SANS Experts Share Five Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques

Experts from SANS last night presented the five most dangerous new cyber attack techniques in their annual RSA keynote session in San Francisco, and shared their views on how they work, how they can be stopped or at least slowed, and how businesses and consumers can prepare. The five threats outlined are: Repositories and Cloud Storage Data Leakage Big […]

Teen Charged In Nova Scotia Government Breach

In response to the news that a 19-year-old is facing a criminal charge for downloading files from Nova Scotia’s freedom-of-information portal, Aaron Zander, IT Engineer at HackerOne commented below. Aaron Zander, IT Engineer at HackerOne: “There are two issues at hand. The first, a teen was able to possess large swaths of Personally Identifiable Information […]

Asia And Middle East Are Hotbeds For Malicious Cyber Activity

The Middle East and Asia have become the new hunting ground for malicious APT activity, with hackers using new techniques to target organisations according to new research. It was revealed that there had been a surge in the activities of Chinese-speaking hackers targeting government entities mainly in Taiwan and Malaysia, and CardinalLizard, which in 2018 increased […]

Data Visibility: The Antidote To Snake-Bites

It’s usually wrong to judge people by their names, but an organisation that calls itself “Snake” probably isn’t up to much good. Citing unidentified security sources, DPA reported that Snake is the group suspected of carrying out a sophisticated and successful attack on the government’s computer network. As always, it’s difficult to be completely certain who exactly […]

Data Firm Left 48 Million Data Profiles Exposed On AWS Server

LocalBlox, a company that scrapes data from public web profiles, has left the details of over 48 million users on a publicly accessible Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 bucket. IT security experts commented below. Christopher Littlejohns, EMEA Engineer at Synopsys: “Whilst this data breach has strong similarities to multiple other AWS misconfiguration issues that resulted in data breaches, and the data was […]

Individual DDoS Attacks Can Cost Enterprises US$ 50,000 (£35,000)

DDoS attacks can cost enterprises $50,000 (£35,000) per attack – but lost revenue is still only considered to be the fourth most damaging consequence of this type of cyber-attack, according to research published today by Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS), a leading provider of real-time DDoS defense solutions. The Corero research surveyed over 300 security professionals from […]

Grenfell Data Breach

In light of the news surrounding the UK Data Watchdog fine for Kensington and Chelsea council following the Grenfell data breach, Jon Fielding, Managing Director, EMEA at Apricorn commented below.   Jon Fielding, Managing Director, EMEA at Apricorn:   “This was obviously an honest mistake compounded by the tragic circumstances surrounding it.  However, it does […]

Organisations Preventing 87% Of Focused Cyber Attacks Globally

Organisations are getting much better at stopping cyber-attacks, but still suffered on average 30 security breaches last year, causing damage or data loss, according to Accenture. It found that 87% are now preventing “focused” attacks, up from 70% last year, but that still leaves 13% of online raids penetrating defenses. Dr Anton Grashion, Managing Director, Security Practice at Cylance commented […]

New Report Reveals Record Levels Of Identity Fraud In 2017

Identity fraud hit an all-time high, with almost 175,000 cases in 2017, according to a new report from Cifas that was released today. Lisa Baergen, Director at NuData Security, a Mastercard Company commented below. Lisa Baergen, Director at NuData Security: “Financial fraud offers a lucrative source of income for cybercriminals, with 4.7 million fraud incidents last year. With such tempting […]