Major Cybersecurity Flaw In Airline In-Flight Systems Means Hackers Could Hijack Planes

A flaw in an in-flight entertainment system used by major airlines including Emirates, Virgin and Qatar could let hackers access a planes’ controls. It security experts from NSFOCUS, Synopsys, NSFOCUS, IOActive and Tripwire commented below. Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst at NSFOCUS: “In the light of this research, physical separation between in-flight entertainment systems and aircraft control systems could […]

Survey Finds Improvements In Organisations’ Vendor Risk Management Programs, But Still ‘A Long Way To Go,’ According To New Study From Protiviti And Shared Assessments

Findings suggest increased regulatory scrutiny is contributing to program growth and maturity  London, U.K. Companies may have reached a positive turning point when it comes to managing their vendor risks, according to the annual Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Study, released today by the Shared Assessments Program, a collaborative consortium, and Protiviti, a global consulting firm. The study […]

Intel Security On Proposed Drone Safety Test

Following the news that anyone who buys a drone in future in the UK may have to register it and take a safety test. The use of drones continues to grow in the UK, and many businesses are beginning to use drones such as Amazon and Dominos. With this rise cyber criminals are increasingly able to […]

Major Healthcare Data Breaches Will Break 300 Cases For The First Time In 2017

Errors by employees and business associates will drive the number of major healthcare data breaches to a record high in 2017, according to a new forecast. Analysis of five years’ of data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services suggests the number of cases involving 500+ compromised health records is likely to exceed 300 incidents […]

Faketoken Mobile Banking Trojan Adds Data Encryption And Targets Over 2,000 Apps

Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a modification of the mobile banking Trojan, Faketoken, which can encrypt user data. Disguised as various programs and games, including Adobe Flash Player, the modified Trojan can also steal credentials from more than 2,000 Android financial applications. To date, the modified Faketoken has claimed over 16,000 victims in 27 countries, with the most located in Russia, Ukraine, Germany […]

Industry Reaction: PayAsUGym Hacked

Following the news that PayAsUGym, a fitness website, has confirmed that 300,000 email addresses and passwords were accessed on Thursday last week, the company reported that one of its servers were hacked. Hacker 1×0123 took to Twitter on Friday, posting screenshots of the hacked database.  IT security experts from Digital Guardian, WhiteHat Security, Barracuda Networks and Lieberman Software commented […]

Privacy And Security: Why Encryption Should Remain A Priority

From emails and Twitter feeds to the shows you stream on Netflix, personal data exists for almost every online interaction. With so much data floating around and the news of cyber-attacks almost daily, citizens and law enforcement alike are focusing more on cybersecurity than ever before. Yet, many are worried that without the proper policy […]