Hackers Swipe Data On 2 Million T-Mobile Subscribers

August 24, 2018

There’s never a good time to receive an alert that one of your accounts has been hacked. That’s the reality for a large number of T-Mobile customers this week following a short-lived attack on the company’s network.

According to the notice posted by T-Mobile on its website, the suspicious activity took place this Monday. Hackers managed to breach a database by exploiting a vulnerable API — or application programming interface, which is a set of software building blocks that make it easier for developers to access data or technologies when creating an app.

T-Mobile cyber security staff detected the attack a short time after it began. In a statement to Motherboard, a T-Mobile spokesperson said that “less than 3%” of the company’s roughly 76 million subscribers was accessed. Limiting the damage to such a small percentage is certainly a positive… but it still means that roughly 2 million T-Mobile customers Continue reading

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The 10 U.S. Airports Where You’re Most Likely to Be Hacked

July 27, 2018
The 10 U.S. Airports Where You’re Most Likely to Be Hacked

The airport amenity people value most isn’t fancy restaurants or uber-exclusive lounges. It’s fast, free Wi-Fi. After all, cellular service in airports doesn’t have the best rep. However, you might want to think twice before connecting to the Wi-Fi the next time you’re in an airport.

According to a recent study by Coronet, a cybersecurity company, these public networks are often unencrypted, insecure or improperly configured. As a result, it becomes much easier for hackers to access devices connected to the networks and potentially steal personal data. “Any one of these network vulnerabilities can empower an attacker to obtain access credentials to Microsoft Office 365, G-Suite, Dropbox and other popular cloud apps; deliver malware to the device and the cloud, and snoop and sniff device communications,” the study says. While it’s easy to replace credit cards and Continue reading

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9 internet scams we’re still falling for in 2018

June 10, 2018
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“VPNFilter” Malware Advisory

June 2, 2018
“VPNFilter” Malware Advisory

The FBI is requesting that all home and small business routers be rebooted in an attempt to disrupt a newly detected malware called “VPNFilter”. The FBI has assumed control of the server that this malware gets instructions from; if infected, rebooting your personal router will render the malware inert.

More information can be found at the following links.

Overview:

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-fbi-says-you-should-reboot-your-router-should-you-explainer/

FBI Warning:

https://www.ic3.gov/media/2018/180525.aspx

Technical Details on VPNFilter Malware:

https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/05/VPNFilter.html

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