#Privacy: ACSC warns of COVID-19 themed malicious cyber activity

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has issued a threat update to raise awareness and provide cyber security advice surrounding COVID-19 themed malicious cyber activity.  The update explains that with cyber criminals capitalising on people’s growing concerns and desire for information about the global pandemic, there will likely be an increase in the frequency and […]

#Privacy: Cyber insurer giant struck by Maze Ransomware

A ransomware attack against Chubb, a major cyber security insurance provider, has resulted in the unauthorised access to data belonging to a third-party.  On Maze’s “News” site, the operators behind the ransomware claim to have encrypted devices  on Chubb’s networks in March.  Similar to other ransomware, Maze has adopted the tactic of stealing company files […]

#Privacy: 4G networks vulnerable to DoS attacks

A report has revealed that all 4G networks are susceptible to denial of service (DoS) attacks.  Research centered around the Diameter signalling protocol by Positive Technologies revealed that weaknesses within the protocol means that threat actors could launch DoS attacks on all 4G networks.  The Diameter signalling protocol “is used to authenticate and authorise messages […]

#Privacy: 69% of SAP users believe SAP projects do not prioritise IT security

Research has revealed that organisations are not fully equipped to manage risk, but have a growing appetite for “security by design”.  The SAP Security Research Report by Turnkey Consulting, found that over two thirds (68.8%) of SAP users believe that their organisations put insufficient focus on IT security during previous SAP implementations.  Over a half […]

#Privacy: Nearly half of UK firms report security breach or cyber attack over past year

Research has identified an increase in the volume of businesses reporting security incidents.  The annual Cyber Security Breaches Survey, released by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) found that during the past 12 months almost half (46%) of UK businesses suffered a security breach or cyber attack. The number of medium-sized business […]

#Privacy: Cloud storage provider exposes 270K private files

An open Amazon S3 bucket owned by Data Deposit Box has exposed the personally identifiable information (PII) of its customers.  Ironically, Data Deposit Box is a company offering secure cloud backup storage services to small businesses and individuals. The Canada-based company has over 350,000 users across 84 countries.  Discovered by the vpnMentor research team on […]