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European electricity association warns of office network breach

Steve Ranger reports: An association of European electricity companies has confirmed that hackers have breached its office network. “ENTSO-E has recently found evidence of a successful cyber intrusion into its office network,” the association said in a statement. It added that a risk assessment had been performed and contingency plans are now in place to...

266,000 Passwords Stolen in Trident Crypto Fund Data Breach

Sarah Coble reports: A major data breach has occurred at Trident Crypto Fund, resulting in the publication of over a quarter of a million customer usernames and passwords online. According to a report published on March 5, 2020, by Russian media outlet Izvestia, the personal data of 266,000 registered Trident Crypto Fund users was illegally accessed when...

Alleged Russian hacker on trial Monday for 2012 LinkedIn, Dropbox hacks

Laura Hautala reports: Everyone makes cybersecurity mistakes. Yevgeniy Nikulin, a Russian national accused of some of the biggest hacks in recent history, is no exception, prosecutors say. Nikulin allegedly stole millions of usernames and passwords by breaching systems at LinkedIn, DropBox and Formspring in 2012. He also attempted to sell hacked information on online...

UK: Boots Advantage Card hit by cyber attack

Jane Wharton reports: Boots has suspended payments using loyalty card points after a cyber attack on its customer database. Hackers used passwords taken from other websites in an attempt to break into Advantage Card accounts in a bid to steal customers’ reward points to spend on themselves. The high street chain said the issue...

T-Mobile customers notified of breach

This notice of  a T-Mobile breach appears to have been published today, although the notice on the site is undated: Dear Customer, We want to let you know about a sophisticated attack that we recently identified and quickly shut down, which may have impacted some of your account information. Our Cybersecurity team recently identified...