Hacker Leaks the Info of Thousands of FBI and DHS Employees

Hacker Leaks the Info

A hacker has released the names, titles, email addresses and phone numbers of 20,000 FBI and several thousand DHS employees. The hacker explained to Motherboard that he accessed a compromised email account of a Department of Justice employee, and went on to access the DoJ portal through a social engineering attack directed at a phone support line. […]

CryptoWall 3.0

CryptoWall 3.0

In response to the news that Imperva has issued a new report on CryptoWall 3.0, which has revealed that a small organised cybercrime ring behind CryptoWall 3.0 was able collect more than $330,607 in ransom from some 670 victims, Mark James, security specialist at ESET have the following comments on it. [su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Mark James, Security Specialist […]

Hack Attack on Department of Homeland Security

Hack Attack on Department of Homeland Security

A hacker that goes by the handle @DotGovs on Twitter has exposed the personal information of almost 10,000 Department of Homeland Security employees and put it on the Internet. He vows that the FBI is next. Security experts from Tripwire and Huntsman Security have the following comments on it. [su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Tim Erlin, Director of […]

NHS Planning to Go Paperless by 2020

NHS Planning to Go Paperless by 2020

UK Government’s £4bn investment in the NHS with the aim of going paper-free by 2020. Kyle Lady at Duo Lab have the following comments on it. Kyle Lady, at Duo Security: “While this may seem like an easy step toward savings and cutting down on paper usage, there are significant security challenges if this initiative […]

February Patch Tuesday

February Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has released their patches for the month of February. Security experts from Tripwire and Rapid7 have the following comments on it. [su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Tyler Reguly, Manager of Software Development at Tripwire: “One of the best changes this month is that Adobe Flash Player embedded within Microsoft IE and Edge has finally received its own bulletin. Previously, […]

Why Security Operations Center are Critical to Organizations

Why Security Operations Center are Critical to Organizations

You walk through the door locked with a badge reader, and there at the front of the room are a bank of TV screens: a news channel, the Weather Channel, one showing a picture of the world with intermittent lines bouncing back and forth, a few with graphical information, and maybe even one monitoring a […]

Alibaba Brute Force Attack

Alibaba Brute Force Attack

In light of the recent brute force attack and the subsequent ‘bonanza’ that has compromised over 20 million accounts, Jonathan Sander, VP of product strategy at Lieberman Software have the following comments on it. [su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Jonathan Sander, VP of Product Strategy at Lieberman Software: “When you use phrases like “brute force” and “simple attacks” […]

Cybersecurity Pros Face Increased Pressures

Cybersecurity Pros Face Increased Pressures

2016 Security Pressures Report Delves into the Pressures IT Security Professionals Face from Data Breaches to the Boardroom Trustwave® released the 2016 Security Pressures Report, based on a survey of 1,414 in-house information security professionals, which shows a rise in both the current and expected pressures in the career field and offers ways for security […]