Hackers Steal Swiss University Salaries

Fahad Shabbir reports: As yet unidentifed hackers have managed to steal employee salary payments at several Swiss universities, officials said Sunday. “According to our information, several top schools in Switzerland have been affected,” Martina Weiss, director general of the rectors group of Switzerland’s public universities, told AFP. The hackers used information obtained by phishing — tricking a person into passing on their...

Hackers Take Advantage of India’s Loose Data Privacy Laws

SiliconIndia reports: India has some of the loosest data policy laws on the planet. Hackers have seen these loose data privacy laws as the opening they need to steal data and sell it on the black market. Regulations are changing, but many experts that are seeing the importance of data protection feel that they are not...

0x00sec – Security Incident Notification – September 30th 2020

Dear 0x00sec Users, We are writing to you with important information regarding a recent security incident involving your personal information from https://0x00sec.org 12. We became aware of the incident September 7th, 2020, when a security researcher from Thug Crowd privately disclosed to us that our S3 bucket containing database backups was publicly accessible. The S3 bucket...

Clinical Trials Hit by Ransomware Attack on Health Tech Firm

Nicole Perlroth reports: A Philadelphia company that sells software used in hundreds of clinical trials, including the crash effort to develop tests, treatments and a vaccine for the coronavirus, was hit by a ransomware attack that has slowed some of those trials over the past two weeks. The attack on eResearchTechnology Inc., which has...