Ghana govt agency exposed 700k citizens’ data in a database mess up

Ghana’s National Service Secretariate – NSS – exposed 55GB worth of citizens’ data when an AWS S3 bucket used by the Secretariate suffered misconfiguration. VPNMentor’s cybersecurity researchers Noam Rotem and…

Supply Chain Security Threats – What SMBs Need to Know

Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) might not rely on the complex supply chains that global enterprises operate. But many of them depend on suppliers and other business partners to stay…

Russian Cyber Exec Extradited After Alleged Trading Conspiracy

Russian Cyber Exec Extradited After Alleged Trading Conspiracy A Russian cybersecurity executive has been extradited to the US for his alleged role in a conspiracy to steal sensitive non-public information…

Ubisoft Reveals Player Data Breach Came from User Error

Ubisoft Reveals Player Data Breach Came from User Error Ubisoft has admitted that data on some players may have been taken after a breach of its IT systems stemming from…

This ransomware strain just started targeting lots more businesses

The relatively new Pysa ransomware was the dominant strain behind file-encrypting attacks in November and saw a 400% rise in attacks on government organizations, according to analysis by security company NCC…

US Returns $150m to Sony After Employee BEC Attack

US Returns $150m to Sony After Employee BEC Attack The US government has handed back over $150m to Sony that one of its employees allegedly embezzled. It filed a civil…

IT Asset Management – What You Need to Know

In a corporate context, an asset is part and parcel of a company’s financial worth. Assets hold economic value and future benefits, as they have the ability to generate cash…

Cyber Intelligence Insights – Australian Local Government

The following have been identified as significant governance, capability and funding gaps common to most Australian local governments: 1. Governance: Many lack basic internal controls, risk management frameworks andcyber risk…

The Log4j flaw is the latest reminder that quick security fixes are easier said than done

Written by AJ Vicens Dec 21, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Cybersecurity professionals have spent weeks scrambling to address a bug in a widely used software library that could enable hackers to…

Ubisoft confirms Just Dance data breach amid developer exodus

Gaming giant Ubisoft has confirmed a cyberattack on its IT infrastructure targeting the popular game Just Dance.  The company explained that the incident “was the result of a misconfiguration, that…