Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Rapid7’s senior security researcher Greg Wiseman comments on this month’s Microsoft patches, which were released yesterday: This month sees another spate of critical fixes from Microsoft, including patches for a number of Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerabilities. Two of these are already known to be exploited in the wild (CVE-2017-8543 and CVE-2017-8464). Today’s patches are […]

Major Bitcoin Exchanges Hit By Cyberattacks As Record Rally Makes Them A Target

CNBC reported that: At least two major bitcoin exchanges reported cyberattacks this week. The attacks were ‘denial-of-service’ in nature and did not affect clients’ funds. Bitcoin briefly more than tripled for the year when it topped $3,000 last weekend. Bitfinex, the largest U.S. dollar-based bitcoin exchange and smaller BTC-e’s exchange were the alleged victims of the […]

“The Real Question Now Is How The Trump Administration Will Respond”

In response to reports that North Korea was responsible for the WannaCry ransomware attack last month, Hitesh Sheth, CEO at Vectra Networks comments that this latest update comes as no surprise. Hitesh Sheth, CEO at Vectra Networks: “Confirmation from the NSA that North Korea was likely behind WannaCry comes as a surprise to no one. Cybersecurity experts […]

Heathrow Airport’s Baggage System Failure Could Have Been Avoided

Heathrow Airport’s Terminals 3 and 5 are currently experiencing a baggage system failure. When an airport like Heathrow struggles to keep their IT systems running smoothly, people begin to worry about the other software-reliant and business-critical services they provide. Kevin Cunningham, Managing Director at SQS commented below on this incident. Kevin Cunningham, Managing Director at SQS: […]

The Media Trust On Apple ‘s Search Ads Functionality Compromised For Fraud

The Fraudsters Faithful Friend

One of Apple’s top 10 productivity apps – Mobile Protection Clean & Security VPN has been pulled from the Apple story after it was discovered that cyber criminals were leveraging “Search Ads” a new functionality in the app. Chris Olson, CEO at The Media Trust commented below. Chris Olson, CEO at The Media Trust: “Fraud […]

Why Security Doesn’t Have To Be A Barrier To IIoT

Industrial IoT presents huge opportunities for makers of industrial equipment and providers of related systems. By connecting machines to the cloud revolutionary new approaches to customer service and process automation can be realised; predictive maintenance being one of the fastest growing business lines. Critical to the success of disciplines such as predictive maintenance or process […]

Email Remains The No. 1 Cyber Threat For Businesses

Following Barracuda’s latest research that found Email remains the No.1 threat vector for businesses, with a full 76% of ransomware attacks starting with a malicious message, Paul Edon, Director at Tripwire commented below and believes the issue will only get worse due to its effectiveness. Paul Edon, Director at Tripwire:  “This isn’t a surprise email based attacks continue to grow because it […]

UCL Ransomware Attack

News broke today that University College London (UCL) has suffered a major ransomware attack. The university took the decision to disable access to the UCL N and S drives and some other systems to reduce the likelihood of further infection. IT security experts commented below. Gavin Millard, EMEA Technical Director at Tenable Network Security: “While I have sympathy for the […]

Midmarket Prefers MSPs For Cloud/Mobile Security Deployments

According to industry analyst organization Techaisle and cloud services provider dinCloud, the need to secure many different profiles that are the source of security challenges and breaches (e.g. mobile devices, network gear, data center applications, data and equipment) will force SMBs to spend on IT security solutions in four categories: Protection of data entering the […]