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 Most Common Passwords Updated for 2016…and yes, “Password” is still being used

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Easy Passwords are still being used.  Botnet’s love it!!!

People never seem to ever learn.  We all know about the hacks that allow others to get our usernames and passwords, yet, due to laziness or lack of care, people continue to use weal and common passwords that say “Steal me”, “Hack Me – Let me make it easy” or ” Please take my private information”

We are all busy and prefer not to have to remember so ...

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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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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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CVS Online Photo May Have Been Breached

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Today, CVS halted their online photo center after a security breach was discovered that may have allowed customer credit card data information to be stolen from a breach.

The CVS Photo stated that their customers who shop at CVS.com and in their stores are not affected.

CVS became aware that customer credit card information that is collected by the independent vendor who hosts the CVSPhoto.com may have been compromised, the company stated.  CVS’s online photo processing and CVSPhoto.com are completely separate from CVS.com and their  pharmacies.

PNI Digital Media, ...

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UCLA Health Breached – 4.5 Million Affected

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UCLA Health, which operates hospitals on four university’s campuses, had their computer systems hacked and it appears data of around 4.5 million individuals information could have been stolen. UCLA Health is working with the FBI as well as private computer forensic experts to investigate the  cyberattack.

The suspicious activity on the network goes back to October 2014 and UCLA Health IT started to take notice.  The attackers obtained access to parts of the UCLA Health network that contain personal information ...

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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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