Entries by Amer Owaida

Marriott hacked again, 5.2 million guests affected

Bad actors accessed a range of personally identifiable information, including names, dates of birth and a lot more For the second time within two years, hotel giant Marriott has disclosed that it has suffered a data breach. The new incident has affected 5.2 million of its guests, compromising a range of their personal information, including […]

Coronavirus con artists continue to spread infections of their own

The scam machine shows no signs of slowing down, as fraudsters dispense bogus health advice, peddle fake testing kits and issue malware-laced purchase orders With the COVID-19 pandemic surging outside, people are hunkering down inside their houses. Companies are shifting to remote work and urging their employees to work from home while cities, even whole countries, are […]

Have you backed up your smartphone lately?

With World Backup Day upon us, we walk you through the ways to back up your iPhone or Android phone so that your personal information remains safe In your pocket, you carry a supercomputer that outperforms all the tech that landed Aldrin and Armstrong on the moon. Although you may have heard this claim before, […]

HPE issues fix to stop some SSDs from self‑destructing

If left unpatched, a firmware flaw in some enterprise-class solid-state drives could make data on them unrecoverable as early as this fall Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has warned its customers about a bug in the firmware of some of its SAS solid‑state drives (SSDs) that will render the drives dead once they reach exactly 40,000 […]

What to do if your Twitter account has been hacked

Losing access to your account can be stressful, but there are steps you can take to get it back – and to avoid getting hacked again Many people who use social media are fans of the blue network, and by blue we mean light blue with a bird and character limit of 280 characters. Tomorrow, […]

Security flaws found in popular password managers

Not all they’re cracked up to be? Several password vaults contain vulnerabilities, both new and previously disclosed but never patched, a study says Several popular password managers contain security vulnerabilities that could be exploited to breach the walls that are supposed to keep your passwords safe, according to researchers from the University of York. After […]

FBI warns of human traffickers luring victims on dating apps

The warning highlights one of the potential risks associated with revealing too much private information online The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) issued a warning yesterday about the continued threat posed by human traffickers luring victims online. Using tactics such as coercion, fraud, force, and bogus job offers, the criminals scour social media sites […]

Radio.com users affected in data breach

An unknown number of people had their personal data exposed as hackers accessed database backup files Entercom, the second-largest radio company in the United States, has announced that it suffered a cybersecurity incident related to its Radio.com domain. The company has found that in August 2019 an intruder accessed the company’s backup cloud database that […]

European power grid organization hit by cyberattack

The incident affected our office network, says ENTSO-E, as it implements measures to avoid future cyber-incursions The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) has admitted that it fell victim to a cyberattack recently. In a brief statement published on its website, the organization says that it has found evidence of a “successful […]

Flaw in popular VPN service may have exposed customer data

NordVPN praised its bug bounty program and said that a fix had been shipped within two days NordVPN, one of the most popular virtual private network (VPN) services, has fixed a security flaw that is said to have exposed customers’ email addresses and other information. The security hole was linked to three payment platforms used […]