New Lastline Report Finds That 90 Percent Of Malware It Analyzes Is Given Generic, Unhelpful Labels By AV Tools, Among Additional Actionable Malware Insights

Company also publicly introduces its Behavioral Intelligence Program aimed at further improving security effectiveness and speed to remediation Lastline Inc., the leader in advanced network-based malware protection, today announced the results of its first comprehensive malware behavior report, the Q4 2017 Malscape® Monitor Report. This report is the first in an on-going series that will deliver […]

LinkedIn Autfofill Plugin Flaw Allowed Hackers To Steal Users Personal Information

An AutoFill plugin offered to LinkedIn members was affected by a bug that could have allowed an attacker to steal users’ personal data without them knowing. LinkedIn has long offered an AutoFill button plugin for paying marketing solutions customers, who can add the button to their websites to let LinkedIn users fill in profile data with a single […]

Atlanta Spending $2.7 Million On Ransomware Cyber Attack; Ransom Was $50,000

In response to the incident that Atlanta ransomware attack that saw residents unable to pay their water bills or parking tickets, while police and other public sector employees were having to write out their reports by hand, Channel 2 Action News has signed eight emergency contracts in response to the attack, including two $1 million agreements with […]

FDA Majorly Concerned Over Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities In Medical Devices

The US Food & Drug Administration plans to ask Congress for more funding and regulatory powers to improve its approach towards medical device safety, including on the cybersecurity front. The objective is to force device makers to include mandatory update systems inside products for the purpose of delivering critical security patches. The FDA also plans […]

TaskRabbit Ikea App Breach

Following the news that the Ikea TaskRabbit app is finally back online after a data breach took it out for two days. Steven Peake, Pre-Sales Engineer at Barracuda Networks commented below. Steven Peake, Pre-Sales Engineer at Barracuda Networks: “The breach of the Ikea TaskRabbit app again highlights that personal identifiable information from web applications carries value and […]

F5 Releases New TLS Report

F5 published The 2017 TLS Telemetry Report, the second in a series aimed to reveal the “cryptographic health” of the Internet. Having initiated this research in 2014, by 2016, the company began reporting on the state of TLS in its F5 Labs 2016 TLS Telemetry Report. With the benefit of nearly four years of data, they’ve observed […]

Five Reasons To Be Cheerful About GDPR

Last year, the average UK small business spent 600 hours preparing for the upcoming GDPR. There are concerns that the new data protection regulation will impact productivity, prevent marketing activity, and send businesses grinding to a halt. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The European Commission claims the tougher data protection regulation will be good […]

1 Month Till GDPR

This Wednesday marks the official 1-month countdown to the GDPR enforcement coming into effect. While we have all certainly heard lots about GDPR over the last twelve months, now is certainly the time in which we are all watching to see if companies are really policing data in the way they should to be GDPR compliant. […]

SunTrust Bank Employee Steals Critical Data On 1.5 Million Customers

SunTrust Banks Inc. has revealed that a former employee stolen the personal information of more than a 1.5 million clients. It is thought the individual had access to critical data including customer names, addresses, phone numbers, and certain account balances. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault commented below. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault: “While the focus of many companies […]