A cybersecurity firm has revealed that a vulnerability found on the WhatsApp could allow hackers to “put words in people’s mouths”. Check Point Research identified that threat actors could intercept and manipulate messages in both private and group conversations on the messaging app. This would enable attackers to spread misinformation. Three attack methodologies exploiting the vulnerability has been observed, […]
Posted on 9th August 2019 in GDPR.
Instagram allowed a trusted advertising partner to harvest huge swathes of user data to create detailed files on account holders’ physical locations and personal bios, news reports reveal. According to Business Insider, the information was put together by Hyp3r, in contradiction of Instagram rules and without the popular photo-imagery app’s knowledge. This week, Facebook-owned Instagram instructed […]
Posted on 8th August 2019 in GDPR.
Politicians in Westminster are under pressure to do more to for small businesses in Britain which are up against unprecedented levels of cyber-attack, new research shows. According to studies conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), one-in-five small businesses said they had been the target of a cyber-attack over the last 24 months. The […]
Posted on 7th August 2019 in GDPR.
StockX, a sneaker trading platform, has reportedly been hacked, exposing more than 6.8 million customer records. On Thursday, customers received a password reset email, with a message attributing the reset to “recently completed system updates on the StockX platform.” The company did not explain further as to what caused the update, leaving customers confused. When […]
Posted on 6th August 2019 in GDPR.
Half of organisations in the manufacturing sector are affected by cyberattacks. IBM’s X-Force IRIS incident response team published new research looking at recent cyberattacks they had assisted with. It was revealed that Industroyer, NotPetya, or Stuxnet, where three types of malicious code which had been designed primarily to cause damage, instead of data theft. The […]
Posted on 5th August 2019 in GDPR.
A database belonging to Jana Bank has been found open online, accessible by anyone. The non-password protected database had been discovered by researcher, Jeremiah Fowler, on May 26. The Elastic database, contained information including Know Your Customer (KYC) PII client information, wallet ID, usernames, emails, account and transaction data. Additionally IP addresses, pathways and ports were discovered, […]
Posted on 2nd August 2019 in GDPR.