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Dilitas – Weekly Security Brief – Cyber/Internet/Mobile/Social Media/Hacking News

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The Amazon-owned company Ring, which makes home-security devices, has admitted firing four employees for accessing users’ videos.

Patients of a hacked facial surgery company in Florida are being individually threatened by cyber-criminals, who are demanding money in return for not releasing stolen personal information to the public. The Centre for Facial Restoration, Inc. (TCFFR), located in Miramar, became the victim of a cyber-attack in November last year.

Hackers are holding foreign exchange company Travelex to ransom after a cyber-attack forced the firm to turn off all computer systems and resort to using pen and paper across its thousands of sites.

A number of High Street banks have stopped customers ordering foreign currency, following a ransomware cyber-attack on Travelex.

The homepage for the U.S. Federal Depository Library Program was briefly altered Saturday evening [4th January] to show a pro-Iranian message and an image of bloodied Donald Trump being punched in the face.

Security flaws on the TikTok video-sharing platform, that could have let hackers add or delete videos, change privacy settings and steal personal data, have been fixed after they were highlighted to developer ByteDance.

Nepal on Wednesday deported 122 Chinese nationals who were arrested on suspicion of operating a large-scale cyber fraud operation in Kathmandu, officials said.

India’s Supreme Court has given the government a week to review its suspension of internet services in Indian-administered Kashmir.

[UK] A crook who tried to hack National Lottery customer accounts – and roped in others with promises of quick cash – has been jailed.

Anwar Batson used the online alias Rosegold as he targeted a database containing around nine million records.

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Report any suspicious activity to Police immediately.
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