Apple iPhones and iPads are suspected to have security flaws targeted by hackers. Nintendo admits a data breach of user info. Even whiskey auctions aren’t safe from cybercriminals. Good cybersecurity hygiene matters. Do not reuse passwords, always confirm whom you are sharing sensitive information with, and track where your digital identity may be exposed on HackNotice Personal for free HERE.

 

Whiskeys
The second phase of a million-dollar online whisky auction has been postponed after it became the target of a cyber attack, auctioneers have said.
Dubbed “the Perfect Collection,” the spirits were amassed by the late Richard Gooding, a private American collector from Colorado.

 

Just further proof that there is nothing off-limits when it comes to the importance of the security of private information. Cybercriminals see data as keys that can open a treasure trove of possibilities, so they will take all the information they can get. It’s nothing personal.

 

Zoom calls on displays
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Zoom is fine-tuning its video conferencing software and upgrading security features to help prevent “Zoom bombing” and other privacy intrusions.

 

Going from 30 million users to over 200 million users can change a company’s needs, especially when it comest to data security. Now that remote work and online gatherings with friends and family is the new norm, we can all appreciate the upgrades that are coming with the video conferencing platforms we use the most.

 

iPhone and iPad
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Flaw in iPhone, iPads may have allowed hackers to steal data for years

Apple Inc is planning to fix a flaw that a security firm said may have left more than half a billion iPhones vulnerable to hackers.

 

Millions of users of the Mail app installed on iPhones and iPads can expect a fix, but should also take preventative measures such as changing their passwords.

 

Nintendo Switch
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Nintendo Confirms Massive Data Breach of Up to 160,000 User Accounts

While information is still being uncovered regarding this incident, Nintendo has released the following statement regarding this incident:

“…While we continue to investigate, we would like to reassure users that there is currently no evidence pointing towards a breach of Nintendo’s databases, servers, or services…”

Not great news for the folks that have started their Animal Crossing addiction just to keep themselves occupied while social distancing, but Nintendo has announced measures they are taking to contain the breach.

 

That’s this week’s roundup, showing that every industry benefits when good cybersecurity habits are followed. So wash your hands and keep your passwords secure. Thanks for reading, stay safe and we’ll see you next week! (click here to download PDF version)

 

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