RSA Fined £150,000 For Hard Drive Theft

Following the news that the ICO has fined insurance firm RSA £150,000 for the theft of a hard drive containing data for 60,000 customers, Dr Bernard Parsons of data protection specialist Becrypt commented below. Dr Bernard Parsons, Co-founder and CEO of Becrypt:  “Organisations are often focused on the threat of online cyber attacks that they […]

Half Of British Broadband Users At Risk From Insecure Wireless Routers

Key findings: 54% are concerned about the possibility of their router being hacked Yet millions have kept the factory settings on their router Women were less likely to update and change the settings on their router With recent attacks against home broadband routers making headlines [1], research commissioned by Broadband Genie has found over half […]

Second Wave Of Shamoon Attacks In Saudi Arabia

Last November Unit 42, Palo Alto Networks threat intelligence research arm, reported on Shamoon attacks in Saudi Arabia. It is now reporting a second wave of attacks in a new blog post: In November 2016, we observed the re-emergence of destructive attacks associated with the 2012 Shamoon attack campaign. We covered this attack in detail […]

Ransomware $1bn Industry

Over night, the FBI released new figures showing that ransomware payments for 2016 are expected to hit a billion dollars. This compares to just $24 million paid out in 2015 and highlights the growing threat ransomware poses to businesses worldwide. Richard Walters, SVP Security Products at Intermedia, commented below on the worrying rise of ransomware attacks […]

Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance PLC Fined £150,000 By ICO For Data Loss

The ICO has fined Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance PLC (RSA) £150,000 following the loss of the personal information of nearly 60,000 customers. An ICO investigation looked at the theft of a hard drive device containing 59,592 customers’ names, addresses and bank account details including account numbers and sort codes. . Mark James, IT Security Specialist at […]

Kaymera Launches Fully-Secured Version Of Google Pixel Phone

Secure Pixel-based phone enables organisations to use Google’s new smartphone with military-grade security and no impact on usability Embargoed to 14:00 UK.  Kaymera Technologies Ltd, the leader in mobile security for enterprises and Government organizations, has today announced the launch of the Kaymera Secured Pixel, a unique fully-hardened and secured version of Google’s flagship smartphone. Kaymera’s secured version […]

British Government’s National Enquiry Into Cybersecurity

British government will be launching a national inquiry into cybersecurity, following rising cyber attacks on businesses, banks and retailers across the UK. Jon Geater, CTO at Thales e-Security commented below. Jon Geater, CTO at Thales e-Security: “It is encouraging to see the government taking further, and necessary, steps to review of the nation’s cybersecurity strategy especially as […]

AVG Launches Powerful New Security And Tune-Up Products For 2017

Latest Avast & AVG technologies combine to power flagship security and tune-up products to tackle ransomware, hackers and data thieves, while keeping PCs fast and clean Prague, Czech Republic.  Avast Software, the leader in digital security products for consumers and businesses, today announced the release of the 2017 editions of AVG’s flagship products, AVG AntiVirus […]

Cryptzone Transforms Network Security With New AppGate Release

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Enables Easy Deployment of a Software-Defined Perimeter across Hybrid Environments  WALTHAM, Mass. Cryptzone, the Software-Defined Perimeter company, today announced the newest version of AppGate, which enables organizations to easily deploy a Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) for granular access control. The release of AppGate 3.0 furthers Cryptzone’s vision for transformational network security – where all network services adopt an identity-centric security […]

“Merry Christmas” Ransomware Now Steals User Private Data Via DiamondFox Malware

Following the news about the recent variants of the “Merry Christmas” ransomware, also known as Merry X-Mas, are also dropping the DiamondFox malware on infected computers, which is used by the ransomware’s operators to collect data from infected hosts, such as passwords, sensitive files, and others. Travis Smith, Senior Security Research Engineer at Tripwire commented below. […]