Watch Out, Hikvision Cameras Hacked

A backdoor found in Hikvision security cameras has been recently exploited by hackers who were able to compromise the devices by displaying the term HACKED. Cesare Garlati, Chief Security Strategist at the prpl Foundation commented below. Cesare Garlati, Chief Security Strategist at the prpl Foundation: “The Hikvision camera hack is a clear indicator of why there is […]

Baby Monitor Hacked And Used To Spy On Family!

Attack on Russian Government Websites

The latest news has revealed that a child’s baby monitor in Australia was hacked and used by cyberattackers to spy on the family. Cesare Garlati, Chief Security Strategist at the prpl Foundation commented below. Cesare Garlati, Chief Security Strategist at the prpl Foundation: “IoT devices being hacked in the home is sadly not uncommon news and this […]

Cyber Attacks Can Bring Down The Electric Distribution Grid In The Next Five Years

News broke yesterday that amost two-thirds (63%) of utility executives believe their country faces at least a moderate risk of electricity supply interruption from a cyber attack on electric distribution grids in the next five years. IT security experts commented below. Kyle Wilhoit, Cenior Cybersecurity Threat Researcher at DomainTools:  “Electrical grids across the globe have continually targeted both […]

Yahoo! Data Breach Affected 3 Billion Users

News broke overnight that the 2016 Yahoo! data breach, already considered one of the worst in history, was worse than originally thought, affected 3 billion accounts, making it far and away the worst breach in history. Lisa Baergen, Director at NuData Security commented below. Lisa Baergen, Director at NuData Security:  “The truth has come out  – the 2013 Yahoo! data breach […]

US Cyber-Defence Data Stolen From NSA Contractors’ Home Computer Direct

Russian hackers reportedly stole classified NSA cyberweapons from the home computer of one of the agency’s contractors, after the unspecified contractor removed the classified data and stored it one his personal computer. The theft reportedly took place in 2015 and was discovered in 2016. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the attackers stole the NSA’s confidential data by […]

Spy Wars: How Nation-State Backed Threat Actors Steal From And Copy Each Other

Sophisticated threat actors are actively hacking other attack groups in order to steal victim data, borrow tools and techniques and re-use each other’s infrastructure – making accurate threat intelligence ever harder for security researchers, according to Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT). Accurate threat intelligence relies on identifying the patterns and tools that […]

GDPR – Why It’s Time For The Board To Stop Passing The Buck

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in the UK on 25 May 2018. Yet, many organisations remain in denial, with a typical mindset being: ‘if I ignore it long enough, it will probably go away’, or even, ‘I don’t think it really applies to me’.  Ultimately though, any business that holds personal data […]

New McAfee Report Highlights Global Impact Of Changing Data Protection Landscape

SAP Data

Seventy Percent of Business Decision-Makers Say GDPR will Make the European Union the World Leader in Data Protection NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Data protection delivers commercial advantage with seventy-four percent of respondents believing organizations that properly apply data protection laws will attract new customers Nearly half (48 percent) of organizations say they will migrate data as a […]