Database containing personal info on 106m people who traveled to Thailand found open to the internet – report

A database containing personal information on 106 million international travelers to Thailand was exposed to the public internet this year, a Brit biz claimed this week. Bob Diachenko, head of cybersecurity research at product-comparison website Comparitech, said the Elasticsearch data Read More …

Indonesia: 1.3 million people had their sensitive personal data, COVID-19 test results and more exposed on an open server.

Researchers with vpnMentor have uncovered a data breach involving the COVID-19 test and trace app created by the Indonesian government for those traveling into the country. The ‘test and trace app’ — named electronic Health Alert Card or eHAC — Read More …

Japanese insurer Tokio Marine discloses ransomware attack

Tokio Marine Holdings, a multinational insurance holding company in Japan, announced this week that its Singapore branch, Tokio Marine Insurance Singapore (TMiS), suffered a ransomware attack. The announcement came at the beginning of the week and contains little information about Read More …

Australian govt warns of escalating LockBit ransomware attacks

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) warns of an increase of LockBit 2.0 ransomware attacks against Australian organizations starting July 2021. “ACSC has observed an increase in reporting of LockBit 2.0 ransomware incidents in Australia,” Australia’s cybersecurity agency said in Read More …

Asia: USD 83 million intercepted in INTERPOL operation against online financial crime

LYON, FRANCE: Amid an exponential increase in online fraud, an INTERPOL-coordinated operation codenamed HAECHI-I mobilized more than 40 specialized law enforcement officers across the Asia Pacific region. Over six months of coordinated intelligence collection and joint operations, police were able Read More …

Indonesia’s national health insurance scheme leaks at least a million citizens’ records

Indonesia’s government has admitted to leaks of personal data from the agency that runs its national health insurance scheme On May 20th Kominfo, Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, acknowledged it was aware of a post on notorious stolen-data-mart Read More …

How Myanmar’s military moved in on the telecoms sector to spy on citizens

In the months before the Myanmar military’s Feb. 1 coup, the country’s telecom and internet service providers were ordered to install intercept spyware that would allow the army to eavesdrop on the communications of citizens, sources with direct knowledge of Read More …

Security crucial as 5G connects more industries, devices

More networks, industries, and machines will be interconnected as 5G become more widely available, making security an even bigger challenge for businesses in Asia-Pacific. Along with this, they also will have to deal with the increased complexity of managing 5G Read More …

Singapore moots mandatory offsite verification for financial institutions

Singapore is considering the need for various personal information, such as password and biometrics, to facilitate “non-face-to-face” verification for financial services. This comes amidst a rise in impersonation scam cases and risks of personal data theft. In a consultation paper Read More …

APAC’s Compromised Domains Fuel Emotet Campaign

Discovered in 2014, Emotet is one of the most prolific malware families, infecting computer systems globally through its mass campaigns of spam email that delivers malware (AKA malspam). These campaigns have been widely documented by many organizations, including how Emotet Read More …