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Samsung Software Engineers Busted for Pasting Proprietary Code Into ChatGPT
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Samsung Software Engineers Busted for Pasting Proprietary Code Into ChatGPT

Some employees of Samsung's semiconductor company in Korea entered private lines of code into ChatGPT, effectively disclosing company information that might later appear in the chatbot's responses to users worldwide. According to The Economist Korea, one employee entered faulty source code from a semiconductor database into the chatbot and requested it to find a cure. Another worker asked ChatGPT to perform "code optimization" on a different piece of equipment in the same way. Samsung executives intervened after a third employee requested that the AI model summarise the meeting minutes. Each employee's ChatGPT prompt was limited to 1,024 bytes by the organization read more Samsung Software Engineers Busted for Pasting Proprietary Code Into ChatGPT. With ReconBee.com Stay ahead of...
SD Worx halts UK payroll HR services after cyberattack
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SD Worx halts UK payroll HR services after cyberattack

The UK-based IT infrastructure supporting SD Worx, a European provider of payroll and HR services, was forced to be shut down. The corporation had to shut down its IT systems in order to mitigate the damage after discovering that its UK and Ireland divisions had been the subject of a cyberattack on Monday. In a warning sent to clients in the UK and Ireland, the company stated that "our security team has uncovered malicious activities in our hosted data center last night." In order to stop further harm, SD Worx claims to have taken "prompt" action by proactively separating its servers and systems read more SD Worx halts UK payroll HR services after cyberattack. With ReconBee.com Stay ahead of the latest threats with in-depth coverage of cyber attacks and cybersecurity trends, and ...
FBI issues scary warning about public phone charging stations
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FBI issues scary warning about public phone charging stations

It's a quick method to charge your phone, but it might also offer hackers access to your data directly. According to the FBI, sly offenders have been known to use free public phone chargers to infect phones with harmful malware and software that can grant hackers access to your phone, tablet, or computer. Avoid utilizing the free charging stations at hotels, shopping malls, and airports, the FBI's official Twitter account advised in a message. Use an outlet instead and bring your own charger and USB wire. The hijacking, often known as "juice jacking," was previously forewarned against by the Federal Communications Commission. According to the FCC, hackers have been known to install infected read more FBI issues scary warning about public phone-charging stations. With ReconB...
Tesla hit with class action suit, accused of privacy violations
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Tesla hit with class action suit, accused of privacy violations

The enraged Tesla owner filed a potential class-action lawsuit against the electric car manufacturer on Friday in the US District Court of Northern California, alleging that it had violated the customers' privacy rights. In a damning article published last week, the news agency Reuters said that Tesla employees would watch secretive and occasionally compromising video of customers while they were at work and would also take screenshots, comment, and make memes out of the videos. According to approximately a dozen ex-employees who were questioned for the article, the employees would send private information to one another via email and the company's internal messaging system read more Tesla hit with class action suit accused of privacy violations.
YouTube attribution links exploited in new phishing campaign
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YouTube attribution links exploited in new phishing campaign

Cybersecurity company Vade said the use of YouTube attribution links was a new tactic for bypassing email filters scanning for suspicious redirects. In a newly discovered phishing campaign, victims receive a spoofed email saying their Microsoft 365 password has expired. The email is personalized and contextualized to create an illusion of legitimacy. Vade researchers noted that the email doesn’t contain misspellings or grammatical errors, which used to be a first telltale sign of a scam. Below the notice of the allegedly expired password, there’s an option for the victim to keep their current password. The button, hyperlinked to a YouTube URL eventually redirects users to a phishing page read more YouTube attribution links exploited in new phishing campaign. With ReconBee.com ...
Prolific Spanish Teen Hacking Suspect Arrested
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Prolific Spanish Teen Hacking Suspect Arrested

The size of the cyberattacks the 19-year-old has carried out, according to Spanish authorities, make him a threat to the country's security. The national council of judicial (CGPJ) and tax agency were allegedly breached by Jose Luis Huertas (also known as "Alcasec"), who then allegedly stole information on more than 500,000 Spaniards. According to the Spanish National Police, the individual afterwards developed a database full of this information, including personal information and bank account details, for later sale to cybercriminals read more Prolific Spanish Teen Hacking Suspect Arrested. With ReconBee.com Stay ahead of the latest threats with in-depth coverage of cyber attacks and cybersecurity trends, and the latest cybersecurity news.
Google Mandates Data Deletion Policy For Android Apps
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Google Mandates Data Deletion Policy For Android Apps

A new rule has been announced by Google for Android apps that support account creation. According to the rule, these apps must give users the opportunity to erase their accounts and all connected data. Bethel Otuteye, senior director of product management at Android App Safety, explained the new feature in a blog post that was released on Wednesday. She said it attempts to provide users more power over in-app data. According to Otuteye, "developers will soon need to give an option to initiate account and data deletion from within the app and online" for apps that allow users to create app accounts read more Google Mandates Data Deletion Policy For Android Apps. With ReconBee.com Stay ahead of the latest threats with in-depth coverage of cyber attacks and cybersecurity trends, and...
FBI Leads International Effort to Seize Domains for Notorious Genesis Market
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FBI Leads International Effort to Seize Domains for Notorious Genesis Market

After obtaining a court order, the FBI has taken control of the domains of a well-known marketplace for cybercrime, dealing what it hopes would be a fatal blow to the site's administrators. The Federal Government's "Operation Cookie Monster"—named after the cookies that were sold in prodigious quantities on Genesis Market over the previous five years, coupled with other information required for logging in to third-party machines—was the cause of the action. As a result, the website was crucial in the chain of cybercrime, giving threat actors access to victim networks for data theft, ransomware attacks, fraud, and other crimes read more FBI Leads International Effort to Seize Domains for Notorious Genesis Market. With ReconBee.com Stay ahead of the latest threats with in-depth cov...
Database Snafu Leaks 600K Records from Marketplace
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Database Snafu Leaks 600K Records from Marketplace

According to vpnMentor, a data breach exposed hundreds of thousands of private records on a website where users can trade discounted internet accounts, licencing keys, and malware. Jeremiah Fowler, a security researcher, discovered 600,000 Z2U-related "customer support attachments" that featured pictures of people clutching credit cards, passports, and other identification documents. Payment transactions, including IBAN numbers, user account logins, emails, and passwords, as well as order confirmations displaying read more Database Snafu Leaks 600K Records from Marketplace. With ReconBee.com Stay ahead of the latest threats with in-depth coverage of cyber attacks and cybersecurity trends, and the latest cybersecurity news.