Rapid7 Reveals Research Paper With Findings From Pen Testing Engagements

In advance of RSAC, Rapid7 unveiled its latest research paper, highlighting the real-life experiences of dozens of penetration testers to help demystify the occult art of hacking for hire. Taking the results of 128 penetration tests conducted by Rapid7 throughout Q4 2016, key findings included: –          Only 33% of client sites had no found vulnerabilities, showing the […]

Nomophobia Is Putting Relationships At Risk, Experts Warn

Our constantly-connected lifestyles are not just putting our data at risk but our relationships too, finds Intel Security and behavioural psychologist, Jo Hemmings More than three-quarters of Brits (79%) feel anxious or extremely anxious if they’re ever without their phone And a third (32%) feel they have to fight with a connected device for their […]

Veracode On Infected Government Websites

Excellus BlueCross Hacked

Many websites of foreign embassies and ministries have been compromised to infect visitors. Paul Farrington, Manager, EMEA Solution Architects at Veracode commented below. Paul Farrington, Manager, EMEA Solution Architects at Veracode: “There is no question that cybercriminals are targeting government and public services that people trust to disseminate malware and APTs. Indeed, our recent State of […]

Phishing Attacks On Cloud Storage Providers

A new report shows that phishing remains a top attack vector and hackers are targeting cloud storage providers like Google and Dropbox. Tim Erlin, Senior Director of IT Security and Risk Strategy at Tripwire commented below. Tim Erlin, Senior Director of IT Security and Risk Strategy at Tripwire:  “As consumers and business shift their data storage […]

Sports Direct Data Breach

Following the news that Sports Direct suffered a data breach as the result of an unpatched staff portal – and failed to inform its own staff, IT security experts from Kaspersky Lab, SentinelOne, TrapX, RES and ZoneFox  commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “Customers that entrust private information to the care of a […]

100,000+ WordPress Webpages Defaced, Irish Pages Included

Thousands of WordPress webpages hacked, ESET Ireland finds several Irish pages, including GAA Daily among them. Last week, WordPress revealed that 4.7.2 had secretly included a fix for an undisclosed critical vulnerability. Evidence has emerged that malicious hackers did not take long to strike after news of the vulnerability was made public, with researchers reporting […]

F5 Delivers Application Security For The Digital Economy

New solutions give customers the protection and intelligence required to keep applications and user data secure SEATTLE – F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) introduced security solutions that provide visibility, context, and control to overcome today’s evolving threats. In a digital-driven economy, applications deliver business services for a variety of access points and locations, opening up new risks and attack […]

Only 1 In 5 Banks Say They Could Detect A Cybersecurity Breach

Data Breach Responsibility

Capgemini  released  a new report which stated that only one in five (19%) UK financial service organisations are highly confident they can detect a data breach (21% globally). Commenting on this,  Lisa Baergen, Director at NuData Security  “The verdict is still out on whether customers trust their banks. There are  many contrary reports  that state […]

Hummingbad Overtaken As Leading Mobile Malware In January’s Global Threat Impact Index

Triada, a modular backdoor for Android, the top of the ‘most wanted mobile malware’ Check Point has revealed that Hummingbad has been overtaken as the leading mobile malware for the first time since February 2016, according to the new January Global Threat Impact Index from our Threat Intelligence Research Team. Hummingbad was replaced at the top of the ‘most […]