US DHS/Canada Joint Alert-Hospital Ransomware

Bad-themed crypto ransomware

The US Department of Homeland Security and the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre have just issued (late Thursday) a joint alert following a surge in ransomware extortion attacks, including hospital attacks.  Cyber security experts comment: John Gunn, VP of Communications, VASCO Data Security: “The recent increase in ransomware attacks is being driven by a proliferation in […]

Expert Comments on Malware that can Infect all iPhones

AceDeciever iPhone malware

AceDeciever is a new malware discovered by researchers that is able to embark on Fairplay Man-in the middle attacks when users purchase an application from the iTunes stores. Here to comment in this news in Tim Erlin, Director of IT Security and Risk Strategy for Tripwire. Tim Erlin, Director of IT Security and Risk Strategy […]

1,400 Vulnerabilities Found in Medical Equipment from CareFusion

Vulnerabilities in medical equipments

Researchers have turned up more than 1,400 vulnerabilities in a widespread medical product dispensing cabinet system from CareFusion, because old units are still running Windows XP. IT Security Experts from PRPL Foundation, Lieberman Software, ESET, MWR and Tripwire provide insight and advice on the issue: Cesare Garlati, Chief Security Strategist, PRPL Foundation: “With the healthcare IoT market set […]

Black Sabbath

In a world of technological dependence, I like most other professionals suffer from increasing degrees of paranoia, and fear that my person, presence, and logical footprint may be subject to some form of compromise, interception, or manipulation from any one of many exposures – a Paranoid State which has driven my acquisition and use of […]

Statement on Ransomware Infections via TeamViewer

In the last couple of days, some reports surfaced which linked some ransomware infections with TeamViewer.  We strongly condemn any criminal activity, however, we can emphasize two aspects: (1) Up to now, none of the reported cases is based on a TeamViewer security breach (2) Some selected steps will help prevent potential abuse Ad (1.): […]

Hardening WordPress

That the CMS WordPress is a common choice in blog platforms everybody knows, but what we see is that this use most of the time is implemented with no security countermeasures (according to the OWASP Top Ten 2013 – The Ten Most Critical Web Application Security Risks, the category Security Misconfiguration is in the fifth […]

Mossack Fonseca Data Breach – Expert Comments

Mossack Fonseca Data Breach

Global law firm Mossack Fonseca has suffered a data breach of more than 11.5 million sensitive emails and documents. The company said that it has opened a full investigation and has confirmed that the breach was a result of an attack on its email server. Here to comment on this news is Luke Brown, VP and GM EMEA, India and […]