Forever 21 Reports Hacking Of Payment Card Information

Council Hit by Ransomware Attack

It has been reported that fashion retailer, Forever 21, has announced that there had been unauthorised access to data from payment cards used at some of its stores. The California based company said the breach was focused on transactions made at its stores between March and October this year. Forever 21 said only certain point of sale devices in […]

Critical Flaw In Cisco Voice-OS Products

Cisco Systems has discovered a critical vulnerability is its Cisco Voice Operating System software that allows an unauthenticated, remote hacker to gain elevated access to 12 types of Cisco Voice-OS products. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer commented below. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer: “Given the recent vulnerability in Cisco’s Voice Operating System, it is important […]

Gov. Want Driverless Cars In Use By 2021

Chancellor has indicated that it is the Government’s objective to have “fully driverless cars” without a safety attendant on board in use by 2021, Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and Fellow at McAfee commented below. Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and Fellow at McAfee: “With its strong manufacturing heritage, it’s unsurprising that the government has high hopes for the […]

SolarNow, Eseye And AWS Enabling IoT To Change Lives Across Africa

Introduction The Internet of Things (IoT) is impacting the lives of millions around the world – but none more so than those in Africa. It is for this reason SolarNow, a social business which is passionate about transforming lives by providing high quality solar energy, appliances and financing solutions in East Africa, has turned to […]

New Banking Malware Stealing Bank Details

Avast have uncovered a new mobile banking trojan in some Google Play apps which has been stealing the banking details of users. As an overview the key points are: A new version of BankBot, a malicious mobile trojan, has been hiding in apps that pose as supposedly trustworthy flashlight apps, tricking users into downloading them. In a second campaign, […]

Banking Malware

Malware Ranks First

Manoj Asnani, VP Product and Design at Balbix: “Terdot uses two attack vectors to exploit users – phishing and Man-in-the-middle. Enterprises that have deployed breach prediction systems that comprehensively cover all attack vectors are able to defend against Terdot more effectively. But, it should be noted that most of today’s detection solutions are single attack […]

Secure Channels Inc. Releases Peer Review Report On Security Analysis Independently Validating Patented PKMS2 Encryption Protocol

Research & analysis conducted independently by Dr. Matthew Green, Dr. Stefano Tessaro, and Dr. Yevgenly Dodis  Secure Channels Inc., provider of innovative data security and access control solutions has announced a new encryption protocol that significantly improves on the security bounds of standard encryption using modern symmetric-key block ciphers.  The protocol, Pattern Key, Multi-Segment, Multi-Standard (PKMS2), uses […]

Cash Converters Data Breach

US Gov data breach

News has just surfaced that Cash Converters has been hit by a data breach. The company reported that it had: “Received an email threat from a third party claiming to have gained unauthorised access to customer data within a Cash Converters’ United Kingdom website (‘Webshop’). The unidentified third party’s threat included the widespread release of the data unless it receives a […]

The Hapless User: Secure from the inside out

UK’s Best Cyber Security Talent

The current cyber-threat landscape is increasingly complex, with cyber-attacks becoming far more widespread, sophisticated and more straightforward to execute. In such an environment, organisations face a catch-22 situation: it’s becoming harder to detect hidden threats early, yet early detection is essential to mitigating the loss of confidential and sensitive data – not to mention the […]