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.
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.
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.
We have two new entries in our Top 5 Hackme challenges in April 2015: Guessing Word & Challenge-Lab 0x02. Interesting to note these exercises taking the number 2 & 3 spots this month.
Hack.me was set up to provide a challenging environment for IT Security enthusiasts to test their web application security skills.
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.
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.
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.