01 Dec 2021

HP Printer Hijack Bugs Impact 150 Models

Security researchers have reported two new vulnerabilities in HP’s multi-function printers. The vulnerabilities impact 150 product models, according to security consultants at F-Secure. A detailed report regarding the vulnerabilities has been released, called Printing Shellz, by researchers Timo Hirvonen and Alexander Bolshev. The pair found that HP multi-function printers have

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01 Dec 2021

Clearview AI to be Fined $22.6m for Breaching UK Data Protection Laws

US-based facial recognition company Clearview AI will likely be fined roughly $22.6 million for serious breaches of the UK’s data protection laws. The penalty was announced yesterday by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). ICO issued a provisional notice to Clearview that it must stop processing personal data taken from

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01 Dec 2021

DNA testing center admits to breach affecting SSNs, banking info of more than 2 million people

A DNA testing company called DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) has admitted to a data breach that leaked the personal information of more than two million people. The information exposed in the data leak includes Social Security Numbers and banking information. The company is currently in the process of notifying impacted

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30 Nov 2021

Yanluowang Ransomware Tied to Thieflock Threat Actor

Researchers at Symantec previously established links between a threat actor and the Thieflock ransomware operation. Now, they have determined that the same threat actor is leveraging the emerging Yanluowant ransomware in a series of attacks against US corporations. The researchers allegedly observed the ransomware being used in an attack against

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30 Nov 2021

Data Breach at Panasonic

The Panasonic Corporation has confirmed that it suffered from a security incident in which an unknown amount of data was accessed by an unauthorized third party and therefore compromised. The Japanese multinational conglomerate announced last Friday that a third party had gained access to its network on November 11. The

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30 Nov 2021

Queensland government energy generator hit by ransomware

On Tuesday, a Queensland government-owned energy generator stated that it had suffered from a ransomware incident over the weekend and was working to mitigate the situation. The company, CS Energy, stated that the cybersecurity incident has not impacted electricity generation at its Callide and Kogan Creek power station. CS Energy

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29 Nov 2021

Israel Blamed for Crippling Attack on Iranian Gas Stations

Last month, Iran suffered from a cyberattack that heavily impacted its gas stations. It has since been determined that Israeli operatives were responsible for the attack, increasing the already-heavy tension between the Middle East rivals. Two US defense officials attributed the attacks to Israeli forces, according to media reports. The

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29 Nov 2021

GoDaddy Breach Widens to Include Reseller Subsidiaries

GoDaddy has reported that a recent breach that was believed to have only affected consumers impacts reseller subsidiaries as well. Customers of several brands that resell GoDaddy Managed WordPress have also been caught up in the breach. The data breach saw millions of emails, passwords, and more information stolen by

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29 Nov 2021

1,000 arrests made in online fraud crackdown, says Interpol

According to a report from Interpol, 1,003 cybercriminals spanning 22 jurisdictions were arrested over the past few months as part of an Interpol-coordinated operation against online financial crimes. Law enforcement across 20 different nations conducted raids and made arrests between June and September. The operation targeted those involved with forms

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29 Nov 2021

This stealthy malware hides behind an impossible date

Security researchers have found a new remote access trojan called CronRAT that hides in scheduled tasks on Linux servers. The RAT is set to execute on February 31, a date that does not exist. The trojan uses this tactic to avoid detection. CronRAT was discovered by security specialist Sansec and

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