Massive data breach exposes Russian officials’ passport details

Government officials are among hundreds of thousands of Russian citizens to have had their passport information published on the internet, following a huge data leak. According to the RBC news website, around 360,000 people had their passport data posted across at least eight government webpages. Assessment conducted by data protection specialist, Ivan Begtin, found that […]

Thrangrycat vulnerability discovered in Cisco security products

Researchers have discovered a severe vulnerability within Cisco products. Researchers at Red Balloon Security have identified a high-risk vulnerability, dubbed as Thrangrycat, that has been impacting a wide range of Cisco products including routers, switches and firewalls utilised by enterprises and government networks. Thrangrycat, indexed as CVE-2019-1649, is caused by a hardware design flaw in […]

‘Wormable’ bug could cause another WannaCry

Microsoft has released fixes for a vulnerability, CVE-2019-0708 Microsoft has discovered a vulnerability, CVE-2019-0708, affecting older versions of Windows, including Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008. The vulnerability requires no user interaction, and is pre-authentications, thus the vulnerability is dubbed as “wormable”. “Meaning that any future malware that exploits this vulnerability […]

Data breach investigation as Scottish council puts documents in public bin

A data breach investigation has been started in Scotland after Highland Council used a public waste bin to dispose of public documents which were subsequently discovered by a member of the public. The eight-page document, which held the private and personal information of 24 children, was found in a refuse collection point outside Highland Council’s […]

US authorities break cryptocurrency crime ring

Law enforcement agencies in the States have managed to crack a cybercriminal ring, named “The Community” that stole over $2.4 million from victims by hijacking their SIM cards. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) last week said that nine suspects had been charged with wire fraud linked to the hacking campaigns group in a federal […]

80 million records exposed in SMS spam operation

ApexSMS suffers data breach exposing the records of 80 million people. Discovered by security researcher Bob Diachenko, ApexSMS, an SMS text marketing company has suffered a data breach exposing the personally identifiable information of more than 80 million people which was then submitted on an unsecured database.  The exposed database contained 80 million records which […]

Samsung data leak exposes source code, passwords and employee data

Security researcher revealed that sensitive information including source code, credentials and secret keys have been made accessible on GitLab. Mossab Hussein, a security researcher at SpiderSilk,  discovered dozens of exposed files and credentials to the entire AWS account that was being used on GitLab. Many of the files contained logs, analytics data, and the source […]