The British fintech firm Finastra appears to have been hit by a Windows ransomware attack, with the company saying it had noticed "potential anomalous activity" on its systems on 20 March.

A data breach monitoring and prevention service based in Israel says it has found a threat actor who is claiming to offer access to the Royal British Legion, a charity providing financial, social and emotional services to its members and UK armed forces veterans, for the relatively small sum of US$5000.

Pegasystems has launched of a free app to help its clients track the spread of COVID-19 among employees and help maintain business continuity.

China's cloud infrastructure services market grew 66.9% in the final quarter of 2019 as total expenditure reached US$3.3 billion, the tech analyst firm Canalys said, adding that the country represented 10.8% of the global total, making it the second largest market. Cloud services were extremely useful in fighting the coronavirus outbreak.

Security firm RiskIQ says it has tried several times to contact blender manufacturer NutriBullet to inform the latter of a JavaScript skimmer that was noticed on its international website on 20 February — an attack that has been identified as being carried out by one of the Magecart groups, in this case Group 8 — but has not heard back from the blender manufacturer.

VPN service provider NordVPN says it has recorded 165% growth in users of its NordVPN Teams solution due to more and more people working from home during the coronavirus outbreak.

A company that creates and sells software known as MonitorMinor has denied that the product falls into the category of stalkerware — which is used to track people — and only meant for use by parents who want to keep their children safe.

Security firm Emsisoft has partnered with incident response company Coveware to offer free assistance to critical care hospitals and other healthcare providers who are on the front lines of tackling the coronavirus pandemic and suffer a Windows ransomware attack.

Australian freight forwarding and logistics firm Henning Harders has been hit by Windows ransomware, with the company saying that customer data may have been accessed, but that there was no evidence to show such data had been misused.

There’s a data literacy gap in Australia and businesses’ failure to put employees at heart of data strategy is costing the country $13.8 billion in lost productivity, according to a new report.

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