Verizon / Yahoo, Edison View: “Verizon Is Embarking On Building An Ecosystem… It Is Up To Verizon’s Team To Turn The Yahoo Assets Around”

Following the news about Yahoo breach, Richard Windsor, Analyst at Edison Investment Research commented below. Richard Windsor, Analyst at Edison Investment Research: “With Verizon, Yahoo is likely to become irrelevant. Verizon is building an ecosystem but second rate assets are unlikely to get Verizon very far without inspirational management to make these assets shine. On top of […]

Hackers Hold Investment Bank To Ransom


Hackers who call themselves TheDarkOverlord recently tried to extort a series of health care organisations into paying hefty ransoms. Their most recent target is WestPark Capital. The 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. Jamie Moles, security consultant at cyber security firm Lastline commented […]

Pippa Middleton’s iCloud Account Hacked – 3,000 Photos Stolen

Pippa Middleton’s iCloud account was hacked stealing round 3,000 private photographs. The Sun said it had been approached by someone using a pseudonym and asking for £50,000 within 48 hours. IT security experts commented below how people, royalty or not, can secure their iCloud accounts and stay safe online. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault: “The main […]

Going Global: Three Key Strategies For Managing International Firewalls

Professor Avashai Wool, CTO at Alogsec explains how businesses can best manage a cross-border firewall estate, keeping their perimeters secure globally. Globalization is the new normal for most organizations today, but it can present some significant challenges – not least when it comes to managing the firewall estate across these large-scale, distributed networks. A typical, […]

MarsJoke Ransomware Targets State And Local Government Agencies

In a new blog post researchers from Proofpoint detail their discovery of the MarsJoke ransomware, which is targeting state and local government agencies and educational institutions in the United States. Proofpoint researchers originally spotted the MarsJoke ransomware in late August by trawling through their repository of unknown malware. However, beginning on September 22, 2016, they detected […]

MarsJoke Ransomware Wipes Data If Ransom Is Not Paid Within 96 Hours

A new form of ransomware is targeting government agencies and educational institutions in the US, using emails claiming to be from airlines. The MarsJoke ransomware was unearthed by Proofpoint security researchers, who said that a large-scale email campaign distributing the machine-locking malware began on 22 September, with the main targets being state and local government agencies. Travis […]

Yahoo Sued Over ‘State-Sponsored’ Cyberattack That Affected 500 Million Users

Rapid Automation and Industrialization of Cyber Attacks

Following the news that a lawsuit filed in Federal District Court in San Jose is accusing Yahoo of gross negligence in connection with a 2014 breach in which data was stolen from more than 500 million users, Security experts from Tripwire commented below. Tim Erlin, Senior Director of IT Security and Risk Strategy at Tripwire: “Financial loss […]

New Data Reveals Yahoo’s Post-Breach Failings

Data from Venafi which reveals just how inadequately Yahoo has reacted to the breach announced last week and specifically, the cryptographic controls it still has in place. The results are damning: –          Yahoo has not taken the action necessary to ensure they are not still exposed and that the hackers do not still have access to their systems […]

Trump Hotel Chain Fined Over Data Breaches

Luxury hotel chain owned by Donald Trump has been fined $50,000 for negligent cybersecurity practices after two separate attacks on its payment processing systems exposed more than 70,000 customer credit card numbers. In light of this news, Jose Diaz believes that, as the hospitality industry becomes more of a target for POS-based malware, more has to be done to […]

Lieberman Software Securely Manages Credentials And Access To Cloud And On-Premises Resources

Privileged Identity Management Solution Leverages OAUTH2, SAML and LDAP for Secure Authentication London, UK, September 26, 2016 – Many organizations with on-premises IT environments find that as they move to the cloud, their on-premises management and security solutions stop functioning at the perimeter.  At Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta this week, Lieberman Software Corporation will demonstrate how […]