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1.) Hackers reportedly targeted the mobile phones used by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro early last week and the incident was confirmed by the Brazilian Justice Ministry through a press statement yesterday.

The announcement comes just after a statement released by the Brazilian police on July 25th claiming a cyber attack probe launched on the mobile phones used by Mr. Jair led to the arrest of 4 people who are accused of hacking into the digital assets of other government authorities which includes two federal judges, 2 fed police investigators and also a messaging account of Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro.

2.) In other news related to Cyber attack, British Telecom Company SURE has disclosed that data of a small section of its users was subjected to a cyber attack leaking vital info such as names, addresses, account numbers and sort codes.

The company which happens to be a main mobile and broadband services provider across Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey and Falkland Islands says that evidence about the data access and data steal was zero after the incident probe. However, all those affected will be contacted by the service provider and precautionary measures to stay vigilant with such attacks will be taken soon.

The Information Commissioner’s office of Isle of Man was informed about the incident.

3.) According to the new European law which kicked in recently, websites which use Facebook ‘Like’ button must get explicit permission from users before their info is transmitted to the social media giant which in-turn makes that brand products more visible on the user’s webpage.

Generally such kind of data discrepancies take place on shopping websites which from now on should seek the permission of the user before their shopping information is transmitted to Facebook servers.

This law was in-line with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Rules which came into force in May 2018. But gained focus when one of the facebook users’s sued a fashion website for transmitting her data to facebook servers which thereafter started to bombard her WebPages with ads related to the same brand.

4.) A Ransomware attack which took place on Police database of Georgia is said to have led to the disruption of systems across the vehicles of the state patrol, capitol police and vehicle inspection division on Friday Last week.

Cybersecurity Insiders has learned that the PCs operating in all patroling cars lost connectivity with the server base on the Georgia Motor Carrier Compliance Division.

So, all info requests made by police are being countered through the police officers work phones and car radios.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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