#Privacy: Indian mobile payment app suffers data breach

Over seven million users’ sensitive financial details have been exposed online following a data breach.  On April 23, researchers at vpnMentor discovered an unsecured Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 bucket belonging to BHIM, Bharat Interface for Money, an Indian mobile payment app.  It should be noted that the BHIM website in question was developed by […]

#Privacy: Ransomware demands increases 950% in 2019

New data from Group-IB has revealed that ransom demands have soared from $8,000 in 2018 to $84,000 last year.  In the whitepaper titled “Ransomware Uncovered: Attackers’ Latest Methods”, the Singapore-based security vendor reported an increase of ransomware by 40%, and ransomware demands by an overwhelming 950%.  Ryuk, DoppelPaymer and REVil were labelled as the “greediest […]

#Privacy: Amtrak faces third-party data breach

Amtrak, officially known as The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, has revealed that some of its Guest Rewards members have had their personal information compromised by a third-party hacker. The for-profit company is a state-backed US passenger railroad provider that operates across 46 states, and 3 Canadian provinces, running more than 300 trains daily and accumulating […]

#Privacy: AFL fan website leaks 132GB of private data

A compromised server belonging to Australian sports fan site has compromised the personal information of over 100,000 members. Researchers from SafetyDetectives explained it had discovered 132GB of data leaked from an Elasticsearch database belonging to BigFooty.com, an AFL Australian Rules Football forum.  According to SafetyDetectives, approximately 70 million records were leaked including usernames, passwords to […]

#Privacy: Most organisations not equipped to work from home securely

Despite 84% of organisations continuing to work from home beyond lockdown, most are not sufficiently equipped to do so securely.  In the latest 2020 Remote Workforce Report, Bitglass surveyed IT professionals to better understand how prepared their businesses were for the sudden shift in working remotely amidst the global pandemic.  The report revealed that organisations […]

#Privacy: Research reveals C-Suite executives are weak link in mobile device security

New research by MobileIron identified that C-level executives often request to bypass mobile security protocols.  The “Trouble at the Top” research, combined research from 300 enterprise IT decision makers across Benelux, France, Germany, the UK and the US, and discovered that 74% of IT decision makers claim C-level executives are the most likely group to […]

#Privacy: One of India’s largest social security programme exposes millions of personal details

An unprotected database has led to the exposure of individual identification numbers of millions of families from India.  In a blog post, security researcher Bob Diachenko explained that the misconfigured Elasticsearch server contained the private information of families registered under Mukhya Mantri Parivar Samridhi Yojana (MMPSY), one of India’s largest social security program. Exposed data […]

“Evolution of IoT Attacks” study exposes the arms race between cybercriminals and cybersecurity

The number of devices connected to the internet is expected to reach 50 billion worldwide by the end of 2030 (1), posing dangerous risks to people, businesses, and critical systems. To illustrate the divide between cyberattacks on these devices and business preparedness, Sectigo, a leading provider of automated digital identity management and web security solutions, today […]