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Home Office’s visa service apologises for email address data breach

Home Office’s visa service apologises for email address data breach

Private contractor running service sent email to applicants containing more than 170 email addresses

The Home Office’s visa service has apologised for a data breach in which the email addresses of more than 170 people were mistakenly copied into an email circulated last week.

More than 170 email addresses were accidentally copied into a message on 7 April 2022 about the change of location for a visa appointment with the UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service. The UKVCAS is run on behalf of the Home Office by the private contractor Sopra Steria. Some of the email addresses appeared to be private Gmail accounts, while others belonged to lawyers from a variety of firms.

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13 April 2022

ESET takes part in global operation to disrupt Zloader botnets

ESET researchers provided technical analysis, statistical information, and known command and control server domain names and IP addresses

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13 April 2022

Feds Shut Down RaidForums Hacking Marketplace

Feds Shut Down RaidForums Hacking Marketplace The DoJ is charging its founder, 21-year-old Portuguese citizen Diogo Santos Coelho, on six criminal counts, including conspiracy, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft.
13 April 2022

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, April 2022 Edition

Microsoft on Tuesday released updates to fix roughly 120 security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other software. Two of the flaws have been publicly detailed prior to this week, and one is already seeing active exploitation, according to a report from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).
13 April 2022

Critical vulnerabilities uncovered in hospital robots

The robots zip around hospitals delivering medicine and other supplies.
13 April 2022

Innovation and the Roots of Progress

If you look back at the long arc of history, it’s clear that one of the most crucial drivers of real progress in society is innovation

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13 April 2022

Enemybot: a new Mirai, Gafgyt hybrid botnet joins the scene

The botnet borrows a few tricks from Mirai.
13 April 2022

Barracuda Networks changes hands with purchase by global investment firm KKR

KKR is taking over from Thoma Bravo.
13 April 2022

Microsoft Zero-Days, Wormable Bugs Spark Concern

Microsoft Zero-Days, Wormable Bugs Spark Concern For April Patch Tuesday, the computing giant addressed a zero-day under active attack and several critical security vulnerabilities, including three that allow self-propagating exploits.
12 April 2022

RaidForums Gets Raided, Alleged Admin Arrested

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said today it seized the website and user database for RaidForums, an extremely popular English-language cybercrime forum that sold access to more than 10 billion consumer records stolen in some of the world's largest data breaches since 2015. The DOJ also charged the alleged administrator of RaidForums -- 21-year-old Diogo Santos Coelho, of Portugal -- with six criminal counts, including conspiracy, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft.
12 April 2022

Menswear Brand Zegna Reveals Ransomware Attack

Menswear Brand Zegna Reveals Ransomware Attack Accounting materials from the Italy-based luxury fashion house were leaked online by RansomExx because the company refused to pay.
12 April 2022

These hackers pretend to poach, recruit rival bank staff in new cyberattacks

Employees looking for new career opportunities are the targets.
12 April 2022

Only half of organizations reviewed security policies due to the pandemic: study

Investment is expected to increase but existing cybersecurity strategies are lacking.
12 April 2022

Industroyer2: Industroyer reloaded

This ICS-capable malware targets a Ukrainian energy company

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12 April 2022

Microsoft Takes Down Domains Used in Cyberattack Against Ukraine

Microsoft Takes Down Domains Used in Cyberattack Against Ukraine The APT28 (Advanced persistence threat) is operating since 2009, this group has worked under different names such as Sofacy, Sednit, Strontium Storm, Fancy Bear, Iron Twilight, and Pawn.
11 April 2022

Double-Your-Crypto Scams Share Crypto Scam Host

Online scams that try to separate the unwary from their cryptocurrency are a dime a dozen, but a great many seemingly disparate crypto scam websites tend to rely on the same dodgy infrastructure providers to remain online in the face of massive fraud and abuse complaints from their erstwhile customers. Here's a closer look at hundreds of phony crypto investment schemes that are all connected through a hosting provider which caters to people running crypto scams.
11 April 2022

XSS vulnerability patched in Directus data engine platform

The platform is described as a "flexible powerhouse for engineers."
11 April 2022

Google Play Bitten by Sharkbot Info-stealer ‘AV Solution’

Google Play Bitten by Sharkbot Info-stealer ‘AV Solution’ Google removed six different malicious Android applications targeting mainly users in the U.K. and Italy that were installed about 15,000 times.
08 April 2022

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Fake e-shops & Android malware – A journey into the dark recesses of the world wide web – Keeping your cloud resources safe

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08 April 2022

FIN7 hacking group member sentenced to five years behind bars

He worked as a penetration tester for the criminal outfit.
08 April 2022