Hacked, hacked and hacked! It’s been a hectic week in terms of security breaches; from Emily Ratajkowski’s iCloud hack to Yahoo facing a hack, yet again.

Just over two years ago, Hollywood celebrities were targeted in a major iCloud hack, where the hacker leaked private content of numerous prominent personalities.

While the perpetrator has been caught and sentenced, a recent iCloud hack of supermodel Emily Ratajkowski has taken the internet by storm.

Emily Ratajkowski Hacked

It’s still unclear as to who hacked Emily’s iCloud account and stole over 200 of her assumed risqué pictures. Similarly, actress Jennifer Lawrence underwent the same predicament in 2014, when her private images got leaked on the web at large.

Yahoo Hacked, Again

Yahoo faced major hacks last year, one of which involved one billion users! In a surprising new happening, Yahoo has yet again been hacked. Yahoo users have received an email from Yahoo warning them of possibly compromised accounts.

The magnitude of the hack is lesser than prior breaches; however, the risk of data being compromised is still quite real and could potentially lead to hacks of other accounts linked with Yahoo. Learn how to boost your Yahoo email security.

Mac Malware

The infamous Russian hacking group, responsible for hacking and leaking DNC emails during 2016 presidential campaign, has reportedly created a Trojan for Mac, known as X-Agent. Previously, there have been malware and viruses designed for Windows, iOS and Android but a Mac malware is a new development of its kind.

The erratic Mac malware seems to be out at large, and the full-scale effects are unclear. However, Mac and iMac users must keep an eye out and update the software to have the latest firewalls to combat such viruses and malware.

With many hacking incidents taking place on a daily basis, it’s only a matter of time until you become a victim of a hack. Security experts can’t stop laying emphasis on employing the use of privacy tools to strengthen your online privacy and security.

How To Stay Protected on the Web?

Privacy is the right of every internet user. However, the open nature of the Internet makes privacy a challenge, since your online avatar holds so much. You must employ the use of online privacy tools to remain safe from hackers and cyber criminals who work around the clock to get hold of your information.

Moreover, there are numerous ways you can avoid being hacked online. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) has long proved to be the most reliable and trusted tool in achieving supreme online privacy and security. A VPN does so by encrypting your online traffic and data. This makes your communications with others completely secure and impenetrable.

In an event where a hacker does get access to any information, all they’ll get is gibberish data which is of absolutely no use. Additionally, robust VPN protocols make you safe from all hacking attempts and keep your accounts and online presence safe at all times.

Ather Owais is a tech and cyber security enthusiast. He follows technological trends and their impact on today's digital era.

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