The Bank of Valletta, in which the government is the largest shareholder, shut down its systems, closing branches and ATMs, and suspending mobile and Internet banking and internal email. Its website also went offline.
Customer accounts were "in no way impacted or compromised" and normal services would resume as soon as possible, the bank said. Hackers attempted to transfer funds to banks in the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Britain, and the US, Muscat told parliament.
An online cybercriminal recently sold 620M user records stolen from 16 companies and has put up a second batch of hacked data totalling 127M, originating from eight companies. The data is currently being sold on Dream Market, a dark web marketplace where crooks sell an assortment of illegal products, such as user data, drugs, weapons, malware, and others.
Ever sent a message on Facebook Messenger then immediately regretted it, or an embarrassing text to your boss in the heat of the moment at late night, or maybe accidentally sent messages or photos to a wrong group chat?
Facebook is now rolling out a long-promised option to delete text messages, photos, or videos inside its Messenger application. The unsend feature allows users to delete a message within 10 minutes of sending it, for both individual and group chats.
Two years after hacker groups began ransacking MongoDB databases and requesting ransom payments, the practice is still very much alive as reported by Catalin Cimpanu, a security researcher.
While the original hacker groups who started this trend have stopped after a few months, new ones have constantly joined in on the attacks over the past few years, only to discover that the practice isn't as lucrative as they might have hoped, and later, dropping out after failing to make any profits.
Apple has temporarily disabled its Group FaceTime feature in iOS and macOS to fix a major security flaw. The bug allows anyone to call a phone or Mac and listen in before the other person picks up.
The flaw works by adding yourself to a FaceTime call before the recipient picks up, tricking FaceTime into thinking it's an active call and forcing the person you're actually calling to start transmitting audio.