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Fortune 500 Companies Unfortunately Hit By Data Hack

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 16:09 -- Mirranda

Corporations like Target, Chase Banks, and Home Depot have become targets of data breaches.  Companies like these store important information like customer and confidential company data.  The frequency of data attacks have increased due to the lack of proper cyber security and implementation of firewalls.  Hackers have invaded stores and websites through the use of sophisticated software.  The iCloud scandal seemed terrible, but when Fortune 500 companies are attacked things get serious.
 

Thousands of Snapchat Videos and Pics Have Been Release

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 16:53 -- Mirranda

It seems like user privacy has taken a back seat for companies.  Snapchat has been added to the list of companies that have been hacked this year. According to Business Insider last Thursday over 200,000 SnapChats were posted onto a 4Chan’s forum, which is the same site that the recent nude celebrity pictures were posted.

New Bug "Shellshock" Discovered More Harmful Than HeartBleed

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 15:07 -- Mirranda

Security researchers recently discovered a vulnerability more dangerous than the HeartBleed Bug called Shellshock.  Millions of computers are at risk who use the application Bash.  Bash works as an “interpreter” for Linux and Mac OS X based systems.  Unfortunately. there have no fixes to this bug, but companies can still patch  the vulnerability themselves.  Bash uses “shell” commands that basically translates everything for that OS.

 

Home Depot Adds to the List of Retailers Hit By Information Hackers

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:11 -- Mirranda

On Monday September 8, Home Depot made a public announcement that the company has confirmed a security breach.  The breach seems to have only affected United States and Canadian customers who used a card as an in-store payment.  According to the company, the number of customers who were affected is unknown, but an informant for The New York Times claims that up to 60 million customers are at risk.  

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