Data Security News Headlines 20th March 2017

  1. 21 Million Decrypted Gmail, 5 Million Yahoo Accounts Being Sold on Dark Web

Data breach is not a new for us, from a couple of year’s lots of data breaches happened including LinkedIn, Gmail, and Yahoo. Millions of accoun is leaked in previous data breaches. According to news published by HackRead the total number of Gmail accounts being sold are 4,928,888 which have been divided into three different listings. All three listings contain 2,262,444 accounts including emails and their clear text passwords and 5,741,802 Yahoo user accounts. After scanning the sample data on Hacked-DB and Researcher found out that these accounts have been collected from different data breaches including LinkedIn in which 117 million accounts were leaked, Adobe breach in which 153 million accounts were stolen and Bitcoin Security Forum in which 5M Gmail passwords.

Cyber Security Tips:  Users must try to login all their existing accounts, change you’re all accounts password, use two-way authentication, use the new and strong password for all account and avoid to use the same password for different accounts.

  1. WWE’s Paige Nude Photos Leaked

Hackers are targeting celebrities, superstars is not new for us, and the latest victim of hack is WWE female superstar Paige. She is a two-time Divas Champion and was the inaugural NXT Women’s Champion in WWE’s developmental branch. According to latest news published by HackRead her private photos and videos are leaked online.  The incident was first reported by Pro Wrestling Sheet on Friday. After the hack on her Twitter handle, @RealPageWWE, she said: “Personal and private photos of mine were stolen handles and unfortunately they were shared publicly without my consent and reason of hacking is not yet known.

Cyber Security Tips: Hackers are using social engineering to target celebrities and superstars to hack their private photos and videos. To protect yourself from such hacking always keep your data secure, keep a backup of your data, avoid to store your private photos, videos on insecure cloud storage, avoid to click on links and keep using updated antivirus.

  1. McD app ‘leaks’ info of 2.2 million users, company denies it

New Delhi: Using different application for shopping or purchasing some food is easy and faster that than order from the website. But be careful one Berger can be more costly.  Personal data of more than 2.2 million users has leaked from McDonald’s India app, McDelivery, cyber security firm Fallible said. The leaked data includes name, phone number, email addresses, home addresses and social profile links. Cyber security experts said hackers could use the information to access financial details of users, including credit/debit card information and e-wallet details. But the official spokesperson of McDonald’s India (west & south) said, “We would like to inform our users that our website and an app does not store any sensitive financial data of users like credit card details, wallets passwords or bank account information according to news published in Times of India.

Cyber Security Tips: Company has denied the news but users are recommended that change their username and password for application and bank account.

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