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Issue #46 - May 22, 2023

Android Fingerprint Biometrics Fall to 'BrutePrint' Attack

Source: Data Breach Today

Security researchers have demonstrated a practical attack that can be used to defeat biometric fingerprint checks and log into a target's Android smartphone.




Notorious FIN7 hackers return in Clop ransomware attacks

Source: Bleeping Computer

A financially motivated cybercriminal group known as FIN7 resurfaced last month, with Microsoft threat analysts linking it to attacks where the end goal was the deployment of Clop ransomware payloads on victims' networks.




Federal Lawsuits in Fortra Health Data Breach Piling Up

Source: Data Breach Today

Proposed class action lawsuits are piling up in federal courts over hackers' use of a vulnerability in Fortra's GoAnywhere secure file transfer and a resulting health data breach affecting more than 3 million individuals.




Royal ransomware group threatens to release sensitive information from City of Dallas

Source: CBS Dallas

More than two weeks after a crippling cyber attack on the City of Dallas, those responsible are now threatening to release personal information on thousands of employees. Those employees include police officers who worry that, if it happens, it could make them targets for retaliation. It's the first message from those behind the City of Dallas cyber attack since the initial ransom note received on May 3.




FTC Makes Moves to Enhance Data Privacy Oversight

Source: Data Breach Today

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday made a few bold moves to ramp up its oversight of data privacy, including initiating an effort to codify sweeping changes to the Health Breach Notification Rule and releasing a policy statement warning of heightened scrutiny over the use of biometric information.



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