German Steel Maker ThyssenKrupp Hack

Following the news that ThyssenKrupp has suffered a cyber-attack, Andrea Carcano, Founder and Chief Product Officer at Nozomi Networks commented below. Andrea Carcano, Founder and Chief Product Officer at Nozomi Networks: “The reported attack on the ThyssenKrupp Steel Mill is of obvious concern. This is not the first time a German steel mill has been targeted. […]

UK Organisations Paralysed By Cyber Security Landscape Need To Get Fundamentals Right First

New research reveals UK organisations overwhelmingly using unsupported IT systems ars  UK organisations are paralysed by the choice of security technologies available to them, but are failing to maintain the basic fundamentals. This is according to Peter Groucutt, managing director at Databarracks. Groucutt has significant concerns about the vulnerability of UK organisations against a growing cyber […]

KFC Website Hacked: Loyalty Scheme Members Warned To Change Password

KFC has warned its 1.2 million Colonel’s Club loyalty scheme members that their data may have been breached after its website was hacked. The fast food giant emailed customers advising them to change their passwords following the attack. Mark James, IT security specialist at ESET commented below. Mark James, IT Security Specialist at ESET: “Our […]

Tackling Cyber-Security – A Global Perspective

Every country’s government has its secrets. Whether it’s information on strategic military positions, to data on its citizens, there has long been a need for cyber-intelligence defences and the protection of High Assurance computer systems. But, as everything from a country’s power grid to its national transportation network comes online, the lines between government, civil, […]

Popcorn Time Ransomware

Cybercriminals are now offering free decryption to Popcorn Time ransomware if you infect two of your friends. Criminals are tricking people by claiming the money will go for food and shelter for those in Syria. IT security experts from Tripwire and Plixer commented below. Tim Erlin, Senior Director of IT Security and Risk Strategy at Tripwire: […]

Turkish Hackers Give Out Prizes For DDoS Attacks

A Turkish hacking crew is running a DDoS-for-Points platform where participants can earn points if they carry out DDoS attacks against a list of predetermined targets, points they can exchange later on for various online click-fraud tools. IT security experts from Corero Network Security, Tripwire, Imperva and Forcepoint comment below. Stephanie Weagle, VP at Corero Network Security: “The […]

How Businesses Can Ensure A Smooth And Secure Transition To The Cloud

Cloud Security

With the growing number of benefits the cloud can provide – greater scalability, reduced costs, easier access to applications – it’s unsurprising that more and more businesses move to the cloud each year. Over the next five years, more than $1 trillion in IT spending will be affected by this shift to the cloud, according […]