Category Archives: Data loss

Hundreds of thousands of cryptocurrency investors put at risk after BuyUCoin security breach

Another day, and another report that a cryptocurrency exchange has been breached by malicious hackers. Indian cryptocurrency exchange BuyUCoin says that is investigating claims that sensitive data related to hundreds of thousands of its users has been published on the dark web, where it is available for free download. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Hackers release over 4,000 files stolen from Scottish environment agency in ransomware attack

The Conti ransomware gang has published corporate plans, contracts, spreadsheets, and personal information about staff, amongst other files stolen in a ransomware attack against the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Smashing Security podcast #211: Fleeking, COVID-19 hacking, and Bitcoin balls-ups

Your privacy may be at risk if you're on Fleek, hackers not only steal COVID-19 vaccine data but then tamper with it to spread mistrust, and the Bitcoin bungles keep on coming... All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Hacker Valley Studio's Ron Eddings.

One month after ransomware attack, Metro Vancouver’s transit system still not up to speed

TransLink, Metro Vancouver’s public transportation agency, has warned its staff that hackers accessed their personal bank account details and other information. The warning came in an internal email to workers approximately one month after Translink was struck by the Egregor ransomware and passengers had their journeys disrupted. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.