Expert Comments on Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report

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Ed Rowley, engineer, Proofpoint: “The Verizon report echoes similar findings to those just released in Proofpoint’s Human Factor report – everybody clicks, and attackers know this. This is one of the reasons why phishing is so successful and why in 2015 attackers overwhelmingly infected computers by tricking people into doing it themselves instead of using […]

The Next Steps for Financial Services After Hacked

Following the news that Swift, the global financial network, has warned its customers it is aware of “a number of recent cyber incidents” where attackers had sent fraudulent messages over its systems, Kane Hardy, VP EMEA at security company, Hexis Cyber Solutions commented below on whats steps financial services should take in the wake of these attacks. Kane Hardy, […]

Ensure Your Managed Cloud Provider Delivers On Cloud Security

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Organisations are acutely aware that the risks to their online services and data today are greater than ever – and growing fast. According to the 2015 Information Security Breaches Survey, 90% of large organisations, and 74% of small businesses suffered a security breach in 2015, an increase on both 2013 and 2014 figures.[1] This statistic, […]

Spotify Denies Data Breach – Despite User Data Appearing Online

Spotify has denied it has been hacked, after the credentials of hundreds of users of the streaming service, including emails, usernames and passwords, are understood to have been posted to Pastebin. Mark James commented on this news below. Mark James, Security Specialist at ESET: Can Spotify be 100% sure they haven’t been hacked? “It’s extremely […]

Experts Comments on BeautifulPeople.com Hacked

Dating website BeautifulPeople.com has allegedly been hacked, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and even private messages of 1.1 million members have been leaked online. Here to comment on this news are security experts from GBC and Kaspesky Lab. John Lord, Managing Director at GBG says that organisations need to take action to minimise the effects of identity […]

UK PC Users Making some Progress in Patching Software Vulnerabilities, but Significant Challenges Remain

Private Microsoft® Windows® users patching their operating systems more diligently – but the same cannot be said of Apple® QuickTime® and Oracle® Java® users. Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises today has published Country Reports covering Q1 2016 for 14 countries. The reports, compiled by the Flexera Software’s Secunia Research […]

Wake Vulnerability Allows Driver Tracking

University of California – Santa Barbara researchers discovered a vulnerability in Waze, the popular directions app, that allows hackers to track drivers. The research raises interesting themes around the security of social media applications, are you planning to cover the news? Here to comment on this news is Security Expert Deral Heiland. Comment from Deral Heiland, […]

Bank-Hacking Malware Threatens Global Financial Institutions

Over ten thousand banks and financial institutions are being urged to remain vigilant after the secure Swift (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) system – used to send messages between global firms – was reportedly compromised by the sophisticated hacking scheme that targeted the Bangladesh central bank in March 2016. IT security experts from ESET, […]

Experts Comments on SWIFT Interbank Warns 11,000 Banks and Institutions after Cyber Theft

SWIFT – the global financial network through which banks transfer billions of dollars every day – is warning approx. 11,000 financial institutions of ‘a number of recent cyber incidents’ where attackers used its system to send fraudulent messages, including the recent Bangladesh Bank attack and theft of approx. $80 million, which it warns is not […]