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Meta fined by Irish Data Protection Commission for web scraping activity

Venture Beat 30 Nov 2022
Yesterday, the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) fined Facebook parent company Meta €265 million ($274 million USD) for breaching article 25 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) after hackers leaked the personal details of up to 533 million users on an online hacking forum.
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Why analysing user behaviour is key to addressing cyber fraud

The Times of India 30 Nov 2022
The first two are cyber frauds for financial gain, while the third is social engineering, to defraud or to launch a targeted cyber attack. Cyber fraud is not unidirectional, where raising a firewall may solve it for you ... The bad actors are generally professional hackers, inside actors or fraudsters ... Very resourceful and always ahead of the curve ... .
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Update: First Big Snow Of Season Expected To Glaze Area

Yankton Daily Press 29 Nov 2022
The NWS was predicting that snow would begin in south-central South Dakota and central Nebraska late tonight and move into the Yankton area during drive time Tuesday morning, NWS meteorologist Jennifer Hacker told the Press & Dakotan ... “I would say, we’re looking generally in the 30-35 mile-per-hour range (for wind),” she said.
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Defenceless in the face of cyber attacks

The Times of India 28 Nov 2022
NEW DELHI ... The billing section and OPD counters soon reported the same error ... During a ransomware attack, the actual files are generally deleted by the malware and replaced by an encrypted replica ... A big worry for investigators is a possible data leak as the hackers generally start leaking information online if their demands are not met in time ... .
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EU gets serious on privacy, but too many companies ignore the risk

Venture Beat 27 Nov 2022
To start, let’s look at Twitter’s announcement this summer that a hacker had been in its system for more than six months, and was offering to sell user data from 5.4 million accounts ... Hackers breaching Twitter’s system pose a security problem ... This summer, Meta was fined $403 million by Ireland’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) authority.
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Meta employees were reportedly fired for selling account information to hackers

Sott 26 Nov 2022
Meta reportedly fired more than a dozen security guards and other workers in the last year after internal investigations revealed they had been selling users' information and login details to hackers.
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FTX Hacker Swaps 29.7k BNB; Becomes 31st Largest Eth Holder

CoinGape 17 Nov 2022
FTX hacker swaps 29.7k BNB, after FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange faces a massive hit of a $600 million hack on Friday. Amid the ongoing liquidity crisis as per today’s report, the FTX hacker becomes the 31st largest Eth holder ... After the insolvency, The hacker sends digital assets from multiple FTX and FTX US wallets on a regular basis.
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Outrage as Medibank bosses are awarded huge bonuses despite a cyber attack that exposed private ...

The Daily Mail 16 Nov 2022
Medibank remains steadfast in its refusal to pay a ransom to hackers who stole customer data, as the health insurer holds its annual general meeting. Executives on Wednesday stood by their call not to pay a ransom to Russian hackers who stole millions of customers' personal data ... Another cyber attack in Australia with hackers gaining...
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Proactive news headlines including Elementos Ltd, Magmatic Resources, Killi Resources and ...

Eagle-Tribune 16 Nov 2022
Sydney, Nov ... Click hereMedibank Private Ltd (ASX.MPL)’s board adhered to its no ransom decision at the company's Annual General Meeting (AGM) held this morning, throwing a spanner in the hacker’s hopes of receiving US$9.7 million in ransom for the stolen data ... Click here ... Copyright 2022 GlobeNewswire, Inc. .
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Australia plans to 'hack the hackers' as government begins major new police push and cybersecurity ...

The Daily Mail 12 Nov 2022
'We're going to hack the hackers.' ... Attorney-General Mark Drefyus said the joint standing cybercrime operation targeting the hackers will be led by the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Signal Directorate in a permanent and formalised arrangement ... Urgent warning to 9.7million Australians as Russian hackers...
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Australia ramps up cyber security after recent data breaches

La Prensa Latina 12 Nov 2022
... regardless of where they are,” the minister said at a joint press conference with Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus ... The operation “sends an important message to criminals and hackers intending to do harm – Australia will fight back,” the attorney-general said.
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From opium to cryptocurrency, North Korea maneuvers to earn hard cash for nuclear program

Korea Times 12 Nov 2022
Behind the cybercrimes is Lazarus, a North Korean hacker group, allegedly authorized by North Korea's Reconnaissance General Bureau, Pyongyang's foreign intelligence agency, which is currently subject to both U.S ... has taken only limited actions against North Korean hackers and ...
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Hackers demand $10 million ransom for stolen Australian health records

Khaleejtimes 10 Nov 2022
On Thursday, hackers demanded $10 million to stop leaking highly sensitive records stolen from a major Australian healthcare company, as they uploaded yet more intimate details about customers ... On Thursday, the hackers uploaded a second batch of files to a dark web forum, with more sensitive details about hundreds of Medibank customers.
photo: AP / Rick Rycroft
A computer and phone display pages from Medibank Private in Sydney, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022
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Hackers demand $10m for stolen Australian health records

The News International 10 Nov 2022
Hackers are demanding US$10 million to stop leaking sensitive records they stole from Medibank, Australia's largest private health insurer.— AFP ... Hackers on Thursday demanded US$10 million to stop leaking highly sensitive records stolen from a major Australian healthcare company, as they uploaded yet more intimate details about customers.

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