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Princess Cruises confirms a data breach of crew and guests

Princess Cruises, the cruise liner forced to halt its global operations after two of its ships confirmed on-board outbreaks of Coronavirus, has now confirmed a data breach. The notice posted on its website, believed to have been posted in March, said the company detected unauthorised access to a number of its email accounts over four […]

Commercial password managers not always watertight

Researchers at the University of York have shown that some commercial password managers (depending on the version) may not be a watertight way to ensure cybersecurity. After creating a malicious app to impersonate a legitimate Google app, they were able to fool two out of five of the password managers they tested into giving away […]

GISEC postponed over coronavirus concerns

GISEC, a major cybersecurity event held in Dubai, has been postponed due to concerns over coronavirus. The event, which was due to take place from April 6 to April 8 at The World Trade Centre in Dubai, has been postponed until September 1 to September 3. A statement on the event’s website said: “In light […]

Boots suspends loyalty card payments after cyberattack

It has been reported that there have been attempts to hack into customer accounts using stolen passwords and as a result, leading pharmacy and beauty retailer, Boots, has suspended payments using loyalty points in shops and online. Commenting on the issue is Chief Security Officer at Cybereason, Sam Curry: “The Boots breach is yet another […]

Bouygues Group’s construction subsidiary hit by massive ransomware attack

The Bouygues Group’s construction subsidiary has advised that it was recently paralysed by a major cyberattack. The attack caused a huge amount of damage as the entire computer network was impacted and all of the company’s servers shut down. The company issued an update on the attack: “Following the virus attack on the Bouygues Construction […]

A Teesside council website down due to suspected cyberattack

An issue regarding the failure of a Teesside council’s IT systems is believed to be the result of a suspected cyberattack. Redcar and Cleveland Council has said that there is no evidence to suggest personal data has been lost and that it is still able to receive and answer limited calls and emails, prioritising urgent messages. […]

6.5 million eligible voters in Israel have personal data leaked

It has been reported that the personal data of 6.5 million voters in Israel has been leaked. The incident came as a result of a software flaw which meant full names, addresses and identity card numbers were exposed. The security fault was linked with an app used by the country’s Prime Minister and his party […]

Cosmetics giant exposes millions of data records

Cosmetics giant, Estée Lauder, has come under scrutiny as its database exposed around 440 million data records, according to researchers. The records were said to have contained email addresses but didn’t include any sensitive employee information. The company issued the following statement: “On January 30, 2020, we were made aware that a limited number of […]

More than 7,700 attacks by threats disguised as dating apps in Africa

With Valentine’s Day taking place on Friday, singles and couples alike are under intensifying pressure to solidify their plans. While choosing the right partner is a matter of paramount importance, there is another matter that should be treated with care. Kaspersky’s analysis has shown that last year, there were 1,486 threats under the guise of […]

TikTok vulnerability let hackers access parts of users’ accounts

It has been reported that multiple vulnerabilities have been found within smartphone video sharing app, TikTok, which it now says have been fixed. The vulnerabilities had the potential to allow hackers to manipulate content and extract personal data, according to Israeli-based cybersecurity company, Check Point. Researchers found that it was possible to spoof text messages to make […]

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