Intel Halt Of Spectre And Meltdown Patches

Intel has advised customers to halt applying Spectre and Meltdown patches to close chip vulnerabilities as it is causing unpredictable system behavior. Bob Noel, Director of Strategic Relationships and Marketing at Plixer commented below. Bob Noel, Director of Strategic Relationships and Marketing at Plixer: “The current unstable code for the Spectre and Meltdown CPU patches leaves end […]

Vulnerabilities Found In USB Tokens Used In Industrial Control Systems

News broke that 14 vulnerabilities have been discovered by Kaspersky Labs in the Hardware Against Software Piracy (HASP) license management system. The affected USB tokens can be used to open a hidden remote-access channel for cybercriminals. The USB tokens are used to activate software licenses on PCs and servers in corporations and Industrial Control Systems. Moreno […]

Bell Canada Cyber Breach

Smaller businesses not protecting

Bell Canada is alerting some customers that their information has been illegally accessed in a potential data breach. The company’s notice doesn’t say how many Bell customers were affected but media reports say the total could be 100,000. Bell says the information consisted primarily of names and email addresses and that there’s no indication that any credit card, banking or other information […]

Third Party Risks To Enterprise In A Post Equifax World

Board Level Cybersecurity Literacy

Subhead: When everyone’s data has been breached, how do you confirm employees are who they say they are? In the aftermath of the Equifax breach in which millions of people’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII) was stolen, everyone from press to the Senate has been focused on the customers. From a consumer perspective, many still don’t […]

Espionage Campaign Leverages Spear Phishing, RATs Against Turkish Defense Contractors

Regions of the world in geopolitical turmoil, like Turkey, are prime targets for cyber espionage campaigns. Starting in mid-November, an unknown actor purporting to be from the tax collection arm of the Turkish government began a spear phishing campaign against a Turkish defense contractor. The group used tactics that have become extremely useful for cyber spies—spear phishing […]

OnePlus Credit Card Hack

Credit card fraud

Following the news that OnePlus has confirmed that up to 40,000 customers have been affected by a data breach, IT security experts commented below. Dan Panesar, VP EMEA at Certes Networks: “OnePlus have confirmed that up to 40,000 customers have been affected by a data breach which saw hackers harvest users’ credit card details through a malicious script injected into […]

NCSC Director Warns Of Cyber Attack On UK

It has been discovered that the cyber hacking group Turla is targeting the UK with updated variants of Neuron and Nautilus, a type of malware designed to embed itself into compromised networks and stealthily conduct espionage. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued a warning that Turla is deploying a new version of Neuron which has been modified to […]