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Monthly Archives: May 2015

3.9 Million Accounts of Adult Dating Website Exposed

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Adult dating website, AdultFriendFinder.com, was recently compromised by hackers and data of about 3.9 million users have been affected by the breach. Information exposed in this massive cyberattack include email addresses, usernames and passwords, birthdays, sexual preferences and other sensitive information that is all too revealing. 

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Security and the Internet of Things (Infographic)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rising fast and something to think about when connecting your smart devices at home or at work are the risks involved. Objects, cloud services and sensors used to communicate information are here to stay and with this progressing technology, it is wise to stay updated on how to keep your data secure and private.

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Get 1 Million Air Miles with United Airlines Bug Bounty Program

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eLearnSecurity students, want to get 1 million air miles? Go get yourself a reward with United Airlines Bug Bounty Program!

American airline company, United Airlines, launched a bug bounty program (a first in the airline industry) rewarding information security researchers as much as 1 million air miles for finding high-critical vulnerabilities in their websites, applications or online portals.

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Healthcare Cybersecurity Breaches Cost $6 billion a Year

Criminal attacks are the number one cause of cybersecurity breaches in the healthcare industry and is costing these companies billions annually. According to a study by research firm, Ponemon Institute, 90 percent of healthcare organizations had a security breach and 40 percent of these organizations had more than 5 data breaches in the past 2 years.

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Sally Beauty Security Breach – Yet Another Credit Card Attack

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Yet another security breach has been reported. US cosmetics retailer Sally Beauty Holdings is investigating a possible attack on its payment systems after a year of experiencing a data breach. Last year (March 2014), the company has reported that hackers have stolen sensitive information from over 280,000 payment cards and have released these details on black market websites.

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