#Privacy: Nedbank users impacted by data breach

Nedbank Group, one of South Africa’s largest banks, has disclosed a security incident warning customers of a potential impact of data.  In the notice, the bank explained that the breach occurred at Computer Facilities (Pty) Ltd., a third-party service provider that issues SMS and email marketing information for Nedbank.  Approximately, 1.7 million customers were potentially […]

#Privacy: World Health Organization warns of ongoing Coronavirus phishing attacks

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a warning about phishing attacks impersonating the organisation.  Cyber criminals are now capitalising on the fears surrounding the global health emergency Coronavirus, by disguising themselves as WHO.  “WHO is aware of suspicious email messages attempting to take advantage of the 2019 novel coronavirus emergency,” said the agency in […]

#Privacy: Data breach exposes 144K Canadians

A recent report has revealed that in the past two years, 144,000 Canadians have had their personal data compromised by several government departments and agencies.  According to an 800-page document tabled in the House of Commons and filed by Conservative MP Dean Allison, across 10 entities there was a total of 7,992 breaches.  The Canada Revenue […]

#Privacy: Shipping industry now targeted by Coronavirus scams

Proofpoint researchers have uncovered a new Coronavirus-themed email attack focusing on concerns around disruptions to global shipping.  Following the classification of the Coronavirus as a global emergency, attackers are capitalising on its fears and exclusively targeting industries that are susceptible to shipping disruptions such as manufacturing, industrial, finance and transportation.  In a blog post, researchers […]

#Privacy: FTC warns of scams capitalising on fears around Coronavirus

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning about ongoing scam campaigns exploiting the global health crisis Coronavirus. The World Health Organisation just recently classified the Coronavirus as a global emergency. Unfortunately, threat actors are now taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus.  “They’re setting up websites to sell bogus products, and using fake emails, […]

#Privacy: Software error exposes personal ID numbers for 1.26m Danish citizens

The personal identification (CPR) numbers for 1.26 million Danish citizens has been accidentally exposed following a software error in Denmark’s government tax portal.  The error and subsequently leak was discovered by the Danish Agency for Development and Simplification (UFST) following an audit.  According to the UFST, the error, which occurred on the Danish tax administration’s […]