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Dutch privacy authority reports growing number of data breaches

Dutch privacy authority reports growing number of data breaches

The Dutch privacy authority (AP) signalled growing numbers in its data breach report of 2021. Attacks on IT suppliers are increasingly impacting the supply chain. The data breach report for 2021 shows that 24,866 breaches were reported in the Netherlands last year. According to the AP, organizat... Read more

date1 month ago
Backdoor found in WordPress plugin widely used by schools

Backdoor found in WordPress plugin widely used by schools

Researchers found a malicious backdoor in a WordPress plugin popular among schools. The premium version of the WordPress School Management plugin for WordPress has had a backdoor ever since the release of version 8.9 in 2021. Schools use the plugin to operate and manage their websites. The back... Read more

date1 month ago
Ransomware attack permanently shuts down American college

Ransomware attack permanently shuts down American college

Lincoln College in Illinois is forced to permanently close its doors after a ransomware attack at the end of last year. The attack caused such damage that fundraising was no longer possible. According to the college, the ransomware attack caused such damage to data and systems that recovery took... Read more

date2 months ago
Okta CEO vows to “restore trust” after Lapsus$ hack

Okta CEO vows to “restore trust” after Lapsus$ hack

A vulnerability in a third party call center opened the company up to a data breach. On Monday, Okta CEO Todd McKinnon gave an interview to Bloomberg Television in which he addressed the massive hack that the company suffered in January. McKinnon admitted that Okta doesn’t yet know how many of... Read more

date3 months ago
The rapid rise and fall of Lapsus$

The rapid rise and fall of Lapsus$

The story of Lapsus$ ends as abruptly as it started. In a span of four months, the crime group breached some of the world's largest tech companies. Last week, the first suspects were arrested. The end is in sight. How could it have come to this? Who's calling the shots, and what do the victims have... Read more

date3 months ago
British police arrest seven Lapsus$ suspects

British police arrest seven Lapsus$ suspects

British police arrested seven suspects in connection to Lapsus$'s attacks on Okta, Microsoft, Nvidia and Samsung. Reuters reports that the suspects are aged between 16 and 21. Among the suspects is Lapsus$'s alleged 16-year-old mastermind. Family members of the young hacker declined to comment. ... Read more

date3 months ago
Data of half a million people at risk in hack on Red Cross

Data of half a million people at risk in hack on Red Cross

An enormous hack has hit the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The personal data of as many as 515,000 people has been stolen. The perpetrator of the attack is unknown at this time. According to the IRCR, the hackers managed to steal personal information from databases of at least... Read more

date5 months ago
EU privacy rules may need to change

EU privacy rules may need to change

European privacy rules may have to change for the EU's institutions to control their data. However, the senior commission official warned today that this could be problematic, as many people are not happy with how big tech companies use personal information without keeping customers in the loop. ... Read more

date7 months ago
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