Will Ukraine Be Hit By Yet Another Holiday Power-Grid Hack?

The holiday season has not been a joyful time with respect to Ukraine’s power grid. Indeed, hackers have struck the Ukraine with two major cyberattacks during the month of December over the last two years and a third would have serious ramifications that would be felt around the world. Andrea Carcano, Founder and Chief Product […]

California Voter Ransom Hack

In response to the news that California voter database compromise affecting 19 million voters, resulting in a ransomware attack, Carl Wright, Chief Revenue Officer at AttackIQ commented below. Carl Wright, Chief Revenue Officer at AttackIQ: “We continue to see sensitive information being exfiltrated or held for ransom by cyber adversaries and we expect to see this trend continue throughout 2018.  […]

Top 5 InfoSec Things I Think For 2018

That time of year again, when people like me with a little space on the Internet try to predict what goodies CyberSecurity Santa will bring for the New Year. Past predictions1 2 3 by your intrepid security guide have been uneven (blame the IETF), but I will do my best to once again prepare you […]

One Of Australia’s Richest Men Lost $1 Million In Email Scam

As a response to the story that One of Australia’s Richest Men Lost $1 Million in Email Scam, Steve Malone, Cyber Resilience Expert at the email and data security company Mimecast commented below. Steve Malone, Cyber Resilience Expert at Mimecast: “The theft of $1million makes it loud and clear just how real and dangerous impersonation attacks are. According to […]

Critical Infrastructure Systems Being Hit By New Malware Named Triton

It has been discovered by cyber security experts that hackers are using a new type of malware to target industrial control systems which is forcing operations to shut down. Cybersecurity firm FireEye has named this malware “Triton”. Travis Smith, Principal Security Researcher at Tripwire commented below. Travis Smith, Principal Security Researcher at Tripwire:  “The fact that operations were shut down, […]

Angry Firefox Users Do Not Want Mr Robot Add-Ons

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Users of Mozilla FireFox have voiced their anger after the web browser forcefully installed a Mr. Robot promotional add-on within some of its browsers.  The add-on, called Looking Glass, was intended to promote the season 3 finale of Mr. Robot that aired on Wednesday, December 13, but instead only attracted a backlash from unhappy users. Javvad […]

Brian Krebs’ Alert On Xmas Gift Card Fraud – The Forgotten Cybersecurity Threat

Brian Krebs has issued his annual warning about gift card fraud – i.e. that fraudsters peel, snap & replace the number on the back of the card, that’s covered with a sticker, and then just lurk and spend once value is loaded. Lisa Baergen, Director at NuData Security commented below. Lisa Baergen, Director at NuData Security: “Although it’s significantly […]

Incident Response: Your Last Line of Cybersecurity Defence

In 2018, no executive that reads the papers can be unaware of the cybersecurity risks facing their organisation. With the size and frequency of data breaches increasing, companies should be prepared to handle one when it happens. The best way to cope with a security incident is to hit the ground running. A well-structured, efficient […]

The Future Of Cyber Threats Will Be Defined By Deception

The next 12 months will see major developments in the arms race between cyber attackers and security defenders as they continue to try to stay ahead of each other. Much of the cyber battle will revolve around the creation of new malware and defensive technology, but one of the defining factors of 2018 will be […]