Every industry is fair game for hackers. One mistake with any account information like reusing or sharing passwords and your organization can be shaken down for millions. 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 Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) received 539 data breach notifications from July to December 2020, an increase of 5% from the 512 notifications received from January to June 2020, and a 2% increase compared to the same period in 2019. Malicious or criminal attacks have remained as the leading source of data breaches, accounting for 58% of notifications, while human error accounted for 38% of notifications, an OAIC report has found.

 

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The outsourcing firm behind NHS Test and Trace has confirmed that it was targeted by cyber criminals operating the newly-discovered Babuk ransomware. Hampshire-based Serco manages over 500 contracts worldwide, operating in sectors such as health, transport, justice, immigration, defence, and citizens services.

 

 


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The Fonix Ransomware operators have shut down their operation and released the master decryption allowing victims to recover their files for free. Fonix Ransomware, also known as Xinof and FonixCrypter, began operating in June 2020 and has been steadily encrypting victims since. The ransomware operation was not as widely active as others, such as REvil, Netwalker, or STOP…

 

 

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Anyone Can Hack Your Snapchat—Here’s How to Stop Them

Snapchat is one of the most popular social media platforms. However, with increased security and privacy fears, users are looking for ways to secure their accounts. There are various methods hackers use to get into Snapchat and learn more about you.

 

 

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A newly discovered Android malware has been found to propagate itself through WhatsApp messages to other contacts in order to expand what appears to be an adware campaign. “This malware spreads via victim’s WhatsApp by automatically replying to any received WhatsApp message notification with a link to [a] malicious Huawei Mobile app,” ESET researcher Lukas Stefanko said.

 


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