Members of Congress Call for IRS to Investigate Tax Companies Sharing Data with Facebook

Members of Congress Call for IRS to Investigate Tax Companies Sharing Data with Facebook The Markup revealed the companies’ practices last year By: Colin Lecher and Simon Fondrie-Teitler Three congressional Democrats are demanding that the Internal Revenue Service investigate tax preparation companies for sharing sensitive taxpayer data with Facebook after The Markup revealed the...

110,000 more users affected in mobile carrier LG Uplus’ data breach

Yonhap News reports: LG Uplus Corp. said Friday last month’s data breach affected a total of 290,000 users, about 110,000 more than initially suspected. On Jan. 10, the nation’s third-largest wireless carrier disclosed that personal data of 180,000 customers, including their names, birth dates and phone numbers, had been breached. Read more at Yonhap...

Eight arrested for hacking bank accounts using ‘Nepali Keti’ app

Republica reports: Police have apprehended eight people involved in withdrawing hundreds of thousands of rupees by hacking bank accounts using an app called ‘Nepali Keti’. According to the police, the group of people used to get access to vital information of anyone who opened the app and then exploited the data to empty the...

Swiss prosecutors launch case over Credit Suisse dirty money data leak

Reuters reports: Swiss federal prosecutors have launched criminal proceedings targeting the perpetrators of a 2022 leak of information on thousands of Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) accounts, they said on Friday. The leak covered more than 18,000 accounts, including human rights abusers, fraudsters and businessmen subject to sanctions, thereby plunging Switzerland’s biggest bank into a dirty money scandal. Read...

Hackers are using this new trick to deliver their phishing attacks

Danny Palmer reports: Cyber criminals are using uniquely crafted phishing emails to infect victims with malware — and they’re doing so by experimenting with a new method of delivering the malicious payload. According to analysis by Proofpoint, there’s been a rise in cyberattackers attempting to deliver malware using OneNote documents, a digital notebook signified by .one extensions that is...

Au: Black and White Cabs booking service offline after cyber attack

Michelle Tapper reports: A cyber attack on Black and White Cabs has shut down the company’s phone and online booking system. Suspicious activity was detected by staff on Wednesday morning and a “serious threat” to the company was determined in the afternoon. Black and White Cabs has confirmed that a CryptoLocker virus has infiltrated...