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Dating app OKCupid fixed serious security vulnerability after alert

The popular online OKCupid dating service left the private details of its more than 50 million users in 110 countries vulnerable to hacking, reports Check Point this morning in a report. After discovering the potential for malicious actions, Check Point presented its findings to OKCupid, which fixed the security flaws in its servers within 48…
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Data Breach, Privacy & Compliance, Security News

Ashley Madison breach victims further embarrassed by ransom demands five years later

Five years after a high-profile data breach of an infidelity website where users could meet to start an extramarital affair, users of Ashley Madison are now increasingly finding themselves victimized by extortion plots to pay about $1,000 in bitcoins to save them further embarrassment. The current scheme, uncovered by Vade Secure threat analyst Damien Alexandre,…
Privacy & Compliance, Security News

Shades of Ashley Madison: Love Hotels search engine breached

In an incident reminiscent of the one at Ashley Madison, a Japanese search engine used to find Love Hotels – locations used for sexual assignations –  has been breached though there is no evidence that any data has been leaked.  Almex, the parent company of, was alerted to unauthorized access to its servers on…
Cybercrime, Data Breach, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Report: Hacker steals Dutch prostitution forum data, a Dutch online forum for prostitutes, escorts and their clientele, has reportedly suffered a data breach that has exposed the details of 250,000 users, whose data is being offered for sale. Compromised information includes email addresses, usernames, IP addresses and passwords. Usernames are typically aliases but certain real names can likely be derived from…
Privacy & Compliance

Tips on keeping data private in a connected world

Battling to keep personal and corporate data private and out of the prying eyes of cybercriminals and other even more frightening people is a 365-day-a-year fight, but to help out industry executives are weighing in with some thoughts and tips as National Data Privacy Day approaches. Adam Levin, founder of CyberScout, told SC Media that…
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