Cyber Attacks On SWIFT’s Banks

SWIFT, the global financial messaging system,  disclosed new hacking attacks on its member banks as it pressured them to comply with security procedures instituted after February’s high-profile $81 million heist at Bangladesh Bank. IT security experts from Tripwire, Lieberman Software, MIRACL, Imperva and ESET comments on the attacks: Tim Erlin, Director, Security and IT Risk Strategist […]

Closing The Gender Gap In Cybersecurity

CREST releases report exploring the reasons behind the lack of gender diversity in cyber security and looking at ways to drive change CREST, the not-for-profit accreditation and certification body representing the technical information security industry, has released a report outlining the details and conclusions from its 2016 Diversity Workshop, attended by representatives from CREST member […]

HoloLens Exclusive Comes To IP EXPO Europe 2016

Microsoft’s mixed reality headset set to transform business Ever imagined being able to interact with the computer pixels in front of you without a screen? Just reaching into your computer to manipulate the information and visuals you’re looking at. The Microsoft HoloLens makes this a possibility. A ‘Mixed Reality’ device, HoloLens is positioned between Augmented […]

EA’s Online Servers Brought Down By DDoS Attack

Following the news that EA’s online servers have been brought down by DDoS attack, Sean Newman, Director at Corero Network Security commented below. Sean Newman, Director at Corero Network Security: “Yet another example of the ease with which motivated attackers are wreaking havoc – ongoing proof that organizations which depend on their online presence need the protection […]

Tripwire Survey: Security Professionals Lack Confidence In Ransomware Recovery

London, UK.  Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of endpoint detection and response, security and compliance solutions, today announced the results of a survey of over 220 information security professionals who attended Black Hat USA 2016. The conference took place July 30-August 4, 2016, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. As ransomware […]

New Variant Of Luminosity Remote Access Trojan (RAT) Discovered

Countercept by MWR has discovered a new RAT – dubbed Luminosity The term “sophisticated” is often linked to “Advanced Persistent Threats”, but other generic malware families have become more sophisticated and often have no issue getting past traditional security solutions. We recently discovered a new variant of the Luminosity Remote Access Trojan (RAT) that leverages […]

The Fall Out Of The Dropbox Data Breach

Following the news about the fall out of the Dropbox data breach, IT security experts from KCS Group Europe and Kaspersky Lab commented below. Tony Sweeney, Cyber Security Director at KCS Group Europe:  “The news of 68 million Dropbox passwords being leaked online is not a shock; after all, the breach occurred in 2012 when LinkedIn and […]

Irish Mailboxes Bombarded With App Store Phishing Spam

ESET Ireland is detecting an increased number of phishing emails, pretending to come from Apple’s App Store. ESET Ireland has analysed a number of spam emails, that look like they are from Apple’s App Store, but actually use a Norwegian domain email address, which claim the user has subscribed to “YouTube Music Key through the App […]

120,000-Strong IoT DDoS Botnet

Over 1 million Internet of Things (IoT) devices have been compromised in recent months and added to DDoS botnets created with the help of a malware family known as Gafgyt, but also as Lizkebab, BASHLITE, and Torlus. Lane Thames, Software Development Engineer and Security Researcher at Tripwire commented below. Lane Thames, Software Development Engineer and Security […]