Robin’s Newsletter #262

25 June 2023. Volume 6, Issue 26
More organisations caught up in MOVEit. Alphv/BlackCat has been all up in a lot of business. PlugWalkJoe gets 5-year sentence for Twitter crypto scam.
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In brief

Interesting stats

AU$700,000 ($474,670) per day in potential penalties facing Twitter if it doesn’t clean up harmful online content. Australia’s online safety regulator has issued a legal notice to the Elon Musk-owned social network who have 28 days to respond.

$1.2 million penalty for crypto-exchange bitFlyer for failing to comply with NYDFS’ cyber security regulations. The New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) cited multiple deficiencies at bitFlyer, observed during examinations in 2018 and 2020, including failures to conduct a risk assessment, maintain an effective cyber program, or implement a written security policy.

More newsy bits

And finally

  • An employee of ERP software vendor SAP found a missing hard disk from the company for sale on eBay. No checks were made on staff leaving the firm’s ‘secure’ data centre, and the disk was stolen from another building at their headquarters complex in Walldorf, Germany. The disk contained the personal records of 100 employees.

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