20 Oct 2022

Scammers Targeting Those Seeking Student Loan Forgiveness

The FBI warned earlier this week that fraudsters are targeting individuals seeking student loan forgiveness via email, text, phone, and online. The attackers are masquerading as administrators from the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program. The campaign’s primary goal is to steal personally identifiable information from targets, the FBI says. The

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06 Oct 2022

Retailer Easylife Fined £1.5m for Data Protection Breaches

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) stated last week that a UK catalog retailer has been hit with a £1.5m fine issued by the information regulator. According to the ICO, the company Easylife breached data protection and marketing laws when it shared the personal information of its customers. In addition, the

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05 Oct 2022

Critical Vulnerabilities Expose Parking Management System to Hacker Attacks

Cybersecurity firm Claroty has discovered nearly a dozen vulnerabilities in a car parking management system developed by an Italian company, Carlo Gavazzi. The company produces the electronic control components that enable building an industrial automation. The flaws were reported to Carlo Gavazzi and the impacted products received patches earlier this

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05 Oct 2022

Optus Confirms Hack Exposed Data of Nearly 2.1 Million Australians

Australian telecom giant Optus has released more details concerning a cyberattack that it suffered earlier this month. In an announcement made on Monday, the company confirmed that nearly 2.1 million of its customers were impacted during the attack. These customers suffered from a leak of their personal information. Optus has

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26 Sep 2022

App Developers Increasingly Targeted via Slack, DevOps Tools

According to new research, developers are facing increasing attacks via tools that they use to produce code and collaborate with other developers, including popular platforms such as Docker, Slack, and Kubernetes. Cybercriminals and threat actors are seeking to access the valuable software that these developers are working on on a

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20 Sep 2022

Revolut Breach May Have Hit 50,000+ Customers

Fintech giant Revolut has reportedly suffered from a serious data breach that may impact 50,000 customers. According to the company, the attack was highly targeted and the attacker was only able to access 0.16% of customers’ data. In addition, the attacker was not able to conduct the attack for an

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20 Sep 2022

American Airlines Breach Exposes Customer and Staff Information

American Airlines has released a statement confirming that it suffered from a data breach that affected employee inboxes in July. The data breach occurred over the last several days and begun with a phishing attack that led to the unauthorized access. American Airlines stated that the threat actor was able

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14 Sep 2022

Hackers Steal Steam Credentials With ‘Browser-in-the-Browser’ Technique

Cybersecurity researchers at Group-IB have warned that hackers are targeting the video game platform Steam to target users with a new phishing technique named broswer-in-browser (BitB). Group-IB released new data earlier this week describing the attack, which uses a fake browser window in the same tab rather than traditional techniques

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07 Sep 2022

Meta Fined $400m in Ireland For Children’s Privacy Breach

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has announced that it plans to fine social media platform Instagram $402 million due to mistreatment and mishandling of children’s data. The DPC found that Instagram allowed children to run business accounts that displayed the account holder’s phone number and email address. Therefore, Instagram was

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01 Sep 2022

Cosmetics giant Sephora first to be fined for violating California’s Consumer Privacy Act

Sephora, an international cosmetics giant, has become the first company to be publicly fined for violating California’s relatively new Consumer Privacy Act. The fine was announced in a press release on Wednesday, and California Attorney General Rob Bonta mentioned the settlement. California alleges that Sephora violated the privacy act, resulting

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