Facebook sues analytics firm over data misuse

A lawsuit against the South Korean data analytics company, Rankwave, has been filed following alleged data misuse. Facebook is accusing Rankwave of using its 30 different apps to “track and analyse” comments and likes on Facebook pages, the court documents reveal. Additionally Rankwave has been said to use Facebook data for its own business purposes […]

Binance to increase security following hack

Following a hack that saw $41 million bitcoins stolen, Binance pledges to significantly increase its security. In a blog post released today, CEO Changpeng Zhao announced that Binance are to “significantly revamp” the company’s security measures, procedures and practices, following the large scale data breach. “We are making significant changes to the API, 2FA, and […]

80 million records exposed in SMS spam operation

ApexSMS suffers data breach exposing the records of 80 million people. Discovered by security researcher Bob Diachenko, ApexSMS, an SMS text marketing company has suffered a data breach exposing the personally identifiable information of more than 80 million people which was then submitted on an unsecured database.  The exposed database contained 80 million records which […]

Samsung data leak exposes source code, passwords and employee data

Security researcher revealed that sensitive information including source code, credentials and secret keys have been made accessible on GitLab. Mossab Hussein, a security researcher at SpiderSilk,  discovered dozens of exposed files and credentials to the entire AWS account that was being used on GitLab. Many of the files contained logs, analytics data, and the source […]

Ransomware disguises itself as anti-virus software to infect victims

Dharma Ransomware is evolving and it’s new tactic involves posing as anti-virus software. Trend Micro recently found new samples of Dharma ransomware using a new technique to commit malicious activities. Dharma was first spotted in 2016 and has “continued to target and successfully victimize users and organizations around the world,”  said Raphael Centeno, security researcher […]

ICO launches the ‘Be Data Aware’ campaign

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is launching the ‘Be Data Aware’ campaign to help the general public understand how organisations use their data. The ‘Be Data Aware’ campaign helps people understand how organisations might be using their data to target them online, as well as informing people on how they can control it. The campaign […]

Cyber security on course to generate more than £70m in salaries in Northern Ireland

Revealed at the eighth World Cyber Security Technology Research Summit in Belfast, the cyber security industry is on course to generate salaries of over £70m each year. It was also announced that the cyber security industry is set to provide employment for nearly 1,700 people. Máire O’Neill, professor at Queen’s University Belfast, explained at the […]