Cyber News Rundown: Bed, Bath, & Beyond Data Breach

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Bed, Bath, & Beyond Data Breach An official announcement made earlier this week acknowledged illicit access to customer data used in online accounts for Bed, Bath, & Beyond. While the breach didn’t affect payment card information, the retailer quickly began contacting affected customers and took steps to safeguard against future […]

Cyber News Rundown: Nikkei BEC Scam

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. BEC Scam Takes Millions from Nikkei America Officials for Nikkei are working to identify the perpetrators of a recent business email compromise (BEC) scam that took roughly $ 29 million from the company’s American subsidiary. The illicit transfer took place sometime during the end of September and, though they did […]

Cyber News Rundown: Android Adware

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Android Apps Riddled with Adware Another 85 photo and gaming apps have been removed from the Google Play store after they were discovered to have been distributing adware to the roughly 8 million users who had downloaded the fake apps. The adware itself is rather tricky: by sitting dormant on […]

Cyber News Rundown: Social Media Bots Attack

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Cybercriminals use Botnets to Launch Attacks on Social Media According to a new report, more than half of all login attempts on social media sites are fraudulent, and at least 1 in 4 new account creation attempts are also fraudulent. With the sheer number of potential victims these types of […]

Cyber News Rundown: WhatsApp Vulnerability Could Install Spyware

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. WhatsApp Exploited to Install Spyware through Calls A serious flaw has been discovered in the messaging app WhatsApp that would allow an attacker to install spyware on a victim’s device by manipulating the packets being sent during the call. Further disguising the attack, the malicious software could be installed without […]

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