#privacy: Flaw in Google Nest Cam IQ could be exploited by hackers

The Google Nest Cam IQ has been identified containing a plethora of security flaws which could allow hackers to take control of the vulnerable device.  Researchers Lilith Wyatt and Claudio Bozzato of Cisco Talos discovered the vulnerabilities in the Nest Cam IQ Indoor camera.  Version 4620002 of the Nest Cam IQ Indoor camera was found […]

#privacy: Visa announces new feature to prevent payment fraud

New payment security services will be added by Visa to prevent and disrupt payment fraud.  The new innovative security capabilities will break new ground in cybersecurity and fraud prevention, by detecting and disrupting fraud threats targeting financial institutions and merchants.  The new capabilities will be available to Visa clients at no extra cost or sign-up.  […]

#privacy: MoviePass exposes thousands of customers’ credit card numbers 

MoviePass, the movie ticket subscription service has left tens of thousands of customer card details exposed on an unprotected server.  Security researcher, Mossab Hussain, from cybersecurity firm SpiderSilk found the unprotected database and presented a sample of 1,000 records to TechCrunch to confirm that the customer data was left unencrypted and accessible to anyone.  The […]

#privacy: Banks in Australia issue customer warning after data breach

Bank account holders in Australia have been notified of a new financial institutions data breach concerning PayID data. The incident was disclosed to new payments platform supervisor, NPP Australia on Friday of last week. NPP Australia said that a quantity of PayID records “and associated data in the Addressing Service were exposed by a vulnerability […]

#privacy: Workers need to be more aware of cyber-security risks, study finds

Despite a rise in automation, industrial processes are at risk due to human error, a report on industrial cyber-security reveals. Human errors were discovered to be behind over half (52%) of problems to hit operational technology and industrial control system networks over the past twelve months, research shows. The findings illustrate how organisations need to […]

Cloud computing and IoT perceived to pose greatest cybersecurity risk

A new report from EY have found that over two thirds of British companies feel that cybersecurity concerns prevent them from adopting new technology.  The survey of 175 C-suite executives at UK-based organisations, identified that cybersecurity fears are “thwarting” adoption in vital areas such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and IoT.  It was also […]

#privacy: Cyber-crime continues to be major funding mechanism for WMD programme in North Korea

North Korea’s mysterious ability to finance a weapons-of-mass-destruction (WMD) drive has been traced back to a new breed of cyber-crime being leveraged by the East Asian state. That’s the conclusion of a study prepared for the UN Security Council, which gives details on major online criminal activity being executed by North Korea against global financial […]

#privacy: City of Saskatoon tricked by online fraudster

A fraudster was able to fool the City of Saskatoon into transferring over a $1 million.  The City of Saskatoon has fallen victim to a business email compromise (BEC) fraud, whereby a fraudster electronically impersonated the Chief Financial Officer of Allan Construction.  The fraudster requested to have a payment sent to a new bank account, […]

#privacy: Database belonging to adult website found exposed

A pornographic image website, Luscious, has left their database unprotected and vulnerable to attackers.  Cybersecurity researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar from vpnMentor reported that the database had been left unprotected and potentially could have been accessed by anyone. The researchers discovered the database on August 15, and disclosed the situation to the company on […]

#privacy: Delta Air Lines sues AI Vendor over 2017 data breach

The data breach resulted in the information of 825,000 Delta Airlines customers being exposed.  Subsequently the airline is filing a lawsuit against the Philippines-based vendor, claiming that its poor security and its weak password led to the breach. According to the lawsuit filed in the U.S District Court for the Southern District of New York, […]