Here are the big digital security dramas that have played out so far this year—and it’s only half over. March 2019 Cybersecurity news, which helps you to check out the go on trends periodically.

1 Russia Fines Facebook $47 Over Citizens’ Data Privacy Dispute

Russia has fined Facebook with 3,000 rubles, roughly $47, for not complying with the country’s controversial Data Localization law.

 

2 540 Million Facebook User Records Found On Unprotected Amazon Servers

The exposed datasets do not directly come from Facebook; instead, they were collected and unsecurely stored online by third-party Facebook app developers.

 

3 WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London—that’s almost seven years after he took refuge in the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case.

 

4 Security Flaws in WPA3 Protocol Let Attackers Hack WiFi Password

Breaking — It has been close to just one year since the launch of next-generation Wi-Fi security standard WPA3 and researchers have unveiled several serious vulnerabilities in the wireless security protocol that could allow attackers to recover the password of the Wi-Fi network. 

 

5 Microsoft Releases April 2019 Security Updates — Two Flaws Under Active Attack

Microsoft today released its April 2019 software updates to address a total of 74 CVE-listed vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other products, 13 of which are rated critical and rest are rated Important in severity.

 

6 Hackers Could Turn Pre-Installed Antivirus App on Xiaomi Phones Into Malware

Researchers today revealed that a security app that comes pre-installed on more than 150 million devices manufactured by Xiaomi, China’s biggest and world’s 4th largest smartphone company, was suffering from multiple issues that could have allowed remote hackers to compromise Xiaomi smartphones.

 

7 WordPress iOS App Bug Leaked Secret Access Tokens to Third-Party Sites

If you have a “private” blog with WordPress.com and are using its official iOS app to create or edit posts and pages, the secret authentication token for your admin account might have accidentally been leaked to third-party websites.

 

8 Georgia Tech Data Breach Exposes 1.3 Million Users’ Personal Data

The Georgia Institute of Technology, well known as Georgia Tech, has confirmed a data breach that has exposed personal information of 1.3 million current and former faculty members, students, staff and student applicants.

 

9 How Endpoint Management Can Keep Workplace IT Secure

Workplaces have become highly connected. Even a small business could have dozens of devices in the form of desktops, mobile devices, routers, and even smart appliances as part of its IT infrastructure.

 

10 Hackers Steal $19 Million From Bithumb Cryptocurrency Exchange

According to Primitive Ventures’ Dovey Wan, who first broke the information on social media, hackers managed to compromise a number of Bithumb’s hot EOS and XRP wallets and transferred around 3 million EOS (~ $13 million) and 20 million XRP (~ $6 million) to his newly-created accounts.

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