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Data watchdog fined Microsoft for breaking the rules

South Korean data watchdog fined Microsoft and five other companies, with a combined total of US$75,000. South Korea’s Personal Information Protection Commission found that each company had failed to protect administrative accounts. This led to the leak of over 119,000…
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Microsoft blocked Windows 10 update on some devices

After the release last week, Microsoft decided to block the Windows 10 update on some devices. According to the company, the decision came as it admitted that there are some known issues preventing the update from being installed on some machines. The company mentioned that…
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The Russian Nobelium group comes back with phishing

The Russian hackers in the Nobelium group, who were behind the SolarWinds attack are back with a phishing attack. They struck again, according to Tom Burt, Microsoft vice president. Nobelium sent phishing emails In his post, Burt mentioned that hackers managed to gain…
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Is Instagram for kids safe? Lawmakers raise concerns

Following the Instagram for kids project, lawmakers show their concern about Facebook’s plan. Four Democratic lawmakers ask some technical questions about the project. Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal, together with Representatives Kathy Castor and Lori Trahan…
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Vaccine against COVID, under attack from North Korea

South Korean Intelligence officials warned that a cyber attack from North Korea targeted the technology behind the vaccine against COVID, developed by Pfizer. Nothing about the possibly stolen data According to Yonhap News Agency, the state intelligence agency made…
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The Ryuk ransomware operators made $150m in crypto

The researchers assume that the operators of the Ryuk ransomware managed to make more than $150m, in cryptocurrency. The security specialists studied the flaw of Bitcoin to the ransomware operators. The AdvIntel company, together with the Hyas vendor came with a report which…
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Trump announced he fired a US cybersecurity official

Trump fired Chris Kerbs, one of the senior US cybersecurity officials in the U.S. government. Kerbs was the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), since November 2018. But Donald Trump removed him from this position. US cybersecurity…