Flight Sim Game Maker Embeds Password-Stealing Malware In Game

News broke yesterday that gamers are accusing a company that makes mods for Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X game of putting a password stealer inside one of its add-ons. The company defended its decision by saying the malware works part of a Digital Rights Management (DRM) platform and only activates when users are using a pirated copy of […]

UK Citizens In Danger Of Identity Theft Due To Negligence Towards Cyber Security

A recent survey has found that 52% of Britons aged 18-25 are using the same password for many online services, increasing the likelihood of identity theft. It was also found that the majority had sent critical data such as bank details or passport copies and driving licences via messaging systems. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault commented below. […]

Palo Alto Networks Moves Into Protecting Industrial Systems With Ruggedised Next Gen Firewalls

Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the next-generation security company, has announced the introduction of its ruggedized PA-220R next-generation firewall. This new NGFW appliance is designed to prevent successful cyberattacks in the network environments of industrial control systems, or ICS, and supervisory control and data acquisition, or SCADA, systems. The PA-220R meets required performance and reliability standards […]

Ex-Government Security Gurus Stress Importance Of Basics For Councils

In light of the recent news that councils aren’t prepared for cybersecurity attacks, please see below comment from David Carroll, CEO of XQ Cyber on the needs for the absolute basics of cybersecurity must be administered, to set an example for the rest of the country. David Carroll, CEO at XQ Cyber commented below. David […]

The Top 5 Financial Markets That Are Open To Attack

The threat of cyber attacks is something that no-one can ignore. As our reliance on technology has grown, so too has the scale and complexity of the risk posed online. Cyber security now has to be among the considerations for investors. When people pore over a forex calendar plotting their currency trades or scour financial […]

BitTorrent Vulnerabilties

Following the news regarding vulnerabilities found in the uTorrent BitTorrent client, Bob Rudis, Chief Data Scientist at Rapid7 commented below. Bob Rudis, Chief Data Scientist at Rapid7: “Over the past few months, researchers from Google’s Project Zero have been working with BitTorrent, Inc. to fix vulnerabilities in their uTorrent BitTorrent client. BitTorrent is a communication protocol for […]

Amazon Cloud Storage Clients Get Tip-Off Alerts

Following the news that security researchers posted “friendly warnings” to users of Amazon’s cloud data storage service whose private content has been made public due to a misconfiguration, James Houghton, CTO at Think Marble commented below.   James Houghton, CTO at ThinkMarble: “The misconfiguration of systems is commonplace when there is the lack of requisite knowledge or […]

Tesla AWS Hack

Breaking news has revealed that Tesla’s Amazon Web Services account was hacked to mine cryptocurrency. The hack, which was brought to Tesla’s attention by the cybersecurity startup RedLock, also reportedly exposed some of Tesla’s proprietary data related to mapping, telemetry, and vehicle servicing. IT security experts commented below.  Ken Spinner, VP of Field Engineering at Varonis: “Whenever a […]

The Session Border Controller As A Virtual Network Function

Simplicity is becoming a major selling point – especially when it comes to IT security. As organisations wake up to the huge additional requirements associated with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into force in 2018, any solution that can minimise complexity is compelling. The use of Software Defined Networking to deliver […]

Cyber Aware Survey Finds Young Brits Lack Cybersecurity Awareness

In response to the news this morning that a Cyber Aware survey has found that ‘young Brits’ lack cyber security awareness, Anthony Chadd, EMEA Senior Director at Neustar commented below. Anthony Chadd, Senior Director, EMEA at Neustar: “As the cyber threat landscape is constantly shifting, hackers are continuously finding new, inventive ways to launch attacks and extract sensitive information. Just […]