Russian cyber criminals are using British victims’ reward points and airmiles to enjoy luxury holidays at budget prices, a report has revealed. Research by security firm Flashpoint uncovered a thriving online marketplace where illicit “booking services” offer discounts at the expense of genuine customers in the UK and elsewhere.
Facebook Bans MyPersonality For Data Misuse As announced in its official blog post on Wednesday, Facebook bans MyPersonality app since it was sharing user data with some third parties. The popular quiz app primarily remained active before 2012. Powered by Cambridge Psychometrics Centre, the app offered various personality tests to collect users’ data from Facebook. The institution used the data for various researches and academic purposes. They also offered the data to others upon requests. The CPC staff used to vet every request prior approval.
T-Mobile today confirmed that the telecom giant suffered a security breach on its US servers on August 20 that may have resulted in the leak of “some” personal information of up to 2 million T-Mobile customers.
heddar’s Scratch Kitchen restaurants in the US have disclosed a data breach which could have affected its customers who visited late last year or early 2018. Darden Restaurants Inc who owns the restaurant chain announced the breach could have affected customers visiting between November 3rd 2017 and January 2nd 2018.
The hacking group Lazarus based in North Korea has deployed a new malware according to a report shared by the Russian anti-virus maker Kaspersky Lab, and for the first time they are using MacOS platform. The group has penetrated the IT systems of a cryptocurrency exchange platform based in Asia.
On the twentieth of August, Microsoft made public that it effectively terminated 6 websites in affiliation with the Russian Military Intelligence Service GRU. The hacker group that has come to light is the well-known Fancy Bear also referred to here, as APT28 which likewise has been formerly connected to cyber-espionage campaigns directed towards various governments around the globe, including to the hack of the Democratic National Committee before the 2016 US Presidential Election.
The ransomware encrypts data that’s in the storage, in the personal computers and in the data centres. The attack had several victims to its name, including some of the major organizations in the USA and other countries.
Once again, the telecommunication sector has been threatened by a major cybersecurity issue. This time, the affectees include several Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from Canada. Reportedly, a vulnerability in the SOLEO IP Relay affected these ISPs as all of them ran the same vulnerable software. However, by applying Soleo’s patch, these ISPs are now safe.