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Hacking
Hackers Using Google Analytics to Bypass Web Security and Steal Credit Cards
Researchers reported last week that hackers are now exploiting Google's Analytics service to stealthily pilfer credit card information from infected e-commerce sites.
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  • Dixon
  • Jul 9, 2020
Ransomware
EDP energy giant confirms Ragnar Locker ransomware attack
EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) confirmed a Ragnar Locker ransomware attack that affected its parent corporation's systems.
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  • Dixon
  • Jul 8, 2020
Data Breach
A threat actor is selling databases stolen from 14 companies
A threat actor is selling databases that contain user records for 14 different organizations he claimed were hacked in 2020, only for four of them (HomeChef, Minted, Tokopedia, and Zoosk) were previously reported data breaches.
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  • Dixon
  • Jul 7, 2020
Data Breach
500,000 BMW, Mercedes and Hyundai owners in UK hit by massive data breach
The personal information of almost 400,000 UK-based BMW customers is being sold to the highest bidder on an online black market, according to Tel Aviv-based darknet intelligence experts KELA.
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  • Dixon
  • Jul 7, 2020
Ransomware
Companies finally start reporting ransomware attacks as data breaches
Corporate victims are finally starting to realize that ransomware attacks are data breaches and have begun to notify employees and clients about stolen data.
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  • Dixon
  • Jul 5, 2020
GDPR
More than half of organisations subject to GDPR collect more data than the regulation permits.
A Data Risk and Security report released by the security software company Netwrix has revealed that companies are failing to follow GDPR and security best practices. 
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  • Dixon
  • Jul 4, 2020
Privacy
Privacy going 'down the drain' in Europe? Not if it's up to YOKdata!
EU law enforcement officials join US critics in lobbying for law enforcement exception in GDPR.
Should the EU decide to grant access to private data because of 'law enforcement requirements' from either EU or US then our privacy is (ALMOST) gone!
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  • Dixon
  • Jul 3, 2020
Ransomware
Surge of MongoDB ransom attacks use GDPR as extortion leverage
A flood of attacks is targeting unsecured MongoDB servers and wiping their databases. Left behind are notes demanding a ransom payment, or the data will be leaked, and the owners reported for GDPR violations.
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  • Dixon
  • Jul 3, 2020
GDPR
EU law enforcement officials join US critics in lobbying for law enforcement exception in GDPR
The two-year dispute over US law enforcement interests and EU’s privacy laws could erupt in mid-July as the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decide if EU-US data transfers are legal.
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  • Dixon
  • Jul 2, 2020
Ransomware
Dozens of US news sites hacked in WastedLocker ransomware attacks
The Evil Corp gang hacked into dozens of US newspaper websites owned by the same company to infect the employees of over 30 major US private firms using fake software update alerts displayed by the malicious SocGholish JavaScript-based framework.
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  • Dixon
  • Jul 1, 2020
Data Breach
Domestic abuse prevention app exposes victims in massive data breach
vpnMentor’s research team, led by renowned analysts Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, recently discovered an incredibly sensitive data breach originating from the domestic violence prevention app Aspire News App.
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  • Dixon
  • Jun 29, 2020
Hacking
Hackers Extensively Attacking Microsoft 365 Customers
Hackers use a new attack method that bypasses both Microsoft 365 default security (EOP) and advanced security (ATP). The attack campaign specifically crafted to bypass Microsoft 365 uses a malicious .slk attachment.
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  • Dixon
  • Jun 28, 2020
GDPR
Belgian DPA fines controller for sending a direct marketing message
Belgian DPA fines controller for sending a direct marketing message to the wrong person and for not responding adequately to the subsequent request for access.
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  • Dixon
  • Jun 28, 2020
Data Breach
350,000 Social Media Influencers and Users at Risk Following Data Breach
Personal data of an estimated 100,000 social media influencers has been accessed and partially leaked following a breach at social media marketing firm Preen.Me.
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  • Dixon
  • Jun 27, 2020