In January 2014, the social media website Snapchat was hacked and approximately 4.6 million phone numbers and usernames were stolen from the Snapchat API.
Fake profile pictures are used all over the Internet in association with fake profiles is a way for cybercriminals and spammers to bait people into engaging with that account in order to gain access to their computer or their personal information. It's important to know how to recognize a fake profile from a legit one ...
Using search engine optimization and original content is an important way to combat against something negative that is written on the Internet and ranks higher in search engines about your company's reputation.
In October 2015, Mac-Torrents, a torrent website, was hacked and 94,000 user accounts were stolen including email addresses, passwords and usernames.
The infamous hacker group, Anonymous, breached the Philippines Commission of Elections' websites (COMELEC) in March 2016. Approximately 55MM Filipino voter details were published online including their genders, marital status, height and weight and in some instances, their email addresses.
In February 2014, the Internet Governance Forum, which is a forum created by the United Nations for discussion about policy issues on the Internet, was hacked and 3,200 email addresses, names, passwords and usernames were stolen and published.
In 2015, R2Games, a gaming website, was hacked and more than 2.1 member accounts were stolen including information about the member's email addresses, IP addresses, passwords and usernames.
Companies use web-to-lead forms to gather information about their customers and determine their needs; however there are companies out there that actually make a business out of selling that information to many companies at once, who all reach out to the consumer to buy their products and services.
In November 2014, a forum called Malwarebytes was hacked and 111,000 accounts were stolen including dates of birth, email addresses, IP addresses passwords and usernames.
Over the course of its 11-year history as a video-watching phenomenon, YouTube has garnered about a billion users worldwide, most of whom use the site to look up music. Within such a large population of users are those who may become deceived by YouTube impersonation accounts, which are accounts created and designed to make people ...
Pinterest's increased popularity has led to the rise of Pinterest impersonations, whereby people impersonate your account behaviors and pins, making your friends and followers believe that they are you and then lure them to click on virus-laden links that give cybercriminals access to their computers.
The Panama Papers incident continues to be a headline in news articles around the globe and the impact of the 11.5MM documents stolen from a cyber breach on the Panamanian-based law firm, Mossack Fonesca, and released to the public is barely understood just weeks after the breach occurred.
In July 2015, a forum for the gaming website Wildstar, was breached and more than 738,000 user accounts were stolen and traded on underground forums including information about the users' dates of birth, email addresses, IP addresses, passwords and usernames.
In May 2015, Ask.RU, a Russian website used to publish anonymous reviews, was hacked and nearly 6.7 million dates of birth, email addresses, genders, geo locations, IP addresses, passwords and spoken languages were stolen and publish online.
The BBC website was the victim of a malvertising cyber attack on March 13, 2016 along with several other high profile and frequently visited websites. Hackers were able to infect BBC customer's computers with ransomware and malware without being detected.
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