A British teenager has pleaded guilty to money laundering, hacking, and breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order. Elliot Gunton, 19, resident of Norwich, offered hacking-for-hire services and supplied personal data in exchange for cryptocurrencies. After conducting a search in his home to ensure that Gunton was not violating his Sexual Harm Prevention Order, which had […]
Posted on 20th August 2019 in GDPR.
The European Central Bank (ECB) confirmed that it has suffered a data breach at its Banks’ Integrated Reporting Dictionary (BIRD) website. In a short statement released on Thursday, the bank had stated that an unauthorised party had breached the security measures that were put in place to protect BIRD. Subsequently, the contact data of 481 […]
Posted on 19th August 2019 in GDPR.
A new malware has been discovered that is able to record the screen of an infected machine and identify a user who is viewing porn. Researchers at IT security company ESET, first observed the malware dubbed “Varenyky” in May 2019. A month later, researchers saw the first malicious document infecting a victim’s computer which had […]
Posted on 16th August 2019 in GDPR.
Researchers at SafeBreach demonstrated how the vulnerability could be exploited to achieve privilege escalation. Researchers discovered an issue with the pvmSvc.exe, a central control service, which was being executed as NT AUTHORITY/SYSTEM. Once executed, a missing DLL file was trying to load. “In our VM, the c:\python27 has an ACL which allows any authenticated user to write […]
Posted on 15th August 2019 in GDPR.
Numerous privacy violations have been identified with some of the most popular robocall-blocking apps. Dan Hastings, a senior security consultant at the cybersecurity firm NCC Group, analysed some of the most popular robocall-blocking apps, including Hiya, TrapCall and Truecaller. It was found that many of the apps have been sharing user and/or device data to third-party […]
Posted on 14th August 2019 in GDPR.
The FBI are proposing to collect data from Facebook and other social media platforms. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been soliciting proposals from outside vendors to pull public data from social media companies, “to proactively identify and reactively monitor threats to the United States and its […]
Posted on 13th August 2019 in GDPR.