Experian challenged over massive data leak in Brazil

After receiving feedback from Experian over a massive data leak in Brazil, São Paulo state consumer rights foundation Procon described the company’s explanations as “insufficient” and said it is likely that the incident was initiated in a corporate environment. Procon Read More …

Brazilian authorities start probe as 102 million consumers are exposed in new leak

Brazil’s National Data Protection Authority (ANPD, in the Portuguese acronym) has informed today (11) that it has started an investigation into the country’s second largest data leak of the year. The investigation relates to the exposure of data relating to Read More …

Eletrobras, Copel energy companies hit by ransomware attacks

Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras (Eletrobras) and Companhia Paranaense de Energia (Copel), two major electric utilities companies in Brazil have announced that they suffered ransomware attacks over the past week. State-controlled, both are key players in the country. Copel being the largest Read More …

Brazil’s court system under massive RansomExx ransomware attack

Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice was hit by a ransomware attack on Tuesday during judgment sessions that were taking place over video conference. “The Superior Court of Justice (STJ) announces that the court’s information technology network suffered a hacker attack Read More …

US, Brazilian law enforcement seize $24 million in cryptocurrency generated through online fraud

US and Brazilian authorities have seized $24 million in cryptocurrency connected to an online scheme that allegedly defrauded “tens of thousands” of investors. Upon request from the government of Brazil, US law enforcement participated in “Operation Egypto,” a Brazilian federal Read More …

Vizom malware uses remote overlay attacks to hijack your bank account

Researchers have uncovered a new form of malware using remote overlay attacks to strike Brazilian bank account holders. The new malware variant, dubbed Vizom by IBM, is being utilized in an active campaign across Brazil designed to compromise bank accounts Read More …