IT Security News

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Researcher hacks into companies through their help desk

If your company uses an internal messaging system – anything from Slack, Yammer or Facebook Workplace – it may be vulnerable in just a couple of clicks.

Top 10 most dangerous artists to search for online

Users searching for their favorite artists at work are putting the company’s data at risk.

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report: User account attacks up by 300%

If attacks seem to be on the rise, it’s not just because there’s more media buzz about them.

Symantec to host cybersecurity competition for education credit

As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, Symantec is hosting a challenge for IT and security employees.

11 security questions every IT pro needs to know the answer to

Many small businesses believe they fly under hackers’ radar and aren’t worth attacking like the larger targets. As it turns out, it’s the exact opposite.

Google removes 300 malicious botnet apps from Play Store

Botnets disguised as unassuming phone apps, ready to go off at a moment’s notice sounds like a plot taken from a movie script. Except it was real, and involved Google and some 300 malicious apps.

Nigerian hacker behind over 4,000 scam attempts

Who still falls for the Saudi oil representative and Nigerian prince scam? Turns out, at least 14 people around the world.

University loses $1.9M in single phishing email scam

Are phishing scams one of the things that keep you up at night? Might it be because you know how easy it is to lose almost $2 million, or how easy it would be for a user to compromise all the security measures you have in place?

Hadoop databases expose 5,120TB of data

Do you remember the MongoDB apocalypse, when improperly configured online databases exposed 25TB of data? There’s now a much larger risk that threatens companies worldwide.

Password management service compromised in attack

People use password managers because they’re supposed to be safer than several alternatives, such as writing down passwords on a piece of paper or using the same one across multiple accounts.