Data Security News Headlines 24th December, 2016

  1. Steam and Origin Servers Down? Phantom Squad and PoodleCorp Claim Responsibility

DDoS attacks are increasing, need to calculate the cost and probability of a DDoS attack on your business. The famous DDoS attackers from Phantom Squad have claimed responsibility for conducting a series of powerful Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) on Steam and online gaming platform Origin servers. Phantom Squad and one of the attackers from PoodleCorp hacking group are targeting Steam and Origin accounts; however, there have been no official confirmation Tweet from any of these platforms although users are have taken to Twitter asking what the heck is going on. Down Detector, an online service that provides updates about online outages has also confirmed that EA and Steam servers are down.

Cyber Security Tips:  To protect yourself from DDOS attack secure your network with request filtrations, Use firewall, Intrusion Detection and Prevention System, keep monitoring your network.

  1. Customers reporting their Groupon accounts are being hacked

Groupon, an American e-commerce marketplace is used by millions of people worldwide. According to report Groupon’s UK customers are complaining that their accounts are being compromised and someone is buying stuff they never signed up for. Hackers have not only changed their Groupon’s account details but also bought very expensive products said by customers but the MSE report reveals that Groupon has denied any security breach and blamed customers for using same passwords on other sites. The company claims that hackers and scammers are successful in such feat after stealing login data from third party websites.

Cyber Security Tips:  Groupon users are strictly recommended that change their password, use strong password, check their account, and if you used same E-mail and password for different account then change it.

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