18,000 Covid-19 tests results leaked online by mistake

Public Health Wales has accidently published online details of more than 18,000 people who have tested positive for the virus. This was as a result of “individual human error”.

John Green, cyber security lawyer at Green CDL says” human error is the biggest single cause of data breaches. Quite often such breaches could have been prevented by providing proper training to staff.”

Universities warned of cyber threats disrupting the start of term

The National Cyber Security Centre has warned universities to be prepared for further cyber-attacks after a number of ransomware attacks on educational institutions

Former Australian Prime Minister hacked after posting a picture of his boarding pass on Instagram

Tony Abbott, Former Australian Prime Minister, had his passport details and phone number after posting a picture of his boarding pass on Instagram. The hacker said he obtained the details from the boarding pass in 45 minutes.

Emma Green Cyber Security specialist at Green CDL says “this is a common problem, people post pictures of all kinds of things on social media without fully understanding who can see it and what information can be gleaned from it”.

US charges Chinese and Malaysian hackers over attacks

Five Chinese and two Malaysians have been charged in the US for jacking over 100 companies, mainly in the video games industry. Both Malaysian men have been arrested whilst the Chinese men remain free in China.  

Women dies in German hospital during a cyber-attack

Hackers managed to disable computer systems at Dusseldorf University Hospital and the women died whilst doctors where trying to transfer her to another hospital. Police have launched a homicide investigation.