Teletext Data Breach Exposes Over 200,000 Customer Phone Call Recordings

Conor Reynolds reports: Package Holiday firm Truly Travels exposed over 200,000 customer phone call recordings and data files on a publicly accessible server. Over 530,000 data files were discovered in an unsecured Amazon Web Services server. Of these files 212,000 were audio files that held recordings of Teletext customers who had contacted the firms...

BEC overtakes ransomware and data breaches in cyber-insurance claims

Catalin Cimpanu reports: Business email compromise (BEC) has overtaken ransomware and data breaches as the main reason companies filed a cyber-insurance claim in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Asia) region last year, said insurance giant AIG. According to statistics published in July, AIG said that BEC-related insurance filings accounted for nearly a...

Student surprise: malware masked as textbooks and essays

From the Kaspersky Team, this useful alert: We have written on numerous occasions about how easy it is to inadvertently pick up some nasty stuff when you try to download popular TV shows or game cheats. However, cybercriminals do not just limit themselves to entertainment products. You can also stumble upon a virus when...

Privacy Snafu Exposes UK Holidaymakers’ Data for Three Years

Phil Muncaster reports: The personal details of over 200,000 customers of a British holiday firm were left exposed in audio files for several years, according to a new report. Truly Travels, which trades under the name Teletext Holidays, is unusual in that consumers browse its website for package deals before completing their order over...