Thousands of UK taxpayers’ personal details potentially exposed online through councils’ debt-chasing texts

Bulk SMS messages sent by local councils across the UK contained weblinks leading to pages that freely exposed to the public thousands of taxpayers’ names, addresses, and outstanding debts, The Register can reveal. Text messages sent by Telsolutions Ltd on Read More …

Ransomware gang leaks data stolen from Colorado, Miami universities

Grades and social security numbers for students at the University of Colorado and University of Miami patient data have been posted online by the Clop ransomware group. Starting in December, threat actors affiliated with the Clop ransomware operation began targeting Read More …

Security and Privacy of COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Apps

Symantec analyzed the top 25 COVID-19 national contact-tracing apps to see which follow security and privacy best practices. Unfortunately, in this new COVID-19 era it’s not just our computers we have to protect from infection, but also ourselves and our Read More …

Airlines warn passengers of data breach after aviation tech supplier is hit by cyberattack

Global aviation industry IT supplier SITA has confirmed it has fallen victim to a cyberattack, with hackers gaining access to personal information of airline passengers. The information technology and communications company, which claims to serve around 90% of the world’s Read More …

Malaysia Airlines suffers data security ‘incident’ spanning nine years

Malaysia Airlines has suffered a data security “incident” that compromised personal information belonging to members of its frequent flyer programme, Enrich. The breach is purported to have occurred at some point during a period that spans almost a decade and Read More …

Npower withdraws mobile app after hackers steal personal details

Npower has permanently withdrawn its mobile app after hackers used it to access its customers’ personal details, including the sort codes and the last four digits of their bank accounts. The hack, which cybersecurity experts said left the firm’s customers Read More …