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Pizza Hut Australia suffers data breach

It has been reported that Pizza Hut Australia has been hit by a cyberattack, the company has revealed, with customer data including delivery addresses and order details stolen in the hack. Javvad Malik, Lead Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, commented on the news: “Pizza Hut Australia’s swift response in engaging forensic and cybersecurity specialists is […]

Contents of Piilopuoti web server seized by Finnish Customs, resulting in major breakthrough

Finnish Customs has seized the ‘Piilopuoti’ web server in cooperation with foreign authorities and seized the contents of the server. The web server was operational in the Tor network since 2022. The Finnish-language website that sold narcotics opened on May 18, 2022. The site operated as a hidden service in the encrypted Tor network. The […]

MGM Resorts announces it has been victim of a cyberattack

MGM Resorts recently announced it has been the victim of a malicious cyberattack. The organisation published a statement on its website: ‘MGM Resorts recently identified a cybersecurity issue affecting certain of the company’s systems. Promptly after detecting the issue, we began an investigation with assistance from leading external cybersecurity experts. We also notified law enforcement […]

Greater Manchester Police suffers cyberattack

Greater Manchester Police is the latest force to fall victim to yet another cyberattack. As of late, hackers are repeatedly targeting police forces and incidents like this are becoming all too common. ACC Colin McFarlane of Greater Manchester Police (GMP), released a statement on the organisation’s website: ‘We are aware of a ransomware attack affecting a […]

ICO reprimands NHS Lanarkshire for sharing patient data via WhatsApp

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a reprimand to NHS Lanarkshire, following staff’s unauthorised use of WhatsApp to share patients’ personal data over the course of two years. Between April 2020 and April 2022, 26 staff at NHS Lanarkshire had access to a WhatsApp group where patient data was entered on more than 500 occasions, […]

Norfolk and Suffolk Police suffer data breach

Norfolk and Suffolk constabularies have identified an issue relating to a very small percentage of responses to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests for crime statistics, issued between April 2021 and March 2022. A technical issue has led to some raw data belonging to the constabularies being included within the files produced in response to the […]

Staff data error leaks personal information of every Northern Ireland police service officer

Every police officer in Northern Ireland has had their personal details leaked, leaving officers and their families ‘frightened’, following a staff data breach. The names, work locations and ranks of all officers were leaked in response to a freedom of information (FOI) request. Police Service Northern Ireland Assistant Chief Constable, Chris Todd, said the breach […]

Electoral Commission admits to suffering major cyber breach

The Electoral Commission has revealed that it has been struck by a ‘complex cyberattack’ which saw cybercriminals access electoral registers. The initial breach occurred in August 2021 as ‘hostile actors’ gained access to copies of electoral registers, but the attack was not identified until October 2022, over a year later. The Electoral Commission admitted that […]

Researchers find satellite security lags decades behind the state of the art

Thousands of satellites are currently orbiting the Earth and there will be many more in the future. Researchers from Ruhr University Bochum and the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security in Saarbrücken have assessed the security of these systems from an IT perspective. They analysed three current low-earth orbit satellites and found that, from a […]

Estée Lauder experiences cybersecurity incident

The Estée Lauder Companies has identified a cybersecurity incident, which involves an unauthorised third party that has gained access to some of its systems. After becoming aware of the incident, the company proactively took down some of its systems and promptly began an investigation with the assistance of leading third-party cybersecurity experts. The company is […]

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