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Ticketmaster UK Limited fined for failing to protect customers’ payment details

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Ticketmaster UK Limited £1.25 million for failing to keep its customers’ personal data secure.     The ICO found that the company failed to put appropriate security measures in place in 2018 to prevent a cyberattack on a chatbot installed on its online payment page. Ticketmaster’s failure to protect […]


FBI issues cybersecurity advisory for hospitals

In a joint alert, the FBI and two federal agencies warned that they had “credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to US hospitals and healthcare providers”. The alert said malicious groups are targeting the sector with attacks that produce “data theft and disruption of healthcare services”. Faiz Shuja, Co-Founder and CEO, SIRP […]


French IT giant, Sopra Steria, suffers Ryuk ransomware attack

IT services provider, Sopra Steria, has confirmed that it was hit by a ‘new version’ of the Ryuk ransomware that was ‘previously unknown to antivirus software providers and security agencies’. The French-headquartered company detected the cyberattack and made it public the following day. In a statement, Sopra Steria said it has made the virus signature of […]


Amazon sacks insiders over data leak

It has come to light that Amazon has fired employees responsible for a customer data leak. Amazon sent out an email announcement to affected customers following the incident, which read: “We are writing to let you know that your email address was disclosed by an Amazon employee to a third-party in violation of our policies. As […]


Google’s law firm confirms data breach

Immigration law firm, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, has confirmed a data breach involving the personal information of current and former Google employees. The New York-based law firm provides companies with employment verification screening services to determine if employees are eligible and authorised to work in the United States. In a notice with the California […]


Montreal’s STM public transport system hit with a RansomExx attack

Montreal’s STM public transport system is the latest victim of a ransomware attack that has affected its services and online systems.  In a statement on Twitter, STM said: “According to our initial analysis, the data of our customers and employees has not been affected. As soon as we became aware of the situation, we did […]


Pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, suffers data breach

It has been reported that pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, exposed the personal information of hundreds of prescription drug takers for over two months due to a cloud misconfiguration, according to new research from vpnMentor. A team led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar discovered the Google Cloud Storage bucket containing the data as part of an […]


Dr Reddy’s Lab shuts down plants worldwide after suffering cyberattack

Indian drugmaker, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, said it had isolated all its data centre services as a preventive measure following a cyberattack. Its plants in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, India and Russia were impacted.  “We are anticipating all services to be up within 24 hours and we do not foresee any major impact on our […]


Barnes and Noble is targeted in cyberattack

US bookseller, Barnes & Noble, has been victim to a cyberattack impacting Nook services. The Nook service is an ebook reader and storage platform and customers complained across social media of outages. Some customers were unable to access their Nook libraries while others were not able to log in to the firm’s online platform. On Twitter, […]


Four hackers arrested in Poland in nationwide action against cybercrime

The Polish authorities have announced the arrest of four suspected hackers as part of a coordinated strike against cybercrime. Those arrested are believed to be among the most active cybercriminals in the country.   This operation was carried out by the Polish Police Centre Bureau of Investigation (Centralne Biuro Śledecze Policji) under the supervision of […]


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