Tag: customer data

News and information from the Advent IM team.

Funky Pigeon suspends orders after cyber-attack

Online greetings card and gifts company says no customer payment data is at risk The online greetings card and gifts business Funky Pigeon has stopped taking orders after being hit by a cyber-attack last week. The company said it was writing to all customers from the past 12 months to inform them of the hack, […]

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Cash App alerts 8 million customers to data breach

A former employee accessed sensitive data after departing Mobile payments service Cash App has suffered a data breach after an ex-employee accessed sensitive customer data. The company behind the service, Block (formerly Square), reported the incident to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) earlier this week. In the filing, the company explained that the […]

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Emergency Data Request Exploit Catches Meta and Apple off Guard

The tech giants have fallen foul of cyber-actors posing as law enforcement using forged legal requests to access data on millions of users. Tech giants Apple and Facebook parent company Meta have provided customer data to hackers pretending to be law enforcement officials, according to various sources. Hackers exploited an ‘emergency data request’. The request, […]

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Backups ‘no longer effective’ for stopping ransomware attacks

Traditional methods of mitigating ransomware are less efficacious thanks to the rise in double and triple extortion techniques The growth of double extortion – and even triple extortion – ransomware attacks is in danger of rendering common, traditional methods of mitigating the impact of a ransomware hit, such as well-maintained backups, less efficacious, according to […]

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GoDaddy Hacked, 1.2M Customers at Risk of Phishing Attack

Domain registrar GoDaddy has shared details of a serious security breach which saw the details of 1.2 million customers exposed. In a disclosure to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, GoDaddy’s Chief Information Security Officer, Demetrius Comes, shared details of the hack. Suspicious activity was discovered on Nov. 17 in the company’s Managed WordPress hosting […]

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Hackers targeted thousands of online retailers to steal credit card details

Over 4,000 online retailers have been warned that their websites had been hacked by cybercriminals trying to steal customers’ payment information and other personal information. In total, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has identified a total of 4,151 retailers that had been compromised by hackers attempting to exploit vulnerabilities on checkout pages to divert […]

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It’s Time to Purge your Data this #Halloween

  • by Olivia Lawlor-Blackburn
  • General

  While we do not recommend you ‘purge’ your data only once a year, we do recommend you continuously free your systems of data that is no longer fit for purpose. Your organisation will hold masses of data and hopefully, you are already aware that you only retain and keep what is needed. Customer information, […]

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Attempted hack causes Tesco website outage

Tesco’s website and app are now back up and running after disruption cause over the weekend, which it said was the result of an attempted hack. The retailer said the disruption was the result of an attempt to interfere with its systems, causing problems to its website search function. A company spokesperson said the website […]

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Twitch source code, business data, gamer payouts leaked in massive hack

An unknown hacker has leaked the entirety of Twitch’s source code among a 128 GB trove of data released this week. The hack includes: The entirety of twitch.tv, with commit history going back to its early beginnings Mobile, desktop and console Twitch clients Creator payout reports from 2019 Proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used […]

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