20 May 2021

UHS Data Breach Lawsuit Proceeds

American healthcare provider Universal Health Services (UHS) is facing a lawsuit filed in 2020 over a data breach. The suit will proceed, but only for one of the affected patients, Stephen Motkowicz, who claims that his surgery was canceled as a result of a ransomware attack and subsequent data breach

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20 May 2021

Apple Exec Calls Level of Mac Malware ‘Unacceptable’

Apple is using the threat of attacks as a defense mechanism in a case brought against the firm by Epic Games after a dispute involving the latter’s hit game, Fortnite. Apple made the decision to remove Fortnite from the Apple Store, claiming that it was circumventing developer fees required by

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20 May 2021

Android apps exposed data of millions of users through cloud authentication failures

Check Point Research published a report on Thursday detailing Android apps that contain critical cloud misconfiguration that allow for the potential exposure of data belonging to 100 million users. The report states that 23 popular mobile apps contain a variety of misconfiguration of third-party cloud services, which are widely used

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19 May 2021

Cybercriminals scanned for vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers within five minutes of news going public

According to a review of threat data from enterprise companies that was compiled between January and March this year and included in Palo Alto Networks’ 2021 Cortex Xpanse Attack Surface Threat Report, which was published today, threat actors began searching the web for vulnerable Microsoft Exchange Servers within five minutes

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19 May 2021

Recruiter’s Cloud Snafu Exposes 20,000 CVs and ID Documents

Website Planet researchers recently uncovered an AWS S3 web bucket left unsecured by FastTrack Reflex Recruitment, which has been renamed to TeamBMS. The database included personal information pertaining to tens of thousands of jobseekers and held sensitive data and documents such as dates of birth, email addresses, full names, home

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19 May 2021

RDP Hijacked for Lateral Movement in 69% of Attacks

According to a new report called the Active Adversary Playbook 2021, 90% of cyberattacks investigated by Sophos last year involved abuse of the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Sophos states that 81% of these attacks featured ransomware. The new report details the experiences of frontline threat hunters and incident responders to

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18 May 2021

President Biden Supports Cease-Fire in Call With Netanyahu

President Biden declared his support for a cease-fire between Israel and Palestine during a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel claims to be targeting Hamas locations and a tunnel network used by the terrorist organization via airstrikes, however, the moves have caused rising civilian casualties as well as

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18 May 2021

Bizarro Banking Trojan Sports Sophisticated Backdoor

Bizarro, a new Brazilian banking trojan, has launched a campaign targeting customers of roughly 70 known banks located throughout Europe and South America, according to researchers. The advanced malware has taken its operation global, seeking to harvest targets’ bank logins. Kaspersky released an analysis on Bizarro earlier this week, stating

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18 May 2021

Consumers Warned About Surge in Meal Kit Delivery Scams

Cybersecurity firm Tessain has warned consumers to be vigilant about a surge in meal kit delivery scams after uncovering SMS scams impersonating popular companies such as Gousto and HelloFresh. The uptick in meal kit delivery scams is likely a result of their increase in popularity during the Covid-19 lockdown. The

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18 May 2021

Patient data could be ‘abused’ after health service attack, warns Irish government

In the aftermath of a destructive ransomware attack against the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE), the Irish government has warned that sensitive medical information and other patient data may be leaked. Officials have condemned any public release by the attackers of stolen patient data, stating that the move would be

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