[Weekly Security News] Even big corporations cannot be safe from phishing attacks! Recent data breaches of Activision and Coinbase
[February 22, 2023]
1. Hackers steal Activision games and employee data
According to a report by TechCrunch on February 21, 2023, Activision, a video game publisher, may have experienced a data breach on February 20, 2023. It is believed that hackers accessed the company’s servers and stole video game source code and personal information of current and former employees, including Social Security numbers.
Source : Tech Crunch
2. Crypto Exchange Coinbase Details SMS Phishing Attacks
Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange, has warned its users about a recent SMS phishing campaign in which attackers are attempting to steal login credentials and sensitive personal information. The phishing messages use various techniques to trick users into clicking on a malicious link that leads to a fake Coinbase website.
Source : Bank Info Security
Phishing attacks on Coinbase and Activision highlight the importance of being prepared to protect valuable information from cybercriminals. Phishing is a common tactic used by criminals to trick individuals into revealing sensitive information or clicking on malicious links that can result in data breaches and financial losses.
By being prepared and proactive, individuals and organizations can minimize the risk of data breaches and financial losses. It is essential to remain vigilant and proactive in defending against the increasingly sophisticated tactics of cybercriminals.
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