Offensive Security, Cyber Insurance And Cryptocurrencies: 2018 Predictions

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s safe to say that cybersecurity, or lack thereof, dominated headlines. This isn’t likely to change in 2018, with GDPR just around the corner. Charl van der Walt, Chief Security Strategy Officer at the UK’s largest independent cyber security company SecureData, shares his thoughts on the key trends that will […]

WannaCry Attributed To North Korea

Breaking news has revealed that both US and UK governments are placing the blame on North Korea for being behind the WannaCry ransomware attack that caused global disruption. The malware affected hospitals, businesses and banks and is thought to have hit over 300,000 computers across 150 nations. IT security experts are commented below. Tim Erlin, VP of Product […]

Massive Leak Hits Over 120 Million American Households

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Breaking news has revealed that due to another cloud storage misconfiguration, over 120 million Americans across billions of data points are said to have been affected. The issue is said to have occurred after an Amazon Web Services S3 cloud storage bucket was left exposed and open to the public internet. IT security experts are […]

Huge Security Flaw Discovered In Windows 10 That Could Allow Hackers To Steal Passwords

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The Daily Mail reported yesterday afternoon that a Google researcher discovered a huge security flaw in Windows 10 that could have allowed hackers to steal the passwords of thousands of users. For around eight days this month, some versions of the operating system shipped with a password manager with a massive security flaw. The bug meant cybercriminals could […]

Cocky Young ‘Locky’ Ransomware Targets Elderly Windows DDE Weakness

 A vulnerability in Windows that has been around for decades is being exploited by hackers behind a new version of the infamous Locky ransomware. It is a vulnerability that has been apparent since the 1980s, but which Microsoft has publicly stated it will not address by removing the feature, making the new attacks undetectable with […]

Credit Card Stealing Malware Targets UK Christmas Shoppers

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It’s being reported that hackers have been using credit card stealing malware to infect popular retailers such as Zara just as the Christmas shopping craze begins. Cybersecurity firms have confirmed that hackers have recently been using the notorious Zeus Panda Trojan to target UK-based shoppers getting ready for the festive season. Once hackers inject the Zeus Panda […]

Internet Embedded Technology Will Take Centre Stage In A Major Breach

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With the ever-expanding influx of Internet Embedded Technology (IET) within businesses, such as printers, conferencing solutions, building security technology, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, automated lighting and other various consumer-based Internet of Things technologies, I would not be surprised if we see these technologies take centre stage in a major breach in 2018. Currently no […]

New Apache Struts Campaign Mining Monero Uses EternalBlue And EternalSynergy

News broke yesterday that security researchers have found a new hacking campaign that used NSA exploits to install cryptocurrency miners on victim’s systems and networks. They said that the campaign was a sophisticated multi-staged attack targeting internal networks with the NSA-attributed EternalBlue and EternalSynergy exploits. IT security experts commented below. Nadav Avital, Security Research Team Leader at Imperva:  “In […]

The Trojan Virus Can Turn Your PC Into A Bitcoin Miner Without You Knowing

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Criminals will always find ways to gain access to PCs without the owner’s permission. They will then use the hacked computers to their favor. One recent case was a Trojan virus that infected multiple computers then used them to mine Bitcoins, without the PC owners knowing what is really happening. Bitcoin is a digital currency […]