Nintendo Switch User Information

A couple of months ago, Nintendo announced that their Switch gaming and live streaming service had been hacked, and as a result, some 160,000 user accounts had been compromised. As the company has continued their investigation into the incident, however, they've updated their disclosure, revealing that an additional 140,000 accounts were compromised, bringing the total to just over 300,000.

The information gained as a result of the hack includes screen names, dates of birth, the email addresses associated with each account, location, and gender data. If there's a silver lining to be found in the incident, it is the fact that credit card information does not appear to have been accessed.

 

Full Article: https://www.aimcybersecurity.com/2020/06/19/nintendo-switch-user-information-breach-affected-over-300000-users/

This New Malware Is Hitting Exchange Servers To Steal Info

In late 2019, a new strain of malware called "Valak" was detected. In the six months that followed its initial discovery in the wild, more than 30 variants of the code were detected.

Initially, Valak was classified as a simple loading program.

As various groups have tinkered with the code, it has morphed into a much more significant threat, and is now capable of stealing a wide range of user information. That is, in addition to retaining its original capabilities as a loader.

 

Full Article: https://www.aimcybersecurity.com/2020/06/16/this-new-malware-is-hitting-exchange-servers-to-steal-info/

 

 

Major Security Flaw Found In Some Cisco Routers

Recently, Cisco disclosed the existence of four serious security flaws in their routers that use iOS and iOS XE software. One of the four, CVE-2020-3227 is rated at a severity of 9.8 out of 10.

It allows a remote attacker without credentials to execute commands to the operating software without proper authorization, which in turn, allows a hacker to take complete control over the system.

Full Article: https://www.aimcybersecurity.com/2020/06/10/major-security-flaw-found-in-some-cisco-routers/

 

Lawsuit Claims Google Private Browsing Isn’t Really Private

Google is in hot water with a complaint filed to the District Court of Northern California.

The complaint alleges that the tech giant tracks users' browsing data and a variety of other identifying information via Google Ad Manager, Google Analytics, and a variety of other applications. It tracks data even when users are accessing the web via Private Mode (Incognito).

According to the complaint filed, when an internet user visits a page or opens an app that makes use of Google's services (which covers some 70 percent of all online publishers), that data is tracked. In addition, it is collected and sent to the company's servers in California. In almost all cases, it is done without the user's knowledge or consent.

 

Full article: https://www.aimcybersecurity.com/2020/06/09/lawsuit-claims-google-private-browsing-isnt-really-private/

 

 

Arizona AG sued Google

Arizona AG sued Google alleging the tech giant violated its users’ privacy by collecting info on their whereabouts even if users had turned off digital tracking.  The lawsuit alleges Google, the maker of the Android smartphone set up its mobile software in a way that enriched its advertising empire and deceived owners about their personal privacy. Arizona consumer-protection laws prohibit companies from misrepresenting their business practices. When users try to opt out, Google’s is continuing to find misleading ways to obtain information and use it for profit.

Full Article:   https://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/060120_google_tracking_suit/arizona-ag-sues-google-consumer-fraud-over-cell-phone-tracking/