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.

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Signal found hacking company Cellebrite’s hardware tools in a ‘truly unbelievable coincidence’

 

 

“In the hopes of watching an Oscar-nominated movie, users visited a site where they were shown the first few minutes of the film before being asked to register to continue watching,” a Kaspersky report issued Friday on the scam detailed. “During the registration, to confirm their region of residence, the victim was asked to enter their bank-card details. After some time, money was debited from the card, and as expected, the film did not continue to play.”

 


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Rui Pinto, a football fan who campaigned against corporate greed in the upper echelons of the game, is on trial in Portugal for revealing the financial secrets of elite clubs. The 32-year-old, who created the Football Leaks website, is accused of attempted extortion and hacking into the systems of some of Europe’s top sides. Described by his allies as a whistleblower, Pinto has leaked 70 million documents exposing backroom deals, including a leak in November 2018 revealing the plans spearheaded by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez for a European Super League. 

 


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A staggering number of 3.28 billion passwords linked to 2.18 billion unique email addresses were exposed in what’s one of the largest data dumps of breached usernames and passwords. In addition, the leak includes 1,502,909 passwords associated with email addresses from government domains across the world, with the U.S. government alone taking up 625,505 of the exposed passwords, followed by the U.K (205,099), Australia (136,025), Brazil (68,535), and Canada (50,726).


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The Washington, D.C., police department said Monday that its computer network was breached, and a Russian-speaking ransomware syndicate claimed to have stolen sensitive data, including on informants, that it threatened to share with local criminal gangs unless police paid an unspecified ransom.

 


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