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Six Indicted for Bribing Amazon Workers in $100m Scheme

Six Indicted for Bribing Amazon Workers in $100m SchemeSix individuals have been indicted on conspiracy charges after they allegedly bribed Amazon workers to gain an unfair competitive advantage on Amazon Marketplace estimated to be worth $100m. The alleged co-conspirators are Ephraim Rosenberg, 45, of Brooklyn, New York; Joseph Nilson, 31, and...

Activision Denies Hacking Claims Over Leaked Accounts

Activision Denies Hacking Claims Over Leaked AccountsAround half a million Activision account details have been breached, after an apparent credential stuffing attack. According to a series of user reports on social media, detailed by Dexerto, attackers leaked the user credentials and locked users out of their accounts too. Activision,...

Just 13% of SMEs Have Cyber Insurance

Just 13% of SMEs Have Cyber InsuranceLess than 13% of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have cyber-insurance, potentially leaving large numbers exposed to the serious financial impact of online attacks, according to GlobalData. The data analytics and consulting firm claimed in its 2020 UK SME Insurance Survey that the mid-market represents...

FinCEN Leak Exposes $2tn of Money Laundering Activity

FinCEN Leak Exposes $2tn of Money Laundering ActivityGlobal financial institutions have largely failed over recent years to prevent mass money laundering linked to Russian oligarchs, mobsters and Conservative Party donors, according to a new trove of leaked documents. Over 2000 suspicious activity reports (SARs) filed with the US government’s Financial...

Online Retailers Urged to Take Action on Platform Security

Online Retailers Urged to Take Action on Platform SecurityOnline retailers, particularly those still using the Magento 1 e-commerce platform, need to take action fast to update their security posture, according to Sonassi, which hosts Magento. Magento 1 officially reached its end-of-life at the end of June and is therefore no longer supported by...

Dunkin' Donuts Parent Settles Cyber-attack Lawsuit

Dunkin' Donuts Parent Settles Cyber-attack Lawsuit The parent company of Dunkin' Donuts has agreed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in costs and fines to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of glazing over multiple cyber-attacks.  The suit was filed against Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. in state Supreme Court in Manhattan in September...

Minnesota Suffers Second-Largest Data Breach

Minnesota Suffers Second-Largest Data Breach Hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans are receiving letters warning them that their data may have been exposed in the second-largest healthcare data breach in state history. The letters were sent to individuals who had donated to or been a patient of Allina Health hospitals and clinics or Children’s...

Cyber-Criminals Spoof Texas Government

Cyber-Criminals Spoof Texas GovernmentCyber-criminals have tried to receive free goods by posing as the Texas government and emailing out Requests for Quotes (RFQs). The multi-layered email attack, in which threat actors pretended to be from the Texas Department of State Health Services, was discovered by researchers at Abnormal Security.  ...

UK Home Office Data Loss Incidents Surge by 120%

UK Home Office Data Loss Incidents Surge by 120%The UK’s Home Office department reported a 120% rise in data loss incidents during the financial year 2019-20. Figures from the Home Office’s Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20 that were compiled by the think tank Parliament Street showed that there were 4204 individual incidents in 2019-20 compared...

Twitter Boosts Account Security for US Election Hopefuls

Twitter Boosts Account Security for US Election HopefulsTwitter has announced new measures designed to improve the security of certain high-profile accounts ahead of the upcoming US elections in November. The social media firm said that chosen accounts would receive in-app notifications requiring or “strongly recommending” the new measures. ...

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