Data Sharing Data Subjects Privacy

NHS data breach: trusts shared patient details with Facebook without consent

An investigation by The Observer reveals that 20 NHS trusts in the UK have been sharing private details of patients’ medical conditions, appointments, and treatments with Facebook without consent. A covert tracking tool called Meta Pixel was found on the websites of these NHS trusts, collecting browsing information and sharing it with Facebook, in violation […]

Data Breaches

Safety Complaints of Tesla’s Autopilot self-driving and assistance feature in huge leak

German newspaper Handelsbatt received 100GB of data from informants at Tesla. The data contains information on thousands of complaints regarding Tesla’s Autopilot self-driving feature. The collection of data includes 23,000 internal files from 2015 to 2022. Complaints detail issues with self-acceleration, brake function, involuntary emergency braking, and phantom stops.More than 1,000 crash reports are included […]

Multifactor Authentication

Backup in the cloud of Google Authenticator means loosing control

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is widely recommended for security, but the devil is in the details. Google recently faced issues with their Google Authenticator app, causing concern in the security community.Authenticator apps like Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, and Authy generate time-dependent six-digit numbers based on a secret key. This system, known as time-based one-time passwords (TOTP), […]

Cybersecurity Password Management

Hackers Infect TP-Link Router Firmware to Attack EU Entities

Cybercriminals have employed a sophisticated attack method by infecting TP-Link router firmware to target European Union (EU) entities, as reported by Bleeping Computer.The attackers have compromised the firmware of TP-Link routers, a popular brand used widely across Europe, to gain unauthorized access and launch cyberattacks.The infected firmware allows hackers to control the compromised routers remotely, […]

Cybersecurity Data Breaches Personal data Privacy

Toyota exposed location data of 2.3 million customers for over a decade

Toyota has exposed the location data of 2.3 million customers for over a decade. The information was accessible due to a security breach in their sales module. The data included customers’ names, email addresses, and vehicle identification numbers (VINs). The breach occurred in Japan, but the data of customers from several countries, including the US […]


70 years in prison for Twitter hack?

A UK national, Joseph James O’Connor, has pleaded guilty to his involvement in the July 2020 Twitter hack that targeted numerous high-profile accounts and defrauded users of the platform. O’Connor and his co-conspirators seized control of 130 Twitter accounts, including those belonging to Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk, to perpetrate a cryptocurrency scam […]