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2019 in Cyber Attacks – The Bad, the Ugly, and the Worst

The year is far from over, yet it seems that cyber attacks just keep coming. What’s worse is that no countermeasures appear to make any difference. According to estimates, ransomware attacks produced $11.5 billion worth of damage. And that’s not the worst part – vpnMentor, the cybersecurity company who discovered …

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Tech Data Leaks 260GB of Data Stored on Unsecured Server

Tech Data, a Fortune 500 company and one of the biggest supplies of IT solutions, recently came under fire after receiving an email from two cybersecurity experts. According to the inflammatory email, the company leaked at least 260GB of sensitive data. Inside sources reveal that that data was stored on …

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Microsoft Joins Forces with NSA to Stop BlueKeep

The BlueKeep situation seems to have blown out of proportion; or, at least, that’s how it looks after the National Security Agency (NSA) decided to join efforts with Microsoft in an attempt to stop the spread of BlueKeep. The latest reports reveal that over one million machines are at risk. …

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Firefox to Block Third-Party Cookies by Default

In criticizing Google Chrome’s open-end cookie policies, Firefox has decided that the best thing to do would be to block all third-party cookies by default. The Mozilla Foundation has recently announced that the latest version of Firefox will not allow third-party cookies and block all pop-up ads. It’s still unclear …

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Facebook Joins Trump’s Crusade Against Huawei

Earlier this week, Facebook announced that Huawei would no longer be allowed to pre-install certain apps on smartphones. This includes Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. With Google rescinding Huawei’s license and now Facebook pulling the plug, it’s a wonder how Huawei still manages to stay afloat. The ban only applies …

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Hackers Cripple Thousands of Servers with Cutting-Edge Crypto Miners

An Israeli-based cybersecurity company announced the discovery of a full-fledged crypto mining crusade that crippled at least 50,000 servers around the world. In a blog post dated May the 29th, Guardicore stated that the attack wave, dubbed the Nansh0u Campaign, uses cutting-edge algorithms in infect servers and computers. No one …

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Apple Supercharges Siri To Deal With Spam and Robocalls

The Cupertino tech giant recently announced that a huge milestone in spam filtering had been reached. In a bid to reduce the number of spam and fake calls, Apple has granted Siri the ability to deal with such nuisances. This is the latest feature of iOS 13, the latest version …

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