Massive DDoS Attacks Hit Russian Banks

A wave of DDoS attacks hit at least five Russian banks with prolonged DDoS attacks this week. Among the victims of the DDoS attacks against the online banking services there are Sberbank and Alfabank banks. The string of DDoS attacks began on Tuesday afternoon and lasted over two days. Stephen Gates, chief research intelligence analyst at DDoS mitigation company, […]

International Fraud Awareness Week

Ahead of International Fraud Awareness Week (13-19th November), which brings together anti-fraud professionals and communities to discuss how far reaching the effects of fraud can be and how to mitigate the risks, IT security experts Wyatt, Managing Director, and John Cassey, Director at Protiviti, a global consultancy firm commented below. John Cassey, Director at Protiviti: “Fraud risk management […]

WhatsApp New Security Features

Following the news about  Wired UK’s on the addition of 2FA to WhatsApp, Shane Stevens, Director of Omni-Channel Identity and Trust Solutions, VASCO Data Security commented below. Shane Stevens, Director of Omni-Channel Identity and Trust Solutions at VASCO Data Security: “This is interesting and is becoming common practice in the marketplace, once an app has been targeted by fraudsters several […]

IoT Worm Can Hack Philips Hue Lightbulbs, Spread Across Cities

Researchers have published a working paper detailing a proof-of-concept attack on smart lightbulbs that allows them to wirelessly take over the bulbs from up to 400m, write a new operating system to them, and then cause the infected bulbs to spread the attack to all the vulnerable bulbs in reach, until an entire city is infected. The […]