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FTC warns about misuses of biometric information and harm to consumers

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning that the increasing use of consumers’ biometric information and related technologies, including those powered by Machine Learning, raises significant consumer privacy and data security concerns and the potential for bias and discrimination. Biometric information refers to data that depict or describe physical, biological, or behavioural traits, characteristics, […]

Dorchester school suffers ransomware attack

It has been reported that Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester, UK, has been the target of a cyberattack, having had its screens and systems locked. It said the attack was accompanied by a ransom demand, payable on the Dark Web. The school, which has more than 2,000 pupils, said it would not be paying the […]

NCSC joins partners to issue warning about China state-sponsored cyber activity targeting CNI networks

The UK and agencies in the US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand have issued new advice to help organisations detect China state-sponsored activity being carried out against critical national infrastructure networks. In the new joint advisory the National Cyber Security Centre – a part of GCHQ – alongside international partners highlight how recent activity has targeted networks […]

Data Protection Commission hits Meta Ireland with record fine

The Data Protection Commission (‘the DPC’) has announced the conclusion of its inquiry into Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (‘Meta Ireland’), examining the basis upon which Meta Ireland transfers personal data from the EU/EEA to the US in connection with the delivery of its Facebook service. The DPC adopted its final decision in this inquiry on […]

ICO fines TikTok £12.7 million for misusing children’s data

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a £12,700,000 fine to TikTok Information Technologies UK Limited and TikTok Inc (TikTok) for a number of breaches of data protection law, including failing to use children’s personal data lawfully. The ICO estimates that TikTok allowed up to 1.4 million UK children under 13 to use its platform […]

Capita confirms it suffered a cyberattack

On Friday March 31, Capita, a leading provider of business process services, experienced a cyber incident primarily impacting access to internal applications. This caused disruption to some services provided to individual clients, though the majority of its client services remained in operation. A statement on the company’s website reads: ‘Our IT security monitoring capabilities swiftly […]

Group-IB uncovers over 600 hijacked Instagram accounts used to spread financial phishing in Indonesia

Group-IB, one of the global leaders in cybersecurity, headquartered in Singapore, uncovered a novel and extensive scam campaign targeting both Instagram and banking users in Indonesia, which aims to gain access to their bank accounts. As part of the ongoing brand-protection efforts, the company’s Digital Risk Protection unit identified more than 600 hijacked Instagram accounts used to spread phishing […]

Law enforcement takes down notorious hacker marketplace

An unprecedented law enforcement operation involving 17 countries has resulted in the takedown of Genesis Market, one of the most dangerous marketplaces selling stolen account credentials to hackers worldwide. As a result of an action day on April 4, this illegal service was shut down and its infrastructure seized.  Simultaneous actions were also carried out […]

Dole discloses employee data breach after ransomware attack

Fresh produce giant, Dole Food Company, announced in February of this year that it experienced a cybersecurity incident which was identified as ransomware. Upon learning of this incident, Dole moved quickly to contain the threat and engaged leading third-party cybersecurity experts, who worked in partnership with Dole’s internal teams to remediate the issue and secure […]

Cybercriminals add three novel tactics to phishing in latest attempts to sneak past security

Cybercriminals are continuously evolving their phishing attacks, introducing new techniques and tactics in their attempts to trick victims, bypass security measures and avoid detection. A new Threat Spotlight from Barracuda Networks details three novel tactics that were detected in phishing attacks during January 2023. Barracuda researchers analysed data of phishing emails blocked by Barracuda systems. […]

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