Kaspersky Lab Launches Free IoT Device Scanner To Aid Smart Home Defence

IT Professionals Forced to Adopt Smart Devices

Kaspersky Lab has released a beta version of its solution for the “smart” home and the Internet of Things – Kaspersky IoT Scanner. This free application for the Android platform scans the home Wi-Fi network, informing the user about the devices connected to it and their level of security. As the Internet of Things continues […]

White House Report On The State Of Cybersecurity For Critical Infrastructure

The National Infrastructure Advisory Council has issued a report that says while both government and the private sector have resources to secure critical infrastructure against targeted cyberattacks, they are not properly organized, harnessed or focused. Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi commented below. Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi: “The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) report on Securing […]

Gartner Says Global Cybersecurity Market To Hit $86.4 Billion This Year

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Every day hackers grow bolder as their cyberattacks gain more potential for reward. Many large-scale companies have grappled with breaches including Sony, Target, FedEx, Honda, Nissan, Renault, Verizon and more. The nature of attacks is changing and becoming more focused on sensitive consumer data. Thanks to ransomware and deep mining malware, hackers are collecting information […]

ESET Ireland Warns Of Office 365 Phishing Scam Via Fake FedEx Email

ESET Ireland has identified another potentially dangerous phishing scam that aims to gather Microsoft Office 365 logins via a faked FedEx email. The cybercriminals are sending a fresh email that looks like it’s coming from FedEx and says “you have an important package waiting” and offers a link where you can “track” it. Clicking the link […]

Cryptocurrency Wallets Targeted By Attackers

ATTACKERS ARE BYPASSING PERIMETER

Kyle Lady, Senior R&D Engineer, Duo Security commented below on the story regarding attackers exploiting two-factor authentication by using a phone numbers to gain access to victim’s devices. Kyle Lady, Senior R&D Engineer at Duo Security: “We agree that there are stronger forms of authentication than SMS (such as push and U2F), as SMS and email-based […]

Fancy Bears Leak Names Of Footballers Using Banned Medicines During World Cup In 2010

News broke today that 25 footballers who were using Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE’s) during the 2010 world cup have been named by the infamous Fancy Bears hacking group. Former premier league footballers such as Carlos Tevez, Dirk Kuyt and Gabriel Heinze  are among those named. IT security experts from DomainTools and AlienVault commented below. Kyle Wilhoit, Senior Cybersecurity Threat […]

PlayStation Network Breach

News has broken that an elite hacker group, OurMine, claims to have hacked into Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN) and successfully stolen user information. While OurMine has publicly stated they don’t intend to use the data maliciously, the potential impact of this breach is vast because anyone who uses a PlayStation 4 online accesses the PSN. […]

Positive Technologies Research Shows Increasing Popularity Of “Rent-a-Trojan” Attacks

Positive Technologies experts observe continued uptick in Q2 2017 of “ransomware as a service.” The U.S. and Russia remain the most frequent victims of cyberattacks, but over a quarter (28%) of attacks in Q2 2017 affected dozens of countries and hundreds—sometimes even thousands—of companies. According to Positive Technologies’ statistics, 67 percent of attacks were performed […]

Google Play’s Store & Hotel Hacks

Recent news that over 500 apps downloaded more than 100 million times for Google’s official Play Market contained a secret backdoor that allowed developers to install a range of spyware at any time.  Moshe Elias, Director of Product Marketing at Allot Communications, provides an insight on this news below. Moshe Elias, Director of Product Marketing at Allot Communications: “Mobile […]