Afternoon Dessert – 2023-01-20


Welcome to another Afternoon Dessert breakout:

WhatsApp Hit with €5.5 Million Fine for Violating Data Protection Laws
The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) on Thursday imposed fresh fines of €5.5 million against Meta’s WhatsApp for violating data protection laws when processing users’ personal information.
At the heart of the ruling is an update to the messaging platform’s Terms of Service that was enforced in the days leading to the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018,
Read more….

Gamaredon Group Launches Cyberattacks Against Ukraine Using Telegram
The Russian state-sponsored cyber espionage group known as Gamaredon has continued its digital onslaught against Ukraine, with recent attacks leveraging the popular messaging app Telegram to strike military and law enforcement sectors in the country.
“The Gamaredon group’s network infrastructure relies on multi-stage Telegram accounts for victim profiling and confirmation of geographic location,
Read more….

New Boldmove Linux malware used to backdoor Fortinet devices
Suspected Chinese hackers exploited a recently disclosed FortiOS SSL-VPN vulnerability as a zero-day in December, targeting a European government and an African MSP with a new custom ‘BOLDMOVE’ Linux and Windows malware. […]
Read more….

LAUSD says Vice Society ransomware gang stole contractors’ SSNs
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second-largest school district in the United States, says the Vice Society ransomware gang has stolen files containing contractors’ personal information, including Social Security Numbers (SSNs). […]
Read more….

Roaming Mantis Spreading Mobile Malware That Hijacks Wi-Fi Routers’ DNS Settings
Threat actors associated with the Roaming Mantis attack campaign have been observed delivering an updated variant of their patent mobile malware known as Wroba to infiltrate Wi-Fi routers and undertake Domain Name System (DNS) hijacking.
Kaspersky, which carried out an analysis of the malicious artifact, said the feature is designed to target specific Wi-Fi routers located in South Korea.
Read more….

T-Mobile admits to 37,000,000 customer records stolen by “bad actor”
Once more, it’s time for Shakespeare’s words: Once more unto the breach…
Read more….

S3 Ep118: Guess your password? No need if it’s stolen already! [Audio + Text]
As always: entertaining, informative and educational… and not bogged down with jargon! Listen (or read) now…
Read more….

Follow for more…


Create a website or blog at

%d bloggers like this: