‘My bank account was in a shambles’: The ordeal of an identity theft victim

A victim of identity theft tells us how criminals used his identity to commit fraud and what it took to put his life back in order. When a former neighbor contacted Martin K. (not his real name) in August 2020 to tell him that he’d received a letter at his old address, Martin K. thought nothing of … More ‘My bank account was in a shambles’: The ordeal of an identity theft victim

ESET Research discovers watering hole attacks on websites in the Middle East with links to Candiru spyware

ESET reveals research into a campaign of strategic web compromises targeting the websites of media, government, internet service providers and aerospace/military tech companies, with links to the Middle East and a strong focus on Yemen and the surrounding conflict.  The targets are located in the Middle East: Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen; in Europe: Italy, … More ESET Research discovers watering hole attacks on websites in the Middle East with links to Candiru spyware

FBI systems compromised to send out fake attack alerts

Hackers break into the Bureau’s email systems to send out at least 100,000 emails warning recipients of imminent cyberattacks The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has had its email servers compromised, with the hackers then sending out tens of thousands of bogus spam emails impersonating the agency and the Department of Homeland Security and claiming … More FBI systems compromised to send out fake attack alerts

Google scores big win as court blocks iPhone tracking lawsuit

The tech giant wins an appeal against a claim that it unlawfully collected personal data of millions of iPhone users. Google has just scored a major court win after the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has thrown out a mass action lawsuit where the company could have ended up paying billions in compensation to millions of … More Google scores big win as court blocks iPhone tracking lawsuit

Robinhood data breach affects 7 million people

An attacker gained access to some of Robinhood’s customer support systems and stole the personal data of around a third of the app’s userbase. Robinhood, the highly popular trading platform, has revealed that it suffered a cybersecurity breach on November 3rd that affected some 7 million of its users. “An unauthorized third party obtained access to … More Robinhood data breach affects 7 million people