Grinchbots strike again this holiday shopping season as bot traffic spikes 73%

The days are getting chilly, holiday drinks are back on the menu at your favorite café and family gatherings are planned. In an almost pavlovian response, Grinchbots have also returned in record levels to ruin your online holiday shopping experience. Read More …

Amazon cloud outage hits major websites, streaming apps

A major outage disrupted Amazon’s cloud services on Tuesday, temporarily knocking out streaming platforms Netflix and Disney+, Robinhood, a wide range of apps and Amazon.com Inc’s e-commerce website as consumers shopped ahead of Christmas. “Many services have already recovered, however Read More …

Lazada confirms 1.1M accounts compromised in RedMart security breach

Singapore-based online grocery platform RedMart has suffered a data breach that compromised personal data of 1.1 million accounts. An individual has claimed to be in possession of the database involved in the breach, which contains various personal information such as Read More …

FBI sees surge in online shopping scams, FTC says most reports ever

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) today warned of an increased number of reports coming from victims of online shopping scams. The public service announcement, published on the agency’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), says that the scam victims Read More …

‘Keeper’ hacking group behind hacks at 570 online stores

A hacking group known as “Keeper” is responsible for security breaches at more than 570 online e-commerce portals over the last three years. The Keeper gang broke into online store backends, altered their source code, and inserted malicious scripts that Read More …