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Australian Red Cross apologizes for largest Aussie data breach to date

The Australian Red Cross Blood Service has apologized for the country’s largest data breach to date.

David Bisson reports.


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Scare tactics! Tech support scam claims your hard drive will be deleted

Scammers are trying to frighten their victims into phoning them up, claiming that their hard drive is only minutes away from being wiped.

David Bisson reports.


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How to find your lost or stolen laptop

What you should do *before* your computer or laptop is lost or stolen, and what you should do after!

David Bisson reports.


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Want the iPhone 7? Make sure you sell your old phone safely!

Tempted to upgrade your old iPhone to the newly-announced iPhone 7?

David Bisson reports on what safety steps you should take before selling your old device.


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Acer to notify customers of online store data breach

Did you visit Acer’s online store between May 12, 2015 and April 28, 2016? There may be some bad news…

David Bisson reports.


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Donald Trump claims the Democratic National Convention hacked itself

Did the DNC really hack itself to deflect media attention from Hillary Clinton?

David Bisson reports.


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Aerospace firm loses $47 million in cyber fraud, fires CEO

Have you trained your employees to be on the lookout for bogus emails?

If you’re a CEO you might want to. Because it might end up costing you your job if you don’t.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.


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Kiddicare customers at risk after data spills from test server

Kiddicare used real production customer data on its poorly-secured test site. Quack quack oops.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Stolen usernames and passwords still cause almost a quarter of all data breaches

Companies and consumers alike love “the cloud”.

But the same security mistakes appear to be helping hackers steal data from cloud-based systems time and time again.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Has your website been deleted? It may not be hackers at work… but a blundering web host

To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.

Or a web host like 123-Reg.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.


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Verizon Enterprise suffers its own data breach, 1.5 million customers’ info offered up for sale

It is certainly ironic that Verizon Enterprise – which is well known for its annual report on the latest trends in data breaches – itself experienced a breach.

David Bisson reports.


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Hacker breaches USA Cycling, personal information at risk

USA Cycling tells members to look out for its emails containing a password reset link.

But not to be tricked by any phishing emails which may contain the same thing…

David Bisson reports.


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1-800 FLOWERS warns that hacker may have stolen customers’ personal info

1-800 FLOWERS has begun sending out data breach letters notifying customers that a hacker might have stolen their personal information.

David Bisson reports.


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More companies hit by fake CEO attack to steal employees’ payroll information

It seems that February was a busy month for scammers, who managed to trick a number of companies into coughing up confidential payroll information about their staff.


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Seagate employees at risk of identity theft after tax forms disclosed

Past and present US employees of data storage firm Seagate are learning to face the facts: their identities may now be in the hands of a criminal gang, after the company revealed that a phishing attack had successfully stolen personal and tax information.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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27 million online dating passwords allegedly sold on the dark web

Hacker says he removed four million fake profiles from the stolen Mate1 database, before selling passwords of real accounts to others.

David Bisson reports.


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