Only 17 Percent Of Security Professionals Confident In US Government’s Cybersecurity Posture

Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organizations, today announced the results of a survey of more than 200 security professionals attending RSA Conference 2017. Conducted at Tripwire’s booth, the survey gauged respondents’ concerns for their own organizations and found there are rising concerns for cybersecurity in […]

Budget 2017

Further to the upcoming budget, Paul Farrington, Manager, EMEA Solution Architect at Veracode commented below. Paul Farrington, Manager, EMEA Solution Architect at Veracode:  “Introducing dedicated technical qualifications is an important step to help drive up digital skills, particularly given the grievous threat posed by increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks on UK businesses. With hackers relentlessly targeting […]

1.37bn Email Addresses Leaked After River City Media Breach

Following the news that the personal info of 1.37 billion people has been exposed after spammers failed to password-protect their backups, Matt Walmsley, EMEA director at Vectra Networks commented below. Matt Walmsley, EMEA Director and Vectra Networks: “Although it’s difficult to take pity on spammers, River City Media’s misfortune is a cautionary tale to business. Unsecured servers and databases are an […]

From Shamoon To StoneDrill – Advanced New Destructive Malware Discovered In The Wild

Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has discovered a new sophisticated wiper malware, called StoneDrill. Just like another infamous wiper, Shamoon, it destroys everything on the infected computer. StoneDrill also features advanced anti-detection techniques and espionage tools in its arsenal. In addition to targets in the Middle East, one StoneDrill target has also been discovered in Europe, […]

Hackers Selling Undetectable Proton Malware For MacOS In 40 BTC

Hackers: How Much do they Really Make?

Hackers are selling a malware for Mac devices on a prominent dark web marketing claiming that it is undetectable and comes with capabilities including taking full control of macOS devices by evading anti-virus detection. Chris Doman, Security Researcher at AlienVault commented below.  Chris Doman, Security Researcher at AlienVault: “At 40 Bitcoin (50000USD) for unlimited installs, and far more for […]

Google Recaptcha Bypass Technique Uses Google’s Own Tools

A proof of concept bypass of Google’s reCaptcha V2 verification system, posted online Tuesday, uses Google’s own web-based tools to pull off the skirting of the system. IT security experts from AlienVault and Positive Technologies commented below.  Chris Doman, Security Researcher at AlienVault: “This isn’t the first time that researchers have proposed methods for breaking Recaptcha CAPTCHAs. […]

Major Spam Operation Suffers Data Leak Containing 1.4 Billion Records

A spamming group called River City Media, led by well known spammers Alvin Slocombe and Matt Ferrisi, has had its database of 1.4 billion records leaked. IT security experts from AlienVault, FireMon and NSFOCUS commented below. Chris Doman, Security Researcher at AlienVault: “This is an extremely rare window into the operations of mass-spam campaigns. RCM’s apparent admission that […]