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Category: Security (page 2 of 66)

Kape Technologies buys ExpressVPN for $939M

Digital security firm Kape Technologies had announced that it has bought the Virtual Private Network technology from ExpressVPN for $936M. The deal will help Kape create a “premium consumer privacy and security layer” it said. The acquisition helps expand Kape’s customer base from just over 3M to 6M now, with the firm now in a strong position to capitalise on the expected market growth in the cybersecurity sector.

Source: CNET

RCB Twitter account “compromised”, restored hours later

IPL Franchise team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has confirmed that the team’s official Twitter account was “compromised” for a few hours. However, they have managed to get access to the account restored. The team also tweeted condemning the hackers who had accessed their account, stating that they did not endorse any tweets posted when the account was compromised and said that those tweets have now been deleted.

Source: Live Mint

BlackMatter ransomware attack hits technology giant Olympus

Olympus said that it was in the process of investigating a potential breach due to a Cybersecurity incident affecting its European, Middle East, and Africa computer networks. Data transfers in the affected systems have been suspended, and relevant partners have been notified, the company said. BlackMatter is a ransomware-as-a-service group, which rents its infrastructure to other ransomware groups, taking a cut of the ransom as payment.

Source: Bleeping Computers

Ransomware attacks show no signs of slowdown in healthcare sector

Hospitals have come under repeated cyberattacks, with ransomware groups showing no signs of a slowdown, amidst many countries dealing with the third wave of Covid-19. Vice Society, Hive are a few of the groups involved, with Barlow Hospital, Eskenazi Health, Waikato DHB, and Centre Hospitalier D’Arles, etc the ones being targeted. The groups exploit multiple vulnerabilities, with Windows PrintNightmare vulnerability being frequently targeted.

Source: Zdnet

Stolen data being sold unrelated to a cyberattack on its systems, confirms Fujitsu

The 4GB of data being marketed by cybercriminals on criminal marketplace Marketo is unrelated to any cyberattacks on its systems, Fujitsu has confirmed. Marketo was previously claiming to have customer information, company data, etc. but now, both sides have confirmed that the data is not from Fujitsu, but instead from one of its partners in Japan, Toray Industries. The authenticity and reliability of the data cannot be confirmed.

Source: Zdnet

United Nations confirms April 2021 cyberattack reports

The United Nations has confirmed a Bloomberg news report about a cyberattack on its systems, released in April 2021. Stephane Dujarric, the UN General Secretary’s spokesman, was quoted saying “We can confirm that unknown attackers were able to breach parts of the UN (communications) infrastructure in April of 2021.” He also confirmed that further attacks linked to it have been detected and are being responded to, with efficiency.

Source: CNN

Singapore telco hacked, with data of 79,400 customers accessed

MyRepublic, a local mobile operator and ISP in Singapore has said that cybercriminals have accessed 79,400 customer’s private data, in their latest cyberattack. The incident was uncovered on 29 August, with data such as ID verification documents, bills, National Registration Identity Card info, and other critical data stolen. The relevant authorities have been notified, including MyRepublic’s cyber incident response team.

Source: Telecom Live

WhatsApp announces long-awaited cloud chat encryption security feature

WhatsApp has announced that it will finally give its users the option to encrypt their chat backups in the cloud. While the app already had end-to-end encryption, so far chats stored on the cloud were unencrypted and relatively easy to access. In the coming weeks, the new feature will allow the backups to be encrypted, with users able to store their own 64-bit encryption keys. The move provides users with long-awaited privacy and security.

Source: Live Mint


Web threats increase speed doubled in India during Q2 says Kaspersky

The web threats in India increased at double the speed in Q2 of 2021 as compared to Q1 of 2021, said Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky. The firm said it blocked 8,30,45,576 threats for Indian users of Kaspersky security, from April to June 2021. Compared to 3,76,50,472 threats blocked in the January to March period, this shows that threats have doubled, and places India 37th when it comes to dangers associated with web browsing.