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Top 5 Hackmes in June 2015

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One challenge moved down and four new challenges entered our Top 5 Hackme’s for May 2015. Restrictions Bypass – PHP took the top spot for the most number of users  taking the challenge for the month.

Hack.me is a place for web app security enthusiasts who want to test their skills and try to break into these exercises.

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FREE Whitepaper: How to Become a Penetration Tester

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The demand for cybersecurity professionals is soaring. Companies and organizations are constantly facing threats from malicious attacks as they try to keep sensitive data secure. Penetration Testers (pentesters) are hired by businesses to keep the network and applications secure and up-to-date from these cyberattacks.

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Top 5 Hackmes in May 2015

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One challenge moved down and four new challenges entered our Top 5 Hackme’s for May 2015. Restrictions Bypass – PHP took the top spot for the most number of users  taking the challenge for the month.

Hack.me is a place for web app security enthusiasts who want to test their skills and try to break into these exercises.

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What is a Targeted Email Attack?

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Japan Pension Service (JPS) announced that they have been hacked and data of about 1.25 million people was leaked. These data include names, address, pension IDs, and birth dates. According to a report, the reason for the leakage was due to an employee opening an attachment from an email which contained a virus.

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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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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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