Spyware found on MEPs’ phones in defense and security committee
Two phones of European parliamentarians have shown traces of spyware. The subcommittee focused on security and defense appears to have been targeted by state hackers, but the culprit is unknown.
The discovery was reported by Politico, which warned back in December that the European Parliament's ... Read more
AnyDesk hit by hack, certificates have been replaced
AnyDesk was recently hit by a hack on its production systems in which certificates may have been stolen. It is said to not be a ransomware attack. No login credentials were captured, because they are not stored.
According to AnyDesk, after the incident, a security audit revealed that some of the... Read more
Hackers deploy login credentials they stole at Okta to hack Cloudflare – update
Cloudflare delved deeper into the Okta data breach that occurred in November 2023. The company became one of the victims of this data breach and got hacked sometime later. Investigations now reveal that the hackers, in all likelihood, have ties to the Chinese government.
Cloudflare fell victim ... Read more
Microsoft repeats lessons it hadn’t learned itself before Russian hack
After being attacked itself, Microsoft has warned about the threat from Midnight Blizzard. This Russian-backed hacker group showed major security flaws at Microsoft, but the company now wants to say it has learned its lesson.
The Midnight Blizzard (aka Nobelium) group managed to obtain the e-mai... Read more
Russia-backed hackers attack Microsoft: senior leadership hacked
Russian-backed hackers managed to gain access to the mail accounts of important people within Microsoft. Microsoft itself reported this in a blog post last night. Customers need not worry about this hack, the company indicated. However, internal procedures may be tightened a bit.
The group behin... Read more
637,000 people become the victim of a data breach for the second time
The US law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, which specializes in data breaches, became the victim of a data breach in early 2023. Data from hundreds of thousands of previous data breach victims were captured in the process. Even though the events occurred months ago, the leak was only recen... Read more
Hacker causes outage for Orange Spain through weak password hygiene
A hacker last week managed to take down the network of Orange España, the country's second-largest mobile operator. He hacked the system using a very weak password that gave access to the global routing table that controls the network for delivering the mobile operator's internet traffic.
The h... Read more
Okta underestimated hack: not one percent but entire customer database stolen
The recent data breach at Okta affects more customers than the authentication and identity specialist initially thought. Further analysis of all the hackers' actions reveals that data from all end users of the Okta customer support ticketing system was stolen.
Okta announced in October this year... Read more
Okta reports data theft from customer service ticket system -update
Update, 6/11/2023, 9:53 am, Laura Herijgers: After an internal investigation, Okta reports that the hack impacted 134 customers. In other words, less than one percent of Okta's customer base was affected.
Some HAR files were stolen via Okta's customer service ticket system. These files contain i... Read more
SEC accuses SolarWinds of fraud by concealing poor security
The US financial regulator, SEC, has charged software specialist SolarWinds and its CISO with fraud against shareholders. This is for concealing the company's poor cybersecurity leading up to the SUNBURST supply-chain attack in December 2020.
The SEC recently charged SolarWinds and its CISO Tim... Read more