How A Failed Cyber Attack Led To Hotel Hack

A couple who tried to facilitate a ransomware attack on Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) deleted data from the hotel chain after their plans failed. The company, which owns Holiday Inn, suffered the hack after a duo called TeaPea became frustrated when IHG’s internal IT team kept isolating servers, preventing them from carrying out the ransomware […]

Doordash Customer And Employee Data Exposed In Breach

Linked to a recent cyber attack on Twilio, food delivery service Doordash has disclosed a data breach that affects both staff and clients. The hacker in question gained access using stolen credentials from a third-party vendor. Information exposed includes email addresses, names, delivery addresses and phone numbers. For a few customers, basic order information and […]

Update Your Device Now: Apple’s Security Flaw

If you own an iOS device, you should update it immediately. A security vulnerability could allow cybercriminals to take complete control of your devices. Whether it’s a Mac, iPhone or iPad, your tech is at risk of being compromised. If you own an iPhone 6S or later, 5th generation iPad or later, iPad Pro and […]

The Count Down Begins When Phishing Meets Ransomware

Set the timer and pay up. That’s what a new cyber attack strategy is doing to gain credentials from its victims. The new phishing attack appears to be a hybrid that models its tactics after ransomware attacks. It starts with a message about a false log-in attempt from one of the person’s accounts, asking for […]

Estimated 22 Million Health Records Breached This Year in U.S.

The healthcare industry is one of the most targeted sectors for data breaches. A GlobalData report suggests that almost 22 million healthcare records have been affected already in 2022. According to the report, it’s also likely that cybersecurity spending for healthcare worldwide will increase in the next 3 years by nearly $400 million. Health companies […]

Physical Security Is Just As Important As Data Security

Maintaining an up-to-date physical security system can make or break a business when it comes to theft prevention and remediation. Many organizations utilize surveillance video systems, however it’s not uncommon for these recording systems to experience outages or outright failures. As expensive as this tech is, maintenance is usually lacking. IoT devices, including networked cameras, […]

Scammers Using Amazon Prime Day To Their Advantage

This year’s Prime Day starts today, July 12th, and cyber-criminals are ready to steal your information. Targeted email attacks known as phishing scams have been on the rise since the beginning of the month, according to Check Point Research (CPR). There’s been a 37% increase in the amount of daily Amazon phishing attacks in comparison […]

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USB Containing Private Data On 460,000 Residents Lost In Japan

A contractor in Amagasaki, Japan, recently lost a memory stick with personal data on it after a night out on the town. The man worked with the city to disburse subsidies from the pandemic. His employer released a statement noting that after passing out in the street one night, the man awoke to find that […]

MFA Used By Only 8% Of High Level Executives

A BlackCloak study reveals that only a small percentage of C-Level execs have strong cyber hygiene. More than 1,000 respondents were surveyed for this study. The results found that 76% of executive’s personal devices are leaking data, 27% of their devices had malware, and a whopping 87% of devices had no security. In addition to […]

Stolen iPhones Vulnerable To Little Known Pay-For-Hack Service

Apple phones may be at risk of being unlocked and resold via an underground hacking service. An underground group called Checkm8.info is offering a way to strip the “Activation Lock” from iPhones, which is a feature implemented to prevent phones from being sold for profit after being stolen. The lock can be used when setting […]