Open Subtitles

In August 2021, the subtitling website Open Subtitles suffered a data breach and subsequent ransom demand. The breach exposed almost 7M subscribers’ personal data including email and IP addresses, usernames, the country of the user and passwords stored as unsalted MD5 hashes. Full article

UK government announces crackdown on cryptocurrency adverts

The UK government has announced a crackdown on cryptocurrency-related adverts that could be considered misleading. On Tuesday, the Exchequer said that legislation is due to be proposed to force cryptocurrency and crypto services, in general, to adhere to existing financial advertising laws.  Cryptocurrencies and crypto …

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Accellion agrees to pay $8 million to December 2020 data breach victims

Accellion, a California based software company, has agreed to pay $8.1 million for failing to protect the information of its customers stored on its File Transfer Appliance (FTA) from hackers. Initially, as soon as a PIL was filed by a legal representative of some victims, …

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UK’s largest supermarket uses Facial Recognition causing security and privacy concerns

UK’s largest supermarket chain ‘Co-Op Food’ has rolled a new tech on the CCTV surveillance cameras installed on its premises that keeps a track and record of its shoppers without their consent- triggering privacy and security concerns among its customers. The Co-Operative Group retail business …

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Dark Web’s Largest Marketplace for Stolen Credit Cards is Shutting Down

UniCC, the biggest dark web marketplace of stolen credit and debit cards, has announced that it’s shuttering its operations after earning $358 million in purchases since 2013 using cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ether, and Dash. Don’t build any conspiracy theories about us leaving, the …

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Safari API bug can leak your personal data and enable online tracking

Securing APIs properly is extremely important. Back in August 2021, the default configuration in Microsoft’s Power Apps portals led to 38 million records being leaked due to a publicly accessible API hosting confidential information. Now, security researchers have identified a similar bug in a Safari …

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High-Severity Vulnerability in 3 WordPress Plugins Affected 84,000 Websites

Researchers have disclosed a security shortcoming affecting three different WordPress plugins that impact over 84,000 websites and could be abused by a malicious actor to take over vulnerable sites. This flaw made it possible for an attacker to update arbitrary site options on a vulnerable …

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