on Trump’s decision to ban TikTok? We explore the Biden administration’s next moves regarding the app.