Travelex Site Still Down After New Year’s Eve Attack

Travelex Site Still Down After New Year’s Eve Attack The websites of a major global currency exchange business are still down after a “software virus” struck the firm on New Year’s Eve last week. London-headquartered Travelex, which describes itself as “the world's leading foreign exchange specialist,” operates online around the world and in airports, as well as supporting travel money …

Adam Sandler’s Twitter Account Hacked

Adam Sandler's Twitter Account Hacked Two days after singing megastar Mariah Carey had her Twitter account hacked, the same fate has befallen American actor and comedian Adam Sandler.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, a hacker or hackers compromised the account of the Happy Gilmore star yesterday to post a string of racist, sexist, and anti-Semitic tweets. Several of the barely literate messages …

Xiaomi Security Camera Shows User Wrong Video Feed

Xiaomi Security Camera Shows User Wrong Video Feed A user who accessed their Xiaomi home security camera via their Google account was shown still images of strangers in unknown locations. The Netherlands-based user, known as "Dio-V," was confronted with random snapshots from other people's lives after trying to stream content from a Xiaomi Mijia to a Google Nest Hub. Dio-V …

Summer Exit Planned for Head of UK’s National Cyber Security Centre

Summer Exit Planned for Head of UK's National Cyber Security Centre After six and half years in the job, Ciaran Martin is to relinquish his role as head of UK cybersecurity.  The 45-year-old has announced plans to surrender his title of chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in the summer of 2020.  Oxford University graduate Martin, who …

Data Leak Forces Password Reset at Crypto Exchange Poloniex

Data Leak Forces Password Reset at Crypto Exchange Poloniex A cryptocurrency exchange has been forced to reset customer passwords after a suspected data leak via social media, although its incident response efforts caused more confusion among some users. US-based exchange Poloniex informed around 1% of its customer base that they had to reset their log-ins, following a tweet claiming to …

US Restaurant Chain Landry’s Hit by POS Malware

US Restaurant Chain Landry’s Hit by POS Malware A major US hospitality chain has revealed that POS malware affecting scores of its restaurant brands may have led to customer card data theft over several months in 2019. Landry’s claimed in an incident notice this week that 63 of its food and beverage and restaurant concepts — including Morton’s, Bubba Gump …

US Biz Wins Court Case Against Ransomware Data Thieves

US Biz Wins Court Case Against Ransomware Data Thieves A US company targeted by ransomware has taken its fight to the Irish courts to have confidential data stolen by the same attackers removed from the web. Southwire was struck by the Maze variant in December last year, with attackers demanding over $6m in ransom — not only for the decryption key, …

Chicago Healthcare Provider Reports Data Breach

Chicago Healthcare Provider Reports Data Breach A data breach at a Chicago healthcare provider may have exposed the personal health information of 12,578 people.  Sinai Health System was breached in a cybersecurity incident that occurred in the fall of 2019. Hackers are thought to have gained unauthorized access to the organization’s email via a phishing attack. Patient data that was …

Mariah Carey’s Twitter Account Hacked

Mariah Carey's Twitter Account Hacked Hackers have taken over the Twitter account of five-time Grammy Award winner Mariah Carey and used it to send sexually suggestive messages referencing rapper Eminem. Singing superstar Carey is used to being in the public eye, especially over the festive period when her massive hit "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is played the …

Layoffs Planned at NortonLifeLock

Layoffs Planned at NortonLifeLock American software company NortonLifeLock is planning to axe over 140 jobs in two states to cut costs. According to a report published on December 30 in newspaper Community Impact, the security business plans to lay off 42 employees at their Granite Parkway site in Plano, Texas, in the coming months.  A total of 34 Plano positions are …