Hackers are making some serious money by selling information stolen online from unsuspecting victims. Your account information can be worth very much, especially when bundled with information from many other victims. Sometimes, with enough data stolen, hackers are able score in the millions – enough to motivate any criminal. 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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Major antivirus companies, banks, insurance providers, government agencies, large hotels, wineries, restaurants, airlines. Think of almost any kind of company and there’s a good chance a prolific, financially-motivated hacker known as Fxmsp has broken into it, or attempted to, according to a report released Tuesday.

How much is stolen data worth? “Fxmsp” is estimated to have profited $1.5 million from these sales.

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A large trove of data from hundreds of police organizations was leaked online last week, digital security journalist Brian Krebs reported Monday.

Personal information, images, and possibly even bank account numbers were all part of the Juneteenth leak.

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Remember Oracle? That one tech company you barely remember hearing about beyond having acquired Java? Well, they’re the reason why Facebook and others are able to spy on you. And they just had a data leak.

There’s no case of “tasting one’s own medicine” in this scenario because given the type of data and scope of size, there’s a chance this leak affects people unaffiliated to Oracle – like you.

 

 

Security researchers are warning players of a popular MMO game that over 1.3 million user records are being sold on dark web forums.

The game “Stalker Online” is free for players but offers users virtual goods to purchase for gameplay, meaning their financial accounts could be at risk. Maybe just stick to solitaire.

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Twitter apologises for business data breach

Twitter has emailed its business clients to tell them that personal information may have been compromised. Unbeknownst to users, billing information of some clients was stored in the browser’s cache, it said. In an email to its clients, Twitter said it was “possible” others could have accessed personal information. The personal data includes email addresses, phone numbers and the last four digits of clients’ credit card numbers.

There is an average of 330 million monthly active users on the platform, providing cyber criminals plenty of targets. Don’t be one of them – use a strong password and try not to share too many personal details in your tweets.

 

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To practice good cybersecurity, it helps if you can think like the hacker trying to steal your information. This summer, we’ll have weekly puzzles to see who can guess hypothetical user passwords based on a limited amount of information. Give it a shot, good luck!

Code Guessing Contest 6/18

 


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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