Students Require And Desire Better Education About Data Security

Intel Security reveals that students continue to risk their data security but are eager to learn more about staying safe online Key findings: 48% of students would attend university seminars around online security and how to best keep their data safe, if they were on offer But half of students have no security software installed […]

Wiggins Medical Records Released By ‘Russian hackers’

Following the news that Wiggins and Froome medical records released by ‘Russian hackers’ via spear phishing, IT security experts commented below the best defence against spear phishing and what we can learn from this attack. Jonathan Sander, VP of Product Strategy at Lieberman Software: “The sad truth of our time is that if you’re like Wada and have […]

ClixSense Data Breach Exposes Personal Information Of 2.2 Million Subscribers

This week, ClixSense, a website which offers users cash in return for completing surveys and watching ads, admitted to a data breach in which an attacker was able to gain access to the firm’s database. In total, 2.2 million records have been published, leaving the data of an additional 4.4 million up for grabs to the highest bidder. Stephen […]

Internet Being Probed With a View To Taking It Down

Following the news that the Internet’s underlying infrastructure is being probed for vulnerabilities by unknown attackers using sophisticated DDoS attacks, Sean Newman, Director at Corero Network Security commented below. Sean Newman, Director at Corero Network Security: “As security professionals, much of what we see in relation to cyber-attacks, of all types, points to increased sophistication.  Whether stealing […]

Vulnerable DVR System Ready To Become A DDoS Botnet

62% Increase in DDoS attacks

Following the news that another vulnerable DVR system is ready to become a DDoS botnet, Stephanie Weagle, Senior Director at Corero commented below. Stephanie Weagle, Senior Director at Corero: “Experts have long warned that the inherent lack of security in many of the devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) would come back to harm […]

GCHQ/NCSC Plans To Build ‘Great Firewall Of Britain’

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) / GCHQ proposal to introduce an automated threat detection system – (the ‘Great Firewall of Britain’?) to protect our critical networks and government organisations from low-risk, high-volume attack, Piers Wilson, Advanced Threat Detection Specialist at Huntsman Security commented below. Piers says this initiative is a welcome step in the right […]

VoIPtalk Admits To Possible Data Breach

UK-based IP Telephony service VoIPtalk warned customers of a potential data breach over the weekend. The firm has implemented tighter security controls and advised customers to change their passwords in response to the suspected hacker incident, which is still under investigation. IT security experts commented below. David Gibson, VP of Strategy and Market Development at Varonis: “The […]

Trump Website Leak That Exposed Campaign Intern Resumes

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Donald Trump’s official website suffered from a serious misconfiguration that exposed campaign intern résumés to the public internet according to a report from Chris Vickery of the blog, . After Chris contacted intermediaries to get to the Trump campaign, the problem was fixed. IT security experts from Tripwire, Lieberman Software and Redscan commented below. Tim Erlin, […]

Pokémon GO Malware Downloaded By Half A Million People

Security Risks of Popular Websites and Software

In excess of half a million people have downloaded a Pokémon GO guide for Android that installed malware that could allow access to the phone. Tim Erlin, Director, Security and IT Risk Strategist at Tripwire commented below. Tim Erlin, Director, Security and IT Risk Strategist at Tripwire: “There’s no surprise that an app as popular as Pokémon […]