Cybercriminals raid BBC pension database, steal records of over 25,000 people

May 30, 2024

The BBC has emailed more than 25,000 current and former employees on one of its pension schemes after an unauthorized party broke into a database and stole their personal data. Names, national insurance numbers, dates of birth, sexes, and home […]

How Apple Wi-Fi Positioning System can be abused to track people around the globe

May 23, 2024

Academics have suggested that Apple’s Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) can be abused to create a global privacy nightmare. In a paper titled, “Surveilling the Masses with Wi-Fi-Based Positioning Systems,” Erik Rye, a PhD student at the University of Maryland (UMD) […]

EU probes Meta over its provisions for protecting children

May 16, 2024

The European Commission has opened formal proceedings to assess whether Meta, the provider of Facebook and Instagram, may have breached the Digital Services Act (DSA) in areas linked to the protection of minors. The action follows a separate probe into […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

North Korea building cash reserves using ransomware, video games

May 29, 2024

Via: The Register

A brand-new cybercrime group that Microsoft ties to North Korea is tricking targets using fake job opportunities to launch malware and ransomware, all for financial gain. Microsoft tracks this group as “Moonstone Sleet” and says it has been active since […]

Network security, Security

Take two APIs and call me in the morning: How healthcare research can cure cyber crime

May 28, 2024

Via: The Register

Some ideas work better than others. Take DARPA, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Launched by US President Dwight Eisenhower in 1957 response to Sputnik, its job is to create and test concepts that may be useful in thwarting […]