Security News

Mon Dieu! Nearly half the French population have data nabbed in massive breach
2024-02-12 07:27

Nearly half the citizens of France have had their data exposed in a massive security breach at two third-party healthcare payment servicers, the French data privacy watchdog disclosed last week.Payments outfits Viamedis and Almerys both experienced breaches of their systems in late January, the National Commission on Informatics and Liberty revealed, leading to the theft of data belonging to more than 33 million customers.

Data breaches at Viamedis and Almerys impact 33 million in France
2024-02-08 15:44

Data breaches at two French healthcare payment service providers, Viamedis and Almerys, have now been determined to impact over 33 million people in the country.The data protection authority in France has now confirmed both data breaches and says that the attacks impacted 33 million people in the country.

France says Russian state hackers breached numerous critical networks
2023-10-26 16:40

The Russian APT28 hacking group has been targeting government entities, businesses, universities, research institutes, and think tanks in France since the second half of 2021. The Russian hackers have been compromising peripheral devices on critical networks of French organizations and moving away from utilizing backdoors to evade detection.

Ragnar Locker ransomware developer arrested in France
2023-10-20 15:58

Law enforcement agencies arrested a malware developer linked with the Ragnar Locker ransomware gang and seized the group's dark web sites in a joint international operation. Authorities from France, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Japan, Canada, and the United States were part of this international operation targeting the Ragnar Locker ransomware gang.

Police arrests Ragnar Locker ransomware developer in France
2023-10-20 15:58

Law enforcement agencies arrested a malware developer linked with the Ragnar Locker ransomware gang and seized the group's dark web sites in a joint international operation. Authorities from France, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Japan, Canada, and the United States were part of this international operation targeting the Ragnar Locker ransomware gang.

France demands Apple pull iPhone 12 due to high RF radiation levels
2023-09-13 17:41

The Agence Nationale des Fréquences has asked Apple to withdraw iPhone 12 smartphones from the French market because the device emits radiofrequency energy that is beyond the limit permitted to be absorbed by the human body. ANFR says it recently conducted measurements on 141 phones available on the French market by contracting an accredited laboratory, where it found that iPhone 12's SAR value for limbs is 5.74 W/kg, exceeding the 4.0 W/kg limit by 43.5%. As such, the agency demands that Apple withdraws all iPhone 12 devices from the French market and takes the required action to make them compliant with European regulations.

Liberté, Égalité, Spyware: France okays cops snooping on phones
2023-07-10 05:33

Per Le Monde, lawmakers from French president Emmanuel Macron's Renaissance party added several amendments to what's been dubbed the "Snoopers' charter" - requiring remote spying only be used "When justified by the nature and seriousness of the crime," and even then only for a "Strict and proportional" length of time. French justice minister Éric Dupond-Moretti said the bill will only apply to a few dozen cases per year and, rather than being a way for France to get government-sponsored spyware onto the devices of anyone accused of a crime, will save lives.

Zut alors! Raclage crapuleux! Clearview AI in 20% more trouble in France
2023-05-15 18:36

CLEARVIEW AI collects photographs from a wide range of websites, including social networks, and sells access to its database of images of people through a search engine in which an individual can be searched using a photograph. Worse still, CNIL castigated Clearview for trying to cling onto the very data it shouldn't have collected in the first place.

Hyundai data breach exposes owner details in France and Italy
2023-04-12 14:55

Hyundai has disclosed a data breach impacting Italian and French car owners and those who booked a test drive, warning that hackers gained access to personal data.Hyundai is a multinational automotive manufacturer selling over half a million vehicles per year in Europe, with a market share of roughly 3% in France and Italy.

Finnish psychotherapy extortion suspect arrested in France
2023-02-06 19:13

Worse still, the company responsible for keeping that data secure decided to keep quiet about the intrusion, with the company CEO apparently deciding that he could get away with hiding the breach from the authorities as long as no publicly visible harm came of it. The police have established that the suspect currently resides abroad. For this reason, he was remanded in absentia.