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New data: Increase in email scams hitting U.S. businesses

August has seen a high number of data breaches taking place. A number of these have been analysed by Breach Clarity and a risk assessment score provided. Some of the more serious examples are examined.

Hacker extracts thousands of databases from cybersecurity firm Special

A cybersecurity firm is where businesses go to protect their data, so it comes as a surprise that a hacker is claiming to have breached the backend servers belonging to DataViper. If proven, what does this mean for the sector?

Digital banking app Dave suffers from hacking incident Special

Hacker group ShinyHunters has claimed another victim in digital banking app Dave, this time compromising the personal information of 7.5 million users.

Telecom Argentina hit with $7.5 million ransom Special

It has been reported that REvil (Sodinokibi), the ransomware cyberattack group, have targeted Telecom Argentina, which is one of the South American country’s largest internet service providers.

Russian hackers target COVID-19 vaccine research Special

It has been announced by the NCSC that Russian hackers are targeting organisations trying to develop a coronavirus vaccine. This attempt at global disruption raises a number of concerns.

Premier league soccer club targeted in 100 million BEC scam Special

News has broken that an unnamed premier league football (soccer) club in the U.K. has been targeted in a £100 million ($130 million) BEC scam, based on emails intended to defraud the club of money.

Babylon Health hit by major data breach Special

Digital health provider Babylon Health acknowledged that its video appointment application, aimed at general practitioners, suffered a data breach. The issue raises some concerns for telehealth.

FT: Hackers for hire ‘targeted hundreds of institutions’ Special

It has been revealed that a hackers-for-hire group dubbed “Dark Basin” has targeted thousands of individuals and hundreds of institutions around the world.

Knoxville, Tennessee hit with ransomware attack Special

Knoxville - Knoxville, Tennessee was hit with a ransomware attack that took place between June 10 and June 11. In response to the attack, IT staff shut down affected servers and took down the city's network from online.

ShinyHunters hacker: Mathway data breach reported Special

ShinyHunters hackers have hit the education site Mathway, causing a data breach. As a result of the hack, more than 25 million emails and passwords have been stolen. Many of these are most likely to belong to children.

Insight into ShinyHunter hacking activities, as data goes on sale Special

Hacker group ShinyHunter is selling over 73 million user records on the dark web for just $18K, which they claim to have stolen from ten companies around the world.

Q&A: How hackers are seeking to 'supply' online backorders Special

As more people resort to online shopping and panic buying, e-commerce scams will become more common. While the rest of the world is standing by waiting for things to return to normal, hackers are not taking a break, says Neill Feather, of SiteLock.

Cryptocurrency YouTube tutorials trigger hacking risk

New research has uncovered the easiness of owning malware. As many people are losing their main source of income, there is a very real threat of a spike in the number of active hackers, especially in relate to the use of platforms like YouTube.

Examples of how hackers are exploiting COVID-19 Special

In the UK, ackers are reportedly exploiting HMRC’s coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Also the NCSC has had to take down hundreds of scam coronavirus online stores. Will LaSala, Senior Director of Global Solutions at OneSpan looks into the issue.

Q&A: How you hold your phone can help protect it from hackers Special

How someone holds their phone is becoming a criteria for securing their identity from hackers. If you usually hold it with your right hand, and a left-handed hacker is trying to gain access to your phone, they can be stopped because of that difference.

TrendMicro report looks at how to trap malicious attackers

Trend Micro released a report documenting a six-month investigation to help inform a protection strategy for industrial environments. The focus is with developing strategies to trap malicious attackers.

Landry’s Inc hacked despite end-to-end encryption Special

Landry’s Inc., a restaurant and hospitality corporation that owns popular eateries such as McCormick and Schmick’s, Rainforest Cafe and Del Frisco’s, was infected by malware that infected its order-entry systems to steal customer payment card inform

Q&A: DomainTools — 2019 cybersecurity report card survey Special

DomainTools have recently issued their third annual Cybersecurity Report Card survey in which security analysts, threat hunters and other cyber professionals self-grade the security posture of their organizations. We examine the findings.

Top expert cybersecurity predictions for 2020 Special

From the growth in mobile access and muti-channel experiences to new threats from hackers, 2020 looks to be a tricky year for IT professionals tasked with delivering robust cybersecurity. Experts from OneSpan provide analysis.

Now hackers are breaking into Ring cameras Special

News has broken of a Ring camera being hacked and allowing the attacker to speak to a eight-year-old girl in her bedroom. Will LaSala, Director of Security Solutions, Security Evangelist at OneSpan tells Digital Journal about the risks.

Q&A: When hackers have your healthcare IT department outgunned Special

Keeping on top of regulations is a burdensome task for any healthcare IT department, including HIPAA compliance, especially when cash-strapped or low in headcount. So what can they do? Max Pruger of Kaseya has some answers.

Moscow-linked hackers hit anti-doping agencies: Microsoft

Paris - A hackers group linked to Moscow has targeted sporting and anti-doping organisations across the world with "significant" cyberattacks as anti-doping authorities mull new allegations against Russia.

Six key security predictions for businesses for 2020 Special

Cybersecurity issues have been on the increase during 2019 and 2020 shows no sign of these slowing down. Indeed, the number of issues facing businesses is actually set to increase, according to Anurag Kahol of Bitglass.

Many malicious apps identified in new iPhone threat Special

A recent report from Wandera has identified 17 apps from one developer that load a malicious clicker trojan module on an iOS device. Sam Bakken, Senior Product Marketing Manager, OneSpan looks into the issue.

iPhone flaw shows ongoing concerns with mobile devices Special

Researchers working at Google’s Project Zero have discovered several hacked websites which used cybersecurity flaws to indiscriminately attack any iPhone that visited them. This is the biggest attack yet reported against iPhone users.

Q&A: Digital browser identities and the new illicit trade Special

IntSights has released the company’s research brief “Digital Browser Identities: The Hottest New Black Market Good” which provides an overview of the Richlogs marketplace and the digital identities market. Ariel Ainhoren provides the details.

Q&A: Hackers are sharing your digital data on the dark web Special

Trade in digital data, especially data that reveals are person's or company's digital identity is becoming big business on the dark web, according to Ariel Ainhoren of InSights.

Highly dangerous hacking group targeting U.S. electric grid

Xenotime, a group of hackers that has previously targeted oil and gas companies, has been targeting the U.S. electric grid in recent months, according to new research released Friday by cybersecurity group Dragos.

I'm hatin' it — McDonalds app users hacked by hamburglar

Montreal - For the past several months, hamburglars have been on the loose in Canada, hacking into mobile phone user's McDonald's apps. They have hijacked people's accounts and ordered hundreds of dollars of food for themselves.

New report into the extent of identity fraud released

Financial analysts Experian have released their annual “Global Identity & Fraud Report”. As well as highlighting concerns, the report indicates that consumers are willing to share more data with companies if this means enhanced security.
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