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Student Loan Breach Exposes 2.5 Million Records

Student Loan Breach Exposes 2.5 Million Records

The Oklahoma Student Loan Authority (OSLA) and EdFinancial recently announced that over 2.5 million loanees were the victims of a severe data breach that has compromised their personal information. The target of the attack was a Lincoln, Nebraska-based web portal and...

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Microsoft Cloud Providers Move to Ban Basic Authentication

Microsoft Cloud Providers Move to Ban Basic Authentication

Flaws in the authentication process mean compromised security for businesses that contract with major cloud providers for services, data storage, and protection. One of the most significant weaknesses in their armor occurs when customers are allowed to enter usernames...

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Chrome Bug Allows Webpages to Replace Clipboard Contents

Chrome Bug Allows Webpages to Replace Clipboard Contents

Browsers restrict webpages from accessing various forms of user data, and the user retains their right to share information with a website. However, a recent discovery reveals that Google Chrome has a security flaw that allows websites to change data contained in the...

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2022: Ransomware Attacks Are on the Rise

2022: Ransomware Attacks Are on the Rise

Cyberspace has enjoyed relative peace over the past few years due to a significant decline in ransomware attacks. This tranquility may be attributed to the combined efforts of several international intelligence agencies and various tech companies to eradicate...

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Zeppelin Ransomware Resurfaces with New Compromise

Zeppelin Ransomware Resurfaces with New Compromise

A Zeus variant that first surfaced in August 2016 called Zeppelin has resurfaced and is now being used to compromise Web servers to distribute its payload. The threat researchers at Forcepoint Security Labs said they first started seeing new Zeppelin malware samples...

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DEF CON returns with “Hacker Homecoming”

DEF CON returns with “Hacker Homecoming”

Organizers of DEF CON, the world's largest hacker conference, have announced a date for its 20th anniversary in Las Vegas. The event took place from August 7 to August 10, just after Black Hat USA in a move organizers say will allow both events to grow and be...

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Sneaky Orbit Malware Backdoors Linux Devices

Sneaky Orbit Malware Backdoors Linux Devices

Researchers have discovered a devious malware for Linux: backdooring devices and stealing data. The malware can alter the overall functioning of any device that it gets into. Popularly known as Orbit, the malware works differently from regular Linux threats. The...

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