#Privacy: Malicious app has infected 45K devices over the past 6 months

Xhelper can hide itself from users, download additional malicious apps, and display advertisements.  Researchers at Symantec, observed an increase in detections for Xhelper, and discovered that it has infected over 45,000 devices in the past six months.  Many users have been complaining about Xhelper on various online forms, stating how the malware keeps showing up […]

#Privacy: Australia proposes facial recognition to gain access to adult sites

The Australian government has proposed using facial recognition to verify the ages of people wanting to visit adult sites.  Currently, Australian law does not prohibit minors from visiting adults site, however this new proposal would require users to verify their age before watching the adult material. Under the proposal, which was launched by Australia’s Department […]

#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 […]