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Australia’s securities regulator says server hit by cybersecurity breach

Australia’s securities regulator has confirmed a cybersecurity breach at a server it used to transfer files including credit licence applications where some information may have been viewed. Australia’s securities regulator has confirmed a cybersecurity breach at a server it used to transfer files including credit licence applications where some information may have been viewed. The […]

Hackney Council files leaked online after cyberattack

A cybercriminal group has posted what it claims are documents stolen from Hackney Council in a ransomware attack which took place last year. The council in East London was hit by what it described as a ‘serious cyberattack’ in October. It reported itself to the data watchdog due to the risk criminals accessed staff and residents’ data.  The […]

COVID vaccine scam – Police issue urgent warning as Britons targeted by fake jabs text

With cases of COVID-19 increasing across the UK and with the country now plunged into yet another lockdown, the most vulnerable to this devastating virus are desperately waiting to receive the newly approved Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines. Sadly, it appears that cybercriminals are now preying on people who believe they are next in line to […]

IBM detects calculated hack on COVID-19 vaccine supply chain

IBM has reported that the organisations involved in the COVID-19 vaccinations supply chain have been targeted by calculated cyberattacks. According to IBM’s analysis, the targeted attack began in September 2020 and spanned across six countries. Max Heinemeyer, Director of Threat Hunting at Darktrace, commented: “2020 has seen an increase in digital supply chain attacks 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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