#Privacy: Over 45m user records from US data broker LimeLeads are up for sale

ZDNet has reported that a hacker is currently selling a database containing 49 million business contacts on an underground hacking forum.  After receiving a tip from one of its readers, ZDNet reported that it had become aware that a threat actor, dubbed Omnichorus, has been selling data belonging to San Francisco-based business-to-business leads generator, LimeLeads.  […]

#Privacy: Patching still remains a problem

A new report has found that cyber adversaries continue to be both relentless and innovative in their efforts to find vulnerabilities within organisation’s IT infrastructure.  The Crowdstrike Services Cyber Front Lines Report, which offers observations obtained from its incident response and proactive services, found that over a third of the incidents (36%) investigated were caused […]

#Privacy: Ukrainian gas company targeted by Russian hackers

The Ukrainian gas company, currently at the centre of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, was hacked by Russian military agents in November 2019. Cybersecurity firm, Area 1 Security, has announced its discovery of an active phishing campaign that has been targeting Burisma Holdings, one of the largest private natural gas producers in Ukraine.  Area 1 became […]

#Privacy: Threat Spotlight: Conversation Hijacking 

Beware of cybercriminals using conversation hijacking to steal money and sensitive personal information.  In recent months, Barracuda researchers have seen a sharp rise in domain-impersonation attacks used to facilitate conversation hijacking. An analysis of about 500,000 monthly email attacks shows a 400-percent increase in domain-impersonation attacks used for conversation hijacking. In July 2019, there were […]

#Privacy: Online eyewear stores exposes the data of 186K customers

A database containing 186,000 sales records and 40.4 million visitor IP addresses has been discovered online. Security researcher Jeremiah Fowler uncovered the database in October 2019, to which the sale records referenced VoogueMe.com and Zeelool.com.  Fowler explained that upon further research, it appears that the company is based in either mainland China or Hong Kong.  […]

#Privacy: More cloud on the horizon for 2020

Scality, which specialises in software solutions for global data orchestration and distributed file and object storage, predicts that data storage will become massively decentralized in 2020. Hybrid cloud is predicted to become the defacto standard for organizations as they seek ways to manage and use data efficiently and intelligently. “Though the trends we’ve been seeing in 2018 […]

#Privacy: Canadian online pharmacy discloses security incident 

PlanetDrugsDirect has started alerting its customers about a security breach that might have affected their private information.  PlanetDrugsDirect is an online prescription referral service which gives direct access to affordable prescription to its nearly 400,000 customers.  The pharmacy has notified an unknown number of customers via email about a data security incident that may have […]

#Privacy: Cyber rises to top of global business risk list for first time, study finds

For the first time ever, Cyber incidents ranks as the most important business risk globally in the ninth Allianz Risk Barometer 2020, relegating perennial top peril Business interruption (BI) to second place. Seven years ago, cyber ranked 15th with just 6% of responses. Changes in legislation and regulation (#3 with 27%) and Climate change (#7 with […]