BACKGROUND: Following the news that Medical AI Database exposure of over 800 million patient records, IT security expert commented below.
BACKGROUND: New findings from Thales showing that Majority of Businesses Don’t Protect Their Sensitive Data in the Cloud – (2021 Thales Cloud Security Study pdf ) Key stats include: 40% of global respondents reveal they dealt with a cloud breach in the last year Only 17% of businesses are encrypting at least half of the […]
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that Papua New Guinea’s finance department has been hit with a ransomware attack, locking access to hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign aid money, according to people familiar with the situation. The attack on the Department of Finance’s Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) occurred last week, the people said. The IFMS […]
BACKGROUND: In response to Scoolio’s API flaw that exposed the data of 400,000 German students, Information Security experts commented below.
Cybercriminals Use Squid Game To Target Fans With Dangerous Malware; New Wave Of Malicious Email Attacks – Proofpoint Research
Cybersecurity experts at Proofpoint are warning the public of a wave of email attacks related to Netflix’s hit show ‘Squid Game’, which are being used to spread dangerous malware to victims. Large cybercriminal group TA575 has been sending thousands of the malicious emails targeting Squid Game fans, who are promised early access to the Season […]
The cybersecurity landscape continues to evolve rapidly, due, in large part, to the way our lives have changed during the pandemic. The push towards digitalisation for many workplaces has increased potential vulnerabilities as enterprises start working with new – and often unfamiliar – technologies. As the way we work changes, cybercriminals continue to adapt their […]
BACKGROUND: As reported by Metro, WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app in the world, is about to stop working on thousands of phones. The app is set to stop support for older phones around the world on November 1, 2021. It will cease to function on up to 43 different smartphone models as it shifts […]
BACKGROUND: An “unprecedented” and co-ordinated cyber-attack struck multiple UK-based providers of voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services, according to comms council the UK. This type of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) works by flooding a website or online service with internet traffic in an attempt to throw it offline or otherwise make it inaccessible. Yesterday’s attack targeted […]