Have you been hacked? New report says millions of personal information has been stolen
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
8/6/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Russian hackers gathered information from over 420,000 websites, both smaller sites and "household name" sites, in an attempt to gather passwords to send out spam.
Russian hackers recently gathered customer individuals from more than 420,000 websites.
LOS ANGLES, CA (Catholic Online) - Hold Security, a Milwaukee-based firm, discovered the theft but did not reveal the identities of the affected websites due to nondisclosure agreements and a desire to prevent already vulnerable systems from being targeted, but the firm's founder, Alex Holden, did announce that no major email providers were breached.
Bring a light to the darkness with "prayer and action."
The hackers make money by hacking into email and social accounts, posing as friends and family, and advertising bogus products, which means that if you see strange messages being sent from your accounts or those of friends you or they might have been hacked.
"It's really not that impactful to the individuals, and that's why they were under the radar for so long," said Holden. "They've ignored financial information almost completely."
Hackers from Russia and Eastern Europe are known for sophisticated cyber-attacks intended to gather credit and debit-card data for financial gain.
This theft shows that individuals need to better manage their credentials, cybersecurity experts say, most people use the same password for multiple services, including banking, email and social media accounts, which allows a single bit of password info to be a treasure trove for internet hackers.
The CEO of cybersecurity firm Synack, Jay Kaplan, criticized companies that have not been alert enough about their own security.
"It's likely that most of them do not even realize how many times they've been compromised," he said.
Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK
Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for MARCH 2017
Support for Persecuted Christians. That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.
Epic! Astronomers catch a radical black hole surfing a gravitational wave, and it's pure awesome! Watch
Here's something far out for you! Astronomers have detected an extreme black hole surfing at five million miles per hour, which is pretty ... continue reading
Professor David Sinclair and his team from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) recently unveiled an anti-aging drug that may help get ... continue reading
The Second Agricultural Revolution: The new tech that will change what you eat and END WORLD HUNGER Watch
What you eat is about to change forever, and it comes with a lot of other perks and advantages. For example, ending world hunger. Memphis ... continue reading
A video shared on YouTube by user SHUBHAM SHUKLA reveals Google Home's "Alexa" answering a short series of questions. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading
'Let there be light!' Astronomers make an exciting discovery about the first light in the universe Watch
Astronomers have discovered the earliest galaxy yet, born just 600 years after the creation of the universe. The discovery yields a ... continue reading
by Catholic Online
- Daily Reading for Sunday, March 26th, 2017 HD Video
- How dangerous are the effects of pornography? Science weighs in
- Epic! Astronomers catch a radical black hole surfing a gravitational ...
- Paul Ryan you're FIRED! Speaker Ryan's failure to repeal Obamacare ...
- St. Rupert: Saint of the Day for Monday, March 27, 2017
- Daily Reading for Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 HD Video
- Daily Readings for Monday, March 27, 2017
- Daily Reading for Monday, March 27th, 2017 HD
- Adorable girl captured stealing Pope Francis' hat in hilarious footage HD
- Cause of cancer detected from unexpected and unpreventable element HD
- Daily Reading for Saturday, March 25th, 2017 HD
Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.