Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Dating Service Suffers Data Breach

Dating Service Suffers Data BreachMen's social networking website and online dating application Manhunt has suffered a data breach.  According to a security notice filed with the office of the Washington attorney general on April 1, the 20-year-old site was compromised in a cyber-attack that...

School District’s Files Leaked in $40m Ransomware Attack

School District’s Files Leaked in $40m Ransomware AttackA South Florida school district that refused to pay its cyber-attackers a $40m ransom has had thousands of its files leaked online.  Broward County Public Schools was targeted by the Conti ransomware gang at the beginning of March in...

Threat Actor Claims to Have Hacked Domino’s

Threat Actor Claims to Have Hacked Domino’s A threat actor is claiming to have stolen the personal data of over a million customers of Domino's Pizza. In an advert placed on the dark web, the alleged hacker says that they are...

QR Code Malware Threat as Lockdown Ends

QR Code Malware Threat as Lockdown Ends UK consumers are keen to embrace the use of QR codes as the country exits COVID-19 lockdown, but security experts have warned that low awareness levels could be exploited by cyber-criminals. Security vendor...

Campus Still Closed as Portsmouth University Reels from Suspected Ransomware

Campus Still Closed as Portsmouth University Reels from Suspected RansomwareKey IT systems at the University of Portsmouth continue to remain offline this week after a supposed ransomware attack, delaying the start of the new term. A notice on the university’s...

UK Government Reviews Nvidia-Arm Deal on National Security Fears

UK Government Reviews Nvidia-Arm Deal on National Security FearsThe UK government has stepped in to review the sale of chip designer Arm to Nvidia on national security as well as competition grounds. Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden yesterday issued a Public Interest...

UK Government Unveils Plans to Speed Up Rollout of 5G Technology

UK Government Unveils Plans to Speed Up Rollout of 5G TechnologyThe UK government has announced plans to speed up the rollout of 5G technology, which could have major implications for cybersecurity as experts warn that it will expand the attack surface...

Cloudflare Announces First Canadian Office

Cloudflare Announces First Canadian OfficeAn American company with ambitions to "help build a better internet" is to open its first ever office in Canada. On April 19, security, performance, and reliability company Cloudflare announced its plans to expand northward and open an office...

Mastercard to Acquire Ekata

Mastercard to Acquire Ekata Mastercard has announced its intention to acquire Seattle-based digital identity verification company Ekata in a deal valued at $850m. The payment processor publicized the planned purchase on Monday morning and said that they expect to close the deal within the next...

US Charges Nigerian with Elder Fraud

US Charges Nigerian with Elder Fraud The United States has brought federal charges against a Maryland resident in connection with a social media scam that victimized elderly Americans. Oluwaseyi Akinyemi, also known as “Paddy Linkin” and “Joseph Kadin,” is accused of conning more...

Google Trumpets New Mobile App Security Standard

Google Trumpets New Mobile App Security StandardGoogle is shouting about a new standard designed to enhance baseline security across mobile applications. The Mobile Application Profile is the work of the Internet of Secure Things Alliance (ioXt), a consortium of over...

FIN7 Sysadmin Gets 10 Years Behind Bars

FIN7 Sysadmin Gets 10 Years Behind BarsThe systems administrator for a notorious organized cybercrime group has been handed a 10-year jail sentence for his part in financial crimes that cost firms and consumers billions. Ukrainian national Fedir Hladyr, 35, was...

ICO Issued Over £42 Million in Fines Last Year

ICO Issued Over £42 Million in Fines Last YearThe UK’s privacy regulator issued over £42 million in fines last year, although the vast majority of the money relates to two major GDPR penalties, according to new data. Flagged by think...

US Indicts SecondEye Operators

US Indicts SecondEye Operators The United States has indicted two Pakistani men on suspicion of operating an illegal online store that sold false identification documents on the dark web.  Karachi residents 34-year-old Mohsin Raza and 33-year-old Mujtaba Raza were charged in a six-count...

US Issues Russian SVR Warning

US Issues Russian SVR Warning America has issued a cybersecurity advisory that urges organizations to patch vulnerabilities it says are being exploited by Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) actors. The warning was jointly issued on April 15 by the National...
The Hacker News

3 Zero-Day Exploits Hit SonicWall Enterprises Email Security Appliances

SonicWall has addressed three critical security vulnerabilities in its hosted and on-premises email security (ES) product that are being actively exploited in the wild. Tracked as CVE-2021-20021 and CVE-2021-20022, the flaws were discovered and reported to the company by FireEye's Mandiant subsidiary...
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WARNING: Hackers Exploit Unpatched Pulse Secure 0-Day to Breach Organizations

If the Pulse Connect Secure gateway is part of your organization network, you need to be aware of a newly discovered critical zero-day authentication bypass vulnerability (CVE-2021-22893) that is currently being exploited in the wild and for which there...
The Register

Japan accuses Chinese military of cyber-attacks on its space agency

200 other companies also targeted, but no data lost Japan has accused a member of the Chinese Communist Party of conducting cyber-attacks on its space agency and 200 other local entities.…
The Register

Japan accuses Chinese military of cyber-attacks on its space agency

200 other companies also targeted, but no data lost Japan has accused a member of the Chinese Communist Party of conducting cyber-attacks on its space agency and 200 other local entities.…

Tool links email addresses to Facebook accounts at scale

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Still smarting from last month’s dump of phone numbers belonging to 500 million Facebook users, the social media giant has a new privacy crisis to contend with: a tool that, on a mass scale,...