Hackers Sell Code-Signing Certs To Evade Malware Detection

Manoj Asnani provides an insight below that hackers are selling legitimate code-signing certificates to evade malware detection. Manoj Asnani, VP Product and Design at Balbix: “Hacked code-signing certificates certainly present an extended challenge to IT security teams, and are a potentially effective tactic to bypass traditional security appliances. For an enterprise security team, it’s imperative to consider […]

Tinder Security Flaw

Tinder accounts were almost swiped right into the hands of hackers after researchers found they were able to login to user accounts using just a phone number. While the vulnerability is now fixed, it’s obviously worrying that chat history and photos could have been exposed. IT security experts commented below. Dr. Giovanni Vigna, CTO and Co-Founder at Lastline: “This […]

Annabelle: The Terrifying New Ransomware Variant

A new ransomware variant called Annabelle has been discovered, which seems to have been designed to ‘show off the skills’ of the developer who created it, by being as difficult to deal with as possible. The ransomware terminates numerous security programs, disables Windows Defender, turning off the firewall, encrypting your files, trying to spread through USB drives, making it […]

3 Months Till GDPR

This Sunday marks the official 3-month countdown to the GDPR enforcement coming into effect. While we have all certainly heard lots about GDPR over the last twelve months, now is certainly the time for organisations to focus their efforts on becoming GDPR ready. The comment below, from Rufus Grig, CTO at Maintel, explores how companies can […]

Growth Of AI Could Boost Cybercrime And Security Threats

A report, written by 26 authors from 14 global institutions, has stated that the proliferation of artificial intelligence technologies could enable new forms of cybercrime, political disruption and even physical attacks within the next five years. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge commented below. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge: “First of all, we should clearly […]

McAfee Research Reveals That Cybercrime Takes An Almost $600billion Toll On The Global Economy

McAfee, in partnership with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), today announces that cybercrime costs the world close to $600 billion – a $150 billion increase since 2014.   The research has also found the following below key findings Nation states are the most dangerous source of cybercrime, with Russia ranking No. 1 and North Korea No. […]

Cyber Aware and #OneReset

In light of the Cyber Aware survey results that found that 52% of 18-25 year old’s in the UK are using the same password for lots of services, and the #OneReset campaign, Steve Schult, Sr. Director Product Management at LastPass commented below.  Steve Schult, Sr. Director Product Management at LastPass:  “It’s great to see the government raising awareness around cybersecurity […]

Half Of UK Organisations Say They Have Been The Victim Of Fraud And/Or Economic Crime

It’s been reported that, according to PwC’s ninth biennial Global Economic Crime & Fraud Survey, half of UK organisations say they have been the victim of fraud and/or economic crime in the last two years. More than half (51%) of the most disruptive crimes resulted in losses over £72,000, compared to 37% globally. Nearly a quarter of UK victims […]

Incident Detection, Email Attacks Continue To Cause Headaches For Companies

F-Secure’s new Incident Response Report points to email inboxes as the weakest link in security perimeters, and finds that companies struggle with quickly and accurately detecting security incidents. Buckinghamshire, UK – February 22, 2018: Over one-third of all security incidents start with phishing emails or malicious attachments sent to company employees, according to a new […]