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In what’s likely to be a goldmine for bad actors, personal information associated with approximately 533 million Facebook users worldwide has been leaked on a popular cybercrime forum for free—which was harvested by hackers in 2019 using a Facebook vulnerability. The leaked data includes full names, Facebook IDs, mobile numbers, locations, email addresses, gender, occupation, …

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Cybersecurity researchers on Tuesday disclosed a now-patched security flaw in TikTok that could have potentially enabled an attacker to build a database of the app’s users and their associated phone numbers for future malicious activity. Although this flaw only impacts those users who have linked a phone number with their account or logged in with …

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Twitter today issued a warning revealing that attackers abused a legitimate functionality on its platform to unauthorizedly determine phone numbers associated with millions of its users’ accounts. According to Twitter, the vulnerability resided in one of the APIs that has been designed to make it easier for users to find people they may already know …

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Why would someone bother to hack a so-called “ultra-secure encrypted database that is being protected behind 13 feet high and 5 feet thick walls,” when one can simply fetch a copy of the same data from other sources. French security researcher Baptiste Robert, who goes by the pseudonym “Elliot Alderson” on Twitter, with the help …

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Enlarge / Marriott Hotel brands like the W hotel were breached between 2014 and 2018. Craig Warga/Bloomberg via Getty Images On Friday, Marriott International announced a system breach that has affected approximately 500 million customers, with stolen information including names, credit card numbers, mailing addresses, email addresses, and passport numbers. The breach is one of …