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Raj Samani, CTO EMEA of Intel Security, has warned of the risks of employees networking online. As social networking sites contain a wealth of information on an organisation, they can be a treasure trove for criminals wanting to carry out email-based attacks.
New research on LinkedIn and social media habits shows that many users are guilty of indiscriminately connecting with online strangers, potentially opening them up to spear phishing schemes and business email compromise scams.
At one time ridiculed over lax cybersecurity, the federal health insurance exchange site HealthCare.gov scored second-highest out of approximately 1,000 websites in the Online Trust Alliance's eighth annual Trust Audit and Honor Roll.
Already linked to the LinkedIn, Myspace, Tumblr and VK.com breaches, Russian hacker Tessa88 earlier this week claimed access to 379 million Twitter accounts, reportedly offering to sell the leaked database for 10 bitcoins.
Following several social media site breaches, Netflix said users whose passwords may have been compromised must change their login credentials.
The NFL's Twitter account was hacked today with a tweet being posted stating that league commissioner Roger Goodell was dead.
It seems that the Facebook founder has committed one of the cardinal sins of cyber-security and used the same password for different accounts, resulting in a public shaming.
A hacker that has targeted several American social media sites has now hit the Russian version of Facebook
'Cruel' lesson: GhostShell hacking group leaks 36M records as punishment for using databases on public serversJune 06, 2016
Calling its actions a "cruel reminder of what happens when you don't use proper security hygiene," the hacker group GhostShell doxxed approximately 36 million online accounts from various databases found on public servers that don't require credentials to access.
Time Inc. confirmed Tuesday that several Myspace accounts were breached just before the Memorial Day weekend.
A new scam is tricking users of WhatsApp into downloading a so-called exclusive version of the app called 'WhatsApp Gold', which infects mobile devices with malware.
Hackers hijacked 2,500 Twitter accounts and used them to spread links for adult content.
Information security bug-bounty hunter Arne Swinnen used several flaws with Instagram's login system to brute force his way into the social media giant and gain access to member accounts.
The hacker behind the notorious breaches of Hacking Team embarked on a humanitarian project to assist a crowdfunding campaign supporting the Rojava region in northern Syria.
A new government survey shows that U.S. households are growing averse to even the most routine online transactions, due to cyberattacks imperiling users' finances, identities and privacy.
Facebook is making its Capture the Flag, or CTF, gaming platform available to teach cyber skills.
Twitter blocked U.S. intelligence agencies' access to data provided by a private company that scans Twitter feeds.
In a move to strengthen the security of its Blogger platform, Google launched HTTPS versions of all blogs hosted on the company's blogspot.com domain.
A 10-year-old Finn was awarded $10,000 by Facebook's bug bounty program after discovering a vulnerability in the Instagram app.
Minutes before the NFL Draft commenced on Thursday night, an apparent hacker accessed the Twitter account of top prospect Laremy Tunsil and posted an old video of the Ole Miss player smoking from a bong, damaging his value.
Pro-ISIS hacking groups joining forces behind a super-hacker team, the United Cyber Caliphate, are sharpening their skills and showing a willingness to coordinate and amp up cyberattacks, a new report revealed.
The personal information of 1.2 million members of the "exclusive" dating site BeautifulPeople.com is being sold on the dark web.
Facebook has updated its social login process after a security firm found a bug that could have enabled adversaries to steal victims' online identities.
Matthew Keys, a former social media editor at Reuters, received a two-year federal prison sentence for providing his username and login credentials to a hacker associated with the hacking group
The hacking group Lizard Squad is taking credit for unleashing a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack Wednesday against Blizzard that prevented some customers from signing onto Battle.net for several hours.
Facebook has begun testing a security feature that will alert users when the company suspects their account are being impersonated. The feature intends to cut down on spam and spear-phishing attacks.
Cybercriminals have allegedly stolen intimate photos from Adele, Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles, respectively.
The makers of SpyHunter - the anti-malware software product, are filing a lawsuit against Bleeping Computer, the tech blog, after one of its moderators posted a bad review of SpyHunter on their forum.
Police say two teenagers made tens of thousands of euros by hacking 'big' Instagram users with many thousands of followers.
BBC viewers have been suggesting that their phones had been listening to them then targeting them with adverts related to the things they'd been talking about - so Pen Test Partners checked if it was possible.
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