More than 5,000 people have been affected by the data breach at Cork City’s Park by Phone service, it emerged last night.
The revelation came as Wiltshire Police plans to this week shine a light on its digital investigations team. Angus Macpherson, who has acted as police and crime commissioner for Swindon and Wiltshire since 2012, said: “I was actually subject to a ransomware attack on my personal computer two years ago. The criminals demanded money and effectively held some of my personal data and photographs hostage.”
A savvy car thief could drive off with a Tesla Model S by using just a few, relatively inexpensive pieces of computing hardware and some radios — at least, the thief could have until recently, when Tesla fixed an overlooked vulnerability in its cars’ security systems.
The Kaspersky Lab Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) has discovered several infections from a previously unknown Trojan, which is most likely related to the infamous Chinese-speaking threat actor – LuckyMouse. The most peculiar trait of this malware is its hand-picked driver, signed with a legitimate digital certificate, which has been issued by a company developing information security-related software.
On Friday, British Airways disclosed a data breach impacting customer information from roughly 380,000 booking transactions made between August 21 and September 5 of this year. The company said that names, addresses, email addresses, and sensitive payment card details were all compromised. Now, researchers from the threat detection firm RiskIQ have shed new light on how the attackers pulled off the heist.