#Privacy: Threat actors demand ransom from surgical company

Threat actors are individually threatening patients of a hacked surgical company and demanding money in return for not exposing their personal information.  In November last year, The Center for Facial Restoration, Inc. (TCFFR), was struck by a cyber attack.  Plastic surgeon and company founder, Dr. Richard Davis wrote in a statement on the TCFFR website, […]

#Privacy: MageCart compromises Perricone’s European e-commerce sites

Numerous European websites for the anti-aging skin care brand, Perricone MD, have been compromised with malicious scripts.  Sam Jenkins, developer at RapidSpike, discovered that malicious scripts from two hacking groups had attempted to steal payment card information on the European e-commerce websites for Perricone.  The first malicious script was traced back to November 2018, meaning […]

#Privacy: Iranian hackers target Bahrain oil company 

The Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) has been stuck by a new strain of data-wiping malware.  Iranian state-sponsored hackers targeted Bapco on December 29 using the data-wiping malware dubbed “Dustman”, which is designed to delete data on infected computers. In a report published last week by Saudi Arabia’s National Cybersecurity Authority (CNA), the hackers used Dustman […]

#Privacy: Data breach at Minnesota Hospital affects 50K patients

Minnesota-based health operator, Alomere Health has become the latest victim of a data breach exposing the personal and medical information of 49,351 patients.  In a security notice posted on its website, Alomere Health announced that an unauthorised person(s) gained access to an employee’s email account between October 31 and November 1, 2019.  After securing the […]

#Privacy: Serious security flaws in TikTok identified

Researchers at CheckPoint have discovered a flaw within TikTok which allows hackers to text users malicious links. Over the past couple of months, CheckPoint researchers identified multiple vulnerabilities within the TikTok application leaving users vulnerable to hackers.  One vulnerability allows hackers to send SMS messages to any phone number on behalf of TikTok with a […]

#Privacy: Beware of SNAKE ransomware

Researchers have identified a new ransomware targeting business networks with the aim of encrypting all devices connected to it.  MalwareHunterTeam discovered Snake Ransomware, and Vitali Kremez, Head of Sentinel Labs, conducted an analysis on it to understand more about the infection.  “The ransomware contains a level of routine obfuscation not previously and typically seen coupled […]

#Privacy: MageCart attackers target retailer Focus Camera

Last year, the website of popular photography and imaging retailer, Focus Camera, was hit by MageCart cyber criminals. Late December 2019, Juniper employee Mounir Hahad, discovered that the site had been hacked after an acquaintance of his had received a notification from their credit card company about a suspicious transaction. Following a thorough investigation into […]