Category: Cyber Crime

Does data stolen in a data breach expire?

Some personal information just doesn’t age – here’s what the Facebook data leak may mean for you ‘Half a billion Facebook users’ data breached’, this or something very similar is a headline you may have seen in the media in recent days. Any data breach, especially one that affects such a large quantity of users,

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Data from 500 million LinkedIn accounts put up for sale

The treasure trove of data reportedly includes users’ LinkedIn IDs, full names, email addresses, phone numbers and workplace information Mere days after news broke of a data leak that impacted more than half a billion Facebook users, another massive batch of people’s personal information is being offered for sale on a hacking forum. This time

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$38 million worth of gift cards stolen and sold on dark web

Easy to redeem and hard to trace, gift cards remain a hot commodity in the criminal underground A cybercriminal has sold almost 900,000 gift cards and over 300,000 payment cards on a top-tier cybercrime forum on the dark web. The total value of the cards was claimed to be some US$38 million. The hacker probably

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FBI: Cybercrime losses topped US$4.2 billion in 2020

The Bureau received over 28,000 reports of COVID-19-themed scams last year The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) received a record-breaking 791,790 cybercrime complaints in 2020 that were responsible for over US$4.2 billion in losses, according to the Bureau’s 2020 Internet Crime Report (ICR). Compared to 2019, the number of complaints made by victims of various

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