Specialized dating app users, social media influencers, and Nintendo gamers walk into an internet cafe offering free wifi… There’s no punchline, just some of the most recent coverage of hackers gathering massive amounts of data they can use to plan cyber attacks. So remember to practice good cybersecurity: 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.
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3somes, Gay Daddy Bear, and Herpes Dating are among the nine services that leaked the data of hundreds of thousands of users. Security researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar were scanning the open internet on May 24 when they stumbled upon a collection of publicly accessible Amazon Web Services “buckets.” Each contained a trove of data from a different specialized dating app, including 3somes, Cougary, Gay Daddy Bear, Xpal, BBW Dating, Casualx, SugarD, Herpes Dating, and GHunt. In all, the researchers found 845 gigabytes and close to 2.5 million records, likely representing data from hundreds of thousands of users…
The dating process is inherently filled with embarrassing situations, but a data leak that could expose those situations is not ideal for any of these star-crossed lovers.
The new remote work reality is good news for cybercriminals seeking to capitalise on security shortcomings – including workers using personal WiFi networks to access corporate resources remotely and without the help of company IT. Many will inadvertently leave their WiFi exposed to threat actors, and this poses a serious threat to your data.
The workspace has transformed overnight but the lack of good cybersecurity practices still linger with people who are working from home for the first time in their careers. And it’s a growing problem for businesses.
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!
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