Ransomware Encrypts South Africa’s Entire Dept Of Justice Network
The Department of Justice’s IT system in South Africa suffers a security breach that has encrypted its entire network. The breach was effected through ransomware on the evening of 6 September 2021.
Apple Fixes iPhone Software Vulnerability Affecting Apple’s iOS, OSX, and watchOS
Apple has released security updates to fix zero-day vulnerabilities which affect all versions of Apple’s iOS, OSX, and watchOS.
Huawei ‘Infiltrates’ Cambridge University Research Centre
Huawei has been accused of “infiltrating” a Cambridge University research center after most of its academics were found to have ties with the Chinese company, The Times, UK reported.
MyRepublic Singapore Data Breach Exposes Nearly 80k Users’ Personal Info
MyRepublic Singapore has disclosed a data breach exposing the personal information of approximately 80,000 mobile subscribers.
500k Fortinet VPN Accounts Credentials Leaked Online
Hacker has leaked a list of almost 500,000 Fortinet VPN login names and passwords that were allegedly scraped from exploitable devices last summer.
6 Tips For Staying Safe From Ransomware Attacks
Ransomware is malware that employs encryption to hold a victim’s information at ransom. It encrypts the victim’s files, making them inaccessible, and demands a ransom payment to decrypt them.
Babuk Ransomware’s Full Source Code Leaked On The Dark Web
A hacker has leaked the complete source code for the Babuk ransomware on a Russian-speaking hacking forum.
Digital Inheritance: What You Need To Know About Your Digital Legacy
Digital inheritance is the process of handing over personal digital assets to human beneficiaries. These digital assets include digital estates and the right to use them. It may include bank accounts, writings, photographs, and social interactions. Digital media play an increasingly important role in life and digital inheritance is what is left behind when a person dies.
FBI Warns About An Increase In Sextortion Complaints
The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) warns about a large increase in the number of sextortion complaints.
Ireland’s Data Privacy Commissioner (DPC) Imposes €225 Million Fined On WhatsApp
Ireland’s Data Privacy Commissioner (DPC) has fined WhatsApp a €225 million ($266 million) administrative fine for violating the EU’s GDPR.
Over 1 Million Sites Affected By Gutenberg Template Library & Redux Framework Vulnerabilities
One vulnerability allowed users with lower permissions, such as contributors, to install and activate arbitrary plugins and delete any post or page via the REST API. A second vulnerability allowed unauthenticated attackers to access potentially sensitive information about a site’s configuration.
How To Protect Your Business From Phishing Scams
Phishing scams have been around for a long time, but the internet has made it even easier for criminals to trick victims into handing over sensitive information. Employee emails are at the heart of many phishing attacks, as they are often the primary way for hackers to gain access to your employees’ financial information and access to critical internal systems.
Ragnarok Ransomware Shuts Down Its Operation And Releases Master Decryptor
Ragnarok ransomware gang has released the master key that can decrypt files locked with their malware.
Critical Authentication Bypass Vulnerability Patched In Booster For WooCommerce Plugin
In order to exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need to execute two actions. The first action an attacker would need to perform involves sending a request to the vulnerable site’s home URL with the wcj_user_id parameter set to the user ID that the attacker would like to impersonate. This would likely be set to a user ID of 1 because the first user account typically created on WordPress sites is the administrative user account and this is rarely changed.
Remembering ‘Windows 95’? It Is 26 Years Old Today
Microsoft’s Windows 95 release on August 24th, 1995 was a highly anticipated launch. Jay Leno helped launch the software alongside Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, with a lot of jokes and the appearance of the entire Windows 95 development team on stage.
PayPal Launches Crypto Buying And Selling In The UK
ayPal will allow customers in the UK to buy, sell and hold bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies starting this week.
Personal Data Of 70 Million AT&T Customers Being Sold On The Dark Web
A hacker known for other data breaches is selling a database allegedly containing gigabytes of AT&T customer information, including social security numbers, and is asking for $1 million to take it down.