GDPR: Are You Prepared?

GDPR is a sweeping new EU privacy regulation that has extensive implications for U.S. firms too. In May 2018, a new regulation comes into force in Europe. Many have heard of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but one thing isn’t as well known: it affects U.S. companies, too. Mark Sangster, VP and Industry […]

Police To Scan Every Fan’s Face At The Champions League Final

South Wales Police are conducting a face recognition trial that could scan every one of the 170,000 visitors expected to show up in the city for Champions League final. IT security experts from ESET and AlienVault commented below the privacy and security implications of the plan. Mark James, IT Security Specialist at ESET: “We live in […]

IBM X-Force Finds +937% More Fin Svc Records Breached, +29% Attacks In 2016

IBM X-Force report details a dramatic increase in financial services cyber attacks and records breaches. IT security experts from CipherCloud, Cyphort, Inc., Cyphort Labs, NuData Security and Prevoty commented below.  Pravin Kothari, Founder, Chairman & CEO at CipherCloud: “The new IBM X Force report once again demonstrates the escalating threat of data breaches that every organization is now facing, and underscores that the financial services industry is essentially under siege […]

Only 43% Of Organisations Prepping For GDPR Despite Being Aware Of It

Imperva Survey Shows Most IT Security Professionals are Aware of GDPR, Yet Only 43 Percent of Organizations are Preparing London, UK. Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMPV), committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced the results of a survey on the current state of company preparedness for the  European General […]

New Variant Of Geodo/Emotet Banking Malware Targets The UK

Security researchers identified a new variant of the Geodo/Emotet banking malware which has been targeting people in the UK. The campaign recorded appeared to peak on 18 April 2017 and primarily targeted email addresses associated with the .UK domain. The subject line of the emails sent varied slightly but the content took the form of fake […]

Verizon Data Breach Report

Breach

Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) highlights pretexting, or an attacker impersonating a CEO or CFO or corporate bigwig by spoofing and email to try and get information from employees. For example, the boss might send you an email asking you to help them transfer money or request information about how to do that from […]

New SCADA Flaws Allow Ransomware, Other Attacks

Following the DBIR Verizon report, Ransomware [using technology to extort money from victims] saw a 50% rise from 2016, and a huge jump from the 2014 DBIR where it ranked 22 in the types of malware used, to 5th place this year. SCADA devices are not immune as an expert has shown that ransomware attacks, dubbed ‘Scythe,’ can infect […]

Facebook And Google Fall Victims To A $100M Phishing Scam

Dridex Malware

Facebook and Google were the victims of a $100M phishing scam. According to the Justice Department, the crook forged email addresses, invoices, and corporate stamps in order to impersonate a large Asian-based manufacturer with whom the tech firms regularly did business. The point was to trick companies into paying for computer supplies. IT security experts […]