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Honda confirms cyberattack which brought parts of its operations to a standstill

Honda has confirmed a cyberattack that brought parts of its global operations to a standstill. The company said in a statement to the BBC on Tuesday that the attack took place on the Honda network on an internal server and that the problem was affecting its ability to access its computer servers, use email and otherwise […]

Avon suffers a cybersecurity incident

Cosmetics giant, Avon, is recovering from a cybersecurity incident. The company has filed documents with the US Securities Exchange Commission disclosing the incident on June 9. The documents said that Avon Products suffered a cyber incident in its Information Technology environment which has “interrupted some systems and partially affected operations.” It said the company is evaluating the extent […]

Australian PM warns of sophisticated state-based cyber hacks

Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has said that the Australian government and institutions are being targeted by ongoing sophisticated state-based cyber hacks. Mr Morrison said the cyberattacks were widespread, covering ‘all levels of government’ as well as essential services and businesses. He declined to identify a specific state actor and said no major personal data breaches had […]

Life Healthcare announces cyberattack

The Life Healthcare Group announced that its southern African operation has been the victim of a targeted criminal attack on its IT systems. The company said it acted immediately when it became aware of the incident and took its systems offline, in order to actively contain the attack. Its hospitals and administrative offices switched over […]

Vermont’s National Railroad Passenger Corporation confirms data breach

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) in Vermont has disclosed a data breach that may have resulted in the compromise of customer personally identifiable information (PII). The data breach was discovered on April 16, 2020. In a letter to the Attorney General’s Office of Vermont, the rail service said that an unknown third party managed to fraudulently access […]

New wave of Sandworm attacks

The National Security Agency in the United States of America has revealed that Russian cyber actors from the GRU Main Center for Special Technologies have been exploiting a vulnerability in Exim Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) software since at least August 2019. The cyber actors responsible for this malicious cyber programme are known publicly as the […]

Joomla team confirms security breach

The team behind the Joomla open source content management system (CMS) has announced a security breach. The incident took place after a member of the Joomla Resources Directory (JRD) team left a full backup of the JRD on an Amazon Web Services S3 bucket owned by their own company. Data potentially affected included full name, […]

Barracuda Networks expert on the rise of Coronavirus-related phishing

Barracuda researchers have seen a steady increase in the number of COVID-19-related email attacks since January, but they have observed a recent spike in this type of attack – up 667% since the end of February. Between March 1 and March 23, Barracuda Sentinel has detected 467,825 spear phishing email attacks and 9,116 of those […]

Public Health England will keep some NHS Test and Trace data for 20 years

Public Health England (PHE) will keep personally identifiable information collected by NHS Test and Trace of people with COVID-19 symptoms for 20 years. The privacy notice from PHE also says it will keep the personally identifiable information collected on the contacts of people with COVID-19 but who do not have symptoms for five years. Youngjin […]

Google blocks 18 million COVID-19 phishing and malware emails

It was recently reported that Google has malware scanners built within the Gmail free email service which has blocked around 18 million phishing and malware emails using COVID-19 lures within one week. Gmail Security PM Neil Kumaran and G Suite and GCP Lead Security PM Sam Lugani explained: “During the last week, we saw 18 million daily malware and phishing […]

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