Panda Malware Back & Targeting New Industries

F5 released research revealing the Zeus banking Trojan is back with its latest spin-off, Panda. The malware is in full force with three currently active campaigns that extend its targets beyond banking to new industries like cryptocurrency and social media, as well as to organizations worldwide. Key findings from the report include: Panda is still primarily focused […]

82% Increase In Kids’ Personal Information Exploited On The Dark Web

It’s being reported that that between 2016 and 2017, there was a 182% increase in raw identity records discovered by intelligence threat company 4IQ. “Raw” identity records refer to social security numbers and other pieces of PII associated with children, which fraudsters can purchase to amass unchecked credit on dark web forums. Tim Helming, Director of Product Management at DomainTools […]

NHS WannaCry: One Year On

Saturday 12th May will mark one year since the WannaCry attack on the NHS. There’s been plenty of critical assessment about how the health service could avoid another WannaCry attack. But, as the anniversary of the attack looms, we need to understand that improving cybersecurity for the NHS cannot be done instantly. Last year, the government […]

IBM Ban USB Sticks

Following the news that IBM have banned its workers from using USB Sticks and removable media, Jon Fielding, Managing Director at EMEA Apricorn commented below. Jon Fielding, Managing Director at EMEA Apricorn: “This would appear to be an extreme reaction from IBM and they themselves admit it is “restrictive”.  They site 2 reasons for the […]

LG Patches Severe Flaws In Keyboard

LG has recently patched two severe flaws in its default keyboard on all LG smartphones that could be used for remote code execution with elevated privileges. Lee Munson, Security Researcher at Comparitech.com commented below. Lee Munson, Security Researcher at Comparitech.com: “Anyone who owns an LG smartphone that is susceptible to a recently discovered remote code execution flaw, related to […]

Retailers Could Increase Revenue With Cybersecurity Measures That Customers Trust

Yesterday, Capgemini released research which looks at how cybersecurity is being utilised in the retail space. The results showed that consumers are willing to spend more online with retailers who demonstrate strong cybersecurity and data privacy. According to the research, 79% of consumers rank cybersecurity as top criteria when selecting retailers, and 65% of consumers would stop or reduce transactions […]

New Version Of The Hide And Seek Botnet Can Now Survive Device Reboots

It has been revealed that the Hide and Seek Botnet has resurfaced, bringing with it stronger defences to help it remain on infected devices. Security researchers found that it can now survive device reboots, which would normally remove IoT malware. IT security experts commented below. Martin Jartelius, CSO at Outpost24: An early warning flag is the […]

HMRC Issue Phishing Warning

Taxpayers are being warned about fraudsters who are taking advantage of HMRC as it currently processes tax refunds The Revenue said that fraudsters are using email and text messages to trick people into thinking they have received a tax rebate, causing them to hand over their personal and account details. Treasury minister Mel Stride said, […]