News – December 2023

  • Cyber-hackers target UK nuclear waste company RWM

    December 31, 2023

    Hackers have targeted the company behind a £50bn project to build a vast underground nuclear waste store in Britain, its developer has said. Radioactive Waste Management, the company behind the Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) project, has said that hackers unsuccessfully attempted to breach the business using LinkedIn. RWM is the government-owned entity behind a trio of ...

  • Mint Mobile reveals another major data breach

    December 29, 2023

    American mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Mint Mobile has confirmed suffering a data breach affecting an unknown number of its customers. The company revealed the news in an email sent to its customers, in which it explained “We are writing to inform you about a security incident we recently identified in which an unauthorized actor obtained ...

  • 2023’s badly handled data breaches

    December 29, 2023

    Last year, researchers compiled a list of 2022’s most poorly handled data breaches, looking back at the bad behavior of corporate giants when faced with hacks and breaches. That included everything from downplaying the real-world impact of spills of personal information to failing to answer basic questions. Turns out this year, many organizations continue to make ...

  • EasyPark data breach may affect millions of customers

    December 29, 2023

    EasyPark has confirmed it was hit in a cyberattack that saw customer data breached and revealed online. The company, which runs apps to help people find parking spots, said in an alert to customers that it discovered the breach on December 10 2023. Read more… Source: Yahoo News  

  • India: Forensic investigation reveals repeated use of Pegasus spyware to target high-profile journalists

    December 28, 2023

    Amnesty International, in partnership with The Washington Post, has unearthed shocking new details about the continued use of NSO Group’s highly invasive spyware Pegasus to target prominent journalists in India, including one who had previously been a victim of an attack using the same spyware. The Security Lab recovered evidence of a zero-click exploit which was ...

  • Another top US mortgage firm reveals a major data breach, over a million customers affected

    December 28, 2023

    LoanCare suffered a data breach last month, which resulted in the theft of sensitive customer data, the insurance service company has confirmed. Roughly 1.3 million people were affected by the breach, the company further explained, as hackers stole people’s full names, physical addresses, Social Security Numbers (SSN), and loan numbers. Read more… Source: MSN News  

  • Pakistan: Separate agency set up to tackle cybercrime challenge

    December 28, 2023

    The government has established a separate agency, National Cyber Crime Investigation Agency, equipped with all the required equipment and skills with which Pakistan’s cyberspace, data of public and private institutions, business transactions, and online activities of citizens can be secured, effectively. This was stated by Caretaker Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr Umar Saif, ...

  • Financially motivated threat actors misusing App Installer

    December 28, 2023

    Since mid-November 2023, Microsoft Threat Intelligence has observed threat actors, including financially motivated actors like Storm-0569, Storm-1113, Sangria Tempest, and Storm-1674, utilizing the ms-appinstaller URI scheme (App Installer) to distribute malware. In addition to ensuring that customers are protected from observed attacker activity, Microsoft investigated the use of App Installer in these attacks. In response to ...

  • Yakult Australia targeted in cyber attack, employee files published on dark web

    December 28, 2023

    Iconic probiotic company Yakult Australia has been hit by a significant cyber attack that has seen its company records and sensitive employee documents, such as passports, published on the dark web. Yakult Australia confirmed its Australian and New Zealand IT systems were impacted by a “cyber incident”. Read more… Source: MSN News  

  • A cyberattack targets Albanian Parliament, cellphone provider and air flight company

    December 27, 2023

    Albania’s Parliament said on Tuesday that it had suffered a cyberattack with hackers trying to get into its data system, resulting in a temporary halt in its services. A statement said Monday’s cyberattack had not “touched the data of the system,” adding that experts were working to discover what consequences the attack could have. It said ...