Category Archives: NEWSBYTES

If You Had a Yahoo Account in 2013, You Were Hacked

If You Had a Yahoo Account in 2013, You Were Hacked “Sitting down? An epic and historic data breach at Yahoo in August 2013 affected every single customer account that existed at the time, Yahoo parent company Verizon said on Tuesday… ” CNN Money A recent admission by Verizon (new owner of Yahoo and now known… Read More »

Equifax Does it Again [Almost]: A lesson to be learned

Equifax Does it Again [Almost]:  A lesson to be learned The Great Equifax Breach of 2017, allowed hackers to obtain sensitive information from approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. In order “to assist” victims of the attack, Equifax set up a website where people could go learn whether or not they were affected by the breach.… Read More »

Avast Buys CCleaner Then Distributes an Infected, Hacked Version to Users

Avast Buys CCleaner Then Distributes an Infected, Hacked Version to Users We’ve cautioned users against trusting their computers to Avast many times. We based this on the number of computers we’ve worked that had Avast installed and that were infected with malware.  We written several warnings about Avast, for instance this one that we wrote… Read More »

143 Million U.S. Consumers Affected by Equifax Data Breach

143 Million U.S. Consumers Affected by Equifax Data Breach Equifax is one of the “big three” credit reporting agencies. So, even if you don’t do business with Equifax directly, they know your business. Equifax knows all about you: Your credit card numbers, your social security number, your home address, your phone number(s), the banks you… Read More »