China Set To Launch An ‘Unhackable’ Internet Communication

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As malicious hackers mount ever more sophisticated attacks, China is about to launch a new, “unhackable” communications network – at least in the sense that any attack on it would be quickly detected. IT security experts commented below. Leigh-Anne Galloway, Cyber Security Resilience Lead at Positive Technologies: “In the field of quantum cryptography, there are some commercial […]

Transparency And Fraud In Digital Ads

Fraudulent digitals ads sold programmatically have hit epic proportions causing some big named advertisers to pull back in an effort to clean up their digital media supply chain. This has also prompted Google to work with media partners to actively uncover fraudulent ads. Chris Olson, CEO at The Media Trust commented below. Chris Olson, CEO […]

Police Warn Hacking Threat Of IoT Devices Like Fridges And Kettles

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Police have warned that household appliances which connect to the internet will increasingly be hacked by criminals seeking to steal your identity, rob your home or bank accounts. The chief constable, Mike Barton, who leads the National Police Chiefs Council on crime operations, warned about the dangers of the ‘internet of things’ as more ordinary household items […]

New Form Of Phishing Targeting The Energy Industry

A new form of phishing has been discovered by CyberInt that targets the energy industry. The actual phishing email and attached document have no malicious code and are therefore undetectable. The word document contains a template reference that, when the document is loaded, connects to an attacker’s server via Server Message Block (SMB) to download […]

The Risks Of Not Being GDPR Compliant

There has been loads written and talked about surrounding General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The new regulation is arguably the most significant change in global privacy law in twenty-two years and businesses must shore up their cybersecurity processes and procedures to avoid facing financial penalties. GDPR is due to be implemented on May 25th 2018 and […]

Fall In Reckitt Bencksier Sales Due To Petya Ransomware

Following the news that Reckitt Bencksier saw a 2% decline in sales last quarter- a sign of the destruction caused by the Petya ransomware attack last month. Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and Fellow at McAfee  commented below. Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and Fellow at McAfee: “Cyber attacks damage far more than a company’s reputation, often hitting the […]

2 Enterprise IT Security Pros – Re Incident Response Burdens, Survey Data

In response to media coverage of incident response burdens based on recent surveys — including a recent survey from from next-gen SIEM developer Cyphort  which codifies the burdens that legacy SIEMs place on security teams, two security professionals commented below. Dr. Hernan Londono, CTO at Barry University: “Really it’s a problem of prioritizing what appears to be a critical event over what seems to be not […]

Microsoft Uses Domain Names In Legal Battle Against Russian Hackers

News broke over the weekend that Microsoft is taking down suspected Russian hackers using American trademark law, with a year-long legal battle tentatively drawing to a close this week. Microsoft filed suit against the hackers last year for computer intrusion and infringing on its trademarks. It alleged the John Does responsible, through an operation called “Strontium,” have broken […]

Kylie Jenner Snapchat Hack

News has broken today that Kylie Jenner has fallen victim to an apparent ‘snapchat’ hack, which has resulted in the hacker threatening to post nude pictures of the star online: This news comes soon after Modern Family star Sarah Hyland had her own private photos stolen and posted online over the weekend. In response to this, Mark […]