SecurityWeek: Researchers at vpnMentor said the problem stemmed from an unsecured server located in Miami that contained information on over 20 million individuals, most of whom reside in Ecuador. The small South American nation is home to just over 17 million people, meaning nearly everyone could have been exposed.
The Paypers: A Brazilian criminal gang has cloned Mastercard debit cards issued by German bank OLB and withdrew more than EUR 1.5 million from about 2,000 of its customers. Criminals have stolen the funds by cloning customer debit cards and then cashing out user funds across Brazil, despite the original cards being protected by EMV (chip-and-PIN) technology.
TheConversation: Today it was revealed the Australian National University (ANU) fell victim to a cyber security attack in late 2018, but only detected two weeks ago*. Stolen was a substantial amount of data dating back 19 years relating to staff, students and visitors. We don’t know for sure how long the cyber attackers were inside the ANU systems in this case. However, the university revealed details of other attempted attacks last year. The ABC reported that the types of data stolen were “names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, personal email addresses and emergency contact details, tax file numbers, payroll information, bank account details, and passport details. Student academic records were also accessed.”...
InsightCrime: Hackers infiltrated Mexico’s banking system to transfer millions of dollars to bogus accounts and then made cash machines shell out the money, in a case that reveals the country’s structural vulnerability to cyber crime. Authorities have arrested a group of hackers known as the “Bandidos Revolutions Team,” which infiltrated Mexico’s domestic financial transfer system, Wired reported. The hackers were able to divert money to false accounts that they controlled. Their associates were then sent to the ATMs to withdraw the cash, netting the group between 100 million and 300 million pesos (between $5.2 million and $15.7 million) per month...