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Data Wiping Malware hits Bahrain’s national oil company

On December 29, 2019, the National Cybersecurity Authority of Saudi Arabia published a new cyber-attack incident describing software that was deployed to target Bapco, the national oil company of Bahrain specifically. The malware, dubbed as “Dustman”, is a data-wiper, designed to access a computer, a database, or a server/mainframe, delete its data, and replace the...
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Earl Enterprises – Iconic US Hospitality Firm Hit with Heavy Data Breach

In a released statement posted to its website, Earl Enterprises – the parent company of Planet Hollywood and Buca Di Beppo said a data breach involving malware installed on its point-of-sale systems allowed cyber thieves to steal card details from customers between May 23, 2018 and March 18, 2019.   According to an analysis of...
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Canada’s DesJardins Bank Suffers Massive Data Breach

The largest federal banking firm in North Americas – Canada’s Desjardins Group, was the victim of a recent data breach that exposed information on 2.9 million customers.   Customers’ sensitive credentials weren’t compromised, but the leak did reveal sensitive data like names, addresses, birth dates, social insurance numbers (Canada’s equivalent of the social security number),...
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Catholic School in Australia Falls Victim to Cyber Attack

The principal of a Catholic school in West Australia’s Mid-West has cautioned parents that their bank info and their signatures may have been compromised after their school was targeted in a recent cyber-attack.   Rob Crothers, the principal, expressed his deep regrets for the data breach, which he said was highly sophisticated and well planned...
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A NASA Laboratory Just Got Infiltrated Using a Cheap US$20 PC

Just to have an overview of what exactly a cheap PC might be like – Raspberry Pi is a teeny-tiny device that can be tinkered with to gain deceptively high capabilities. This was demonstrated by a most recent report which confirmed that a NASA lab was hacked using a Raspberry Pi.   The alleged data...
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Online Media Advertising Agency Exposes Patients’ Medical Info

A renowned online advertising agency which specializes in helping law firms sign up potential clients has exposed close to 150,000 records from a database that were left unsecured.   The historical databank contained submissions as part of a lead-generation effort by X Social Media, a Florida-based advertising company that largely uses Facebook to advertise various...
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Auto Industry Takes Huge Blow from Hackers

Cyber Attacks are getting more and more frequent nowadays. From government institutions to hospitals, banks and other financial institutions. There’s almost no rest for cyber criminals , hackers and the amount of illegal activities they couldn’t accomplish. And their newest victim – The Auto Industry. Car manufacturers or all manufacturers in general – normally go to...
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InfoTech Firm In Brazil Suffers Data Breach via Phishing Assault

Just last month, various databases and cloud storage servers belonging to Tivit, a Brasilian based IT solutions and network storage provider, were hacked/compromised by unnamed assailants. In a series of leaks across Twitter over a 5 day time period, between December 7th-12th 2018, the login user names and credentials to more than a dozen Tivit...
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Popular But Flawed GPS Tracker Leaks User Locations Real-Time

Chinese-made GPS tracker that have no internet connectivity but use a SIM card to connect to a cell network are bought in bulk, rebranded, and resold by a number of companies worldwide.   UK cyber-security experts are calling for an immediate recall of a GPS tracker used as a panic alarm for elderly patients, monitoring...
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US Health Technology Provider Suffers Data Breach

A US-based medical software provider called – Meditab Software Inc.  and it’s, Public relations-based affiliate, MedPharm Services – have suffered a massive data breach that exposed protected health information. Meditab Software and MedPharm Services were both founded by Kalpesh Patel. After being alerted to the breach, the fax server was taken offline, and an investigation...
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