Out of This World

In what possibly may become a world, errrr.... space first, an American astronaut has been accused of accessing her estranged husband's bank account from the International Space Station. While this story may not be all that interesting (she confessed to doing this by the way), what does make it interesting is that this might be the very first cyber crime committed in space.

You can read more at https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2019/08/25/nasa-astronaut-accused-of-hacking-bank-account-from-space/

Another Day, Another Breach

Mastercard has announced that its German loyalty program partner, Priceless, has suffered a data breach. This breach has exposed the details of 90,000  customers (mostly German customers).

Details contained in the breach data included customer names, payment card numbers, email address, home addresses, phone numbers, gender and birthdates.

You can read more at https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/mastercard-says-german-priceless-specials-loyalty-program-breached/

Company Suing Black Hat

A company, Crown Sterling, which spent $115,000 as a sponsor is attempting to sue the company responsible for Black Hat USA (UBM). Their talk was met with some resistance from attendees who did not quite agree with what they had to say. Crown Sterling is not happy with this criticism, and view it as a smear campaign. It is certainly going to be interesting to see how this pans out.

You can read more at https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/26/black_hat_sued/