Hackers breach Swedish IT firm InfoSolutions’ medical database

Hackers have breached the cyber defenses of a Swedish information technology firm; so far it is unclear whether the breach has resulted in the attackers gaining access to a database containing patient data, including COVID-19 test results. In a statement InfoSolutions said, it has “identified and solved what made the intrusion possible.” However, as yet,…

Why Trust is an Issue in Cashless Economies

It often feels like we are reaching a turning point regarding the functionality of modern economic systems. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the cashless debate, with governments and central banks across the globe debating the merits of cashless societies during crises and the advantages of cashless systems to combat among other things, corruption. Advocates highlight…

Hackers gained access to U.S. nuclear network

In a significant development, Politico has reported citing officials directly familiar with the matter at hand as saying hackers had gained access to computers in the U.S. Energy Department and National Nuclear Security Administration. The National Nuclear Security Administration manages the country’s nuclear weapons stockpile. In a statement it said it had evidence that hackers…

U.S. Commerce Department further restricts Huawei’s access to U.S. chip design hardware and software

In a significant development, the Trump Administration announced that it will further tighten the screws on Huawei Technologies Co, and crack down on its access to commercially available semiconductors. The development underscores the U.S. Commerce Department’s intent to expand restrictions that were announced in May 2020 which were aimed at preventing the Chinese company from…

Hacker hit cruise operator Carnival Corp with ransomware, gain access to employee data

Cruise operator Carnival Corp disclosed, it has launched an investigation into a ransomware attack on one of its brand’s computer network systems. In a regulatory filing, Carnival, which operates AIDA, Carnival and Princess cruises among others, disclosed that through the attack hackers were able to gain access personal data of guests and employees. Carnival Corp…

Hackers manage to access voice mails at Italy’s state-owned Monte dei Paschi bank

In a notice sent to customers by Italy’s state-owned bank Monte dei Paschi, hackers have managed to access the mailboxes of some employees, with the bank informing clients in the notice that on March 30 some messages with voice mail attachments had been sent as a result of the cyber attack. Incidentally, the notice did…

Hackers gained access to Australian National University sensitive database

Australian National University is Melbourne’s top university and its graduates hold senior positions in the government. Hackers were able to gain access to bank account numbers as well as passport details. On Tuesday, one of Australia’s top-ranked university the Australian National University (ANU) stated hackers had breached its cyber defenses in late 2018 and had…

Hackers access 2.65M patient data of Atrium Health, previously Carolinas HealthCare System

The security incident occurred at Atrium Health’s third-party provider AccuDoc Solutions. In yet another massive data breach, Atrium Health, previously known as Carolinas HealthCare System, stated data of nearly 2.65 million patients, including their dates of birth, addresses, and social security numbers, may have been compromised at its third-party provider AccuDoc Solutions. Incidentally, Atrium provides…