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Hackers sponsored by Russia and North Korea are targeting COVID-19 researchers

Dan Goodin reports: Hackers sponsored by the Russian and North Korean governments have been targeting companies directly involved in researching vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, and in some cases, the attacks have succeeded, Microsoft said on Friday. In all, there are seven prominent companies that have been targeted, Microsoft Corporate VP for Customer Security...

Ticketmaster UK Limited Fined by ICO

From the Information Commissioner’s Office: The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Ticketmaster UK Limited £1.25million for failing to keep its customers’ personal data secure. The ICO found that the company failed to put appropriate security measures in place to prevent a cyber-attack on a chat-bot installed on its online payment page. Ticketmaster’s failure to...

Finland government to help victims of identity theft

The Finnish Government has decided on measures to help victims of identity theft and to improve personal identity protection. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health will firstly ensure that the victims of the data breach at Psychotherapy Centre Vastaamo continue to receive the necessary psychosocial and other support. Support will continue to be...

More drama on a forum, and a slew of new databases dumped

It looks like the threat actor known as ShinyHunters was active again.  It also looks like there was some drama about a sale of databases that was supposed to be exclusive but wasn’t, and databases and links to databases getting dumped. What databases, you wonder?  Well, BleepingComputer reports on the Animal Jam database, and...

Melbourne firm denies data stolen during ransomware attack

Sam Varghese reports: A Melbourne firm which suffered a hit from cyber criminals using the Windows REvil ransomware has denied that any data was exfiltrated from its site, as was reported in these columns. A spokesperson from Nexia Australia and New Zealand, a network of solutions-focused accountancy and consultancy firms, said the attack had...