Saturday, September 25, 2021


Hack exposed personal data of entire Swiss town, report says

Data included names, addresses, dates of birth, social security numbers and residency permit information for non-Swiss nationals, among others.

Hacker dubbed ‘Mr White Hat’ to return entire stolen crypto fortune

A person claiming to be the hacker says the heist was pulled 'for fun' to expose a flaw that could have cost Poly Network dearly and undermined faith in cryptocurrencies.

Hackers return portion of record crypto heist haul

The heist has sparked debate about whether it would be fair to let the hackers keep some of the loot as reward for uncovering a weakness that could have been even more costly.

Record cryptocurrency heist valued at US$600 million

The hacked firm has threatened police involvement, but also offered the hackers the chance to 'work out a solution'.

Protests erupt in Indian parliament over military-grade spyware scandal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is accused of using the spyware to monitor political opponents, journalists and activists.

US accuses China of massive Microsoft hack

The US coordinated its statement with allies – the European Union, Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and Nato.

‘World’s leading bank robbers’: North Korea’s hacker army

Pyongyang's 6,000-strong cyberwarfare unit operates from several countries including Belarus, China, India, Malaysia and Russia, according to a US military report published in July 2020.

Suspected Russian ransomware hits AXA insurance operations in Asia

The extent of damage and any payouts made so far in the four Asian countries affected is unclear.

Apple blueprints stolen by cyber-criminal gang for ransom

It is understood the cyber-criminals are asking for tens of millions of dollars in ransom.

EU banking regulator hit by Microsoft email hack

The European Banking Authority warns that personal data could have been accessed as a result of the attack.

North Korea accused of hacking Pfizer for Covid-19 vaccine data

Many of the break-in attempts failed but Microsoft has warned that some have been successful.

International police boffins take down ‘most dangerous botnet’

The malware enabled international criminals to access financial details and other lucrative personal information.

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