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Updated: Yahoo 2013 Data Breach – 3 Billion Accounts Affected!

In an updated filling with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Yahoo revealed that a breach that occurred in 2013 impacted 3 billion accounts, essentially all accounts in existence at that time. Security experts commented that Yahoo user accounts and personal information were protected with outdated, easy-to-crack encryption. All users affected by the breach have been […]

How British Airways may have been compromised

Were there early warnings that BA was being attacked? We look at 2 potential scenarios that led to the hack.

Netflix, Spotify & EA: discover the most ‘cyber-attacked’ brands

The number of high-profile data breaches hitting the headlines has made the public more conscious about the security of their online data and personal information than ever before. In order to get a better idea of where consumer data may be vulnerable to theft, we wanted to investigate the brands most commonly ‘attacked’ by cyber criminals.

10.6 million MGM hotel records leaked: here’s everything you need to know

MGM Resorts has confirmed that the company was breached after a database containing the sensitive information of nearly 10 million former guests was shared on a hacking forum

15 Cybersecurity Tips to get #CyberReady for 2020

Whether it’s Veganuary, Dry January or Red January, thousands start the year meaning well, but find it difficult to stick to their New Year resolutions. In fact, it’s estimated that just 8% of people will maintain January’s ‘New Year, New Me’ attitude. But we have come up with a detox that isn’t just for January - it’s for life. DynaRisk’s #CyberReady detox for 2020 aims to help people start adopting healthier information security practices.

Data breaches vs. leaks – what’s the difference?

Customer data is at the heart of every successful business. It can be used to improve customer service, develop new products and identify user personas to inform marketing and advertising efforts. Your ‘profile’ offers a pretty detailed insight as to who you are, what you like and how a business might be able to profit from you.

How do criminals steal money from bank accounts?

The methods used by criminals to compromise bank accounts have improved in sophistication and scope, affecting 1 in 5 British people as cyber criminals steal £2 million every day. The price of digital convenience, such as internet banking, means that the attack surface that fraudsters can exploit has also grown. Therefore consumers and organisations alike must educate themselves on how to protect their financial data, and how to react properly when incidents take place.

Amazon Ring cameras: under attack

Amazon's internet-enabled home security cameras, Amazon Ring, are being actively targeted by hackers and DynaRisk’s intelligence team have discovered that user login credentials are being shared on the dark web. We have recovered 4,172 account details so far which include usernames and passwords, as well as where the camera is positioned in the user's home.

Christmas holidays: a cyber criminals’ winter wonderland

The Christmas holidays are finally here and everybody is looking forward to spending some time with family, however cyber criminals don’t rest.