UK Businesses Financially Unprepared For Cyber Attacks

Only a third of British businesses have a financial plan in place in case of a cyber attack, according to a survey at Lloyds Bank. Meanwhile, only half of companies discuss the risk of cyber attacks at board level. The survey found that, if attacked, over a third of firms would pay a ransom to get their […]

Warnings Issued Over Contactless Bank Cards With Details Being “Skimmed”

It has been reported that warnings have been issued over contactless bank cards with details being “skimmed” while the card is still in your pocket. Contactless fraud has overtaken cheque fraud, which totalled £9.8 million last year. In addition, the number of cards in circulation have increased from 59million to 119million from 2015 to 2017. Lisa Baergen, Director at NuData […]

Cyber Threat Intelligence In Security Operations: 2018 SANS Survey

Cyber Threat Intelligence is Maturing but 62 per cent of Respondents Say Lack of Skilled CTI Professionals is Major Roadblock to Implementation London, 4 April 2018 – SANS, the largest and most trusted provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals worldwide, has released the results of its annual SANS 2018 Cyber ​​Threat Intelligence Survey. The study sheds light on […]

The Panera Bread Website Breach

Panera Breads’ website leaked customer information including names, addresses, birthdays, and the last four digits of credit cards for almost eight months before being discovered. IT security experts commented below. Chris Olson, CEO at The Media Trust: “Website breaches have become an epidemic that hurts corporate reputation and brand identity . The Panera website leak […]

Necurs Botnet Rises Again For Easter, Check Point Research Shows

After a drastic decline in the volume of spam coming from the Necurs spambot observed by Check Point’s research team during March 2018, the infamous botnet is back once again and is spreading QuantLoader, a Trojan downloader which has been used to deliver a range of malware, including ransomware and banking trojans. Necurs, considered to […]

Cybersecurity Tips For 2018

The number of innovations and technologies on the market today has far surpassed any time in our recent history. In the upcoming year we will see an advancement in the amount of innovations unlike anything we have ever seen before. This growth is, in part, due to the sheer number of tech companies being founded […]

US Gas Pipelines Hit By Cyberattacks

News broke that a  supply chain cyberattack has disrupted a chain of natural gas companies. It affected a software platform, developed by a company named Energy Services Group LLC, that is used to process customer transactions, according to Bloomberg News. Such data-exchange software is widely used in the gas industry, though the attack was limited to the […]

UK Businesses Are Not Financially Prepared For Cyber Attacks

In light of the news that two thirds of UK businesses are not financially prepared for cyber attacks, David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “Robust IT security strategies should be implemented in a business from the ground up – it’s about prevention, rather than recovery. […]

Grindr Sharing Users’ HIV Statuses With Third Parties

It has been reported that data analysis conducted by an outside research firm shows that popular gay dating app, Grindr, has been sharing its users’ HIV status with two other companies. Additional reports from late yesterday say that Grindr has said that it will stop sharing this information. Evgeny Chereshnev, CEO and Founder at Biolink.Tech commented below. Evgeny Chereshnev, CEO and Founder at Biolink.Tech: […]

Saks Breach Likely Stole 6 Mil pmt Cards

In response to news of the Saks/Lord & Taylor breach, a Juniper Networks threat analysis expert says it’s likely that 6 million customer payment cards were stolen, including another 1 million in EU/Asia that were not initially reported.  Mounir Hahad, Head of Juniper Threat Labs at Juniper Networks commented below. Mounir Hahad, Head of Juniper Threat Labs at Juniper Networks: “In addition […]