FACEBOOK has admitted that 50million accounts were accessed by hackers – who were able to see all of your personal info, photos, and even private messages. The monumental security blunder was slipped out as a blog post late on Friday afternoon, three days after the attack was first discovered. Speaking to reporters, Facebook revealed the significant danger behind this hack: "Attackers could use the account as if they were the account holder." As a precaution, Facebook is now logging around 90million people out of their accounts. You'll have to log back in to Facebook – that includes any apps that you might log into with Facebook, like Spotify. "On the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, our engineering team discovered a security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts," said Facebook's Guy Rosen. We’re taking this incredibly seriously and wanted to let everyone know what’s happened and the immediate action we’ve taken to protect people’s … [Read more...] about Facebook hack LATEST – attackers got complete access to 50MILLION accounts’ profiles, posts, photos and messages in security breach
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Chinese hotel group Huazhu Group has reportedly suffered a security breach that compromised 500 million pieces of customer data, including that of 150 million accounts currently on sale in the dark web. The chain is one of China's largest, encompassing more than 3,900 hotels across 370 cities in the country. As of June 30, 2018, Huazhu's customer loyalty programme had 113 million members who accounted for 75 percent of room nights booked in the second quarter of this year. Established in 2005, the company is listed on Nasdaq.Information leaked in the breach comprised 240 million pieces of content related to hotel stay such as name, credit card details, and mobile number, as well as 123 million pieces of registration data recorded on the group's official website such as userID and login pin. Another 130 million pieces of check-in data was leaked, including birthday and home address, according to state-run media China Daily.Some 13 hotel brands affected in the breach included Crystal … [Read more...] about Chinese police investigating major security breach of hotel group
Ticketmaster has revealed it has suffered a major security breach after being hit in a cyber-attack last night. Thousands of UK customers may be affected by the breach, which was reportedly caused by malicious software on third-party customer support product Inbenta Technologies.We spoke to some of the security industry’s leading minds to find out their opinions on the attack.Allen Scott, consumer EMEA director, McAfee:“Like so many businesses who fall victim to data breaches, Ticketmaster has been slow to respond and put right this wrong. To win the battle against online fraud, we need businesses to join forces and support one another in identifying and responding to security threats.For any Ticketmaster customers concerned about the security of their personal information, there’s a few simple steps they should take immediately. Firstly, they should change their passwords straight away. We know it’s hard to remember all your passwords but using a password … [Read more...] about Ticketmaster security breach
Enterprise security teams have historically spent most of their time, human resources and money on defenses like firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to protect and monitor the security of their networks. However, a quick look at the news will tell you that these barriers are far from foolproof. With breaches becoming more common (and costly), enterprise teams are turning to tools that help them respond quickly to security incidents as soon as the attack has been discovered. Network forensics looks at information such as log data, network flow and packet data to answer the question ‘How did the attackers get in?’. It’s similar to what you would expect a detective to do at a crime scene – look for clues to recreate the crime. The goal of network forensics is to identify the source of the breach faster in order to minimize the resulting damage, and to analyze them so that future attacks can be prevented. Consider this example about port … [Read more...] about Are you ready for a security breach?
One in four organisations in Asia-Pacific have experienced a cybersecurity incident, while 27 percent cannot ascertain if they have because they do not conduct any data breach assessment. And when businesses in the region fell prey to cyberattacks, a large enterprise--with more than 500 employees--could potentially suffer an estimated economic loss of US$30 million, revealed a study by Frost & Sullivan. Commissioned by Microsoft, the survey polled 1,300 respondents across 13 markets in the region including Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, India, Japan, and China.In comparison, a midsize business--with 250 to 499 employees--could potentially suffer an average economic loss of US$96,000, the study found. Across all organisations in the region, cybersecurity incidents last year were estimated to have resulted in economic losses totalling almost US$1.75 trillion. In Singapore alone, cybersecurity threats cost businesses US$17.7 billion in economic losses, with a large enterprise … [Read more...] about One in four APAC firms not sure if they suffered security breach