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With the promise of verification, hackers are targeting Instagram influencers

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With the promise of verification, hackers are targeting Instagram influencers

With the promise of verification, hackers are targeting Instagram influencers A blue verified badge on Instagram is among the most sought after status symbols in the digital world, a must-have for many so-called influencers. But now a group of hackers are taking advantages of our obsession with appraisal online. The hackers have sent emails claiming to be from the "Instagram Verify Team," offering users the chance to apply for a verified check mark, the cybersecurity firm Trend Micro found. It's unclear when the hacking scheme began. Users that fall for the phishing email are asked to input their Instagram username,...

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Terrified PewDiePie Hacker Bids Dramatic Farewell

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Terrified PewDiePie Hacker Bids Dramatic Farewell

Terrified PewDiePie Hacker Bids Dramatic Farewell After targeting tens of thousands of devices in the CastHack campaign, TheHackerGiraffe feared that his ethical hacking might have gone too far and decided to put an end to his attempts to educate followers on vulnerable devices. As Infosecurity Magazine reported earlier today, TheHackerGiraffe, in partnership with j3ws3r, exploited a vulnerability that allowed them to take advantage of routers with Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) enabled. The duo successfully hijacked more than 70,000 Chromecast-powered smart TVs, a vulnerability the hackers said was five years old. Despite the campaign's effectiveness in getting Google to issue a patch for Chrome...

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43% of all online login attempts are made by hackers

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43% of all online login attempts are made by hackers

43% of all online login attempts are made by hackers trying to break into your account A report from Akamai reveals that 43% of all online login attempts are malicious. The three most-attacked industries are hospitality (82%), high tech (57%), and retail (36%). Credential theft is a digital epidemic, and it requires action from both website operators and users to treat. Companies need to pay more attention to their login portals to recognize suspicious activity, and users need to use unique, hard-to-guess passwords and password managers. —TechRepublic US-based content delivery network Akamai, in its Q4 2017 State of the Internet/Security...

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