Election Cyber Security

OPM security failings

The massive federal government spending bill unveiled includes $380 million to help safeguard U.S. voting systems from cyber attacks, in what would be Congress’ first concrete steps to bolster election security since the 2016 presidential campaign was marred by allegations of Russian meddling. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge commented below. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech […]

Atlanta Ransomware Attack

As news broke today that the FBI is investigating a ransomware attack on the city of Atlanta that shut down city government systems, IT security experts commented below. Israel Barak, Chief Information Security officer at Cybereason:  If WannaCry, NotPetya and BadRabbit taught us anything in 2017 it is that ransomware attacks can have devastating effects on for profit organizations […]

Zuckerberg Apology

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has finally spoken up about the Cambridge Analytica debacle, telling CNN’s Laurie Segall “I’m really sorry that this happened.” However, Evgeny Chereshnev thinks it’s too little, too late. Evgeny Chereshnev, CEO at Biolink.Tech commented below. Evgeny Chereshnev, CEO at Biolink.Tech: “The reputational damage done by Facebook to its customers and partners is irreversible. The attempt to […]

Cryptojacking Campaign

Researchers have discovered a cryptojacking campaign exploits an old vulnerability in Cacti’s Network Weathermap plug-in, an open source tool which is used by network administrators to visualize network activity. The vulnerability was disclosed in April 2013 and the patch has been available for almost five years, but attackers are still using it to help mine cryptocurrency in […]

DDoS Attacks Are Just $10 An Hour On Dark Web

DDoS attack

Does a life of cybercrime really pay, as per Armor’s Black Market Report (released yesterday), exposing the hacker underground and detailing popular tools and services cybercriminals are peddling, as well as what types of data hold the most value. For three months, Armor’s Threat Resistance Unit (TRU) research team compiled and analyzed data from the […]

Protecting Your Business From The Scourge Of Ransomware

Threat Intelligence

Recent ransomware attacks are raising the need for organisations to be more compliant. With EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) due to come into effect in May 2018, now is the time to ensure your operation is a secure environment. According to the Gowling WLG Digital Risk Calculator, three quarters of surveyed European business leaders […]

Orbitz Hack Exposed Payment Cards

Responding to the disclosure by Orbitz that hackers may have gained access to 880,000 payment card numbers stored on a legacy system and used by members to used to book travel through the site and Orbitz partners, a STEALTHbits cybersecurity expert commented below. Jonathan Sander, CTO at STEALTHbits Technologies: “Orbitz and Expedia are companies born on the internet, but they are clearly […]