Hackers leak stolen Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine data online

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) today revealed that some of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine data stolen from its servers in December was leaked online. EMA is a decentralized agency responsible for reviewing and approving COVID-19 vaccines, as well as for evaluating, monitoring, and supervising any new medicines introduced to the EU. "The ongoing investigation of … Continue reading Hackers leak stolen Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine data online

Mimecast discloses Microsoft 365 SSL certificate compromise

Email security company Mimecast has disclosed today that a "sophisticated threat actor" compromised one of the certificates the company issues for customers to securely connect Microsoft 365 Exchange to their services. Mimecast discovered that the certificate was compromised after recently receiving a notification from Microsoft. "Microsoft recently informed us that a Mimecast-issued certificate provided to … Continue reading Mimecast discloses Microsoft 365 SSL certificate compromise

DarkSide ransomware decryptor recovers victims files for free

Romanian cybersecurity firm Bitdefender has released a free decryptor for the DarkSide ransomware to allow victims to recover their files without paying a ransom. DarkSide is a human-operated ransomware that has already earned millions in payouts since it started targeting enterprises in August 2020. The operation has seen a spike in activity between October and … Continue reading DarkSide ransomware decryptor recovers victims files for free

United Nations data breach exposed over 100k UNEP staff records

Today, researchers have responsibly disclosed a security vulnerability by exploiting which they could access over 100,000 private employee records of United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). The data breach stemmed from exposed Git directories and credentials, which allowed the researchers to clone Git repositories and gather a large amount of personally identifiable information (PII) associated with … Continue reading United Nations data breach exposed over 100k UNEP staff records

Apple removed Parler from the App Store for inciting violence

Apple has removed the Parler social network app from the App Store for violating policies, including not providing an updated moderation plan or an updated app with objectionable content removed. Since the U.S. Capitol Building riot on January 6th, 2021, there has been an increase in social networking posts that incite violence against politicians, law … Continue reading Apple removed Parler from the App Store for inciting violence