Lastpass says hackers accessed customer data in new breach

LastPass says unknown attackers breached its cloud storage using information stolen during a previous security incident from August 2022. The company added that, once in, the threat actors also managed to access customer data stored in the compromised storage service. Read More …

Major Twitter hack sees 5.4 million phone numbers and email addresses leaked on the dark web

More than 5.4 million Twitter user records, including personal phone numbers and email addresses, are up for grabs on the dark web in a massive data dump that some believe the Elon Musk-owned firm is attempting to cover up. The Read More …

Meta fined €265m over data protection breach that hit more than 500m users

Facebook’s owner has been fined €265m (£230m) by the Irish data watchdog after a breach that resulted in the details of more than 500 million users being published online. The Data Protection Commission (DPC) said Meta had infringed two articles Read More …

Ransomware gang targets Belgian municipality, hits police instead

The Ragnar Locker ransomware gang has published stolen data from what they thought was the municipality of Zwijndrecht, but turned out to be stolen from Zwijndrecht police, a local police unit in Antwerp, Belgium. The leaked data reportedly exposed thousands Read More …

Australian Cyber Task Force Looks to “Hack the Hackers” After Data Breach Crime Wave

A recent string of data breaches has prompted rapid changes to Australia’s cybersecurity and data protection policies, and the latest development appears to be a cyber task force set to “hack back” and actively pursue what Minister for Home Affairs Read More …

Gambian Central Bank says ‘don’t panic’ after data hack

The Gambia’s Central Bank says there’s no need to panic after a data hack. Sources allege the hackers managed to access the bank’s most sensitive files, but in a statement the Central Bank said no mission-critical systems were compromised, and Read More …

Whoosh confirms data breach after hackers sell 7.2M user records

The Russian scooter-sharing service Whoosh has confirmed a data breach after hackers started to sell a database containing the details of 7.2 million customers on a hacking forum. Whoosh is Russia’s leading urban mobility service platform, operating in 40 cities Read More …

Australia: Government considers making cyber ransom payments illegal after Medibank hack

It could soon be illegal for companies that fall victim to data breaches to pay ransoms to the hackers. The home affairs minister, Clare O’Neil, confirmed the government was examining whether new laws were needed to stop ransom payments in Read More …

Shangri-La hotel data breach likely had ‘minimal’ impact at Singapore ministerial summit

A recent data breach that hit eight Shangri-La hotels is unlikely to have a large impact on foreign government delegates who attended a high-level defence summit in Singapore, which was held at the hotel. Hackers claiming to have instigated the Read More …