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Cybersecurity as a practice of using processes and technologies that protect any data, computer systems, networks, programs, and devices from any kinds of cyberattacks or unauthorised access. There are several forms of cybersecurity such as network, application, and operational security etc. Cybersecurity also refers to ensuring the availability and integrity of information. The most challenging thing for cybersecurity is the evolution of security risks.
Facebook said that the reason for the recent data leakage of more than 530 million users was not a hacker breach of its systems. Attackers gained access to information by extracting data from web resources or so-called web scraping.
Users from 106 countries were affected, including 32 million profiles from the USA, 11 million from the UK, and 6 million from India. Facebook said this data was extracted using a vulnerability that the company patched in 2019.
The voice chat service instantly gained the status of an elite platform with millions of fans. However, its users raise serious concerns about the app's questionable privacy and security practices, and using it could cause troubles.
According to Apple, the vulnerability discovered by security researchers from Google Project Zero could be "actively exploited" by hackers. The bug was found in the WebKit browser engine, which is the basis of the Safari browser on all Apple devices.
Avast found out more than 200 fraudulent fleeceware apps with hidden subscriptions on the App Store and Google Play. SensorTower estimated that such apps had been downloaded more than 1 billion times and generated over $400 million in revenue.
In early March, Internet scammers began to use Telegram bots, which collect personal data, to blackmail users in Russia. Now, the Telegram account of the Australian Finance Minister was hacked.