WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY BRIEFING NO: 123

WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY BRIEFING NO: 123


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WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY NEWSLETTER

Cyber security awareness training for employees – WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY NEWSLETTER NO: 123

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1- Postbank to replace 12m bank cards after security breach

According to Sunday Times, the Postbank replaces about 12-million bank cards at a cost of R1bn due to “a larger security breach that exposes the personal data of millions of social grant beneficiaries and other account holders”.

The breach caused the printing of the bank’s encrypted master key in plain, unencrypted digital language at the Postbank’s old data centre in the Pretoria city centre…

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2-Nintendo declares 300K accounts have been hacked

Cyber criminals might have gained access to 300,000 Nintendo Accounts because of a Nintendo Network ID (NNID) security breach that was discovered earlier this year.

According to Gamasutra, Nintendo originally estimated that around 160,000 accounts had been compromised, but after extending its research has discovered that an extra 140,000 accounts may have also been affected.

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3- Hackers breached A1 Telekom, Austria’s largest ISP

A1 Telekom, the largest internet service provider in Austria, has admitted to a security breach this week.

The company agreed to suffer a malware infection in November 2019 and its security team discovered the malware a month later. Yet that containing the malware was more problematic than it originally expected according to Zdnet.

Between December 2019 and May 2020, according to A1 Telekom, “its security team had battled with the malware’s operators in attempts to remove all of their hidden backdoor components and kick out the intruders”.

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4-  A cyber attack against Honda’s global operations

According to BBC, Honda was hit by a cyber-attack that is affecting its operations around the world. The hack was affecting Honda’s capacity to access its computer servers, “use email and otherwise make use of its internal systems”.There was also an impact on production systems outside of Japan.

According to BBC, the company made a statement, “Work is being undertaken to minimise the impact and to restore full functionality of production, sales and development activities.”

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