Botnets Remain A Persistent Cyber Threat

CenturyLink tracked 104 million unique botnet targets per day in 2017 Businesses, governments and consumers should pay more attention to the risk posed by botnets, according to a new threat report released by CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL). In 2017, CenturyLink Threat Research Labs tracked an average of 195,000 threats per day impacting, on average, 104 million unique […]

TaskRabbit Takes Down App And Website After Getting Hacked

TaskRabbit, a web-based service that connects freelance handymen with clients in various local US markets, has emailed customers admitting it suffered a security breach. The company has taken down its app and website while law enforcement and a private cyber-security firm are investigating the incident. IT security experts commented below. Tim Helming, Director of Product […]

Russian Cyber Threat

Days after the missile strike on Syria, GCHQ and the FBI have warned of a potential retaliation by Russia– in the form of a cyber attack. The NCSC is on high alert and concern is growing among executives who fear severe disruption of critical infrastructure. IT security experts commented below. Bill Conner, CEO at SonicWall: “Cyber attacks like […]

Honeypot Project Reveals How Hackers Use Bots To Break Into Networks

A new project from Cybereason, where the team created a fake company as a honeypot to trick the bots commonly used by hackers to initiate attacks. The honeypot took the form of a fake financial company with weak security, and it was discovered and breached by bots almost instantly. The team monitored the intruders to […]

NHS Criticised For Not Improving Security A Year On From WannaCry

The UK government and NHS are facing criticism from MPs for failing to implement security measures a year on from WannaCry. Tony Pepper, CEO at Egress commented below.  Tony Pepper, CEO at Egress:  “It is deeply concerning that little progress has been made to improve security in healthcare in the past year. WannaCry was, quite literally, a […]

‘Lazy Hackers’ Turn To Automated Attack Tools

The BBC today ran a story covering how cyber-attackers are now turning to tools that automate the process of finding and hijacking vulnerable servers.The study used a fake server known as a honeypot to log everything done to it by digital intruders. Put online by security firm Cybereason, the server was quickly found and hijacked in seconds […]

Tripwire Survey: 70 Percent Of Energy Security Professionals Concerned About ‘Catastrophic Failure’ From Cyberthreats

While recognising physical consequences of cyberthreats, proper investment lacking Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organisations, today announced the results of a survey conducted by Dimensional Research examining industrial control systems (ICS) security in the energy industry. The survey was conducted in March, and its respondents […]

Pub Giants Wetherspoon Have Shut Down Their Facebook, Instagram And Twitter Pages

Following the news reports that UK pub giant J D Wetherspoon has shut down down their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for all 904 of their pubs and their head office. The move comes after the ongoing controversy over data leaks at Facebook. Evgeny Chereshnev, CEO and Founder at Biolink.Tech commented below. Evgeny Chereshnev, CEO and Founder at Biolink.Tech: […]

Asia And Middle East A Hotbed Of New Threat Actors In Q1, 2018

During the first three months of the year, Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered a wave of new APT activity based mainly in Asia – more than thirty per cent of Q1 reports were dedicated to threat operations in this region. A peak of activity was also observed in the Middle East with a number of new […]