30,000 Medical Records Stolen Following Phishing Attack

Following the news that over 30,000 medical records were stolen from a healthcare organisation in Florida after an employee was deceived by a phishing email into sharing their login information, Dr. Markus Jakobsson, Chief Scientist at email Security Specialist Agari commented below. Markus Jakobsson, Chief Scientist at Agari:  “The theft of 30,000 medical records from a […]

A North Korean Monero Cryptocurrency Miner

AlienVault labs recently analysed an application compiled on Christmas Eve 2017. It is an Installer for software to mine the Monero crypto-currency. Any mined currency is sent to Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang, North Korea. The Installer copies a file named intelservice.exe to the system. The filename intelservice.exe is often associated with crypto-currency mining malware. Based on the arguments it’s executed with, it’s likely a […]

Winter Olympics Attempted Hacks

Dan Panesar, VP EMEA at Certes Networks:  “The latest series of attempted hacks targeting organisations involved in next month’s Winter Olympics highlights just how extensive today’s IT infrastructure is and how many attack vectors there are for hackers to exploit. In such a scenario, it only needs one user or one part of the extended network to be […]

Electrum Wallet Bug That Let Sites Steal Your Bitcoin

Popular wallet developer Electrum issued an emergency patch over the weekend for a critical bug that left thousands of its Bitcoin wallets exposed. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO of web security company High-Tech Bridge commented below on why this may just be the start of similar security incidents for crypto currency startups during 2018. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at […]

Bots And Critical Infrastructure

In the wake of a flood of cyberattacks, the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security have drafted a report on enhancing resilience against botnets. Andrea Carcano, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Nozomi Networks commented below. Andrea Carcano, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Nozomi Networks:  “One approach to blocking Bots from getting into […]

The IT Security Lessons From 2017

George Santayana famously observed that: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  In a year where data breaches escalated, and cyber-criminals found yet more ways to infiltrate the enterprise network, this quote came to mind. So, as 2017 draws to a close let’s look back over the year and reflect and […]

Hackers Sharpen Focus On Mid-Sized Businesses – Data

businesses evade the ever increasing threat to their data security

New data underscores risk facing businesses as attackers side-step traditional security prevention technology CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO –  Rudimentary attacks, like information gathering, reputation blocks, fraud, and brute force attacks, increased by 71% from 2016-2017, according to new data released by eSentire, Inc., the largest pure-play Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provider. The data represents a total volume rise in […]