New IoT Botnet Rises Feeding On Vulnerable Security Cameras

A new botnet is slowly building critical mass by exploiting unsecured webcams and IP cameras and conducting mass scans for vulnerable devices. The scans come a month after a vulnerability was disclosed affecting over 1,250 camera models. Cesare Garlati, Chief Security Strategist at prpl Foundation commented below.  Cesare Garlati, Chief Security Strategist at prpl Foundation:  “The fact that a new botnet has […]

Skype Bug Allows Hackers To Execute Arbitrary Code On Victim’s Machine

Security researchers have discovered a flaw in Skype that could enable hackers to run code on a target system, phish for credentials and crash applications. Kyle Wilhoit, Senior Security Researcher at DomainTools commented below. Kyle Wilhoit, Senior Security Researcher at DomainTools: “This vulnerability is primarily an issue for Skype versions running on Windows. While other operating systems may […]

NCA Report That Free Hacking Tools ‘Help Young Into Cyber-Crime’

The UK’s National Crime Agency has published details of its report detailing why it believes young-offenders are turning to cyber crime, Gavin Millard, EMEA Technical Director at Tenable Network Security commented below. Gavin Millard, EMEA Technical Director at Tenable Network Security: “While I agree that mentorship and positive opportunities can go a long way toward encouraging the next generation […]

Interpol, Private Sector Firms Nab ~9K Malware C2 Servers In Singapore

New Android Malware Floods Devices

Following the news from Channel News Asia that Nearly 9,000 malware-laden servers, compromised websites found in Singapore-based Interpol operation. IT security expert from Balabit and STEALTHbits Technologies commented below. Sándor Bálint, Security Lead for Applied Data Science at Balabit: “When most people think of the fight against malware, the first thing that comes to mind is installing anti-malware […]

Uber And Unroll.Me: How They Secretly Collected Data And How To Stop It From Happening To Your Company

“A recent New York Times article about Uber shared some damaging revelations about how Uber leveraged data from an app called Unroll.me: “Uber devoted teams to so-called competitive intelligence, purchasing data from an analytics service called Slice Intelligence. Using an email digest service it owns named Unroll.me, Slice collected its customers’ emailed Lyft receipts from their inboxes and […]

Major Political Breach Likely After Attacks On Macron Campaign

Following the news that the Russian hacking group known as Fancy Bear, which breached the Clinton campaign last year, has targeted the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron with advanced email attacks. Ravi Khatod, CEO at Email Security Specialist Agar commented below. Ravi Khatod, CEO at Agari: “With the volume and sophistication of social engineering […]

Ransomware 101

Ransomware has become one of the most – if not the most prevalent, effective and successful forms of cybercrime. According to the DOJ, an average of 4,000 ransomware attacks occurred per day in 2016 in the U.S., a 4x increase over 2015. The FBI reports more than $1 Billion in ransoms were paid in 2016, up […]

Milkydoor Malware That Uses Android As A Bridge To Corporate Networks

Following the news that a new malware has been discovered called Milkydoor that can turn an Android phone into a hacking tool to gain entrance to corporate networks. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer International commented below. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer International: “Every company that supports a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy should be […]

Middle East And Africa IoT Investment To Reach Usd7.8 Billion In 2017

3rd Internet of the Things Expo (ioTx) to highlight concerns in securing smart and connected cities Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to give visitors a sneak preview of high-speed, tube-based transportation system  Dubai, UAE – As global cities become smarter and more connected, the Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to play a transformative role in enhancing living […]