[Weekly Security News] Access Control’s Vital Role in Preventing Breaches

[Weekly Security News] Access Control’s Vital Role in Preventing Breaches

[August 30, 2023]


1. Data of 2.6 million Duolingo users posted on the dark web

Over 2.6 million Duolingo users’ data has appeared on a dark web forum. The hacker accessed this information by scraping the app’s API which remains accessible since 2023, offering the data for sale at $1,500. The exposed data includes names, usernames, and emails, obtained from public profiles.

Source : Cyber Security Hub


2. Major US Energy Company Hit by QR Code Phishing Campaign

Cofense, a U.S.-based email security company, has reported a massive QR code phishing campaign targeting various industries such as manufacturing, insurance, technology, finance, and healthcare, with a particular focus on a major U.S.-based energy company.

Source : Tech Republic


3. Teen hacked Uber and Revolut during cyber crime spree, jury finds

An 18-year-old member of the Lapsus$ hacking group, Arion Kurtaj, has been found guilty by a UK jury for hacking Uber and Revolut and attempting to blackmail the creators of Grand Theft Auto. Working with a 17-year-old accomplice, they also targeted Nvidia and faced charges related to hacking BT (Broadband provider) and EE(Mobile operator) servers.

Source : breakingnews.ie


In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the recent incidents involving Duolingo’s API scraping, the QR code phishing campaign, and the hacking of Uber and Revolut underscore the importance of implementing robust access control and perimeter security measures to mitigate risks and protect digital assets from evolving cyber threats.


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