Lunch Time Nibbles – 2022-11-30


Welcome to another Lunch Time breakout:

3 New Vulnerabilities Affect OT Products from German Festo and CODESYS Companies
Researchers have disclosed details of three new security vulnerabilities affecting operational technology (OT) products from CODESYS and Festo that could lead to source code tampering and denial-of-service (DoS).
The vulnerabilities, reported by Forescout Vedere Labs, are the latest in a long list of flaws collectively tracked under the name OT:ICEFALL.
“These issues exemplify either an
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Australia Passes Bill to Fine Companies up to $50 Million for Data Breaches
The Australian government has passed a bill that markedly increases the penalty for companies suffering from serious or repeated data breaches.
To that end, the maximum fines have been bumped up from the current AU$2.22 million to AU$50 million, 30% of an entity’s adjusted turnover in the relevant period, or three times the value of any benefit obtained through the misuse of information,
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This Malicious App Abused Hacked Devices to Create Fake Accounts on Multiple Platforms
A malicious Android SMS application found on the Google Play Store has been found to stealthily harvest text messages with the goal of creating accounts on a wide range of platforms like Facebook, Google, and WhatsApp.
The app, named Symoo (com.vanjan.sms), had over 100,000 downloads and functioned as a relay for transmitting messages to a server, which advertises an account creation service.

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French Electricity Provider Fined for Storing Users’ Passwords with Weak MD5 Algorithm
The French data protection watchdog on Tuesday fined electricity provider Électricité de France €600,000 for violating the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.
The Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) said the electric utility breached European regulation by storing the passwords for over 25,800 accounts by hashing them using the MD5
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