Rain Suffers Private Data Breach – Tempemail

Image sourced from MyBroadband Rain has confirmed that hit by a security breach. The South African telco revealed in an email to subscribers that its security team discovered unauthorised access to the group’s invoice storage system. According to BusinessTech, the vulnerability has been “identified and remedied”. However, some historical invoices “may Continue Reading

Experts Warns of Notable Increase in QuickBooks Data Files Theft Attacks – Tempemail

New research has uncovered a significant increase in QuickBooks file data theft using social engineering tricks to deliver malware and exploit the accounting software. “A majority of the time, the attack involves basic malware that is often signed, making it hard to detect using antivirus or other threat detection software,” Continue Reading

Hackers Exploit Accellion Zero-Days in Recent Data Theft and Extortion Attacks – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers on Monday tied a string of attacks targeting Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA) servers over the past two months to data theft and extortion campaign orchestrated by a cybercrime group called UNC2546. The attacks, which began in mid-December 2020, involved exploiting multiple zero-day vulnerabilities in the legacy FTA Continue Reading

Clubhouse Suffers ‘Data Breach’ After Promising Improved Security for Users – Tempemail

Image sourced from Daily Express A week since invitation-only audio-chat platform Clubhouse revealed that it would make security improvements for users, an attacker has proven the platform’s live audio can be siphoned. Clubhouse Spokesperson, Reema Bahnasy says that a user was “able to stream Clubhouse audio feeds this weekend from ‘multiple Continue Reading

Facebook v Apple: the looming showdown over data tracking and privacy | Facebook

Facebook is taking lessons from its debacle over WhatsApp privacy changes in a bid to prevent millions of its users opting out of allowing the company to track their interests across the internet. WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, was forced to delay an update to its privacy policy last Continue Reading

Data Breach Exposes 1.6 Million Jobless Claims Filed in the Washington State – Tempemail

The Office of the Washington State Auditor (SAO) on Monday said it’s investigating a security incident that resulted in the compromise of personal information of more than 1.6 million people who filed for unemployment claims in the state in 2020. The SAO blamed the breach on a software vulnerability in Continue Reading

Teraco Secures R2.5 Billion to Build Africa’s Largest Data Centre – Tempemail

Teraco has secured R2.5 billion towards the construction of Africa’s largest data centre – a 38-megawatt hyperscale platform in Ekurhuleni, South Africa. Teraco’s newly appointed CFO, Samuel Erwin, says that the shareholders and lenders have a long-term vision for Africa’s digital transformation and support its continued investment in data centre Continue Reading

UK regulator to write to WhatsApp over Facebook data sharing | WhatsApp

The UK’s data regulator is writing to WhatsApp to demand that the chat app does not hand user data to Facebook, as millions worldwide continue to sign up for alternatives such as Signal and Telegram to avoid forthcoming changes to its terms of service. Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner, told Continue Reading

TikTok Bug Could Have Exposed Users’ Profile Data and Phone Numbers – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers on Tuesday disclosed a now-patched security flaw in TikTok that could have potentially enabled an attacker to build a database of the app’s users and their associated phone numbers for future malicious activity. Although this flaw only impacts those users who have linked a phone number with their Continue Reading

Importance of Application Security and Customer Data Protection to a Startup – Tempemail

When you are a startup, there are umpteen things that demand your attention. You must give your hundred percent (probably even more!) to work effectively and efficiently with the limited resources. Understandably, the application security importance may be pushed at the bottom of your things-to-do list. One other reason to Continue Reading