Epic Games Breach

News recently broke that more than 800,000 usernames and email addresses were taken from Unreal Engine and its maker, Epic Games. Deral Heiland, Research Lead at Rapid7 commented below. Deral Heiland, Research Lead at Rapid7: “This breach is another reminder that SQL injection — which has been around since 1998 — doesn’t appear to be going away […]

Do Your Kids Know Good Password Hygiene? Here are some rules

Even though the Irish tend to use safer passwords than the global average, here are some safety tips just in case. Growing up before the age of the internet and social networks has left many older users unprepared for risks looming in the virtual world. From that perspective, today’s kids are lucky, as the best cybersecurity […]

SQL Injection Breach Of Epic Games

Following the news that Epic Games has confirmed that the Unreal Engine and Unreal Tournament forums, as well as some of its legacy forums, have been compromised in a massive breach affecting over 800,000 users. The attack was carried out on 11 August – allegedly using and SQL injection vulnerability. John Smith, Principal Solution Architect, Veracode commented […]

UK Under Heavy Attack From DDoS

In response to the findings of a new report from Imperva which showed that the UK is now the second most targeted country with DDoS attacks, Mark James, Security Specialist at ESET commented below. Mark James, Security Specialist at ESET: “Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are now readily available as a subscription service for the […]

Cybercriminals Recruit Insiders To Attack Telecoms Providers

Cybercriminals are using insiders to gain access to telecommunications networks and subscriber data, recruiting disaffected employees through underground channels or blackmailing staff using compromising information gathered from open sources – according to a Kaspersky Lab intelligence report into security threats facing the telecommunications industry. Telecommunications providers are a top target for cyber-attacks. They operate and manage […]

Eddie Bauer Data Breach via Point-Of-Sale Malware

Just days after hotel operator HEI said 20 of its hotels had been infected, Eddie Bauer said its 350-or-so stores in the U.S. and Canada had also been the victim of a malware attack. Morgan Gerhart, VP at Imperva commented below. Morgan Gerhart, VP at Imperva: “For any organization that has sensitive information, while attempting […]

Rex Linux Trojan Packs DDoS Attacks, Ransomware And Bitcoin Miner

Black-Hat Hackers are becoming more sophisticated, while their wares are becoming more diverse and complicated. One of the latest pieces of malware, the nasty Rex Linux Trojan, packs in DDoS attacks, ransomware, and a Bitcoin miner. Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst at NSFOCUS commented below. Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst at NSFOCUS:  “Today, malware writers understand that once a vulnerability has been […]

Pokemon: Whoa!

I’m not surprising anyone by saying that Pokemon Go ranks among the largest and fastest-ramping phenomena of the Internet age to date. Whether it’s the players stumbling around staring at their phones, the snarky jokes about those players, or the inevitable memes, the game is ubiquitous (even if Niantic did seemingly throw a stick into […]