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 …

RCMP use of spyware warrants update to Canada’s privacy laws, MPs say

Canada should update its privacy laws in the wake of revelations that the country’s national police force uses spyware to hack mobile devices, a parliamentary committee says. The House of Commons ethics committee is recommending the federal government require privacy 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 …

NHS tech chief dismisses concerns over loss of statutory power to protect patient data

An outgoing NHS tech chief has defended the decision to merge his organization with a UK government-run unit, arguably diluting the statuary protection of patient data. Simon Bolton, interim chief executive of the soon-to-be-defunct NHS Digital, said the merger of Read More …