National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery hit by 350,000 email attacks in three months

The National Portrait Gallery was targeted by 347,602 emails containing spam, phishing and malware attacks in the last quarter of 2019, Freedom of Information (FOI) requests have been revealed. According to data collected by think tank Parliament Street, over half of the emails, 194,620 were identified as directory harvest attacks (DHA), used to harvest legitimate…

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Instagram password hack

Social Captain Bug Exposed Instagram Profile and Password

The startup that has helped Instagram users gain popularity has inadvertently lost its security, with the service social captain inadvertently exposing users’ Instagram passwords. Social Captain Bugs Exposed Data Recently, TechCrunch detailed a cyber security issue affecting Instagram users. In particular, he revealed a bug in the service Social Captain that put thousands of Instagram…

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