The Fraudsters Faithful Friend

Before the birth of the credit card and advent of online shopping, transaction fraud was rare. Fast forward to today and “plastic fraud” is rife and moreover expected by merchants, many of whom skip straight to damage limitation rather than trying to fight it. As the most popular payment method after cash, fraud figures involving […]

Dangerous Vulnerability in a Web Technology using Curiosity

Vulnerability in a Web Technology using Curiosity

Kaspersky Lab has discovered a zero-day vulnerability in Silverlight, a web technology used to display multimedia content. The vulnerability would allow an attacker to gain full access to a compromised computer and execute malicious code to steal secret information and perform other illegal actions. The vulnerability (CVE-2016-0034) was fixed in the latest Patch Tuesday update […]

Counterfeits and Copies

Counterfeits and Copies

It takes a close look at modern day counterfeits and copies delving into lots of interesting facts and stats about the current scene when it comes to money, driving licences, art and passports. This infographic also acts as a guide regarding what to look out for in counterfeits and finishes with a section about what the […]

Hotels Hit by Payment Information Malware

Hotels Hit by Payment Information Malware

Following news that Hyatt has published a list of all its hotels hit by malware, please find below a comment from David Emm, principal security researcher at Kaspersky Lab. [su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: Hyatt has published a list of all its hotels hit by malware that was found on […]

Three Predictions for IT Security in 2016

An abundance of security breaches came to light throughout 2015; so many that hearing yet another hacking story on the news wasn’t surprising. Now that 2016 has arrived, Paul German, VP EMEA, Certes Networks gives three predictions for what will happen in IT security this year. “Breach containment” will be recognised as a new area […]

Thousands are Falling Victim to Phishing Frauds

Thousands are Falling Victim to Phishing Frauds

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and website Get Safe Online have today revealed that the number of victims of phishing frauds rose 21% in just a year. In addition, phishing now accounts for a quarter of online crime with victims losing up to £38,000 each. You can find more on this news here. Raj Samani, CTO for […]

Announcing the Cybersecurity 500 List for Q1 2016

The Definitive List of the World’s Hottest and Most Innovative Cybersecurity Companies Cybersecurity Ventures announces the Q1 2016 edition of the Cybersecurity 500, a global compilation of leading companies who provide cybersecurity solutions and services. The Cybersecurity industry is growing from $75 Billion in 2015 to $170+ Billion in 2020, according to consolidated estimates by […]

Phishing Scams Cost UK Consumers £174m In 2015

Phishing Scams Cost UK Consumers £174m In 2015

In response to the findings that Phishing Scams Cost UK Consumers £174m last year, Ronnie Tokazowski, senior researcher at PhishMe have the following comments on it. [su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Ronnie Tokazowski, Senior Researcher at PhishMe: Is the situation likely to improve or will Brits lose just as much, if not more, in 2016?   “If users are […]

Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Meeting

Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Meeting

Draft Investigatory Powers Bill meeting for the final inquiry session. Dr Nithin Thomas, an academic expert on encryption technology and the founder and CEO of the security start up SQR Systems have the following comments on it. Dr Nithin Thomas, Co-Founder and CEO of SQR Systems: “The final evidence session of the committee inquiry into the […]

25 Worst Passwords of 2015

25 Worst Passwords of 2015

In response to a new report from Splash Data which revealed the most popular passwords stolen over the course of the year, Security experts at Imperva, Tripwire, ESET and Lieberman Software have the following comments on it. [su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Amichai Shulman, CTO of Imperva: “As we pointed out in our Rockyou research, the abundant use […]