911 Is Vulnerable To DDoS Attacks

A new report has found that America’s emergency helpline number, 911, is vulnerable to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Interestingly, the threat of attack has previously been issued by Department of Homeland Security as well as the FBI. Mark James, Security Specialist at ESET commented below. Mark James, Security Specialist at ESET: “These days […]

Pokémon Go: The Latest BYOD Threat?

Did you know that Pokémon Go, the smartphone app that became an overnight worldwide sensation, could actually provide cybercriminals an entry point to your business and personal files? Company security directors were already wringing their hands over employees who mix their work and private information on the same phone. Now, with the Pokémon Go phenomenon, […]

Ten Tips To Avoid Massive Data Breaches – Don’t Be The Next Sony!

Staff are a significant risk to their employer’s cyber security according to research by specialist global executive search and interim management company Norrie Johnston Recruitment (NJR). The research, which forms part of NJR’s cyber security report: how real is the threat and how can you reduce your risk, shows that 23 per cent of employees use the same password […]

Seagate NAS Hard Drives Hit By The Miner-C Mining Malware

U.S. Healthcare 'Stegoloader' Malware

Sophos researchers say they’ve uncovered a malware strain that targets Seagate’s network-attached storage appliances and turns them into distribution points for cryptocurrency-mining malware. IT security experts from Redscan, ESET and Lieberman Software commented below. Robert Page, Lead Penetration Tester at Redscan: “Mal/Miner-C is a type of malware that spreads by exploiting default login credentials, such […]

GovRAT 2.0 And Govt/Enterprise Defenses

Following the news about GovRAT 2.0 And Govt/Enterprise Defenses, Csaba Krasznay, PhD, Product Manager at Balabit commented below. Csaba Krasznay, PhD, Product Manager at Balabit: “Passwords are the keys to the information kingdom. It’s sad to say this in 2016, but GovRAT 2.0 once again highlights the password threat again, as it exfiltrates such data from network traffic. […]

GM Forced To Recall Over 4 Million Cars Due To Software Defect

GM was forced to recall over 4 million cars due to a software defect.  Though some security experts have criticized the company for not allowing for software updates “over-the-air” (OTA), Cesare Garlati, chief security strategist for the prpl Foundation, argues that OTA updates may bring in more problems than they solve. Cesare Garlati, Chief Security Strategist at prpl […]

Cyber Attacks Inflict Unprecedented Damage; Enterprises Still Lack Intelligence

As Threats Become Increasingly Severe and Complex, NSFOCUS Urges Enterprises to Adopt an Intelligent Hybrid Security Strategy LONDON, UK. Cyber attacks aren’t slowing down – in fact, 76 percent of organisations have experienced a breach within the last two years. Enterprises of all sizes, across every industry, are challenged to respond to increasingly complex and severe attacks – […]

Over Two-Thirds Of Businesses At Risk Of Falling Foul Of New EU Data Protection Laws

43% of businesses put customer privacy at risk by failing to anonymise test data  With the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) finally agreed, 68% of businesses don’t yet have a comprehensive plan in place for how they will respond to its impact. Just 52% of businesses could efficiently comply with the “Right to […]