Earlier today it was reported that around 2.7 million British customers and drivers were affected by a 2016 data breach, which was covered up until last week. It means the majority of Uber users in the UK were affected by the hack, which saw names, email addresses and phone numbers stolen.
I’m sure you’re already seen the news reporting a major new ransomware campaign using the infamous Necurs botnet to spread via millions of spam emails. The Scarab ransomware was sent to 12.5 million email addresses in the first four hours alone, according to Forcepoint.
Earlier this week it was reported that NSA suffered a breach that revealed top secret data. A virtual disk image belonging to the NSA — essentially the contents of a hard drive — was left exposed on a public Amazon Web Services storage server. The server contained more than 100 gigabytes of data from an Army intelligence project codenamed “Red Disk”.
Millions of computers are at risk of infection by a virulent spam attack that threatens to destroy your files, unless you pay a Bitcoin ransom. The Scarab malware is being distributed by Necurs, the internet’s largest email spam botnet, which has been used in a number of previous online onslaughts. Within the first six hours of the attack 12.5 million emails had been distributed, with more than two million messages being sent out per hour at its height
HIGH VALUE DEALERS IN SPOTLIGHT AS HMRC
RAMPS UP AVERAGE MONEY LAUNDERING FINE BY 166%
- Penalties for sectors including luxury goods such as cars, jewellery and jets totalled £1.1m last year compared with just £560,000 a year earlier
- Experts welcome HMRC’s deterrent use of tougher financial penalties in areas where use of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) is still incredibly low
London, 29 November 2017 – The value of fines being handed out to firms including art, antique and private jet dealers has more than doubled in a year, anti-money laundering and Big Data specialists Fortytwo Data revealed today1.