An airline gets kicked while they’re down in a pandemic. Banks are getting targeted by cyber criminals. Cars and videogame makers aren’t immune either. While we all work and play online, protecting our digital information is crucial. So remember to practice good cybersecurity: do not reuse passwords, always confirm whom you are sharing sensitive information with, and track where your digital identity may be exposed on HackNotice Personal for free HERE.

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Made public on May 19, easyJet said that information belonging to nine million customers may have been exposed in a cyberattack, including over 2,200 credit card records. 

 

Facing a cybersecurity incident like this is difficult in general. Airlines are some of the hardest businesses hit during the COVID pandemic, it will be an uphill battle for the European company to regain the trust of their customers.

 

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Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) has now confirmed that a file leaked by ransomware group Maze contains personal credit and debit card information.
In an interview with La Nación, representatives from the state-owned bank said the leaked file doesn’t contain “the complete information necessary to perpetrate fraud.”
BCR says some 70% of the credit and debit cards published by Maze were already inactive, while the owners of the remaining 30% have been contacted and new cards issued.

 

As mentioned above, the leaked file may not contain every detail needed for fraud, but it does give hackers a starting point for an attack.

 

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Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) has revealed a possible data breach on business clients’ information for the Paycheck Protection Program.

The breach occurred on April 22, as BofA uploaded PPP applications onto the U.S. Small Business Administration’s test platform, according to a filing with the California Attorney General’s Office. The limited-access platform allowed lenders to test PPP submissions before the second round began.

Small businesses are facing challenges in surviving the current economy and cyber criminals are not slowing down. As distractions add up, hackers are targeting the people running operations because they are busy just keeping things afloat.

 

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Microsoft confirmed the massive Xbox data leak and said that it is currently investigating the matter
Aside from the leaked original source code of Xbox, Microsoft also confirmed that the source code of Windows NT 3.5 was also leaked
The recent Xbox data leak is somehow similar to the previously reported Nintendo data leak

 

Hackers aren’t brand loyalists, they go where they see weaknesses. Gamers should all be aware that their accounts containing their personal information – credit cards, addresses etc – can be taken through these hacks.

 

Mercedes Benz

 

 

Don’t forget to lock down online shared code repositories, as Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG learned the hard way after a researcher was able to access nearly 9 GB of software development documentation from a misconfigured GitLab repository.

 

Every business in today’s age has a digital presence. This means there is an added need for digital security, the same way their physical offices have locks to keep bad actors out.
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Own or manage a business? With more people working from home in these times, it’s imperative to protect your business from cyber attacks like these so be sure to take a look at our free white-paper download: The Ultimate Guide to Threat Intelligence.

 

That’s this week’s roundup, showing that every industry benefits when good cybersecurity habits are followed. So wash your hands and keep your passwords secure. Thanks for reading, stay safe and we’ll see you next week! 

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