This roundup is a long list of hacks that affect multiple industries. The key takeaway is that hackers are attracted to vulnerabilities and don’t care about who it affects – like hospital patients in urgent care. Nothing is safe, even dating apps and sex toys have gotten hacked recently; there’s literally no industry unaffected by hackers. The state of cybersecurity has gotten so bad that hackers are offering advice to organizations to make it more of a fair fight. So remember to practice good cybersecurity: do not reuse passwords, always confirm whom you are sharing sensitive information with, and be careful when clicking on suspicious links.
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The US Treasury issued new guidance this month warning that victims of ransomware attacks could themselves face civil penalties if they pay ransom to hackers affiliated with a sanctioned nation-state. Countries including North Korea have previously been linked to ransomware attacks. Ransomware hackers often target local government agencies and hospitals, hoping that the organizations will feel pressured to pay ransoms in order to keep providing services to constituents or patients.
Penalizing organizations that are already suffering at the hands of hackers is a step backwards – so it’s even more important to prevent cyber attacks before they occur.
A hack on Grindr allowed anyone with the email address linked to a valid account to reset the user’s password and take over their profile. Security experts revealed the vulnerability online – and reported it the LGBT dating app. It enabled full access to an individual’s account, including images, messages and HIV status.
This adds another dating app that has been successfully targeted by cybercriminals.
Many questions here but we can’t get into detail, it’s just hack-related.
Care providers shouldn’t be targeted for cybersecurity holes, but cybercriminals attack wherever they see vulnerabilities.
When hackers are looming from outside, it’s tough to also fight bad actors from the inside.
Two members of Team Executer, a hacking and piracy organization known for its Nintendo hacks, have been arrested and charged with fraud. Gary Bowser and Max Louarn were arrested in the Dominican Republic and are both known for allegedly leading the group to make tools such as the SX Pro USB that allows pirated games to run on the Nintendo Switch.
The hackers could face up to 20 years each for their intellectual property infringement for personal gain.
This breach is a cost of 800 million Ugandan shillings for these companies – at a minimum.
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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