CrowdStrike New Report

Following today’s release of CrowdStrike’s new report on levelling the playing field in the world of cybersecurity, specifically the levelling off between nation states and cyber crime groups. I’d like to offer you further insights from Ross Rustici, senior director, intelligence services, Cybereason. The report also dives into sophisticated threats and new attack vectors being […]

School CCTV Targeted By Hackers And Streamed Online

Following news reports over the last day or so, that hackers have broken into four UK schools CCTV systems and streamed live footage of pupils online. The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office has now launched an investigation into this. Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and McAfee commented below. Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and McAfee: “Today’s news that security cameras in […]

Ad Network Borrows Malware Tactics To Mine Cryptocurrency

An advertising network is hiding in-browser cryptocurrency miners (cryptojacking scripts) in the ads it serves on customer sites, and has been doing so since December 2017, according to revelations made over the weekend by the Qihoo 360 Netlab team. This malicious advertising network has also found an efficient trick at avoiding users with ad blockers, a trick […]

Majority Of UK Small Businesses Not Ready For GDPR

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that up to 90% of small businesses are not ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25 May 2018. With 85 days left before the regulation comes into force it seems just eight percent of small businesses have completed their preparations. Paul Edon, […]

Safer Internet Day 2018 Not Without IoT Security

Safer internet day 2018- admirable goal, but impossible to achieve without considering IoT Security “Safer internet day 2018” was celebrated on February 6th.  It was an opportunity to stop and think about all the things that make our connected world great and how to ensure it remains so. In recent years, the awareness of the […]

New IoT-Related Mirai Botnet

Attacks on private US PCs

Experts from Rubicon Labs and SiO4 commented below on a newly discovered variant of Mirai botnet malware forces infected devices to act as proxy servers capable of protecting the anonymity of cybercriminals engaging in illegal activities.  Rod Schultz, Chief Product Officer at Rubicon Labs: “There is a huge financial incentive for attackers to mutate what initially appears to be a relatively harmless […]