FBI Probes Hacks Targeting Phones Of Democratic Party Officials

The FBI is investigating suspected attempts to hack mobile phones used by Democratic Party officials as recently as the past month, four people with direct knowledge of the attack and the investigation told Reuters. Tim Erlin, Sr. Director, Product Management at Tripwire commented below. Tim Erlin, Sr. Director, Product Management at Tripwire: “In almost every compromise, the […]

Cybersecurity Experts React To New Yahoo Developments

Researchers at InfoArmor published the new findings this morning, based on extensive analysis of collected threat intelligence from various dark web sources conducted to clarify the motivation and attribution of the key threat actors. The data theft of the Yahoo customer database may be the key in several targeted attacks against US Government personnel, which resulted […]

US Presidential Debate Downplays Importance Of Cyber-Security

Following the news about US presidential election debate, where Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump discussed their perspectives and approaches to cybersecurity, Richard Stiennon, Chief Strategy Officer at Blancco Technology Group commented below. Richard Stiennon, Chief Strategy Officer at Blancco Technology Group: “At face value, it’s somewhat of a positive sign that Clinton and Trump are at least aware there […]

IoT-Based DDoS Attack – The Largest In History

Following the news that hackers used IoT devices to conduct the largest DDoS attack in history on the French hosting company OVH, Sean Newman, Director at Corero Network Security commented below. Sean Newman, Director at Corero Network Security: “With traditional security infrastructure, it’s hard for individual organisations to effectively protect themselves against such extreme attacks – by […]

Project Abacus: Google Wages War On The Password

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We’re reaching a stage where a lost or stolen phone can intuitively shut down all its apps because it knows it’s not the owner tapping away on its screen, and when banks are actively testing these types of systems as alternatives to passwords and PINs. Therefore when it comes to security, one can safely assume […]

Hackers Hold Los Angeles Investment Bank To Ransom

Following the news that hackers have stolen apparent internal documents from a Californian investment bank and published them online, likely in an effort to extort money from the victim company. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault commented below. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault: “The challenge is that even if companies pay the ransom, there […]

ATMs Facing Potential Cyber Threat With Biometric Skimmers

Kaspersky Lab has investigated how cybercriminals could exploit new ATM authentication technologies planned by banks. While many financial organisations consider biometric-based solutions to be one of the most promising additions to current authentication methods, if not a complete replacement for them, cybercriminals see biometrics as a new opportunity to steal sensitive information.  Robert Capps, VP of business […]

Ellie Goulding Revealed As The UK’s Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity Of 2016

Musicians and reality TV stars top the list in McAfee’s 10th annual Most Dangerous Celebrities study Popstar Ellie Goulding is named the UK’s Most Dangerous Celebrity to search for online according to McAfee study Geordie Shore stars Charlotte Crosby and Holly Hagan feature in top five list of riskiest celebrities 44% of Brits say they would […]

UK ITDMS Demand Government Action On Stem In Brexit Wake

New Survey from IP EXPO Europe Shows 70% of ITDMs believe UK Government should do more to attract young people to technology professions  LONDON. New research commissioned by IP EXPO Europe, Europe’s number one enterprise IT event, today reveals that 23% of UK IT decision makers (ITDMs) identified STEM and the need for young IT talent as one […]