Google Pays Out £376,000 In Bug Bounties In 12 Months

Google has paid out £376,000 ($550,000) in bug bounties to 82 different people over the last 12 months as to reward those who find vulnerabilities on its Android platform. Paul Farrington, Manager, EMEA Solution Architects at Veracode discusses on this report below. Paul Farrington, Manager, EMEA Solution Architects at Veracode: “The number of cases and the significant sum paid […]

Acer Webstore Compromised, Credit Card Data Of 34.5K Customers Affected

The Computer maker Acer’s U.S. webstore was breached for nearly a year, potentially exposing credit card data, names and mailing addresses of 34,500 customers. John Peterson, vice president of Enterprise Product Management at Comodo commented below. John Peterson, vice president of Enterprise Product Management at Comodo:  1. Practice Good Password Hygiene Create strong passwords using a hard-to-guess combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, […]

The Perils Of Using Remote Access Software

While software that can be installed on your PC and used to remotely connect when you are away from your home office can be very handy, it also comes with risks that may not be apparent at first. Various products exist to allow you to access your computers remotely, including TeamViewer, GoToMyPC, AAA PC Remote […]

T-Mobile Hit By Insider Breach

Following the news that the T-Mobile insider stealing customer data to sell for a profit, Csaba Krasznay Product Manager at Balabit commented below. Csaba Krasznay, Product Manager at Balabit: “This is a warning sign for all companies. An employee with privileged access can cause huge problems, therefore their access control and activity monitoring is essential. Utilising […]

Security Experts Insight on UK Parliament Report On Cyber Security

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published its report Cyber Security: Protection of Personal Data Online . This inquiry was launched in October 2015 following the cyber-attack on TalkTalk’s website. The Committee looked at cyber-security and the response to cyber-crime and broader issues around data protection. Cyber security experts from ESET, Proofpoint, FireMon and Lieberman Software […]

University Of Greenwich Breach Suffers Second Data Breach

The University of Greenwich has suffered its second data breach since February, The Evening Standard reports, after a disgruntled former student leaked 2.7GB of confidential student and staff data including email addresses and passwords, student grades, staff sickness and holiday details. The attacker also accessed the university’s web site, where they placed a link back to the database. Security […]

Kaspersky Lab And The Archeological Society at Athens extend cooperation in Akrotiri

Today Kaspersky Lab is announcing its latest step in its mission to save the world. Understanding the importance of preserving past cultures, for the benefit of future generations, Kaspersky Lab is continuing its cooperation with the Archeological Society at Athens (ASA) to further develop its Akrotiri project, and save the remains of the historic Cycladic/Minoan […]

Culture, Media And Sport Inquiry Into The TalkTalk Hack

The Culture, Media and Sport inquiry into the TalkTalk hack has made a number of recommendations to companies to minimise and respond to data breaches including; fining companies should they fail to guard against cyber-attacks, linking CEOs’ pay to effective cyber security as well as jailing those who trade in stolen personal data for up […]