• Malicious Attacks Cause of Most Aussie Breaches

    Malicious Attacks Cause of Most Aussie BreachesMalicious or criminal attacks accounted for nearly twice as many data breaches as those resulting from human error during the first quarter of 2019, according to the Notifiable Data Breaches Quarterly Statistics Report by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).The report, published today, marks the start of Australia’s Privacy Awareness Week. “By understanding the causes of notifiable data breaches, busine
  • ScarCruft APT Develops Malware to Target Bluetooth

    ScarCruft APT Develops Malware to Target BluetoothResearchers have been monitoring the Korean-speaking threat actor known as ScarCruft and have reportedly discovered that new tools are being developed. According to Kaspersky Lab, ScarCruft is testing tools using code that can identify connected Bluetooth devices in order to steal information from targeted victims.In addition, researchers reported that they observed similarities between the victims of ScarCruft’s most recent
  • Lawmakers Propose Cyber Training for Congress

    Lawmakers Propose Cyber Training for CongressA bipartisan bill proposed last week by New York representatives Kathleen Rice (D) and John Katko (R), who co-sponsored the act, requires members of Congress to receive annual cybersecurity and IT training.The Congressional Cybersecurity Training Resolution of 2019 adds to the existing requirement that House employees receive annual training by mandating that the House members themselves also receive cybersecurity and IT training, accor
  • WannaCry Remains a Global Threat Two Years On

    WannaCry Remains a Global Threat Two Years OnWannaCry ransomware remains a global threat two years on from the initial outbreak of the attack in May 2017.That’s according to new analysis from Malwarebytes, which discovered that a total of 4,826,682 WannaCry detections have been identified since the malware variant first wreaked havoc.Although WannaCry variants detections have been subdued since the global kill switch was activated, they have far from disappeared. Malwarebytes’ resear
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  • ICO Calls Out HMRC for Illegal Biometric Data Collection

    ICO Calls Out HMRC for Illegal Biometric Data CollectionThe HMRC has been handed an enforcement notice by the UK’s privacy watchdog after contravening the GDPR over collection of biometric data from taxpayers.In the first case of its kind since the EU-wide legislation was introduced, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) called out the government agency over its Voice ID authentication system.  A complaint from rights group Big Brother Watch had argued that callers to the
  • SMS Spammers Expose 80 Million Records Online

    SMS Spammers Expose 80 Million Records OnlineThe administrators of an SMS spam operation left an unsecured MongoDB instance wide open online, exposing over 80 million records linked to their ‘leads,’ according to researchers.Bob Diachenko revealed the discovery in a blog post late last week, claiming the MongoDB instance was named “ApexSMS” and left without password protection.“Upon further research it was identified that the MongoDB instance name ApexSMS is also th
  • US Indicts Chinese Man for Anthem Breach

    US Indicts Chinese Man for Anthem BreachThe US authorities have charged a Chinese man for his role in the massive 2015 information-stealing raid on health insurer Anthem, which affected nearly 79 million customers.Fujie Wang, 32, and another man charged as John Doe, have been indicted for attacks on four US businesses, including a “basic materials” firm, a tech company and a communications business.According to the court documents unsealed last week in Indianapolis, the two are
  • AFGSC Tests Minuteman III Missile with Launch from Vandenberg

    For the second time in just over a week, a team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, launched an unarmed Minuteman III...
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  • US sends Patriots, warship to Middle East amid Iran tensions

    The US government has approved the deployment of a Patriot missile defence battery and another warship to the Middle East amid increasing tensions between the US and Iran. The USS Arlington, which...
  • Belgian leaders mull suspension of Saudi arms sales

    Belgian leaders are mulling the suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, national broadcaster RTBF has said, after it was reported they had been used in Yemen. Foreign Minister Didier Reynders told...

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