Phishing Site Hosted On .Fish Domain

News broke yesterday that security researchers have spotted a phishing site hosted on the aptly named .fish domain. Netcraft web tester Paul Mutton explained in a blog post that parser.fish won the prize for being the first to host malicious credential slurping content directly on its homepage. Tim Helming, director of product management at DomainTools commented below. Tim Helming, Director of Product […]

Mac Malware On The Rise

ATTACKERS ARE BYPASSING PERIMETER

It has been reported that more Mac malware has been seen in 2017 than in any year beforehand, according to a new report from information-security firm Malwarebytes says, and one of the company’s security experts told us that Apple’s current strategies may not be enough to stop the rising tide. James, Security Specialist at ESET commented […]

British Data Protection Laws To Stay ‘Aligned’ With The EU’s After Brexit

Low Latency Data Protection

It has been reported that the Government will today set out its plans for arrangements that could ensure personal data would continue to move back and forth between the UK and the EU in the future in a safe, properly regulated way. In the latest of a series of papers looking at the UK’s future partnership […]

Hackers Leveraging Old Vulnerabilities

Secunia Vulnerability

Hackers are using vulnerabilities that are up to ten years old or older to launch cyber-attacks according to the Fortinet Q2 2017 Global Threat Landscape report. The report also revealed that the majority of cyber-attacks were launched over a weekend. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer commented below. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer: “While it isn’t […]

Serious About Cyber Security

World’s 10 Hottest Cybersecurity Companies to Watch in 2016

Almost every day we read stories about companies that have suffered serious consequences for not taking cyber security seriously enough. In April of this year, payday loan company Wonga was subjected to a significant online data breach that saw the personal information of around 270,000 customers compromised. Immediately after the attack, the brand’s ‘buzz score’ fell to its lowest in […]

Lack Of IT Skills Within The Police

The think tank Reform has argued that police chiefs should be allowed to fire officers whose IT skills are not up to scratch. Emm, principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “With the rise of crime in the cyber world, it is crucial that the skill set […]

Cyber-Security Of The Fridge: Assessing The Internet Of Things threat

Are IoT (Internet of Things) devices security time bombs waiting to explode, or just benign and hugely-beneficial technological advances? As ever, the truth is somewhere in between, but there is a very simple test you can apply to assess which end of the spectrum a device sits at: ‘It depends’. IT decision-makers were asked to […]

Cifas’s Annoucement On ID Fraud

Following today’s announcement from Cifas that ID fraud has reached record levels, Paco Garcia, CTO, Yoti commented below. Paco Garcia, CTO at Yoti: “Today’s identity fraud figures from Cifas highlight a growing trend that’s, unfortunately, affecting more people every day. While peoples’ desire for convenience often trumps security concerns, it’s clear that individuals need greater […]

Hackers Using Phone Numbers To Reach Online Accounts

The New York Times has reported that hackers are targeting mobile phone numbers to gain access to consumers’ online accounts. According to the Times, hackers have increasingly been calling up Verizon, T-Mobile U.S., Sprint and AT&T and asking them to transfer control of a victim’s phone number to a device under the hacker’s control. The hacker then resets the […]

Robot Hacked And Stabs Tomato Violently

News has surfaced that security researchers were able to hack into a popular house robot and program it to wield a screwdriver and stab violently at a tomato. The hack is an example of how potentially dangerous these systems can be when hacked. Cesare Garlati, chief security Strategist at the prpl Foundation commented below. Cesare Garlati, chief […]