#privacy: Fundraising platform exposes more than 7 million records

A database belonging to the fundraising platform Wedidit has been discovered non-password protected.  Security researcher Jeremiah Fowler discovered the non-password protected database on July 11th and following an investigation it was found that the database was connected to an online fundraising platform.  The database was publicly accessible and all the folders within it contained the […]

#privacy: City of London hit by nearly one million cyber-attacks each month

The City of London has been hit by one million cyber-attacks each month during the first quarter of 2019. According to a Freedom of Information (FOI) data request by Centrify, it was identified that in the first three months of 2019, the governing body was hit by 2.8 million cyber attacks, which equates to an […]

#privacy: StockX faces lawsuit following data breach

StockX, a sneaker trading platform, is facing a lawsuit over a data breach that resulted in more than 6.8 million customer records being exposed. Filed on Monday in U.S District Court, the lawsuit is on behalf of a minor from Kansas and other minors whose personal data “was accessed, acquired, stolen and re-sold by hackers […]

#privacy: Third party exposes data from UK property preservation company

An open database containing more than 18,000 records was found exposed due to a third party provider. Security researcher Mark Daniels discovered the CouchDB database on July 30th. It had contained 18,667 records including names, account numbers, transaction details, admin passwords and user credentials.  Additionally the database also had IP addresses, Ports, Pathways and storage […]

#privacy: Flaw in Google Nest Cam IQ could be exploited by hackers

The Google Nest Cam IQ has been identified containing a plethora of security flaws which could allow hackers to take control of the vulnerable device.  Researchers Lilith Wyatt and Claudio Bozzato of Cisco Talos discovered the vulnerabilities in the Nest Cam IQ Indoor camera.  Version 4620002 of the Nest Cam IQ Indoor camera was found […]

#privacy: Visa announces new feature to prevent payment fraud

New payment security services will be added by Visa to prevent and disrupt payment fraud.  The new innovative security capabilities will break new ground in cybersecurity and fraud prevention, by detecting and disrupting fraud threats targeting financial institutions and merchants.  The new capabilities will be available to Visa clients at no extra cost or sign-up.  […]

#privacy: MoviePass exposes thousands of customers’ credit card numbers 

MoviePass, the movie ticket subscription service has left tens of thousands of customer card details exposed on an unprotected server.  Security researcher, Mossab Hussain, from cybersecurity firm SpiderSilk found the unprotected database and presented a sample of 1,000 records to TechCrunch to confirm that the customer data was left unencrypted and accessible to anyone.  The […]

Cloud computing and IoT perceived to pose greatest cybersecurity risk

A new report from EY have found that over two thirds of British companies feel that cybersecurity concerns prevent them from adopting new technology.  The survey of 175 C-suite executives at UK-based organisations, identified that cybersecurity fears are “thwarting” adoption in vital areas such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and IoT.  It was also […]

#privacy: Facebook announces new tool “Off-Facebook Activity” 

Users will now be able to view all their data that is shared by third-party websites and apps to Facebook.  The new setting will allow users to clear their history, prevent any future activity from being tracked, and selectively stop specific websites from sending users browsing activity to Facebook. The feature simply removes the connection […]