TOP IT SECURITY BREACHES FOR 2021 (As of 08/18/21) 

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Another year and another bunch of breaches.  Unfortunately, it will not stop and it is not just large companies but mid to small companies as well.

So let’s get to the list (the not great list of top breaches for 2021 so far (from IdentitySource):

 

Ubiquiti Inc.

January 11, 2021: One of the biggest Internet of Things (IoT) technology vendors, Ubiquiti, Inc., alerted its customers of a data breach caused by unauthorized access to their database ...

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Is There a More Secure Way to Log In and Stop Using Usernames & Passwords

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Username’s and Password’s don’t work & making them longer is a pain

Either it has happened to you or you don’t know it has happened to you. Your email is spamming your address book without your knowledge. Your Facebook page and messages seem to be available to others to edit or steal those personal pictures. Your company is freaking out as someone breached the network.

The last mentioned situation is one that most people feel is not ...

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The Personal Security Problems of Internet of Things in Our Dally Lives and Homes

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I love technology.  I like the idea of being able to turn on my lights or set the temperature of my house when I am at home or away all by apps on my phone.   So many things from light bulbs to our security systems are connected.  Many are even talking to each other.  This is what is called the Internet of Things (IoT) But as we connect all these things to the fun world of ...

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FBI Determines that 1.2 Billion Credential have been Stolen By Russian Hackers

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The FBI is going after a Russian hacker who states to have taken about 1.2 billion unique email and password combinations and also can grant access to Facebook and Twitter accounts that have been hacked.  This was made public in a Federal Milwaukee Court

The FBI’s investigation was started when the CISO Hold Security in Milwaukee warned in August 2014 that he had found discovered what appears to be the largest data breach known to date.  Hold Security calls the hacking group CyberVor – “vor” is ...

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Looks Like The Russians Are Behind The Pentagon Email Breach

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Russians did some underground magic for themselves and attacked the unclassified Pentagon email system that is used by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  It was pulled online on July 25th.

It appears the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s unclassified email network was taken down because of activity that was suspicious.  The Pentagon email network is used by over 4,000 military and civilian personnel who work for the Joint Chiefs.  The attack from the Russian hackers was done through social media channels.

Officials are not clear if the ...

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37 Million Married People Secrets are Going Public – Ashley Madison site is Breached

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ACCOUNTS OF 37,000,000 MEMBERS SECRETS ARE BEING OUTED

About 37,000,000 people who have accounts on the married affair site Ashley Madison as well as its partner sites, Cougar Life and Established Men, all owned by Canada’s Avid Life Media (ALM) are tap dancing to figure out if their secrets will be discovered.  The affair site that keeps secrets, so you thought, of looking for an extra marital affair was hacked and user information such as names, credit card details ...

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Epic Games become the next victim of being hacked

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Epic Games, the people behind Bulletstorm, Gears of War, UDK, Infinity Blade, and older Unreal Tournament titles

Epic sent emails to its members of their forums stating that an unauthorized access has occurred into their network and usernames, email addresses, passwords and birthdates may have been accessed by an intruder.  Epic is working on resolving the problem and took their site down while it repairs the breach.

More info from Engadget.com on the hack

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Donald Trump’s hotels properties credit card data hacked…and this started before he opened his mouth this week.

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Donald Trump has another problem

Donald Trump who started the 2015 summer season by announcing his bid for president, again, has done so while expressing some comments that are being received as racist, ignorant and other words that has gotten him in some hot water with the public and his corporate partners.   Univision, NBC and Macy’s have cut ties to Trump due to his comments and now it looks like Trump Hotel Properties had their payment card payment system ...

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The Most Dangerous Town On The Internet – Tells the story of Hackerville, Romania

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The Most Dangerous Town On The Internet

Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania has a special name: Hackerville.  While it only has a population of about 120,000 people, It is known as a world leading location of the top hackers around.  Just last year only, about one billion dollars (US) has been stolen in the U.S. by Romanian hackers. Some of the hackers have been caught breaching the email accounts of NASA, Hillary Clinton and George W. Bush.

This is a short film tells the ...

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