Singapore’s public sector to adopt new measures to tighten data security

Eileen Yu reports: Singapore’s government agencies will roll out several new “technical measures” for existing and new systems, including automated detection of emails containing sensitive data and stronger encryption for files. These are part of “interim” recommendations deemed necessary following a review of the public sector’s cybersecurity infrastructure and policies, which itself was carried...

Google warns Hong Kong’s Joshua Wong of government-backed hackers

Iain Marlow and Karen Leigh report: Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong said that Google Inc warned him about government-backed hacking attempts as the former British colony’s historic protests continue to draw global attention – and China’s ire. The student leader on July 16 posted on Twitter a message he said he’d received from Google...

Japanese Exchange Bitpoint Hit By $32m Cyber-Attack

Phil Muncaster reports: Japan-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint has become the latest to lose tens of millions of dollars in a cyber-attack. The firm said it was forced on Friday to stop all services — including withdrawals, deposits, payments, and new account openings — while it investigated the incident. It has also notified the relevant...

Evite Invites Over 100 Million People to Their Data Breach

Lawrence Abrams has a small update to the Evite breach that was first reported in April by ZDNet after a hacker calling themself “GnosticPlayers” put data up for sale on the dark web along with data of other firms: The data breach monitoring service Haveibeenpwned.com has added a database dump of almost 101 million Evite...

Ca: Desjardins expands protection plan for members after data breach

Frédéric Tomesco reports: Mouvement Desjardins is expanding a protection plan for personal and business customers in the wake of the data leak that compromised the personal information of more than 2.9 million members. All current and future Desjardins caisse members are now automatically and permanently protected against identity theft at no cost, chief executive...