French TV channel M6 and Pitney Bowes both report ransomware attacks

Catalin Cimpanu reports that M6, one of France’s biggest TV channels, was hit by ransomware: The M6 Group, France’s largest privately-owned multimedia group, was the victim of ransomware over the weekend, but none of the company’s TV and radio channels suffered any downtime. The incident took place on Saturday morning, according to a message...

Report: MCMC ends contract with company after massive 2017 phone data leak

Azril Annuar reports: The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has terminated the services of a firm hired back in 2017 to protect the personal data of mobile phone users. Thus comes after the personal data of the users, including details such as MyKad numbers were reportedly leaked by the same company. Online portal Malaysiakini reported...

Mum ‘realises any fingerprint can unlock her Samsung’ with eBay screen protector

Shivali Best reports: A mum in West Yorkshire says she was shocked to discover any fingerprint could unlock her Samsung smartphone after she’d fitted a £2.70 screen protector . Lisa Neilson, 34, from Castleford, bought the cover from eBay in the hopes of protecting her Galaxy S10 smartphone. However, once she’d set up her right and left thumb prints to unlock the...