4 Cyber Attacks On UK Railways In A Year

Following the news that railway network has suffered at least four major cyber attacks over the last year alone. IT security experts from Tripwire, ESET, AlienVault and NSFOCUS commented below. Tim Erlin, Director, Security and IT Risk Strategist at Tripwire: “The motivations for nation state attackers are very different from the financially motivated cyber criminals we’re used to […]

New Theft Of 600K Patient Records

Following the news about attackers steal 600K records from health care firms – details how thieves exfiltrated 600,000 US patient records and offered for sale more than 3 terabytes of associated data. Here is a link to the source report “Healthcare Under Attack” from InfoArmor. Security experts from Balabit and STEALTHbits Technologies commented on this attack below. Balázs Scheidler, Co-Founder and […]

Nymaim Rides Again In Europe And North America, Reaches Brazil

In 2016 Nymaim malware resurfaced and is spreading via an intensive spearphising campaign utilizing malicious Microsoft Word attachments. Since the original strain of Nymaim was detected back in 2013, with its kill chain and evasion techniques, over 2.8 million infections have resulted. In the first half of 2016, ESET has again observed a marked increase in […]

What You Need To Know About Hummingbad — And How To Prevent It

The headlines are alarming: More than 10 million Android devices worldwide have been infected with a form of Chinese malware that not only steals and sells information from the devices, but installs more malware and clicks on ads as part of a scheme that’s earning hackers more than $300,000 per month in revenues. Known as […]

Infected Pokemon Go App Allows Hackers Into Your Phone

Popular augmented reality game, Pokemon Go, has got international users “sideloading” it, or installing it outside of the official app store. Unfortunately for them, they may have downloaded an infected version of the app which contains a backdoor called DroidJack which allows hackers to gain access if the victim’s phone, according to Proofpoint. IT security experts […]

Brexit & Privacy Legislation: 6 Reasons Why The GDPR Is Probably Here To Stay

Whilst the decision by the people of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union has implications for the legislative framework for privacy in the UK, these implications are unlikely to significantly affect the need for organisations to adopt the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Reason 1 – The 2+ year negotiation phase… Formal negotiations […]

Facebook Messenger Secret Messages

Following the news that Facebook may be developing its Messenger app to encrypt messages and allow people to set a time limit after which their messages will be deleted, David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab provides as insight on this news. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: ” The news that Facebook […]

Pokemon Mirror App With DroidJack

Researchers have discovered that a malicious app is mirroring the #1 app in the iTunes store claiming to be Pokemon Go but may actually contain a malicious remote access tool called DroidJack. In a phased release, Pokemon Go is being made available to players across the world. However many gamers want early access and have […]

Driverless Car Consultation

Following the news that a new consultation into self-driving technologies has been launched by the government, Gordon Morrison, Director of Government Relations at Intel Security commented below. Gordon Morrison, Director of Government Relations at Intel Security: “The consultation into self-driving technologies is another important step in the government’s pursuit of cutting-edge technologies that will not only […]