Australian Police Aim to Protect 10,000 Optus Customers After Cyber Attack

Australian authorities said on Friday they have commenced an operation to protect the personal information of 10,000 people whose data may have been shared online after a cyber attack on Optus, the country’s second-largest telco. The efforts come three days after an unidentified person posted online that they had released personal details of 10,000 Optus … Read more

IMF urges UK to ‘re-evaluate’ tax cuts in biting attack on fiscal plan

The IMF has launched a biting attack on the UK’s plan to implement £45bn of debt-funded tax cuts, urging the government to “re-evaluate” the plan and warning that the “untargeted” package threatens to stoke soaring inflation. The multilateral lender said it was “closely monitoring” developments in the UK and was “engaged with the authorities” after … Read more

Australia Plans to Toughen Privacy Rules After Massive Cyber Attack on Optus

Australia plans to toughen privacy rules to force companies to notify banks faster when they experience cyber attacks, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Monday, after hackers targeted the country’s second-largest telecoms firm. Optus, owned by Singapore Telecoms Ltd., said last week that home addresses, drivers’ licenses and passport numbers of up to 10 million … Read more

PM was on PFI radar in July 2020, planned camp to attack Modi: ED report

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has claimed that members of Popular Front of India (PFI) had allegedly collected a large amount of cash to the tune of Rs 120 crore to carry out attacks on important personalities. ED sources claimed that Prime Minister Narender Modi was also on the radar of PFI, which … Read more

Truck Driver Had Heart Attack, but Accident Still Compensable in North Carolina

Workers’ compensation carriers in North Carolina continue to be bound by a 44-year-old presumption that a death during work duties is work-related, even when a doctor testifies that a heart condition was the cause of death. “The Pickrell presumption is difficult to rebut in North Carolina,” said Winston-Salem attorney Barbara Ruark, who represented Carolina Mutual … Read more

Telecoms Firm Optus Warns Cyber Attack May Have Exposed Australian Clients’ Details

Optus, the Australian unit of telecoms firm Singapore Telecommunications, said it was investigating the unauthorized access of customer details including home addresses, driver’s license and passport numbers, after a cyberattack. Wireless carrier Optus said in a statement on Thursday it had immediately shut down the attack after discovering it, and that payment details and account … Read more

In fresh attack over excise case, BJP links liquor trader with Kejriwal

The BJP on Tuesday claimed that a person close to AAP leadership was awarded liquor contract under its now-withdrawn excise policy, as it launched a fresh attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the alleged excise row. During a press conference, BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia showed a picture of one Karamjeet … Read more

Uber ties hacking group Lapsus$ to cyber attack

Uber said it believed the hacking group Lapsus$ was behind an attack last week that forced the company to temporarily shut down some internal systems, saying the perpetrators gained access after obtaining an external contractor’s account credentials. The attack is the latest on a large tech company tied to Lapsus$, a group described by cyber … Read more

Joe Biden says US would defend Taiwan from Chinese attack

President Joe Biden said the US would defend Taiwan from a Chinese attack, in a strong warning to Beijing one month after China held large-scale military exercises in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei. Asked in an interview on Sunday with CBS News’s 60 Minutes whether he would deploy US forces to … Read more

Chubb wins phishing attack ruling: Appeals court

A federal appeals court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court ruling in Chubb Ltd.’s favor in a case involving a phishing attack. Palm Harbor, Florida-based Star Title Partners of Palm Harbor LLC, a settlement agent hired to close a residential real estate transaction, had a cyber protection policy with Chubb unit Illinois Union Insurance Co., … Read more