Indecent Exposure: Could Wi-Fi Be Your Weakest Link?

Vulnerable Public Wi-Fi

Greig Schofield, Technical Manager at Netmetix, explores how Wi-Fi could expose your business – and your employees – to ‘Man in the Middle’ cybercrime.   Imagine you’d spent a fortune making your home physically secure, only to discover you’d been quietly robbed by thieves who never set foot on your property. You thought you’d built […]

Cyber Threatscape Top 10: Phishing Emails Deemed Number One Threat By UK Businesses

UK businesses rank hackers outside of top five cyber threats to the organisation   –          59% of UK businesses see email phishing as one of the biggest threats to their organisation   –          Ex-employees retaining access to business networks still a cause for concern for 28% of UK organisations   –          Almost one in three UK firms (30%) […]

National Lottery -10 Million Players Told To Change Passwords

In response to the news that millions of National Lottery players have been urged to change their passwords following what parent company Camelot describes as “suspicious activity” involving lottery accounts, Travis Smith, Principle Security Researcher at Tripwire commented below. Travis Smith, Principle Security Researcher at Tripwire: “Password re-use can be a crippling mistake. It’s less […]

Walmart Partner Leaks Data Of 1.3 Mil Customers

In response to recent reports that a WalMart partner has exposed the personal data of 1.3 Mil US and Canadian shoppers, NuData Security commented below. Ryan Wilk, VP of Customer Success at NuData Security: “Many leading retailers are invoking exemplary security standards with technology and procedures but, unfortunately, fraudsters continuously take advantage of weak spots. To […]

Gossiping Revealed As The UK’s Dirtiest Little Secret

Research from McAfee reveals what Britons don’t want anyone to know what they say behind closed doors, highlighting the importance of protecting data – verbal or otherwise 32% of Brits admit that gossiping is the one thing they wouldn’t want anyone to overhear, including their digital assistant Two-fifths (40%) of people in the UK have […]

DDoS Attacks For Sale

Renting a DDoS attack on the Dark Web is going for $10/h, $200/day, or for $500-$1,2000 for week-long attacks according to Armor. Andrew Lloyd, President at Corero Network Security commented below. Andrew Lloyd, President at Corero Network Security: “This data is order of magnitude consistent with what we’ve seen before.  The data confirms that for […]

Being Fearless Is Good For You

Risk takers are at the forefront of progress. Imagine if Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin hadn’t set foot on the moon; Richard Branson hadn’t taken a punt in competing with the record industry giants; Felix Baumgartner hadn’t taken a leap of faith and broken the sound barrier. For these entrepreneurs and thrill seekers, being fearless […]

Orbitz Data Leak

It has been reported that US travel agent Orbitz may have been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of people that made purchases between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 22, 2017. The company said Tuesday about 880,000 payment cards were impacted. Orbitz said data that was likely exposed includes name, payment card information, date of birth, phone […]

Software-Defined Perimeter Prevents Attackers

A new wave of record-breaking distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have struck enterprises, changing the DDoS threat landscape yet again. Last month, researchers discovered that attackers are abusing a previously obscure method that delivers attacks over 50,000 times their original size, the biggest amplification method ever used. The vector is memcached, a web-based database caching system that […]

Wigan Council Has Experienced More Than 80 Data

Breach

Following the news that Wigan Council has experienced more than 80 data breaches in the past two years, Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and Fellow at McAfee commented below. Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and Fellow at McAfee:  “This is yet another example of the agility of cyber-criminal gangs giving them an advantage over public organisations. Despite Wigan Council […]