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Hackers stole data in 'network security' breach: Western Digital
In connection with the ongoing incident, an unauthorised third party gained access to a number of the company's systems. Upon discovery of the incident, the company implemented response efforts and initiated an investigation with the assistance of leading outside security and forensic experts.
Cybercriminals use 3 new novel tactics in phishing in January: Report
While the overall volume of attacks using these tactics is currently low (each tactic accounts for less than 1 per cent of attempted phishing attacks), they are widespread, affecting between 11 per cent and 15 per cent of organisations, often with multiple attacks, according to IT security firm Barracuda Networks.
Hackers using fake play-to-earn gaming apps to steal cryptocurrency, warns FBI
They accomplish this through the use of custom-created gaming apps that promise massive financial rewards directly proportional to investments made to potential targets with whom they have previously established trust through lengthy online conversations, reports BleepingComputer. Criminals contact victims online and build a relationship.
India ranks 2nd in total number of breaches exposed in 2022
About 1,335 breach data incidents were publicly disclosed between November 2021 and October 2022. Of the 1,335 breaches analysed globally, 143 breaches occurred in Asia Pacific and Japan, resulting in a whopping 68 per cent of total records exposed globally, according to the report by Exposure Management Company Tenable.
Hackers steal Activision's upcoming COD games, 'employee data'
Insider Gaming verified the legitimacy of an alleged Activision data breach from Twitter user @vxunderground. The Twitter user posted key Call of Duty details and the data contained plans for Modern Warfare 2's upcoming DLCs, Call of Duty 2023 (Codenamed Jupiter), and Call of Duty 2024 (Codenamed Cerberus), as well as sensitive employee information.
New tech a double-edged sword for industries vulnerable to hackers
Businesses, regardless of their size and industry, are vulnerable to cyber attacks. Hackers are getting more sophisticated, and exploiting vulnerabilities in the systems to their advantage. The threat landscape is constantly evolving, and organisations must update their cyber security strategies to better protect their data.
Hacker uses new 'Screenshotter' malware tool to target organisations
According to BleepingComputer, the previously unknown cluster of activity was first discovered by the US-based security firm Proofpoint in October 2022. The hacker appears to be motivated by money, conducting a preliminary assessment of breached systems to determine if the target is valuable enough for further intrusion.