Data Security News Headlines 19th November, 2016

  1. 3 Mobile UK hacked- 6 million customer’s private data at risk

UK’s biggest mobile operators, it is a latest victim of a massive data breach. Hacked data contains personal information and contact details of 6 Million of its customers. The company admitted the data breach late Thursday, saying that computer hackers gained access to a Three Mobile customer phone upgrade database containing the account details of nearly 6 Million customers. Stolen data includes customer names, addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth, which can be used for fraud. According to multiple British media reports citing both Three and the National Crime Agency (NCA), the computer hackers used an employee login to gain entry into its database.Three British men’s are arrested for it.

Cyber Security Tips: If you are 3 mobile user immediately change your passwords of 3 mobile, bank account, and keep monitoring your account. 3 mobile company need to check for more security issues.

  1. iPhone secretly sends your call history to apple

According to digital forensics firm Elcomsoft discovered that Apple’s mobile devices automatically send its users’ call history to the company’s servers if iCloud is enabled, and stored that data for up to four months. If you are using iPhone or iPad, your device automatically collects and transmits private information including call history, phone numbers, dates, the length of calls, missed calls, FaceTime calls to iCloud if it is enabled. Your iPhone also send information collected from other third-party applications that use VoIP service, including WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, and Facebook Messenger.

Cyber Security Tips: To prevent Apple from logging your call history is to simply disable iCloud Drive.

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