Phoney militia chief’s Facebook page used in malware campaign

Tens of thousands of Facebook users have been lured into divulging their personal details to a hacker, an Israeli cyber security firm claims. According to Tel-Aviv-based Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, a hacker who is thought to be Libyan, used malware to obtain account holders’ confidential data and gain access to users’ smart devices. Check […]

A rise in cyber-incidents reported by financial services firms

Data from a freedom of information request (FOI) made by the accountancy firm RSM, revealed that financial services firms reported 819 cyber incidents to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2018.  The data presented a clear rise of incidents that had been reported from 69 incidents in 2017 to 819.  It was also discovered that […]

Russia’s Yandex cyber attack linked to Western intelligence operations

Cyber teams working for Western intelligence services are reported to be behind a malware attack on Russia’s Yandex search engine in 2018. The attack which took place in November of last year saw Yandex hit by malware called Regin, which, Reuters reports, is known to be used by an intelligence network shared by the UK, […]

Data breach suffered by cloud provider PCM

US-based cloud services provider, PCM, has suffered a data breach following a cyber-attack that hit emails and customers’ file-sharing systems earlier this year. According to reports made by KrebsOnSecurty, hackers were able to access the firm’s emails to disrupt client business, after suspicious activity was initially detected on PCM networks in mid-May. Reports suggest that […]

Italian data protector fines Facebook 

The Italian data protection regulator has fined Facebook €1million following privacy violations relating to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.  It was revealed last year that Facebook “may have improperly shared” the data of 87 million users, with Cambridge Analytica by apps. The Italian regulator, Garante, had discovered that via the ‘ThisIsYourDigitalLife’ app, Facebook had accessed the […]

Gay dating app required to pay $240,000 over leaked nude photos

Announced on Friday, a settlement has been reached with Online Buddies Inc, for failing to protect private photos of its users on the dating app Jack’d. In February, the company had been informed by security researcher Oliver Hough, about a flaw that compromised Jack’d users’ personal data including private photos, and other personally identifying information. […]

Former Equifax boss to serve four months for insider trading

Earlier in 2019, Equifax CIO Jun Ying pleaded guilty to selling his company stock before the credit ratings agency went public with the massive data breach it suffered in 2017. His insider trading ensured he would secure huge financial gains before the data breach’s millions of victims even knew their details had been exposed in […]

Client data from Ford, TD Bank exposed online

Attunity, a data management company left client data files exposed on the internet after three Amazon S3 buckets were exposed without a password.  Reported by UpGuard, researchers reported that one of the S3 buckets “contained  large collection of internal business documents”. “The total size is uncertain, but the researcher downloaded a sample of about a […]

Phishing campaign targets Instagram users

Hackers are stealing Instagram credentials through a campaign promising users a verification badge.  Reported by Luke Leal, a security analyst at Sucuri, scammers have found a new method to trick users into providing their Instagram account login credentials with the promise of giving them a “verified” status.  Scammers are using the phishing domain “instagramforbusiness[.]info”, in […]