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Cyber ​​incidents

The UK Electoral Commission fails a crucial cybersecurity testThe gaps in the IT security of the Election Commission expose the entire population to serious risksThe UK Electoral Commission has admitted to a cyber breach that compromised the personal data of 40 million voters. The attack occurred after the Commission failed a cybersecurity test and used outdated software. An investigation is underway to assess the consequences and improve cybersecurity.

Freecycle.org reports data breach, urges users to reset passwordsEnhancing security measures: Freecycle.org takes immediate action following data breachFreecycle.org, a recycling platform, suffered a data breach, prompting the organization to recommend password resets for its millions of users. The compromised data includes usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords. Freecycle.org is investigating the incident and advising users to remain vigilant...

Okta: social engineering attacks targeting IT help desks to gain control of privileged accounts and disable...Details of the attack and recommendations for protecting privileged accountsOkta, an identity and access management company, has revealed a series of targeted attacks on their customers' IT service desks in the US. Attackers used social engineering to gain control over privileged accounts. Okta suggests implementing new security measures, such as phishing-resistant authentications,...

LockBit hackers steal sensitive british military defense documentsSuspicions of a russian cyber attack on the UK Ministry of DefenceThe UK Ministry of Defense has been attacked by Russian hackers, according to reports on social media. The stolen information was shared on the dark web. The UK's National Cyber Security Center has issued a threat alert, urging companies to be alert and stay safe.

Seventh day of cyber attacks: NoName057(16) hits banks and telecommunicationsThe importance of protecting digital infrastructures against hacktivist groupsNumerous DDoS cyber attacks have hit Italy by a Russian hacker group called NoName057(16). Banca Popolare di Bari, Poste Mobile and Coop Voce were the main targets. To mitigate attacks, geolocking and other techniques such as application firewalls can be used.

Critical security vulnerabilities expose users' personal information of Smart Chastity Cage MakerThe dangerous consequences of neglecting cybersecurity in IoT devicesA recent security discovery has revealed serious flaws in an internet-connected chastity device for males, exposing personal information. The company ignored warnings and took no action to fix the issues. The website also exposed PayPal payment logs, raising further concerns about user privacy.

Recall of a children's snack after its website was found to serve adult contentLidl is recalling four types of PAW Patrol themed snacks across the UKKids snack recalled after website served adult content. Error in the advertising system causes the accident. The company apologizes and takes preventive measures. Importance of online parental supervision. Filtering software recommended for greater security.

Economic impact of cybercrime in Germany: 206 billion euros lost by 2023The devastating impact of cybercrime on the German economy: a warning for cybersecurityAccording to a recent survey, Germany will lose 206 billion euros by 2023 due to cybercrime, with serious consequences for key sectors of the economy such as manufacturing, finance and telecommunications. It is therefore essential that companies invest in advanced cybersecurity solutions to protect their...

The latest cybersecurity incidents that make the newsPeople, technology and security: the impact of the latest cyber incidents on the digital societyQakbot Botnet Disabled: Coordinated international operation between the FBI, Department of Justice, and law enforcement agencies of various countries to combat malware. University of Michigan cuts student and staff connections due to suspicious activity. Hospital Sisters Health System takes measures...

Cybersecurity: Chinese Hacking Group's attack highlights new threatsThe new challenges of information security in the era of advanced cyber attacksA group of Chinese hackers exploited a vulnerability in international technology companies through remote code execution. This attack caused financial losses and undermined customer trust. It is important to implement advanced security measures to defend against cyber attacks.

Japan cybersecurity agency infiltrated by hackers for 9 monthsHacker infiltration raises concerns about the privacy of sensitive informationThe Japan Cybersecurity Agency was the victim of a nine-month cyber attack, with the support of Chinese state entities. Concern has been raised for Japan's national security, as sensitive and personal data may have been breached. Mutual allegations have been raised between China and the United States...

Cyber attack responsible for chaos in UK airspaceThe vulnerability of critical infrastructure: the case of the cyber attack that hit UK airspaceA cyber attack has wreaked havoc in UK airspace, delaying flights and endangering critical infrastructure. It is necessary to strengthen cybersecurity and work together to address this threat.

Mom's Meals Service violation: the data of 12 million users at riskA cyber attack jeopardizes the privacy of Mom's Meals Service customers: here's what happenedA popular meal delivery service, Mom's Meals Service, suffered a data breach affecting more than 12 million users. Sensitive personal information such as names and addresses have been exposed. The service has taken immediate security measures to further protect the data and advises users to change their...

Major data breach: security concerns for the Metropolitan PoliceThe lack of data security in London's Metropolitan Police raises serious concerns about the protection of sensitive informationLondon's Metropolitan Police has been the victim of a major data breach, with sensitive and private information at risk. The organization has implemented security measures to mitigate the incident and prevent future cyber attacks. The incident raises the importance of implementing robust security policies...

Genworth Financial under investigation for data breachSensitive data loss risk: Genworth Financial in the spotlight of the competent authoritiesGenworth Financial is under investigation for a possible breach of sensitive customer data. Investigators are investigating the incident and the company is taking steps to strengthen cyber security. Clients have been briefed and advised on the precautions to be taken. Data breaches are a growing problem...

The Medusa group publishes data stolen from PostelThe dangerous menace of ransomware: the case of the Medusa group and the attack on PostelThe Medusa criminal group attacked the Postel company of Poste Italiane, stealing sensitive employee data and threatening to publish it if a ransom was not paid. Medusa uses ransomware to encrypt files and delete backups, making data recovery difficult. The attack creates concerns about data loss and...

Kroll Data Breach: a cyber attack puts the personal information of creditors at riskCyber risks in the financial sector: the importance of protecting creditors' personal dataKroll, a debt collection company, suffered a data breach. The personal information of FTX, BlockFi and Genesis creditors has been exposed. The attack was via phishing, but the financial information was not compromised. Kroll has taken steps to protect the data and creditors have been notified. The episode...

Vulnerability exploited in WinRAR for zero-day attacksSerious WinRAR vulnerability puts users' cyber security at risk: discovery and solutionsA serious vulnerability in the popular WinRAR program allows hackers to execute malicious code on users' systems. Millions of users may be at risk, but you can protect yourself by updating your software and being careful about RAR files from untrusted sources.

Facebook users have little time to file for data privacy infringement claimsReserved $725 million to cover complaints from its active users between May 2007 and December 2022Facebook users run out of time to seek $725 million settlement over data privacy breach. It is essential to submit the application within the set deadline and to provide concrete evidence of the violation. The breach raised data security concerns and highlighted the importance of protecting user privacy....

Duolingo data breach: protect your privacy26 million Duolingo users at risk: the impact of data breaches on privacy and the need for additional security measuresDuolingo, the leading language learning app, has confirmed the theft of personal data of 26 million users. The information includes names, emails and encrypted passwords. Users are encouraged to change their passwords and take personal security measures. The company is working with experts to investigate...

Carderbee cyber attacks rock Hong KongHong Kong businesses need to strengthen their cyber defenses to protect themselvesHong Kong targeted by Carderbee's cyber attacks Carderbee, a dangerous group of hackers specializing in carding and financial identity theft, has pressured the cyber defenses of numerous companies and financial institutions in Hong Kong, causing serious financial damage. Authorities work together to...

Tesla sues former employees for disclosing user data to a german newspaperLawsuit against former Tesla employees for violation of customer privacyTesla filed a lawsuit against two former employees who allegedly disclosed sensitive data of more than 75,000 users to a german newspaper. This invasion of privacy could damage Tesla's reputation and put your safety at risk. The company took the incident seriously and will take all necessary legal steps...

Haker accuses Bolsonaro of commissioning vote hacking in 2022Investigation called after allegations of violation of voting system in 2022 Brazilian electionsBrazilian hacker says Bolsonaro is involved in an alleged violation of the voting system of the 2022 election. The accusation has raised concerns about the security and integrity of the election. A thorough investigation is required to ensure transparency of the electoral process and strengthen cyber...

Ransomware attack shocks Postel Spa: detailsFight against Medusa Locker: Postel Spa refuses to give in to blackmailThe article reports that Postel Spa, an affiliate of Poste Italiane, was hit by a ransomware attack by the hacker group Medusa Locker. Company data was stolen and the group demanded a $500,000 ransom. Postel Spa reacted promptly by launching investigations and working to restore services.

Data protection breach in Ireland: serious vulnerabilities in the systemThe urgency of resilient protection and preventive solutionsSerious personal data breach in Northern Ireland raises concerns about the security of information handled by relevant authorities in the country. The data protection system is being examined and measures are being taken to avoid further violations. Collaboration and ongoing vigilance are key to addressing...

The virtual siege of APT38: russian institutions targeted by north korean hackersAttack tactics and the growing need for cyber securityThe North Korean hacker group Lazarus Group, also known as APT38, has been targeting Russian institutions using advanced techniques such as spear-phishing. This activity generated great international interest, highlighting the importance of global cooperation on cyber security.

FBI alert: scammers playing the robe of NFT developersScam methods and protective measures in the emerging NFT marketFBI warns of scammers posing as NFT developers to steal users' cryptographic data. They use techniques such as phishing and outright deception. Digital awareness is key to preventing these scams. Security bodies, the crypto community and NFT developers should come together to fight digital crime.

Cyber assault from the Kremlin: phishing via Microsoft TeamsCybersecurity under siege: lines of defense and geopolitical implicationsThe article discusses a phishing attack staged by Russian hackers on government organizations using fake invitations to Microsoft Teams. Emphasize the importance of employee training, advanced cybersecurity, and awareness of this threat. Finally, the article links the incident to international politics,...

Wave of hack attacks: over 640 compromised Citrix serversThe insidious technique of web shells: this is how hackers compromise Citrix serversThe article discusses the persistence of hacker attacks on Citrix servers, with over 640 servers compromised through the use of web shells. These attacks, predominantly in the Netherlands and Germany, highlight the importance of continually updating cyber defense strategies. Finally, it proposes preventive...

Facebook faces phishing attack: the critical role of the Salesforce flawSecurity countermeasure measure: how Facebook fought back a huge phishing attempt via SalesforceSecurity researchers have identified a phishing attack on Facebook, exploiting a flaw in the Salesforce platform. The attackers changed the email details to look legitimate and bypass Facebook's security filters. Facebook responded promptly, reporting the vulnerability to Salesforce and emphasizing the...

Malfunctions at Israel's largest refinery: grappling with potential cyberattacksCybersecurity and the oil industry: scenarios and reflections on the Bazan Group caseIsrael's largest oil refinery, Bazan Group, has encountered problems with its computer system that have raised suspicions of a possible cyber-attack. The national security agency Shin Bet is investigating the case, despite Bazan Group's assurances that its operations have not been disrupted. The incident...

The Mirai botnet attack on Apache Tomcat serversUnmasking the cyberattack chain: infiltration, execution, and countermeasuresThe article discusses a cyberattack campaign targeted towards poorly protected Apache Tomcat servers, aiming to distribute Mirai botnet malware and cryptocurrency miners. The attack involves the use of a web shell script known as "neww", which gains unauthorized access to make changes on the server....

Zero-day bug: Ivanti's action in fixing MobileIronIvanti's readiness to respond to MobileIron vulnerability: the importance of security updatesMobileIron software, used by many large corporations and government organizations, recently fell victim to a hacker attack due to a "remote code execution" vulnerability. This vulnerability allowed hackers to execute malicious code remotely, compromising system security. Ivanti, the parent company of...

Norwegian government networks affected by DDoS attack: incident analysisNorwegian cyber security under attack: the importance of defense against DDoS threatsThe article discusses a recent DDoS attack on twelve Norwegian government sites that disrupted several key services. The Cyber Security Center of Norway has launched an investigation to identify the perpetrators. The incident underscores the importance of global cybersecurity measures.

Citrix in the crosshairs: IT security on alert for a zero-day attackCritical infrastructure compromise: understanding and addressing the impact of zero-day vulnerability on CitrixNetwork and cloud services provider Citrix has been hit by a very serious zero-day vulnerability. Tens of thousands of Citrix servers have been compromised, putting vast sensitive data and related infrastructure at risk. In response, emergency patches were released and the importance of risk management...

The security of the CoWin portal in the eye of the storm: investigations in progressImplications for the vaccination program following the alleged data breachThe security incident on the CoWin portal, a key tool for India's vaccination programme, is under investigation. Although user data has been exposed, Minister of Information and Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, assures that there is no evidence of data compromise. This matter is being handled by CERT-In,...

PokerStars security breach: over 110,000 user data exposedDetails of the PokerStars hack and advice from IT security expertsPopular online poker site, PokerStars, fell victim to a massive hack that exposed the data of more than 110,000 users, including credentials such as usernames and passwords. IT security experts recommend changing passwords immediately and using two-factor authentication.

Operation intrusion: North Korea targets crypto firmsRevealed how North Korean attackers bypassed JumpCloud securityCyberseason's report revealed a cyber attack on JumpCloud, a digital identity management platform, carried out by hackers linked to North Korea. They exploited the JumpCloud vulnerability to attack cryptocurrency companies, using phishing techniques and a piece of malware called "RokRat". JumpCloud responded...

Digital sabotage on pakistani soil: analysis of a sophisticated cyber attackIn-depth looks at the Pakistan cyber attackThe article reports a sophisticated cyber attack against important entities in Pakistan, carried out via spear phishing and thanks to an unprecedented malware. This malicious software stole sensitive data, causing severe data security and operational impact. The organizations involved are implementing...

The emergence of serious vulnerabilities in Adobe ColdFusion softwareUnder attack: how Adobe's software flaws put companies' IT security at riskThe article talks about the serious vulnerabilities discovered in Adobe ColdFusion software, which can be exploited to conduct cyber attacks. Emphasize the importance of installing the security patches released by Adobe to address these issues, to reduce the risk of attacks. Indicates the need for proactive...

Microsoft security in danger: leaked encryption keys and government interventionCybersecurity highlights: the Microsoft encryption key incident and its repercussionsMicrosoft lost access to its product encryption keys, leaving user data security vulnerable. This has raised concerns about potential government intervention. Cyber security experts work to fix the problem, aiming to strengthen future security measures.

The hidden fire: Docker Hub images reveal private keys and authentication secretsSecurity issues using Docker Hub: an unexpected risk for companiesThe article highlights an issue related to computer security. In the Docker Hub, a Docker image hosting service, sensitive data leaks (authentication secrets and private keys) have been detected due to careless practices. This situation can lead to cyber attacks harmful to companies and customers. To...

Cybersecurity overview: attacks, vulnerabilities and future challengesAttacks through Microsoft Teams, law firm under siege by hackers, the highly anticipated release of CVSS 4.0 and the complex future challenge of cyber securityThe article discusses various topics related to cyber security. It includes a recent malware attack via Microsoft Teams, cyberattacks on law firms, the upcoming release of the new vulnerability scoring system (CVSS 4.0), and future cybersecurity challenges.

Vulnerability of the AIOSEO plugin: over a million WordPress sites at riskFrom SEO to SOV: how a trick can turn into a cybersecurity threatThe article talks about a vulnerability discovered in the WordPress plugin "All in One SEO Pack", which recorded passwords in clear text, exposing users to possible hacker attacks. AIOSEO fixed the issue with an update, but the issue underscores the importance of keeping plugins up-to-date and robust...

Security camera malfunctions: a threat to privacyVulnerability of video surveillance systems: privacy at risk and responsibility of manufacturersSecurity cameras manufactured by the Chinese Hikvision malfunctioned, allowing unauthorized access to the recordings. Hikvision's belated response raises questions about the company's ability to protect data. The violation of privacy, especially of minors, is under the attention of the Guarantor Authority...

Municipality of Ferrara victim of Rhysida ransomwareCybersecurity under siege: the italian Municipality resists the incursionThe Municipality of Ferrara has been the victim of a cyber attack orchestrated using Rhysida ransomware, a dangerous encrypting malware. The damage seems contained thanks to the protection systems, but the investigation is still ongoing. Mayor Fabbri shows determination, rejecting the threats and proposing...

Shimizu Port ransomware attack: a lesson in cyber resilienceAnalysis and implications of the cyber attack on the Japanese strategic nodeThe article chronicles a recent ransomware attack on the Japanese port of Shimizu, which is causing significant disruption in its operations and hurting the local economy. The act highlights the importance of critical infrastructure resilience to cyber threats and the need to invest in advanced security,...

Chinese hackers infiltrate email accounts of several organizations, claims MicrosoftStorm-0558 cyber-espionage culprits: tracking the tactics and repercussionsMicrosoft alleges that a chinese cyber-espionage group, Storm-0558, hacked around 25 organizations' email accounts, including some government agencies. The White House confirms the breach of Microsoft's cloud security, where the hackers used a vulnerability in Azure to forge authentication tokens and...

Major ransomware attack reveals data from Swiss football hooligansCybersecurity at Risk: A disturbing look at the dark web's exploding black marketThe article talks about a major ransomware attack that exposed sensitive data of alleged Swiss hooligans on the dark web. The stolen data ended up on the black market, becoming attractive prey for hackers and cybercriminals. The authorities are investigating to understand how the event could have occurred...

Massive data breach: 11 million HCA Healthcare patients affectedThe personal information of millions of patients is at risk following a cyber attack targeting healthcare giant, HCA HealthcareHCA Healthcare has reported a data breach where personal information of roughly 11 million patients was stolen. This did not include any medical, payment, or sensitive data. The information was reportedly taken from an external storage location used for email formatting. Despite the breach, HCA's operations...