Fancy Bears Use Microsoft Vulnerability To Play On US Terrorism Fears

It’s being reported today that Fancy Bears hacking group have changed the tactics of a phishing campaign which uses a Microsoft exploit to install malware to focus on the US instead of Europe. They have done this by encouraging users to click on ‘US-centric’ topics exploiting fears around the recent terrorist attack in New York. IT security experts commented below. Dan Matthews, Director […]

Dated Windows Software The Weak Link For SCADA Systems

CISO Belong in the Corporate World?

TrendMicro’s latest research suggested that unsecured and dated Windows operating systems are the weak link when it comes to cyber attacks on critical infrastructure systems. Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks commented below. Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks: “There is a number of opinions as to what poses the biggest risk to critical infrastructure – be it old […]

University Of East Anglia Leaks Onfidential Health Details To Hundreds Of Students In Mass

CareFirst breach

News broke today that the University of East Anglia in Norwich accidentally leaked an employee’s confidential and sensitive health information in a mass email sent to hundreds of postgraduate research students. The email was sent on Sunday (5 November) afternoon to about 300 students in the social science faculty which included the personal health information of a member […]

Young Women Don’t Want To Go Into IT Or Cyber

A new Kaspersky report has found that 78% of young women in Europe would never consider a career in cybersecurity or IT.  The report found they have made this decision by the age of 16.  Just 11% of the cybersecurity industry is currently female, and with the ongoing, worsening IT skills shortage, these findings paint a worrying […]

Software Bugs Responsible For Causing Cryptocurrency Loss Well Into The Millions

It has emerged that a software bug was at fault for accidently losing $300 million in cryptocurrency. This follows a previous bug that led to the theft of $32m in July. Ethereum, arguably the second most important cryptocurrency, after Bitcoin, is currently looking in to ways of rectifying the situation, but should have it been allowed […]

UEA Leaks Health Details Of Staff To Students

In response to the news that University of East Anglia leaked confidential health details to hundreds of students in a mass email, Matt Lock, Director of Sales Engineers at Varonis provides an insight below.   Matt Lock, Director of Sales Engineers at Varonis: “The leakage of personal information is becoming commonplace: Academic institutions are prime targets […]

Ransomware Targeting IoT Systems

In its predictions 2018 report, Forrester analysts predict that hackers will be mounting more ransomware and data stealing attacks at IoT systems. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer commented below. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer: “With ransomware attacks on the rise and the prevalence of IoT device vulnerabilities, IT teams must place an increased emphasis on […]

The Netflix Phishing Scam Which Is Fooling Security Software

It is being reported today that a Netflix phishing scam which has been circulating for some time has managed to dupe even sophisticated Internet users into providing personal information, and successfully bypassing security software. Kyle Wilhoit, Senior Cybersecurity Threat Researcher at DomainTools commented below. Kyle Wilhoit, Senior Cybersecurity Threat Researcher at DomainTools:  “Part of what makes this scam appear so legitimate is the […]

Senate Hearing On Nation – State Cyberattacks

Healthcare Organisations Suffer one Cyberattack per month

Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks:  “The views expressed at the Senate hearing yesterday highlight just how challenging the evolving threatscape is for organisations – whether its data or critical infrastructure they’re trying to protect. Governments and private industry need to expand collaboration and intelligence sharing to defend from such attacks and organizations need to […]

Former Yahoo CEO’s Testimony @ US Senate Hearing

During her testimony at a Senate hearing on Wednesday, former Yahoo CEO – Marissa Mayer said that “Even robust defenses and prosecutors aren’t sufficient to protect against the state-sponsored attack, especially when they’re extremely sophisticated and persistent.” IT security experts commented below. Jason Garbis, Vice President, Products at Cyxtera: “Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s testimony during […]