5 Tips For Securing Your Network Printing

Your office printer might not appear to pose much of a security threat. But if left unprotected, it may in fact present a serious risk to your network and resources. For example, with access to a networked printer, an unauthorised user can discover device configurations, network information and user credentials. This is because printers are […]

New Wi-Fi Standards

Vulnerable Public Wi-Fi

Following the new Wi-Fi standards unveiled earlier this month by the Wi-Fi Alliance at CES in Las Vegas. A first official draft of the WPA3 Wi-Fi authentication protocol is forthcoming, anddevices supporting the new protocols should be available later this year, including features like improved protection when users choose weak passwords, individualized encryption and improved security setup on devices […]

DoD Stops 36 Million Malicious Emails Daily, Reveals Scale Of DDoS Attacks Thwarted

DDoS on the Move

Three cybersecurity experts from Juniper Networks and STEALTHbits Technologies offer perspective on remarks by David Bennett, CIO/Director of Operations for the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA, a DoD combat support agency) and outgoing DISA Director Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn  (NextGov story link), which disclosed that: 36 million malicious emails attempting to access US military systems are blocked each day by the DoD; the Pentagon has thwarted DDoS attacks up […]

Hacker Makes Off With Nearly £300K Stellar Lumens In BlackWallet Theft

A hacker hijacked BlackWallet to steal nearly £300K from Bitcoin rival Stellar Lumen; an incident that Ilia Kolochenko, CEO of web security company High Tech Bridge commented below. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High Tech Bridge: “Unfortunately, startups in digital currencies and other blockchain technologies often ignore or underestimate information security and privacy fundamentals. They operate on […]

Schneider Electric Says Software Bug Exploited In Watershed Hack

It has been reported by that Schneider Electric SE has disclosed that hackers exploited a flaw in its software in a watershed hack discovered last month that halted plant operations at an industrial facility. Chris Wysopal, CTO and Co-Founder at CA Veracode commented below. Chris Wysopal, CTO and Co-Founder at CA Veracode: “Unfortunately, breaches like this are becoming […]

Business Email Compromise Attacks To Exceed $9B In 2018 (IRONSCALES)

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Trend Micro has reported that business email compromise (BEC) attacks are projected to exceed $9 billion in 2018. This is quite an increase when you consider that, less than a year ago, the FBI reported BEC attacks had become a $5.3 billion industry. Eyal Benishti, CEO and Founder at IRONSCALES commented below. Eyal Benishti, CEO […]

Zyklon Targets Msoft With Backdoor Malware To Steal Data, Launch DDoS Attacks

DDoS Attacks Set to Rise in 2016

News broke earlier today that hackers have launched a new spam campaign, targeting the telecommunications, insurance and financial services industries. The campaign involves hackers using new Microsoft Office vulnerabilities to spread a potent backdoor malware called Zyklon, which can steal passwords,  allow hackers to launch DDoS attacks and mine cryptocurrency, among other things. Sean Newman, Director of Product […]

Two Interesting Cyberthreats Targeting The Irish This Week

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ESET Ireland picks malware-carrying spam as Gaeilge and a Bitcoin-related pyramid scheme as the threats of the week to Irish computer users The cybersecurity company ESET Ireland comes across many cyberthreats each week, but some of them stick out due to their particularities. This week the first that stood out was a long spam email […]

2.9 Million Norwegians Healthcare Data Allegedly Breached

It’s being reported that a hacker or hacker group might have stolen healthcare data for more than half of Norway’s population, according to reports in local press. The attack took place on January 8 and came to light this week when Health South-East RHF, a healthcare organization that manages hospitals in Norway’s southeast region, announced a security breach […]