Data on 29 Million Indian Jobseekers Leaked

Phil Muncaster

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/data-on-29-million-indian/

Excerpt:

ìThe personal details of over 29 million Indian jobseekers have been posted to a dark web site, free for anyone to access. Cybersecurity firm Cyble, which discovered the trove on an unnamed hacking forum, has in turn added the compromised information to its breach notification site AmIBreached.î


Number of active IoT devices expected to reach 24.1 billion in 2030

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/05/22/active-iot-devices/

Excerpt:

ìAt the end of 2019 there were 7.6 billion active IoT devices, a figure which will grow to 24.1 billion in 2030, a CAGR of 11%, according to a research published by Transforma Insights.î


Hacker sells 129 million sensitive records of Russian car owners

Ionut Ilascu

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hacker-sells-129-million-sensitive-records-of-russian-car-owners/

Excerpt:

ìA database with 129 million records of car owners in Moscow is being offered for sale on a dark web forum.î


Hackers Steal $10M in "Wonderfully Done" fraud from Norwayís State Investment Fund

Graham Cluley

https://businessinsights.bitdefender.com/hackers-steal-fraud-from-norway-state-investment-fund

Excerpt:

ìNorfund, the Norwegian state-owned investment fund for developing countries, has revealed that it has been swindled out of US $10,000,000 (approximately 100 million Norwegian Krona) intended for an institution in Cambodia.î


An outbreak of Coronavirus trojans and scams

Graham Cluley

https://www.grahamcluley.com/outbreak-coronavirus-trojans-scams/

Excerpt:

ìRecent weeks have seen a spate of scams associated with the Coronavirus pandemic, and there is little evidence of the end being in sight (either of the real-world threat to health or the cybercriminal attacks.)î


Police Catch Suspects Planning #COVID19 Hospital Ransomware

Phil Muncaster

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/police-catch-hackers-covid19/

Excerpt:

ìPolice in Europe have swooped on a cybercrime gang they suspect of planning ransomware attacks using COVID-19 lures against hospitals.î


COVID-19 online fraud trends: Industries, schemes and targets

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/05/15/covid-19-online-fraud/

Excerpt:

ìThe telecommunications, retail and financial services industries have been increasingly impacted by COVID-19 online fraud, according to TransUnion.î


Criminals boost their schemes with COVID-19 themed phishing templates

Zeljka Zorz

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/05/15/covid-19-themed-phishing/

Excerpt:

ìPhishers are incessantly pumping out COVID-19 themed phishing campaigns and refining the malicious pages the targets are directed to.î


COVID-19 has contributed to record breaking cybercriminal activity

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/05/14/covid-19-cybercriminal-activity/

Excerpt:

ìThere has been an exponential growth in phishing and website scams in Q1 2020, according to a Bolster analysis of over 1 billion websites. 854,441 confirmed phishing and counterfeit pages and 4M suspicious pages were detected.í


There's Norway you're going to believe this: Government investment fund conned out of $10m in cyber-attack

Shaun Nichols†

https://www.theregister.com/2020/05/14/norway_investment_fund_hack/

Excerpt:

ìThe Norwegian Investment Fund has been swindled out of $10m (£8.2m) by fraudsters who pulled off what's been described as "an advanced data breach."


#COVID19 Hospital Construction Firms Hit by Cyber-Attacks

Phil Muncaster

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/covid19-hospital-construction/

Excerpt:

ìTwo construction firms that helped to build emergency hospitals to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic have been attacked by separate cyber-attacks, it has emerged.î


The Average American Had Personal Information Stolen at Least 4 Times in 2019

Jacob Klein

https://www.interest.com/personal-finance/the-average-american-had-personal-information-stolen-at-least-4-times-in-2019/

Excerpt:

ìOver the past decade or so youíve probably noticed the increasing frequency of major data breaches around the world. There have been at least 200 documented data breaches since 2005, and the number of records exposed is only on the rise as more folks move their lives online. With more people transitioning facets of their lives online in the context of the ìstay homeî orders of the 2020 pandemic, these numbers of are sure to climb even higher in years to come. Doesnít help to think that these are also the times where people find themselves shorter in cash and struggling to make basic payments such as their mortgages.î


Criminal forum trading stolen data suffers ironic data breach

John E Dunn

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/05/13/criminal-forum-trading-stolen-data-suffers-ironic-data-breach/

Excerpt:

ìSomeone on the dark web is touting for sale an unusual database a lot of people might pay handsomely to get their hands on.î


A cyber attack hit a port on Strait of Hormuz, Iran said

Pierluigi Paganini

https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/103088/cyber-warfare-2/iran-strait-hormuz-port-cyberattack.html

Excerpt:

ìIran ës officials revealed that hackers compromised and damaged a small number of computers at the port of Shahid Rajaei in the city of Bandar Abbas.î


Ransomware on the rise, companies prioritizing disaster recovery

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/05/11/ransomware-disaster-recovery/

Excerpt:

ìThe rampant rise of ransomware persists, with 100% of respondents ñ who include ITOps, backup, disaster recovery and storage admins, application and workload owners in the U.S. ñ reporting that their company experienced a ransomware attack in the last 12 months, Datrium reveals.î


Hacker group floods dark web with data stolen from 11 companies

Lawrence Abrams

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hacker-group-floods-dark-web-with-data-stolen-from-11-companies/

Excerpt:

ìA hacking group has started to flood a dark web hacking marketplace with databases containing a combined total of 73.2 million user records over 11 different companies.î


99% of enterprise users reuse passwords across accounts

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/05/08/reuse-passwords-enterprise/

Excerpt:

ìVery few users take appropriate action to significantly reduce the risk of password compromise, according to a Balbix report.î


Online learning surges as people look for ways to be productive at home

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/05/05/online-learning-surges/

Excerpt:

ìPeople around the world are learning how to work from home and stay productive in response to COVID-19, Udemy reveals.î


Preventing account takeover and social engineering attacks

Angie White

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/05/05/preventing-account-takeover/

Excerpt:

ìSince the COVID-19 outbreak, digital fraud has increased significantly, especially when it comes to account takeover. In this Help Net Security podcast, Angie White, Senior Product Marketing Manager at TransUnion, explores ATO and social engineering attacks and offers some suggestions on how to address these threats.î


State Hackers Target UK Unis for #COVID19 Vaccine Research

Phil Muncaster

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/state-hackers-uk-unis-covid19/

Excerpt:

ìState-sponsored hackers have been targeting UK universities with greater frequency of late in a bid to steal research on developing COVID-19 vaccines, according to a government security agency.î


5G infrastructure market estimated to reach $44.9 billion by 2025

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/05/04/5g-infrastructure-market-growth/

Excerpt:

ìPost COVID-19, the 5G infrastructure market is estimated to grow from $12.6 billion in 2020 and projected to reach $44.9 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 28.97%, according to ResearchAndMarkets. The projection for 2025 is estimated to be down by 22.79% as compared to pre COVID-19 estimation.î