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Was there a “COVID-19 vaccine hack” against the European Medicines Agency?

byPaul DucklinIf you’ve been following the news today, you’ve probably seen headlines announcing a breach at the European Medicines Agency (EMA).The EMA, based in Amsterdam in The Netherlands, is responsible for the evaluation and approval of medicines in the European Union – a role reflected in its former name, the European Agency for the
Publish At:2020-12-10 18:31 | Read:211 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss GDPR compliance Ransomware data breach EMA hacking

Gift card hack exposed – you pay, they play

byPaul DucklinThanks to Bill Kearney of Sophos Rapid Response for his work on this article.If you’ve read the recent Sophos 2021 Threat Report, you’ll know that we deliberately included a section about all the malware out there that isn’t ransomware.Sure, ransomware understandably hogs the media headlines these days, but cybercriminality go
Publish At:2020-11-24 16:25 | Read:410 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Vulnerability Cybercrime gift cards hacking Scam h

Sophos 2021 Threat Report: Navigating cybersecurity in an uncertain world

byPaul DucklinWe know what you’re thinking: “Another year; another vendor; another threat report……and when I open it, I’ll be stuck in a thinly disguised product brochure.”Well, not this one.We’ve combined research from a number of threat prevention groups inside Sophos, including SophosLabs, Sophos Managed Threat Re
Publish At:2020-11-18 12:13 | Read:354 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android BEC Botnet Data loss Linux Machine Learning Malware

Phone scamming – friends don’t let friends get vished!

byPaul DucklinAs regular readers will know, we write up real-world scams fairly frequently on Naked Security.Despite ever more aggressive spam filtering, including blocking some senders outright without even seeing what they’ve got to say, many of us receive a daily crop of outright dishonest and manipulative messages anyway.This sort of spam, better
Publish At:2020-10-26 22:06 | Read:341 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Phishing Spam Cybersecurity Awareness Month fraud

Blast from the past! Windows XP source code allegedly leaked online

byPaul DucklinWe saw it in a tweet. How about you?pic.twitter.com/aNYt07qKsI— DEY! (@RoninDey) September 24, 2020 If the reports are to be believed, someone has just leaked a mega-torrent (pun intended – allegedly some of the files have also been uploaded to Kiwi file-sharing service Mega) of Microsoft source code going all the way back to MS-DOS
Publish At:2020-09-30 10:45 | Read:416 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Microsoft leak Windows XP

REvil gang threaten to auction celebrity data from Mariah Carey, Lebron James, MTV and more

byLisa VaasWhat would you do if your law firm to the stars were to be presented with this choice: pay us $42 million or we’ll sell Mariah Carey’s confidential legal documents on the dark web on 1 July?… followed by a carefully laid out schedule to sell personal correspondence, contracts, agreements, non-disclosure agreements, court conflicts and
Publish At:2020-06-26 06:27 | Read:1065 | Comments:0 | Tags:Celebrities Data loss Hacked Privacy Ransomware Security thr

Twitter apologizes for leaking businesses’ financial data

byLisa VaasTwitter apologized on Tuesday for sticking business clients’ billing information into browser cache – a spot where the uninvited could have had a peek, regardless of not having the right to see it.In an email to its clients, Twitter said it was “possible” that others could have accessed the sensitive information, which incl
Publish At:2020-06-25 07:17 | Read:804 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Privacy Security threats Twitter advertising platf

Hacker indicted for stealing 65K employees’ PII in medical center hack

byLisa VaasA Michigan man has been indicted for the 2014 hack of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s (UPMC’s) HR databases and theft of employees’ personal information – information that he allegedly wound up selling on the dark web to crooks who used it to file thousands of bogus tax returns.The 43-count indictment, returne
Publish At:2020-06-22 09:47 | Read:758 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Law & order Security threats arrest Detroit Justin

Babylon mobile health app mixes up patient consultation videos

byPaul DucklinMobile health app Babylon, which states its company mission as putting “an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on earth”, has admitted to a software bug that went one step further than that.According to a BBC report, an app user in the UK ended up with other people’s health service data in his
Publish At:2020-06-10 09:05 | Read:654 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss babylon data breach Health Care

Botnet blasts WordPress sites with configuration download attacks

byPaul DucklinSecurity researchers at WordFence, a company that’s focused on securing WordPress, have reported a burst of old-school attacks that are after your WordPress configuration data.In a default installation of WordPress, whether you’ve installed it yourself or are using a hosted service, the configuration file wp-config.php should be off
Publish At:2020-06-05 12:25 | Read:757 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Patching vulnerability wordfence Wordpress

You DID change your password after that data breach, didn’t you?

byPaul DucklinUntil a few years ago, received wisdom for passwords included advice to change them all on a regular and frequent basis, just because you could.The laudable idea was that this reduced the length of time you’d be exposed if your password were breached, and you’d therefore “obviously” be safer as a reult.Ironically, this b
Publish At:2020-06-04 13:15 | Read:845 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss data breach passwords

Nuclear missile contractor hacked in Maze ransomware attack

byLisa VaasThe US is protected by what’s known as a nuclear triad: a three-pronged attack force that consists of land-launched nuclear missiles, nuclear missiles on submarines, and aircraft equipped with nuclear bombs and missiles.One of the triad’s legs – the land-based LGM-30 Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) – has
Publish At:2020-06-04 08:45 | Read:811 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Government security Ransomware Security threats ba

Woman stalked by sandwich server via her COVID-19 contact tracing info

byLisa VaasMayo? Mustard? Creep who takes your sandwich order plus the personal details you handed over for contact tracing?That’s not what I ordered, said a woman in Auckland, New Zealand, whose trip to a Subway fast-food shop led to a restaurant worker reaching out to pester her on Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and via text.As the local news outlet
Publish At:2020-05-18 12:28 | Read:930 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Privacy Security threats breach contact tracing co

49 malicious Chrome extensions caught pickpocketing crypto wallets

byLisa VaasGoogle has kicked 49 malicious Chrome browser extensions out of its Web Store that were posing as cryptocurrency wallets in order to drain the contents of bona fide wallets. The extensions were discovered by researchers from MyCrypto – an open-source interface for the blockchain that helps store, send and receive cryptocurrency – and
Publish At:2020-04-16 07:57 | Read:1313 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptocurrency Data loss Google Google Chrome Malvertising M

Slack in the security spotlight – lessons for collaboration servers

byPaul DucklinResearchers at German pentesting company Enable Security just published an intriguing blog post about a security problem they found in the popular online collaboration tool Slack.The short version is that they uncovered a way to poke around inside the private parts of Slack’s network, so they disclosed it, Slack fixed it and paid them a $
Publish At:2020-04-08 12:12 | Read:1015 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data loss Vulnerability NAT Slack TURN vulnerability

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