Hacker group selling databases with millions of user credentials busted in Poland and Switzerland

Polish and Swiss law enforcement authorities, supported by Europol and Eurojust, dismantled InfinityBlack, a hacking group involved in distributing stolen user credentials, creating and distributing malware and hacking tools, and fraud. On 29 April 2020, the Polish National Police (Policja) searched six locations in five Polish regions and arrested five individuals believed to be...

Aarogya Setu: The story of a failure

Elliot Alderson (pseudonym) writes: In order to fight Covid19, the Indian government released a mobile contact tracing application called Aarogya Setu. This application is available on the PlayStore and 90 million Indians already installed it. This application is currently getting a lot of attention in India. In Noida, if people doesn’t have the app...

Bukalapak Denies Alleged Data Breach on Dark Web

Tempo.co reports:  E-commerce startup Bukalapak dismissed rumors saying that its platform was hacked and so a total of 13 million consumers’ private data were leaked. It ensured consumers’ data are safely maintained. “We are highly aware that cybersecurity risk can threaten anyone. The security of users’ data is our main priority so we always implement various efforts to tighten the...

Class-action lawsuit dismissed against Laurentian University hacker

Sudbury.com reports: A class-action lawsuit has been dismissed against a former Laurentian University student who pleaded guilty in 2019 to mischief charges after he hacked into the school’s computer system. LU computer science grad Spencer Brydges and the university were named in a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of certain Laurentian students and staff...

(Updated) Hacker sells 22 million Unacademy user records after data breach; Unacademy confirms 11 million compromised

Lawrence Abrams reports: Online learning platform Unacademy has suffered a data breach after a hacker gained access to their database and started selling the account information for close to 22 million users. Unacademy is one of India’s largest online learning platforms boasting 14K teachers, over a million video lessons, and over 20 million registered users...