Microsoft Database of 250 Million Records Exposed Online
Jan23

Microsoft Database of 250 Million Records Exposed Online

Microsoft has announced that one of its databases has been accidentally exposed online. The database could over the internet without the need for authentication. The database was found by security researchers at Comparitech, who reported the security issue to Microsoft. Microsoft immediately secured the database and launched an investigation to determine how long the data had been exposed and whether it had been accessed by...

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The Emotet Botnet is Back in Action Sending Spam with New Lures to Fool the Unwary
Jan22

The Emotet Botnet is Back in Action Sending Spam with New Lures to Fool the Unwary

There was a welcome Christmas break from the Emotet botnet, but life has returned to normal and it is well and truly back in action. Millions of malspam emails are now being sent spreading the Emotet Trojan in more than 80 countries. The emails contain attachments that are used to install the information stealing Emotet Trojan. Since Emotet is itself a malware downloader, that may not be the only malicious payload that is deployed....

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TitanHQ’s Web and Email Security Solutions Now Available for Pax8 Partners
Jan22

TitanHQ’s Web and Email Security Solutions Now Available for Pax8 Partners

Pax8, the multi-award-winning cloud distribution company, has formed a new strategic partnership with TitanHQ, the leading provider of cloud-based email and web security solutions for managed service providers serving the SMB market. In order to block an increasingly diverse range of cyberthreats and effectively mitigate risk, a layered approach to security is required. Cybersecurity solutions need to be used to protect mobile...

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Critical Zero-Day Internet Explorer Vulnerability Exploited in the Wild
Jan21

Critical Zero-Day Internet Explorer Vulnerability Exploited in the Wild

Microsoft has announced it is developing a patch for a zero-day Internet Explorer vulnerability that is currently being exploited in the wild. In the meantime, a workaround has been released which should be implemented as soon as possible to prevent exploitation of the vulnerability. The vulnerability is present in Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11 when used on Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, as well as Windows Server 2012, 2016, and 2019. An...

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$1.38 Billion Settlement Reached in Equifax Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit
Jan16

$1.38 Billion Settlement Reached in Equifax Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

A $1.38 billion settlement has been reached to resolve the Equifax data breach class action lawsuit filed on behalf of victims of the 2017 data breach that affected 147 million Americans and 15.2 million individuals in the United Kingdom. The settlement was given final approval by a court in the Northern District of Georgia on Monday, January 13, 2020. Class members will be able to claim up to $20,000 to cover out-of-pocket losses....

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