Fitbit Devices Can Be Hacked, According To Research From The University Of Edinburgh

Air-Gapped Computer Hacked

The University of Edinburgh have released results from a new study that reveals how personal information can be stolen from Fitbit fitness bands. Researchers analysed the Fitbit One and Fitbit Flex wristbands, and discovered a way of intercepting messages transmitted between fitness trackers and cloud servers – where data is sent for analysis. This allowed them to access personal information and […]

Alaska Voter Data Leak

Online voting and identity

Following the news about Alaska Voter Data Leak, Zohar Alon, Co-founder and CEO at Dome9 commented below. Zohar Alon, Co-founder and CEO at Dome9:  “In this era of pervasive data-driven sales, marketing and operations, data is the raw material for successful businesses and political campaigns. It is more important than ever to define strict controls and practices for the handling […]

Malicious WordPress Plugin Used To Hijack More Than 200,000 Websites

It was reported this morning that a malicious WordPress plugin has been discovered which has been used to hijack more than 200,000 websites. The plugin called Display Widgets has been found to contain a backdoor that could allow hackers to access what is posted on the site and modify content on infected pages. Colin Domoney, Consultant […]

CCleaner Compromise

CCLearner, a utility program used to clean unwanted files including temporary internet files and invalid Windows Registry entries from a computer, has been hijacked and used by hackers to relay information about users. IT security experts commented below. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer: “Any and all software developed for Internet use can be hacked and compromised.  […]

Show Me The Money: Cybercriminals Deploying Diverse Range Of Banking Trojans And Ransomware, Says Check Point

Check Point’s August Global Threat Impact Index shows Roughted remained the top malware, followed by Globalimposter and HackerDefender in third place   Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) revealed that banking trojans were extensively used by cyber-criminals during August, with three variants appearing in the company’s latest Global Threat Impact Index. The Zeus, Ramnit and Trickbot […]

Reaction To Equifax Story

Ilia Kolochenko, CEO of Web Aecurity Company at High-Tech Bridge: “The great fuss around the Equifax breach exposes our unpreparedness to handle major data breaches in a pragmatic and professional manner. We can observe uncertainty, bias, fear, doubts and anger on all sides of the incident. “Those emotions are understandable, but in cybersecurity they are […]