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If your username and password are exactly the same, you’re gonna get hacked

By Published On: January 13th, 20213 min read


Every industry is fair game for hackers. One mistake with any account information like reusing or sharing passwords and your […]

Every industry is fair game for hackers. One mistake with any account information like reusing or sharing passwords and your organization can be shaken down for millions. So remember to practice good cybersecurity: do not reuse passwords, always confirm whom you are sharing sensitive information with, and be careful when clicking on suspicious links.

Share this post with your friends as a reminder to why “password” should not be their password. 


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Swiss software engineer Tillie Kottmann discovered that Nissan North America’s mobile app, market research tools, diagnostics tools, and data assets’ source code was leaked online. Here is what we know about the data leak so far. Nissan’s source code was leaked because of a misconfigured Git server of the company. The company secures the server with the default access credentials (username and password) of admin/admin.


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Parler, a social network used to plan the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week, has been hit by a massive data scrape. Security researchers collected swaths of user data before the network went dark Monday morning after Amazon, Google, and Apple booted the platform.


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Russian hackers may have piggybacked on a tool developed by JetBrains, which is based in the Czech Republic, to gain access to federal government and private sector systems in the United States.


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New Zealand’s central bank said Sunday that one of its data systems has been breached by an unidentified hacker who potentially accessed commercially and personally sensitive information. A third party file sharing service used by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to share and store sensitive information had been illegally accessed, the Wellington-based bank said in a statement.


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Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said:  “From his home in Moscow, Andrei Tyurin played a major role in orchestrating and facilitating an international hacking campaign that included one of the largest thefts of U.S. customer data from a single financial institution in history, stealing the personal information of more than 80 million J.P. Morgan Chase customers.  The conspiracy targeted major financial institutions, brokerage firms, news agencies, and other companies, and netted Tyurin over $19 million in criminal proceeds.  Now Tyurin has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for his crimes.”


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