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  1. Ransomware thieves publish major airlines’ passenger information Ransomware group LockBit attacks Bangkok Airways and releases passenger data including passport and credit card information Ransomware thieves publish major airlines’ passenger information - Ransomware group LockBit attacks Bangkok Airways and releases passenger data including passport and credit card information Just a few weeks after global consultancy Accenture fell prey to a cyber-attack with a US$50m price tag, the ransomware group LockBit attacked Bangkok Airways, stealing and encrypting a massive haul of passenger information, including passport and credit card… Continue Reading
  2. Google: This major privacy change is coming to billions of Android devices soon Google is rolling out a privacy-enhancing answer to all those forgotten and unused Android apps once granted access to your sensitive data. Android apps that haven't been used for a while will soon begin to automatically lose their permission to access sensitive device features, such as sensors, SMS messages, and contact lists. Google: This major privacy change is coming to billions of Android devices soon - Google is rolling out a privacy-enhancing answer to all those forgotten and unused Android apps once granted access to your sensitive data. Android apps that haven't been used for a while will soon begin to automatically lose their permission to access sensitive device features, such as sensors, SMS messages, and contact lists. Come December, Google… Continue Reading
  3. Preparing for Ransomware: Are Backups Enough? In a year where ransomware has raised the alert levels everywhere, the go-to answer from many is redundancy through offline, remote backups – but are they enough? Preparing for Ransomware: Are Backups Enough? - In a year where ransomware has raised the alert levels everywhere, the go-to answer from many is redundancy through offline, remote backups – but are they enough? Backups are a critical component of any enterprise cybersecurity posture, but they are not an airtight strategy. Like any other digital machine, backup systems are vulnerable to data… Continue Reading
  4. Apple releases update fixing NSO spyware vulnerability affecting Macs, iPhones, iPads and Watches Apple releases update fixing NSO spyware vulnerability affecting Macs, iPhones, iPads and Watches - Citizen Lab said the vulnerability would give hackers access to a device without the victim even clicking anything.   Apple has released an urgent security update for Mac, iPhone, iPad and Watch users after researchers with Citizen Lab discovered a zero-day, zero-click exploit from mercenary spyware company NSO Group that gives attackers full access to… Continue Reading
  5. Phishing attacks: One in three suspect emails reported by employees really are malicious Up to a third of emails that were flagged as suspicious by employees were actually a threat, according to a new report. Phishing attacks: One in three suspect emails reported by employees really are malicious - Up to a third of emails that were flagged as suspicious by employees were actually a threat, according to a new report. All the time spent ticking boxes in cybersecurity training sessions seems to be paying off after all: according to a new report, about a third of emails reported by employees really are malicious… Continue Reading
  6. Feds Warn of Ransomware Attacks Ahead of Labor Day Feds Warn of Ransomware Attacks Ahead of Labor Day - Threat actors recently have used long holiday weekends — when many staff are taking time off — as a prime opportunity to ambush organizations. Though lots of people might be taking some time off over the Labor Day weekend, threat actors likely won’t — which means organizations should remain particularly vigilante about the potential for… Continue Reading
  7. youtube YouTube’s algorithm is still recommending videos that you wish you hadn’t seen, say researchers - Mozilla led a 10-month investigation to try and uncover the workings of YouTube's recommendation algorithm - and found it is time for the platform to provide full transparency. YouTube's algorithm is recommending videos that viewers wish afterwards that they hadn't seen, according to research carried out by Mozilla. And at times, found the report, the… Continue Reading
  8. This serious Wi-Fi bug can break your iPhone, but here’s how to protect yourself - Walking past a Wi-Fi hotspot with a specific name can cause big problems for your iPhone. And the scary thing is that it's easy to do. A specially-crafted hotspot can cause big problems for your iPhone or iPad. Software engineer Carl Schou discovered that a specific network name -- %secretclub%power -- can completely disable your… Continue Reading
  9. Microsoft Install immediately: Microsoft delivers emergency patch for PrintNightmare security bug - Microsoft is offering patches for unsupported versions of Windows to plug the so-called PrintNightmare bugs.   Microsoft has released an out-of-band patch for the security flaw known as PrintNightmare that is under attack already and lets attackers take control of a PC. The PrintNightmare bug is being tracked as CVE-2021-1675 and CVE-2021-34527. It's a critical… Continue Reading
  10. Peloton, leaky API let anyone grab riders’ private account data Peloton’s leaky API let anyone grab riders’ private account data - But the company won't say if it has evidence of malicious exploitation Halfway through my Monday afternoon workout last week, I got a message from a security researcher with a screenshot of my Peloton account data. My Peloton profile is set to private and my friend’s list is deliberately zero, so nobody can view my… Continue Reading

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