#Privacy: Fashion site Sixth June becomes the latest victim to Magecart hackers

The French apparel site Sixth June has suffered a digital skimming attack on its website. Rapid Spike security researcher “Jenkins” took to Twitter, stating that the brand had a live payment skimmer on its website, stealing customer credit card details.  Jenkins posted screenshots of malicious Javascript and added that he reported the hack to the […]

#Privacy: Spanish DPA fines airline €30,000 

The Spanish Data Protection Authority has fined Vueling €30,000 for failing to provide a cookie banner that complies with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The decision was based on the cookie banner being poorly constructed, displaying general information about what cookies are and which cookies are used, along with information that shows the […]

#Privacy: Russian hackers are targeting sporting and anti-doping organisations 

Ahead of next year’s Olympic games in Tokyo, Russian hackers have targeted at least 16 national and international organisations. The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center have tracked a spring of cyberattacks coming from the Russian Threat group Strontium, also known as APT28, The attacks are targeting anti-doping authorities and sporting organisations worldwide.  Some of the attacks […]

#Privacy: UK close to allowing Huawei into “non-contentious” parts of 5G network development

The Sunday Times has reported that the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson may allow Huawei to develop the non-critical parts of the country’s 5G network.  This move will come as a relief for UK carriers, as all four of the UK’s largest carriers (EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone) are understood to be already using Huawei […]

#Privacy: More than 2.5 million credit card transactions exposed

A database containing one of the largest collections of credit card numbers has been discovered. Security Discover researcher, Jeremiah Fowler, had initially discovered a database in February 2019, belonging to the Nigerian based Electronic Settlements Limited. Electronic Settlements Limited is the parent company of CashEnvoy, PayPad and many more companies.   The database contained over 8 […]

#Privacy: Over 7m Adobe Creative Cloud users exposed to hackers

Nearly 7.5 million Adobe Creative Cloud user records were left exposed due to an exposed, non-password protected Elasticsearch database. Security researcher Bob Diachenko, who worked alongside Comparitech, estimates that the database was exposed for about a week. However, it remains unknown as to whether anyone else gained unauthorised access to the database.  The exposed information […]

#Privacy: Swedish police will install spyware on the devices of crime suspects

Starting from March 2020, Sweden’s police force will be able to deploy spyware on suspects’ devices in order to intercept encrypted communications.  Announced on Tuesday, October 22, Sweden’s Interior Minister Mikael Damberg announced that the spyware will also be able to activate the devices’ microphones, cameras, and exfiltrate any data deemed as necessary by the […]