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Swatch Group hit by cyber-attack, operations affected

01 Oct 2020

Swatch Group hit by cyber-attack, operations affected

Swatch Group, the biggest watch manufacturer in the world, has been hit by a cyber-attack.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok ban delayed, WeChat ban blocked, and more

21 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok ban delayed, WeChat ban blocked, and more

Over the weekend, the US ban on TikTok, WeChat saw major developments.

#LeakAlert: RailYatri exposes personal data of over 700,000 passengers

24 Aug 2020

#LeakAlert: RailYatri exposes personal data of over 700,000 passengers

RailYatri, a renowned Indian platform for train and bus bookings, has publicly exposed the personal data of more than 700,000 of its users.

Canon loses 10TB data in massive ransomware attack: Details here

07 Aug 2020

Canon loses 10TB data in massive ransomware attack: Details here

After Garmin, Japanese tech giant Canon, known for its professional cameras around the world, appears to have fallen victim to a major ransomware attack.

Twitter contractors spied on celebrities like Beyonce

28 Jul 2020

Twitter contractors spied on celebrities like Beyonce

As Twitter continues to draw flak for the recent hack of several high profile accounts through its internal tools, Bloomberg has published a report highlighting another major skeleton in the company's closet.

Amid coronavirus crisis, Iran-linked hackers tried accessing WHO staff emails

03 Apr 2020

Amid coronavirus crisis, Iran-linked hackers tried accessing WHO staff emails

The outbreak of COVID-19 around the world - and the fear stemming from it - has made hackers more potent in their activities.

Marriott suffers data breach, over 5 million guest records stolen

03 Apr 2020

Marriott suffers data breach, over 5 million guest records stolen

In a major shocker, Marriott International has compromised the personal data of millions of its guests in, what looks like, a hack of its internal systems.

Watch out! Phishing attacks around coronavirus spike by over 600%

30 Mar 2020

Watch out! Phishing attacks around coronavirus spike by over 600%

As people continue to worry about the novel coronavirus pandemic, hackers are using their fears to carry out sophisticated phishing attacks spreading dangerous malware/ransomware.

Hackers are infecting PCs, stealing passwords with coronavirus maps

12 Mar 2020

Hackers are infecting PCs, stealing passwords with coronavirus maps

With the worldwide outbreak of coronavirus, organizations have resorted to creating maps indicating the continually evolving situation in every country.

Hackers using fears over coronavirus to spread malware, steal data

04 Feb 2020

Hackers using fears over coronavirus to spread malware, steal data

After using late basketball legend Kobe Bryant's wallpaper to make money, hackers are now exploiting the deadly outbreak of coronavirus to spread malware.

Firefox affected by critical flaw, update it immediately

11 Jan 2020

Firefox affected by critical flaw, update it immediately

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has raised alarms over a critical vulnerability plaguing Mozilla Firefox.