March 20, 2019

Phishing attacks more than doubled in 2018 to reach almost 500 million

Kaspersky Lab’s anti-phishing system prevented more than 482 million attempts to visit fraudulent web pages during 2018, a two-fold increase on 2017, when 236 million such attempts were blocked. Annual rises in the number of phishing attacks have been observed for the last few years, yet the figure for 2018 indicates a significant surge in the use and popularity of such attacks. These and other findings are documented in Kaspersky Lab’s new report, Spam and phishing in 2018.

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May 16, 2018

Facebook has suspended another Cambridge University-linked app after a report said it had harvested the data of 3 million users

Facebook has launched an investigation into another app created by University of Cambridge academics after it sucked up the data of millions of users. The New Scientist reported that Facebook was investigating personality quiz app myPersonality, which the science journal said secured the information of about 3 million user profiles.

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