Service NSW confirms 180,000 customers’ personal details exposed in cyber security breach

More than 180,000 New South Wales residents are believed to have been caught up in a major cyber security breach after a state government department was compromised earlier this year. Key points: Service NSW began investigating the breach in May after staff emails were compromised in April NSW Police are investigating who accessed the sensitive information Opposition MP Sophie Cotsis criticised the Government for taking months to inform customers Service NSW on Monday morning confirmed the large number of people likely impacted in the breach which was first reported publicly…

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Elon Musk, Bill Gates: List of other Twitter accounts hacked before PM Modi incident

Microblogging site Twitter on Thursday confirmed that a page which is linked to an account of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website was hacked. Not specifying the details of the hacking, a report by news agency Reuters said a series of tweets asking followers of the page to donate to a relief fund through cryptocurrency were put out. To a query from Hindustan Times, a spokesperson from Twitter in an email said, “We’re aware of this activity and have taken steps to secure the compromised account. We are actively investigating…

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Former Uber Security Chief Charged Over Covering Up 2016 Data Breach

The federal prosecutors in the United States have charged Uber’s former chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, for covering up a massive data breach that the ride-hailing company suffered in 2016. According to the press release published by the U.S. Department of Justice, Sullivan “took deliberate steps to conceal, deflect, and mislead the Federal Trade Commission about the breach” that also involved paying hackers $100,000 ransom to keep the incident secret. “A criminal complaint was filed today in federal court charging Joseph Sullivan with obstruction of justice and misprision of a…

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A New Ransomware Targeting Apple macOS Users Through Pirated Apps

Cybersecurity researchers this week discovered a new type of ransomware targeting macOS users that spreads via pirated apps. According to several independent reports from K7 Lab malware researcher Dinesh Devadoss, Patrick Wardle, and Malwarebytes, the ransomware variant — dubbed “EvilQuest” — is packaged along with legitimate apps, which upon installation, disguises itself as Apple’s CrashReporter or Google Software Update. Besides encrypting the victim’s files, EvilQuest also comes with capabilities to ensure persistence, log keystrokes, create a reverse shell, and steal cryptocurrency wallet-related files. With this development, EvilQuest joins a handful…

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Jio Fiber Launch Sony Liv, Prime, And Other Online Content

Jio Fiber users can now avail Zee5 Premium subscription for free. The new development comes just days after Jio Fiber subscribers received free one-year access to Amazon Prime service. Users just need to open the Zee5 app on their Jio set-top box to log in as a Zee5 Premium subscriber. The video streaming service is touted to have a library of over 4,500 movies and over 120 originals. It also offers content in across 12 languages. In addition to free access through the Jio set-top box, Zee5 will soon be…

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A Bug in Facebook Messenger for Windows

Cybersecurity researchers at Reason Labs, the threat research arm of security solutions provider Reason Cybersecurity, today disclosed details of a vulnerability they recently discovered in the Facebook Messenger application for Windows. The vulnerability, which resides in Messenger version 460.16, could allow attackers to leverage the app to potentially execute malicious files already present on a compromised system in an attempt to help malware gain persistent/extended access. Reason Labs shared its findings with Facebook in April, after which the social media company quickly patched the flaw with the release of an…

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Facebook labels state-controlled media posts, will block ads

San Francisco: Facebook on Thursday began labelling media organizations whose editorial calls may be under the influence of governments and said ads from those outlets would be blocked later this year. The social network is following through on a previously announced plan to label state-controlled news publishers, according to Facebook head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher. “We believe people should know if the news they read is coming from a publication that may be under the influence of a government,” Gleicher said in a blog post. Facebook later this year…

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How To Hack Facebook Account 2020

“Hack Facebook” is one of the most searched and hot topics around the Internet, like Gmail hacker. We have prepared a detailed list of how hackers can hack someone’s Facebook account easily in just a few minutes and how can we prevent the same. – How to Hack Facebook Account 2020 (New Tricks) Also Read This How To Hack Snapchat Account If you want to know how hackers can hack someone’s FB account, please go ahead and read the techniques listed below. The most successful method among all of these techniques is phishing. Phishing…

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