Do you know that Most Cyber Attacks is Focused on Just Three TCP Ports?

Report has shown that the recurring port used to carry out an attack includes: Port 22 which correspond to SSH (Secure Shell) Port 80 the HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) Port 443 the HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure). what users should note: It is best to close unused ports. Organization should install a firewall on every host […]

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Unprotected MongoDB exposes 809 million records

On February 25, 2019, Verifications.io witnessed a waterloo as it was discovered that an unprotected MongoDB database was left open without any password protection which exposed about 809 million records. The database contained three folders with different records. The first folder had over 790 million unique email addresses and the second folder contained 4,150,600 records that […]

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Data breach : Do you know you are financially responsible for a Cybersecurity Breach?

High cost of the data breach: Who should be financially responsible for Cybersecurity Breaches? Cybersecurity breaches have become more expensive and persistent.This has raise the question about who should pay, when a customer’s data gets stolen? Which implies that putting your data into a cloud environment is not enough protection from financial penalties. In relation to […]

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Capital One data breach impacts 100 million Americans and 6 million Canadians

On July 17, 2019 Capital One became aware it suffered a data breach, exposing the personal information of around 106 million people due to a configuration vulnerability. Among others, Personal information such as names, dates of birth, phone numbers, email addresses, addresses, zip codes/postal codes, and self-reported income were exposed. Cybercrime has become a global […]

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How To Secure Your Mobile Device

The landscape of cybercrime is constantly changing and growing as hackers seek out new ways to make money. Researchers are constantly finding evidence that malicious activities and software are growing. Use a local file to keep passwords and use encrypted zip with password. (ex: 7zip) 7-Zip is an open source software used to compress or […]

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Johannesburg electricity provider City Power gets hit by ransomware attack

What is the issue? City Power, an electricity provider owned by the city of Johannesburg, suffered a ransomware attack which has led to a blackout to its IT systems. The virus has attacked the City Power database and other software, impacting most of our applications and networks What is the impact? The ransomware infection encrypted […]

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Attackers Infect Town of Collierville With Ryuk Ransomware.

The issue. The Town of Collierville in Tennessee suffered a ransomware attack after attackers infected the town’s computers and servers with Ryuk ransomware. The big picture. The Town of Collierville’s with a computer network that serves nearly 550 workers was recently infected with Ryuk ransomware. The infection crippled computer systems and encrypted some of the […]

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Personal data of 78,000 customers exposed as a result of a breach at Maryland Labor Department

The Maryland Department of Labor revealed that two databases it manages were available to unauthorized users, potentially exposing the personally identifiable information of roughly 78,000 people. The exposures were found earlier this year after an investigation by the state’s Department of Information Technology showed that the Literacy Works Information System, which handles data for the state’s adult […]

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Georgia’s court agency becomes latest victim of ransomware attack.

Weeks after ransomware attacks took down computer networks in three Florida cities, The Administrative Office of the court agency that provides support to state, probate, magistrate, and municipal court councils in Georgia was reportedly targeted with ransomware infection. It was reported that the servers belonging to the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) were offline […]

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Hackers breach NASA, steal Mars mission data using a £34 Raspberry Pi computer.

The United State National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA), suffered a security incident that saw hackers make off with sensitive data relating to the agency’s Mars missions.  The breach went undetected for nearly a year. The hacker used a tiny Raspberry Pi computer, a credit-card sized device sold for about £34 ($35) to infiltrate NASA’s Jet […]

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