26,000 Debenhams Customers Breached

A cyber-attack has compromised the personal data of up to 26,000 Debenhams customers. The breach, which is understood to have been malware-based, targeted the online portal for the retailer’s florist arm, Debenhams Flowers. IT security experts from Cylance, Imperva and Kaspersky Lab commented below. Anton Grashion, Managing Director Security Practice at Cylance: “It’s an unfortunate fact of life […]

UK Bank Launches ‘Great British Fraud Fightback’ To Help Tackle Online Crime

Following the news about the launch of leading UK bank Barclays’ £10m nationwide initiative to spread awareness about financial fraud risks, dubbed the ‘Great British Fraud Fightback’, Peter Carlisle, VP of EMEA at Thales e-Security commented below. Peter Carlisle, VP of EMEA at Thales e-Security: “The sheer number of consumers now becoming victims of cyber-crime and online fraud in the UK […]

10 Concerts Facebook Game

Security experts are concerned about the popularity of what has been nicknamed the “10 concerts” Facebook ‘meme’. The game asks users to provide 9 music concerts they’ve been to and 1 that they haven’t – their friends then need to try to spot which band the user is lying about. Experts have labelled the game […]

Intercede Announces Secure Login For WordPress

RapID Secure Login enables WordPress users to easily access their accounts without insecure and cumbersome passwords Lutterworth, England/Reston, VA – Today, digital identity and credentials expert, Intercede announced the launch of RapID Secure Login (RapID-SL), a Plugin for WordPress that enables administrators and subscribers to log into websites and blogs with fingerprints instead of usernames and passwords. […]

New CA Technologies Payment Security Solution Reduces Online Fraud Loss By 25 Percent

CA Applies Real-Time Behavioral Analytics and Machine Learning to Largest Pool of Online Transaction Data to Stop Fraud Instantly NEW YORK – CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today announced CA Risk Analytics Network, the payment industry’s only card-issuer network that stops card-not-present fraud instantly for network members using real-time behavior analytics, machine learning and global transaction data to […]

Macron Email Leaks

Following the hack affecting Emmanuel Macron’s campaign over the weekend, Chris Doman, security researcher at AlienVault, comments: “The impression on the 4Chan boards, where the data was dumped – the so-called “armpit of the Internet” – is that this is all a game. But the effects of repeated attacks against political parties is serious. It’s […]

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Is Hunting For The Capital’s First Ever Chief Digital Officer

Following the News that the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan was starting a recruitment drive to find London’s first ever Chief Digital Officer (CDO). Khan promised to recruit a CDO with a responsibility for overseeing growth in the sector and increasing “digital inclusion” across the capital. Andrew Clarke, EMEA Director at One Identity commented below. Andrew Clarke “The fact Sadiq […]

Palo Alto Networks Expands The Preventive Strengths Of Its Traps Advanced Endpoint Protection Offering

Multi-Method Prevention Approach Delivers Protection Against Ransomware and Other Advanced Threats, Now With Support for macOS and Android Devices  LONDON. U.K.– Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the next-generation security company, today announced enhancements to its Traps™ advanced endpoint protection offering that strengthen its malware and exploit prevention capabilities and extend support to more operating systems, including macOS™ and Android™ (beta). A verified AV-replacement for organisations subject […]

SS7 Hack

Following the news that hackers in Germany have exploited flaws in SS7, please see expert comment from Mark Windle, Strategy and Marketing Director, Security at Mavenir commented below. Mark Windle, Strategy and Marketing Director, Security at Mavenir:  “SS7 exploits just reached a new level. News of the first real bank hack executed using SS7 loopholes will serve as […]

Anti-Virus Defences Are Leaving Global Businesses Vulnerable To The China Syndrome

The news that the China-based APT10 hackers have so devastatingly penetrated the cyber defences of some of the world’s biggest commercial and governmental organisations reveals a sickening reality. Described in a new report from PwC UK and BAE Systems as a sustained, “global operation of unprecedented size and scale”, APT10’s Operation Cloud Hopper has stolen […]