HEROIC Cybersecurity Insights BlogNews, tips and trends concerning cybersecurity
There’s a real reason behind the formation of Safer Internet Day. To be blunt, it’s because too many people think they’re immune to cyber threats. Turns out, all of us are targets and any bit of our personal information is useful for a hacker or scammer to figure out how to steal from us. Read these important tips to increase your online safety.read more
Only a few weeks away, the holiday spending frenzy is quickly approaching. According to the National Retail Federation, over 56% of American consumers will shop online for the holidays. Adobe predicts Americans will spend over $91 billion this year – an increase of 11% from 2015.read more
Yesterday, Yahoo announced to the world that 500 million customer credentials were hacked back in 2014 — making it the largest hack in history. The announcement comes after a renowned hacker named “Peace” said that he was selling a Yahoo database of over 200 million credentials back in August for just over $1,800.read more
Today, HEROIC obtained and validated a data breach of over 33 million accounts associated with Russian instant messaging platform QIP.RU.read more
68 Million Dropbox User Accounts Hacked and Released to the Internet Cloud storage platform falls victim to data breach hackers. Today, HEROIC.com obtained and validated a data breach of over 68 million accounts associated with online cloud storage platform Dropbox....read more
HEROIC validated today a data breach of over 100 million accounts hacked associated with Russia’s largest social networking site VK.com (formerly known as VKontakte).read more
As of May 4th, 2016, over 272 million Gmail, Microsoft and Yahoo email logins have been stolen and are being distributed across the internet. Learn how to increase the email security of each of these platforms today!read more
Your smartphone is the quickest way for nefarious human beings to get ahold of your most sensitive information such as social security number and credit cards. Encrypt your phone to protect yourself from cyber crime and identity theft.read more
Encryption stores your phone’s data in an unreadable, seemingly scrambled form which becomes nearly impossible to access without an encryption PIN or password. Companies often require encryption on company smartphones to help protect their data from corporate espionage and hackers.read more
The number of hacking incidents and personal records stolen every year are increasing and it’s our responsibility as consumers to take charge of our own cybersecurity. Try these simple internet safety tips today.read more
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