Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks, data breaches and cyber news from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-security round up.

Cyber Attack Weekly Round Up wk 10

 

tiktokTime Is Up…Tik Tok Settles record $5.7 million Data Privacy Fine

Video sharing app, Tik Tok, has settled child data privacy allegations by paying a record-setting $5.7 million for illegally collecting data from children using their app. The data gathered included children’s names, email addresses and their location. The allegations are aimed at Musical.ly, which had merged with Tik Tok back in August 2018. The organisation also failed to comply with 1000’s of requests by parents requesting data collected on their children. In the age of data protection, organisations failing comply are going to be discovered and penalised - heavily.

 

 

GHIDRANSA Helps Out Cyber Security Researchers With New Open Source Tool - GHIDRA

The NSA has released an open source reverse engineering tool, GHIDRA, which will allow cyber security researchers to discover the source code from malware. This will be a great boost to the sector since this type of tool is usually expensive. Way to go NSA!

 

reception-2507752_1920Your Check In Kiosks May Be Welcoming Unwanted Visitors

IBM’s X-Force team has discovered vulnerabilities in 5 popular secure visitor management systems. The uncovered flaws could allow potential hackers to steal information, break into private networks and physically intrude into spaces within an organisation. A lot of damage can occur as a result of a cyber-attack from outside an organisation, but when an unauthorised threat actor penetrates a company’s physical perimeter, the damage could be extremely disastrous.

We will be back next week with another round up of cyber-security news.

Remember: cyber-attacks are a matter of 'when' not 'if' - be prepared!

 

David Taylor

Written by David Taylor

David is a Digital Marketing Executive at Celerity and drives their digital activity including campaigns, website, blog writing and social media. He has a passion for digital marketing and all things tech - especially in cyber security.