Linux/IRCTelnet: New Strain Of Malware


Newly reported ‘Linux/IRCTelnet’ malware? allows hackers to transform vulnerable IoT devices into slaves for DDos attacks. (Researchers this week posted an analysis on the Malware must die blog). Mike Pittenger, Vice President of Security Strategy at Black Duck Software commented below. Mike Pittenger, Vice President of Security Strategy at Black Duck Software: “The issue is not a vulnerability (per se) […]

More Than Half Of British Adults Plagued By Scam Calls On Their Mobile Phones

Bank of Ireland and DHL scams detected

UK Leads Europe in Mobile Nuisance Calls More than half (53%) of adults in Britain regularly receive fraudulent or  scam calls on their mobiles, according to online YouGov research from call-blocking and caller ID Company, Hiya ( Scam calls are on the rise in the UK, which now gets more nuisance calls than any other […]

Android Mobile Banking Trojan Hits US, Euro Banks

HelpNet Security is reporting that an Android Banking Trojan is targeting customers of 94 banks in US and Europe. IT security experts from Lastline, VASCO Data Security and NuData Security commented below. Giovanni Vigna, PhD, Co-founder and CTO at Lastline: “It is not surprising that Android malware is becoming more “trigger-based” and evasive. As users are increasingly relying on their […]

Accenture Reveals 1 In 3 Corporate Cyberattacks Succeed

Safe Harbour has been Ruled Invalid

Following the news from Accenture announcing that one in three corporate cyberattacks succeed, Richard Parris, CEO of British cybersecurity company, Intercede commented below.  Richard Parris, CEO at Intercede: “Accenture’s report that one-third of targeted attempts to breach corporations’ cyber defences succeed is alarming, but more worrying is that 98 percent of breaches are reported by employees outside the security team. It’s the security […]

£1.9 Billion To Improve Britain’s Cyber-Defences

Folllowing the news that Philip Hammond has pledged to invest £1.9 billion to improve Britain’s cyber-defences, IT security experts from Imperva and Intergrator Axial Systems commented below. Spencer Young, RVP of EMEA at Imperva: “Whilst we welcome the acceptance from the UK Government that threats are increasing and that we need to more adequately equip ourselves to defend […]

Datto Launches Ransomware Protection To Proactively Respond To Rising Malware Threat

U.S. Healthcare 'Stegoloader' Malware

Datto unveils automatic ransomware detection and recovery for small, midsized businesses  Reading, UK.  Datto, the leading provider of total data protection solutions for businesses around the world, today announced enterprise-class ransomware protection for small and midsized businesses, now available from Datto’s managed service provider (MSP) partners. Built into Datto’s suite of products, ransomware protection and recovery automatically […]

Pokemon GO – The Scary Stuff Of Augmented Reality Games

I remember back in the 1990s the small characters from Pokemon inundating our world. It was a whole world of cuteness, in fact, the Pikachu being my favorite. Fast forward 20 years and the Pokemon phenomenon has become digitized to within an inch of their little lives in the form of the augmented reality mobile […]

Lincolnshire Hospital Operations Cancelled After Cyber Attack

Following the reports that UK National Health Service’s Lincolnshire and Goole’s hospital has cancelled surgeries and diverted trauma intakes after its systems were attacked by a virus, IT security experts from Synopsys and SentinelOne commented below. Chris Clark, Principal Security Engineer – Strategic Initiatives at Synopsys: “Considering the increased number and severity of ransomware attacks over […]