Hackers Will Get Into Your Organization – But Then What?

There is simply no all-in-one solution when it comes to security – the growing sophistication of hackers, the combination of human error and internal threats means every network is vulnerable. While many companies are still relying on traditional security methods, such as firewalls and anti-virus solutions, companies need to make sure they are prepared for […]

Data Breach At French Submarine Builder DCNS

Following the news about the data breach at French submarine builder DCNS, Tod Beardsley, Rapid7 Security Research Manager commented below. Tod Beardsley, Research Manager at Rapid7 Security:  “The leak of DCNS’s data is another proof point that it’s incredibly difficult to keep critical intellectual property safe and secure in today’s world of highly interconnected global […]

Report: 2016 State Of App Security

F5 just released a report (in conjunction with the Ponemon Institute) on the state of application security in 2016. The report surveyed security professionals about their approach to protecting applications that are critical to running their businesses and highlights why traditional security methods are no longer effective. A few interesting data points from the report include: Enterprises […]

Game Developer, Blizzard, Hit By Another DDoS Attack

Blizzard, the game developer behind World of Warcraft and Overwatch, was hit by another DDoS attack on Tuesday. The assault coincides with the final day of its Overwatch Summer Games event. In an update to an official Twitter account, Blizzard admitted the assault was affecting its ability to deliver services. Ofer Gayer, Senior Security Researcher at Imperva commented below. Ofer Gayer, […]

Grand Theft Auto’ Fan Site Hacked – 200,000 Customer Details Leaked

Details for nearly 200,000 Grand Theft Auto fan site users have been traded on the digital underground. This contains email addresses, hashed passwords, dates of birth, and IP addresses. Deepak Patel, Director of Security Strategy at Imperva commented below. Deepak Patel, Director of Security Strategy at Imperva: “Data breaches in online video games are steadily growing every year. If […]

French, German Ministers Demand New Encryption Backdoor Law

A meeting this week between the interior ministers of France and Germany has focused on the issue of encryption and its potential impact on security. French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve even went so far as to argue that the European Commission (EC) should draft a new law that would require companies to work with the […]

SMS Banking Scams, And How They Relate To Identity Theft

Earlier this week, AdaptiveMobile released a blog post which examined application-to-person (A2P) SMS banking scams, specifically as they relate to identity theft. Attackers are increasingly using creative social engineering led approaches to trick individuals into giving away personal information, allowing an attacker to impersonate a victim resulting in financial gain for the perpetrator. The post also looked at the recent […]

Over Half Of UK Universities Hit By Ransomware

SentinelOne FoI request released, finding that over half of UK universities have been hit by ransomware in the past year, whilst Bournemouth University alone has been hit 21 times. Ben Johnson, Chief Security Strategist at Carbon Black commented below.  Ben Johnson, Chief Security Strategist at Carbon Black: “When it comes to ransomware, universities are just as lucrative […]

Uni Hit By Ransomware 21 Times In One Year

Following the report about Freedom of Information, Bournemouth University, which boasts a cybersecurity centre, has been hit by ransomware 21 times in the last 12 months. Cybersecurity firm SentinelOne contacted 71 UK universities. Of the 58 which replied, 23 said they had been attacked in the last year. Twenty-eight NHS Trusts said they had also […]