What Is CrowdStrike? Security Company Implicated In Online Outage

CrowdStrike is a company that provides cloud-based online security solutions. Its software is used by some of the largest players in cloud services, including Amazon’s AWS. CrowdStrike has also been implicated in the global outage that has impacted retailers, airlines, Read More …

Microsoft IT outage linked to cyber security firm Crowdstrike hits airlines, railways, NHS and media outlets globally

The ‘most serious IT outage the world has ever seen’ sparked global chaos today – with planes and trains grounded, the NHS disrupted, shops closed, football teams unable to sell tickets and banks and TV channels knocked offline. The devastating Read More …

Alleged breached data of Airport and Aviation Services Sri Lanka surfaces online

A recent post on the notorious cybercrime forum BreachForums claims that the Airport and Aviation Services Sri Lanka (AASL) has suffered a data breach. According to the post, the breached data contains approximately 7,083 records that include names, NICs, emails, Read More …

Ukrainian intelligence cyberattack cripples telecom networks in Russian-occupied territories

Mirtelecom subscribers were unable to access the network in occupied Crimea and in occupied parts of Zaporizhzhya and Kherson oblasts. Another Russian provider, Farline, suffered significant damage, primarily in Crimea. Similar attacks continued the following month, targeting propaganda media servers, Read More …

Personal data stolen from unsuspecting airport visitors and plane passengers in “evil twin” attacks

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) have charged a man for setting up fake free WiFi access points in order to steal personal data from people. The crime was discovered when an airline reported a suspicious WiFi network identified by its Read More …

Airports, Student Aid Services Struck by Indonesian Cyber Attack

Indonesia’s parliament called the government to task over another cyber attack that led to airport and scholarship services being put out of service. The ransomware attack that affected hundreds of ministries and public institutions was “catastrophic,” said lawmaker Tubagus Hasanuddin Read More …

Australia’s Qantas probing reports of data breach at loyalty app

Australia’s Qantas Airways said on Wednesday it was investigating issues impacting its frequent flyer application, after media reports suggested there was a data breach allowing users access to other passengers’ travel information. Multiple local media outlets, citing Qantas customers, are Read More …

Why tourists are particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks

Travelling abroad always comes with the potential risk of cybercrime threats including spoofing, phishing attacks, catfishing, fraudulent links and calls, spamming, etc. These travel risks are more for tourists who are generally travelling to a new country for the first Read More …

AerCap confirms cybersecurity attack

Irish aircraft leasing giant AerCap is investigating a cybersecurity attack on its systems, but says that it suffered no financial loss as result of the hack. Claims surfaced online at the weekend that an organisation had hacked the Dublin-headquartered multinational’s Read More …

Kenya Airways suffers passenger data breach in cyber attack

Cybercriminals attacked Kenya Airways’ (KQ) information systems and obtained sensitive information, including contact details and identification documents, of passengers and staff of the airline, an authoritative source at KQ has confirmed. The cyber attack, which occurred late last month, led Read More …