TalkTalk Profits Halve After 2015 Cyber Attack

Telephone and broadband provider TalkTalk saw profits more than halve following a hack on its systems last October. Cause: TalkTalk suffered a devastating cyber attack in 2015 which resulted in the personal data of nearly 160,000…


UK mobile tech firm 51Degrees hacked

British mobile device detection company 51Degrees used by the likes of Unilever, T-Mobile, IBM, and Microsoft, has been hacked. The Reading-based company sells device detection allowing customers such as Hyundai, Deloitte, and Heineken to identify quickly…


Baby Superstore Kiddicare Hacked

Cause: A small number of customers received a “phishing communication” in the form of a text message from a website claiming to be an affiliate of Kiddicare.com. The message disguised itself as a customer survey. Effect: Customers’ names,…


Perez Hilton Serves Ransomware to 500k visitors

Cause:  Pop-trash giant PerezHilton.com served the world’s most dangerous exploit kit to some of its 500,000 daily visitors. An iframe leads to Angler’s landing page and after browser exploitation Angler typically drops Bedep malware which will further…


Security researchers targeted with DDoS attacks

Cause: According to a new report from cyber security company Nexusguard, an attack research group, Loryka LLC, was the number one target in the first quarter of this year, with 90 DDoS attacks. “Researchers and their…


Hacker Sells 42.5 Million Stolen Logins For $1

Cause: A Russian hacker nicknamed “The Collector” is selling a stash of 1.17 billion stolen Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail account information and credentials for only $1. As expected, the data, weighing around 10GB in size, contained a…