T-Mobile (TMUS) Gains Verizon (VZ) Down are you efani SAFE yet?
Wednesday was off to an unsettling start T-Mobile (TMUS) Gains 118.25+0.94 (+0.80%) as of 03:23PM EST Verizon (VZ) Down 202.40-19.15 (-8.64%) as of 03:25PM today. The markets are still looking for the Santa clause run. T-Mobile US Inc.’s merger with Sprint Corp. was supposed to create a supercharged wireless competitor pushing innovations, lowering prices, and […]
Prevent Eavesdropping Remote Access Location Tracking Private Phone
Recently, T-Mobile & Robinhood customers, over 60 million combined, became victims of a data breach. These customers are now potentially at risk of identity theft and fraud for many years to come. What Is SIM Hacking? SIM hacking is when a person gets their hands on a new SIM card that’s tied to you. Here’s […]
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Scammers are Hacking your iPhone and Samsung phone and stealing your Bitcoin, Crypto, bank account, and all your money. What are you doing to stop them? The holidays are here and hackers and scammers want your hard-earned money. Your cellphone could provide a gateway for cybercriminals to access all your financial and social media accounts. […]
DNA testing Firm Data Breach 2.1 million at Risk – efani SAFE?
Ohio-based DNA testing company DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) this week disclosed a data breach affecting 2.1 million people. In a data breach notice posted on its website, DDC said it detected unauthorized access to its network on August 6. An investigation has determined that the attackers had accessed an archived database containing personal information collected […]
SIMSwap.us | Jack Dorsey Twitter (TWTR) CEO Quits Immediately
Twitter CEO Resigns, Jack SIMSwap attacked again? In his resignation letter, Dorsey said being a founder-led company is ‘severely limiting and a single point of failure. Jack Dorsey stepped down as CEO of Twitter the social media giant he co-founded in 2006. Why? In a resignation letter posted on Twitter, Dorsey wrote, “There’s a lot […]
Panasonic (PCRFY) discloses 4 months long data breach
Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has disclosed on Friday a major security breach after an unidentified threat actor had gained access to its internal network. The Osaka-based company said it detected the security breach earlier this month, on November 11. “As the result of an internal investigation, it was determined that some data on a file […]
efani | Hackers Mine Cryptocurrency Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) GCA
Hackers Using Compromised Google Cloud Accounts to Mine Cryptocurrency Threat actors are exploiting improperly-secured Google Cloud Platform (GCP) instances to download cryptocurrency mining software to the compromised systems as well as abusing its infrastructure to install ransomware, stage phishing campaigns, and even generate traffic to YouTube videos for view count manipulation. “While cloud customers continue […]
New Fortnite Chapter 3 Leaked | efani Partner TheNFG.com
New Fortnite Chapter 3 the leak has appeared online before the next chapter of the game and a major season-end 8 event that transforms the free-to-play Battle Royale game. Unfortunately, the leak isn’t as exciting as some of the other leaks in Chapter 3, but it’s said to reveal the next flying animals coming into […]
Language Pattern Analysis to Detect Social Network Attacks
Sontiq BreachIQ Data Breach Report: Week of Nov. 22 · Is Ransomware a Technology Pandemic in the Making? 8 Security Developments to be Thankful Attacks by scammers appear to make sophisticated use of language ideology to abuse trust relationships. Language that indexes Africans allows perceived “authenticity” to be constructed in a way that breaks down […]
Hackers hit Robinhood (HOOD) Biggest Brokerage Vishing Attack | efani
Vishing attack update: The call was coming from inside the company. Or so it seemed when the mobile phone of a customer-service representative for Robinhood Markets Inc. lit up on the evening of Nov. 3, 2021. More than an hour passed and the conversation went on and on. The caller reeled in the hapless employee. […]
SIM Swap Scams: How to Protect Yourself from Hackers
Personal Identity Theft and Data security are on the rise. We all seem to take our data security for granted these days, trusting the “big corporations” to protect us. Sadly, we are all at risk. We all have one, use one, and take it everywhere we go, it is called a cell phone or mobile […]
2,347 clients of 3 Sonoma County Agencies Possibly Hacked
The personal data of 2,347 clients of three Sonoma County agencies may have been exposed during a breach of a county contractor’s network, county officials said Wednesday. An August ransomware attack on the network of Seneca Family of Agencies may have exposed vital personal data including names, social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, diagnosis, and […]
Robinhood Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOOD) Implications
Robinhood’s Data Breach Could Have Far-Reaching Financial Implications Robinhood Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOOD) shares have lost roughly half their value since early August. For many stocks, such a correction could suggest a buying opportunity, but other considerations, including the ongoing and very real threat of data breaches and a still sky-high valuation, suggest that investors […]
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These days, smartphones are in just about everyone’s pocket. We use them for entertainment, sending messages, storing notes, taking photos, transferring money, and even making odd phone calls. Our phones have become essential appendages to life. If you’ve ever physically lost your phone, you know that sinking, desperate feeling of checking all your pockets and […]
What is SIM swapping? What do you need to know? efani SAFE?
Did you know that the very same smartphone in your hand could potentially offer a cybercriminal a way to access your financial accounts? What’s more, your phone doesn’t even need to leave your possession for it to become a potential concern. All a cybercriminal needs are your phone number. This type of fraud, known as […]
Roblox Suing Player $1.6 million Fraud Breach Contract | efani Partner TheNFG.com
The lawsuit claims YouTuber leads a “cybermob” that terrorizes Roblox and its staff, seeks $1.6 million in damages Roblox has filed a lawsuit against a player who was permanently banned from its platform, claiming he has been harassing and threatening both the company’s staff & events. The complaint was filed in the Northern District of […]
efani | Crypto Cell Phone SIM Port Hijacking Identity Theft
SIM/PORT SWAP IDENTITY THEFT “SIM swapping” (also known as “SIM hijacking”) is a growing crime and form of identity theft in the telecommunications world that requires little more than a thorough Google search, a willing telecommunications carrier representative, and an electronic or in-person impersonation of the victim. To perpetuate the theft, the cellphone service provider […]
efani.net News | T-Mobile to Settle 2020 Outage for $19.5 Million
T-Mobile USA agreed to settle a U.S. probe for $19.5 million after a massive 2020 outage led to more than 20,000 failed 911 emergency calls. The settlement was prompted by a Federal Communications Commission investigation into a more than 12-hour outage in June 2020 that led to congestion across No. 3 wireless carrier T-Mobile’s networks, […]
efani.net | 3 Quad-Cities municipalities victim to cyber attacks
Scammers pretending to be Brandt Construction emailed a city of Rock Island accountant to update automatic payment information. After the fraudsters returned a form, the accountant called their company contact to confirm, following the city’s usual practices, only to discover it was fake. Scammers, that time, weren’t paid. In Bettendorf, the city’s human resources director […]
Were efani Secure Phones used by Trump Jan 6th? | efani Partner TheNFG.com
Jan. 6 Organizers Used Anonymous ‘Burner Phones to Communicate with White House and Trump Family, Sources Say A key planner of the Jan. 6 rally near the White House insisted the burner phones be purchased with cash, a source says Some of the organizers who planned the rally that took place on the White House […]
efani | Vestas Wind Systems has reported a data breach
Vestas Wind Systems has reported a data breach against its corporate IT systems that caused shutdowns across its business units. Vestas Wind is gradually opening up its IT systems in the wake of shutdowns last Friday to contain the damage. Danish Vestas Wind Systems, manufacturer, seller, installer, and servicer of wind turbines, which has recently […]
efani | United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley Data Breach
United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley announced on Friday it was the victim of a data breach incident that apparently began in August. The Fresno-based federally qualified health center has a couple of dozen clinics in the Central Valley. The system delivers about 200,000 medical, dental, and other service encounters per year. On […]
Catphishing Fake LinkedIn profiles| efani Partner TheNFG.com
Identity theft. Catphishing in LinkedIn. Singapore fines travel service for a data breach. Fake LinkedIn profiles: too real to be true. Intelligence blogger @hatless1der discovered an operation in which fraudsters are taking advantage of the implicit trustworthiness of the professional networking platform LinkedIn. Scammers create profiles that seem aboveboard at first glance by using AI-created […]
efani | GoDaddy NYSE: GDDY Breach Leaks 1.2 Million WordPress Customers Data
Web hosting company GoDaddy Inc (GDDY.N) said on Monday email addresses of up to 1.2 million active and inactive Managed WordPress customers had been exposed to unauthorized third-party access. The company said the incident was discovered on Nov. 17 and the third party accessed the system using a compromised password. “We identified suspicious activity in […]
efani | How to Protect Yourself From SIM-Swapping Attacks
You think you’re making all the right moves. You’re smart with your security. You have two-factor authentication enabled on all your accounts. But hackers have a way to bypass that: SIM swapping. It’s a devastating method of attack with dire consequences for those who fall victim to it. Fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself. […]
efani 6 million Sky Routers Eexposed to Attacks for 17 Months
Around six million Sky Broadband customer routers in the UK were affected by a critical vulnerability that took over 17 months to roll out a fix to customers. The disclosed vulnerability is a DNS rebinding flaw that threat actors could easily exploit if the user had not changed the default admin password, or a threat […]
efani | $700k – 159.8 ETHEREUM Tokens Stolen by SIM Swap Scammers
AT&T Sued After SIM Swapping Attack Causes Customer’s $700k Cryptocurrency Loss September 10th, 2020 was a day a Texas resident suffered what is known as a SIM Swap hack. A suit was filed against mobile carrier AT&T for violations of state law on September 5th, 2020. The complaint accuses AT&T Inc. of failing to safeguard […]
efani US Regulators Order Banks Report Cyberattacks in 36 hours
US federal bank regulatory agencies have approved a new rule ordering banks to notify their primary federal regulators of significant computer-security incidents within 36 hours. Banks are only required to report major cyberattacks if they have or will likely impact their operations, the ability to deliver banking products and services, or the US financial sector’s […]
efani T-Mobile Proposed Privacy Class Action Paused by Federal Judge
Cases on ice until Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation rules · Telecom giant accused of negligence after suffering a data breach. Two proposed privacy class actions against T-Mobile US Inc. were put on ice after a Washington federal judge found that pausing those cases would conserve judicial and party resources. The cases have been stayed […]
Canadian Teen Arrested for SIM Swap That Looted $36 Million | efani SAFE?
Canadian police say the incident is ‘currently the biggest cryptocurrency theft reported from one person. Police in Canada arrested a local teenager for stealing US$36 million in cryptocurrency from a single victim through a SIM-swapping attack. On Tuesday, the Hamilton Police Service in Ontario reported it had arrested the unnamed “youth” following a joint investigation […]
MNG Kargo Hacked: User Information Stolen | efani SAFE?
MNG Cargo, which has a wide transportation network in our country, announced that some of its corporate customers were attacked by cyber attacks as a result of their user names and passwords being seized. Notifying the Personal Data Protection Authority, the company announced that the names, surnames, addresses, and phone numbers of the cargo recipients […]
efani.net News | 500,000 Utahns’ sensitive information possibly hacked
More than 500,000 Utahns’ sensitive information was possibly hacked More than 500,000 Utahns may have had their information hacked through a data breach reported to the federal government. Utah Imaging Associates, Inc. (UIA), a Farmington-based radiology medical practice, learned that a hacker gained access to sensitive personal information of former and current patients. A hacker […]
Twitter NASDAQ: (TWTR) CEO Jack Dorsey targeted by SIM swap | efani
How Twitter attacks probably happened One day in 2019, Jack Dorsey started sending out a string of bizarre tweets. Jack’s followers knew his account had been compromised. What was less obvious to more than 4 million followers was how attackers took control of the Twitter CEO’s account for almost 20 minutes. Twitter reported hackers had […]
Nvidia Inc. NASDAQ NVDA CEO Omniverse | efani SAFE?
Jensen Huang, Nvidia’s CEO, believes virtual 3-D worlds will be commonplace in the next phase of the internet and, as a result, drive major demand for the chipmaker’s new Omniverse software and its GPUs. ‘Hopefully one of these days — we’ll try to realize it as fast as we can — every transaction that goes […]
Bitcoin BTC Freefall to $56k down $1.2k off $68k high | efani SAFE?
There have been few investment assets as controversial as Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies). Few, if any, took them seriously when they came out in 2009. The early adopters used to trade it for free between them, and it was offered as “consolation prizes” in some early online competitions. 2021 has been great for this crypto […]
efani Amazon NASDAQ: AMZN Dark Secret Failed to Protect Your Data
Amazon’s Dark Secret: It Has Failed to Protect Your Data On September 26, 2018, a row of tech executives filed into a marble- and wood-paneled hearing room and sat down behind a row of tabletop microphones and tiny water bottles. They had all been called to testify before the US Senate Commerce Committee on a […]
Data Breach Notice Identity Theft Resource Center | efani SAFE?
Organizations need to review how they notify consumers of data breaches to reduce the level of inaction and improve the credit freeze adoption rates,” said Eva Velasquez, President, and CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center. Today, the Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), a nationally recognized nonprofit organization established to support victims of identity crime, […]
Do you know where your data sleeps at night? | efani SAFE?
The key steps to securing your data and giving it a new home on-premise. Any business that has been around for more than a few years will have generated quite a lot of data. And as the business grows, so too does the number of different devices and applications that are storing data, including personal […]
efani | Fortinet Hack Microsoft NASDAQ: MSFT Vulnerabilities
US, UK warn of Iranian hackers exploiting Microsoft Exchange, Fortinet US, UK, and Australian cybersecurity agencies warned today of ongoing exploitation of Microsoft Exchange ProxyShell and Fortinet vulnerabilities linked to an Iranian-backed hacking group. The warning was issued as a joint advisory released by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of […]
efani.net News | Rittenhouse lawyers ask judge for mistrial 3rd time
Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorneys asked the judge to declare a mistrial even as the jury in the murder case was deliberating Wednesday, saying the defense received an inferior copy of a potentially crucial video from prosecutors. Judge Bruce Schroeder did not immediately rule on the request, the second mistrial motion from the defense in a week. […]
NASDAQ: CPKI California Pizza Kitchen Data Breach | efani SAFE?
California Pizza Kitchen Data Breach Exposes Personal Information: Murphy Law Firm Investigates Victims’ Legal Claims Murphy Law Firm announces its investigation into claims on behalf of individuals whose information was compromised in the California Pizza Kitchen data breach. On or about September 15, 2021, California Pizza Kitchen discovered suspicious activity on its computer systems. By […]
TikTok $92M data breach settlement | efani SAFE?
TikTok agrees to $92M data breach settlement: Users are in for a payday Millions of TikTok users may be eligible for a payout after TikTok agreed to a $92 million settlement in light of lawsuits over user privacy. TikTok users may be eligible for a share of $92 million after the social media company agreed […]
Survey 20% of Defense Contractors Risk Attack | efani SAFE?
A survey featuring some of the United States’ top defense contractors suggests that about 20% of them are “highly susceptible” to a ransomware attack, with 42% having experienced a data breach in 2020 alone. This data comes from Black Kite, a cybersecurity research firm. Survey respondents included defense contractors working in financial services, health care, […]
Alibaba NYSE: BABA ECS instances targeted Cryptojacking | efani SAFE?
Alibaba ECS instances targeted in new cryptojacking campaign Hackers have been found attacking Alibaba Cloud Elastic Computing Service (ECS) instances to mine Monero cryptocurrency in a new cryptojacking campaign. Security researchers at Trend Micro discovered cybercriminals disabling security features in cloud instances so that they could mine for cryptocurrency. ECS instances come with a preinstalled […]
Meta NASDAQ:FB formerly Facebook after high-profile leaks | efani SAFE?
Meta, formerly Facebook, is restricting the flow of internal information after high-profile leaks, report says Meta has changed its company culture to restrict the flow of internal information, per The Verge. This follows the leaking of company documents by whistleblower Frances Haugen. Meta, formerly Facebook, has canceled presentations and slowed the release of internal research, […]
efani.net News | Vulnerabilities in GitHub NPM packages malicious versions
GitHub fixed serious npm registry vulnerability, will mandate 2FA use for certain accounts GitHub has fixed a serious vulnerability that would have allowed attackers to publish new, malicious versions of any existing package on the npm registry. About the fixed vulnerability The vulnerability, flagged by security researchers Kajetan Grzybowski and Maciej Piechota, existed because several […]
Top Cybersecurity Threats Around the Globe | Are You efani SAFE?
Cybersecurity threats, risks, and challenges vary a lot from one region to the next and one nation to the next. Targets vary based on local resources to exploit. Cyber criminals and nation-state attackers zero in on specific nations, companies, and organizations for varying incentives. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated cybersecurity threats. Attackers might launch […]
efani Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) to Sell Spare Parts to Repair iPhones Macs
Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) on Wednesday said it will for the first time start selling spare parts and tools to the general public to perform their own repairs on some iPhones and Mac computers. The self-service repair program comes after years of pressure from consumer groups has resulted in Apple providing greater access to repair […]
Strip Chat Hacked 65 MILLION Models Exposed Data
AN ADULT cam site security breach has caused the data of millions of users and models to be exposed. StripChat, which is one of the internet’s top five adult cam sites, suffered the breach earlier this month. Security researcher Bob Diachenko discovered that the website exposed its ElasticSearch database cluster online without a password for […]
Cybersecurity experts say public-private partnership key to prevent future attacks
The number of data breaches through the third quarter of 2021 is up 17% over the previous year combined, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. A study by IBM and the Ponemon Institute says the cost of the average data breach is up to $4.24 million, up from $3.86 million in 2020. Some estimates […]