The Volume of New Mobile Malware Tripled in 2015

The Volume of New Mobile Malware Tripled in 2015

The volume of malware targeting users of mobile devices grew more than three times in 2015, compared to 2014. The most dangerous threats in 2015 were ransomware, malware capable of obtaining unlimited rights on an infected device and data stealers, including financial malware. These are the main findings of the annual Mobile Virusology report prepared […]

HTTPS Websites Vulnerable to Decryption Attack

HTTPS Websites Vulnerable to Decryption Attack

Ars Technica reports that “more than 11 million websites and e-mail services protected by the transport layer security protocol are vulnerable to a newly discovered, low-cost attack that decrypts sensitive communications in a matter of hours and in some cases almost immediately, an international team of researchers warned Tuesday.” Craig Young, Security Researcher at Tripwire explains […]

California Berkeley Uni Victim of Cyber Attack, Again!

California Berkeley Uni Victim of Cyber Attack, Again!

The University of California, Berkeley, has admitted to a second data breach which may have exposed the data of 80,000 people to misuse. Current and former students, faculty members and vendors linked to the university are among those who have been warned about the incident, which took place through financial management software which contained a […]

The Importance of In-Flight Encryption

The Importance of In-Flight Encryption

Network security is currently high on everyone’s agenda, and with good reason. 2015 saw a deluge of high profile breaches, which reminded companies and the general public alike of what is at stake. Nearly 300 million records and $1 billion were stolen last year alone through cyber-attacks. The impact such an attack can have on […]

Snapchat Isolated Email Phishing Scam

Snapchat Isolated Email Phishing Scam

SnapChat’s payroll department was targeted by an isolated email phishing scam in which a scammer pretended to be the CEO and asked for payroll information, Mártin Illés, Product Evangelist at Balabit have the following comments on it. [su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Mártin Illés, Product Evangelist at, Balabit : “The snapchat breach is another example of where hackers […]

Much Larger Breach than First Reported

Much Larger Breach than First Reported

The IRS is now reporting that 724,000 taxpayer accounts were accessed in the breach in May 2015. The organisation first reported that 114,000 taxpayer accounts were accessed, then three months later, that number grew to as many as 334,000 which has almost doubled again. Tim Erlin, director of security and product management at Tripwire have the following […]

Smart cities: The Implications for the Private Sector

Smart cities: The Implications for the Private Sector

Smart cities will provide businesses with unprecedented economic opportunities. However, cyber threat actors will be presented with an unprecedented attack surface in smart cities because of the significant increase in the number of interconnected devices. Securing these cities needs to be a joint project involving the local administrations and the private sector organisations with an […]

Claim Responsibility for LA Hospital Ransomware

Claim Responsibility for LA Hospital Ransomware

Turkish hackers have claimed responsibility for the ransomware cyber attack which hit an LA hospital recently. The hackers boasted “So thanks to feebleness of weak-wiled Americans We became richer and earned $17k!  If you read this message you must understand that Turkey is the great cyber-power whose might you have witnessed! If Washington keeps on […]