There’s always something happening in the world of cyber security which is why every week Integrity360 highlights just a few of the biggest stories hitting the headlines.
Over 90 images and footage of the highly anticipated next entry in Rockstar Games Grand Theft Auto series were leaked online by a hacker. The footage and images were then spread across social media.
The hacker using the name teapotuberhacker is thought to have gained access to Rockstar’s systems by breaching its internal feed via the third party Slack messaging app. They also threatened to leak the game’s source code and left a message inviting Rockstar Games executives to negotiate in order to prevent them making more leaks.
Since the leak was first discovered on Sunday (18th) the USA’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have announced that they were now investigating the matter.
Lapsus$ hacking group blamed for Uber breach
In a blog on its website, Uber revealed that those responsible for the breach it suffered last week was likely carried out by the same hacker/s behind the Grand Theft Auto 6 leaks.
The Lapsus$ hacker group has been increasingly active over the past year and is thought to have also been behind cyber-attacks against other technology companies this year such as Microsoft, Samsung and Nvidia.
It’s not just companies that can fall victim to hackers. It’s been revealed that prosecutors in Bosnia and Herzegovina are carrying out an investigation into what has been described as a large cyberattack that has rendered many operations of the nation’s parliament useless.
Lawmakers have said they’ve been told not to turn on their computers due to fears that ransomware could spread to their devices.
Phishing warning as Revolut admits details of 50,000 of its customers were exposed
A phishing warning has been made after financial technology firm Revolut revealed that it had suffered a cyberattack that saw hackers gain access to its internal systems via phishing.
According to the company the hackers gained access to the personal information of up to 32,000 of its clients.
Revolut has warned its users to be wary of any messages requesting personal details or passwords. Revolut said that it will not call customers about the incident and will never ask for sensitive information.
"We immediately identified and isolated the attack to effectively limit its impact and have contacted those customers affected. Customers who have not received an email have not been impacted,” the company said in a statement.
LastPass issues update on hacking incident
In August LastPass revealed that an unauthorized party had accessed its system. This week the company gave an update on the incident and confirmed that the hacker had managed to lurk about in its systems for several days before they were detected and removed.
LastPass said that following a thorough investigation into the incident they are confident that the attacker did not access customer data, or encrypted password vaults. The company also found no evidence of any unauthorized access beyond those four days nor any traces that the hacker injected malicious code into the systems.
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