Names and addresses of 110,000 UK gun owners are leaked online by animal rights activists in huge security breach

Authorities are investigating a large data breach that could put thousands of Britain’s gun enthusiasts at risk. The names, home addresses and contact details of 111,295 people who own firearms in the UK have been taken and leaked online by Read More …

Indiana: COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Data Exposed, Fake Vax Cards Circulate

This week, the Indiana Department of Health issued a notice that the state’s COVID-19 contact-tracing system had been exposed via a cloud misconfiguration, revealing names, emails, gender, ethnicity, race and dates of birth of more than 750,000 people. The incident Read More …

Cyberattack on Moldova’s Court of Accounts destroyed public audits

Moldova’s “Court of Accounts” has suffered a cyberattack leading to the agency’s public databases and audits being destroyed. Court of Accounts of Moldova is a government authority that performs audits of public financial resources and government agencies to comply with Read More …

Android apps exposed data of millions of users through cloud authentication failures

Researchers analyzing Android apps have discovered serious cloud misconfigurations leading to the potential exposure of data belonging to over 100 million users. In a report published on Thursday by Check Point Research, the cybersecurity firm said no less than 23 Read More …

UK: ‘Human error’ blamed for wiping of thousands of police records

Home Secretary Priti Patel must “take responsibility” for the wiping of 150,000 arrest records from police databases, Labour has said. The records were accidentally wiped last week and they included fingerprint, DNA and arrest histories, according to The Times. The Read More …

Capitol attack’s cybersecurity fallout: Stolen laptops, lost data and possible espionage

When hostile actors penetrated the Capitol Building on January 6, they gained access to individual chambers and offices and remained at large within the Capitol complex for well over two hours. We have reports that items were stolen. One report Read More …

Ransomware: Attacks could be about to get even more dangerous and disruptive

Ransomware is one of the biggest threats facing businesses. An organisation that falls victim to a ransomware attack – which sees cyber criminals use malware to encrypt the network, rendering it inoperable – will quickly find itself unable to do Read More …