Epik Data Breach Affects 15 Million Customer and Non-Costumers. Are You a Victim?
On September 13, Epik, a known domain registrar, was allegedly breached by Anonymous hacktivists, who leaked over 150 GB of stolen data online. The news took the company by surprise. In an initial statement, Epik said it was not aware of any breach. However, on September 18, the hosting company tweeted a security notice. "On September 15, we confirmed that certain customer account information for our domain-related systems was accessed and downloaded by unauthorized parties," Epik said [https:
Security Tips for Spotting and Protecting Against a Spoofed Email
You might think you're cyber-savvy enough to avoid email-based phishing attacks. But what if the messages appear to come from a trusted company or friend? Email spoofing refers to the forgery of an email header, making the message look like it’s from a different source. It's a technique used in spam and phishing attacks to convince victims the correspondence came from a trustworthy entity. A spoofed email might be made to look like it's from an online retailer, a known service provider, your b
Security Researcher Publishes Lock Screen Bypass for iOS 15 on Launch Day
A security researcher revealed a screen bypass bug for iOS 15 on the day of the official launch of the stable version of the OS, citing Apple's allegedly poor reaction when dealing with bug reports. Apple offers a lot of money to hackers and security researchers when they find vulnerabilities or other issues with iOS and macOS. Or at least that’s the company’s official stance. A recent Washington Post report underscored the poor communication between security researchers and Apple, leading to u
To Call or Not To Call: Identity Thieves Prey On Credit Union Members Account Data and Money in Ongoing Spam Campaign
Another week, another scam alert. This time, identity thieves are preying on Credit Union members using more unconventional methods. Instead of cold calling targets or sending a fake link to harvest confidential information, these scammers are asking you to call them. Bitdefender Antispam Lab reports a flood of phishing emails that claim your Credit Union card was locked or flagged. In the past couple of days our researchers have noticed tens of thousands of fraudulent emails urging recipients