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India Forces All VPN Providers to Log and Store User Data

One of the benefits of using a VPN service to connect to the web is the enhanced privacy, as such a solution basically makes it possible to stay anonymous and without revealing any information about you or your device. Of course, most people are looking for VPN services that don’t collect any data about their activity while connected to the servers,...

Hackers Posing as Police Convinced Apple and Meta to Share Basic Subscriber Info

A group of hackers known as Recursion Team has reportedly been involved in a 2021 scheme that convinced Meta and Apple to share basic customer data. The whole thing was possible after the hackers posed as law enforcement officials, with a report from Bloomberg revealing that both Apple and Meta shared information like customer addresses, phone numbers,...

Signal Says It Wasn’t Hacked, No Attack at All

Signal has long been considered one of the most secure messaging platforms, but a few days ago, rumors circulating online indicated the service got hacked and the data of users ended up exposed to malicious actors. Clearly, this can’t be good news for a platform whose main objective is to provide users with state-of-the-art security, so Signal getting...

Google Paid $8.7 Million in Bug Bounties Last Year

Bug bounty programs have become an essential tool in the security arsenal of every large company out there, as researchers are therefore encouraged to submit their findings in exchange for financial rewards that are often pretty compelling. Google, for example, paid no less than $8.7 million in bug bounties 2021, according to the company, as the...

Hackers Can Now Bypass PIN Codes on Mastercard and Maestro Contactless Cards

Contacless Mastercard and Maestro PINs can be bypasses due to a new vulnerability discovered by Swiss College of Engineering in Zurich, according to Cybersecurity News.  The key aspect of the flaw is that it allows thieves to use a hacked Mastercard or Maestro card to make contactless payments without having to input the PIN to complete the transaction,...

Google, Microsoft To Invest $30B in Cybersecurity

Following sophisticated cyberattacks that targeted critical infrastructure, organizations and governments around the world, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, IBM and Google pledged to invest a total of $30 billion in cybersecurity advances over the next 5 years, according to The Hacker News.  US plans to develop a framework to improve the supply chain technologies...

Microsoft Warns of Widespread Open Redirects Phishing Attacks

Microsoft issued a warning about a huge phishing campaign that uses open email links to steal credentials, according to The Hacker News. An old idiom advises us to work smart, not hard and nobody applies it better than modern hackers. Using something as common as URLs, threat actors manage to trick numerous users into introducing sensitive information...

Legal Consequences Possible by Cybersecurity Standards Non-Compliance

With an average cost of a data breach reaching an all-time high of $4.24 million, still some companies fail to see the full picture and don't meet modern cybersecurity standards, according to Tripwire.   Despite the fact that online threats are increasing on a daily basis, numerous firms fail to recognize the importance of proper cybersecurity. Interestingly...

Critical Cosmos Database Flaw Affecting Microsoft Azure Customers

Microsoft sent out a warning to thousands of cloud computing customers regarding threat actors that can view, modify, or even delete master databases if they gain access to their systems, according to Reuters. Wiz announced that Microsoft Azure's flagship Cosmos database contain a vulnerability that allows access to keys that control access to the...

Chinese Developers Reveal Android Gamers' Data

A vpnMentor investigation found that a 134 GB server owned by EskyFun is exposed and user data was leaked for game titles such as Metamorph M, The Three Kingdoms Legend, Adventure Story, Rainbow Story, and Fantasy MMORPG. The aforementioned games were downloaded 1.6 million times, whereas the leaked information had more than 365 million records....

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