Facebook Hit With Another Data Breach, 3M Uusers Exposed

A newly discovered data breach has left over 3 million Facebook users’ data exposed for four years on an unsecured website, according to a New Scientist report. University of Cambridge academics posted the data of 3 million users collected by the popular Facebook quiz “myPersonality” on a website with “insufficient security provisions” for “anyone to access,” the story said. Evgeny Chereshnev, […]

Cybercriminals Hacking Passenger Wi-Fi On Trains

At a recent rail industry conference, Pen Test Partners researcher Ken Munro shared the results of his colleagues’ most recent pentesting efforts, that looked at hacking passenger train Wi-Fi. Natan Bandler, CEO and Co-founder at Cy-oT commented below. Natan Bandler, CEO and Co-founder at Cy-oT: “It’s quite easy to jump from a public network to a train and its ticketing systems. […]

Cyber Attack News – Mexican Banks Hacked

News broke this week that following a cyberattack, hackers were able to siphon hundreds of millions of pesos (about $15.4 million) from a number of Mexican banks, including No. 2 Banorte and others that are yet to be named. The criminals created fake orders that wired funds to bogus accounts then immediately withdrew the cash. The […]

US Police Dept Hit By Ransomware For Second Time In One Month

Following recent news of a US police force being hit by ransomware attacks within the space of just one month, Niall Sheffield, Lead Solutions Engineer at SentinelOne commented below.  Niall Sheffield, Lead Solutions Engineer at SentinelOne: “Stories like this are incredibly common, with initial infections often leaving companies with back-door channels that survive the clean-up […]

ICO Releases Q4 Data Security Incident Trends Report

The ICO has released its latest Data Security Incident Trends revealing data breaches that were reported to it in Q4 (January-March 2018). Simon McCalla, CTO at Nominet commented below. Simon McCalla, CTO at Nominet: “It’s perhaps unsurprising that data security incidents reported to the ICO in the first quarter of 2018 are on the up. As […]

Six Steps to Secure Cryptographic Keys

Cryptocurrency seems to bring out the best effort from cyber criminals. From nation states to traditional attackers, the rise in crypto-related attacks is staggering. The motivation is obvious: it’s financially driven. Despite the recent drop, cryptocurrency values have skyrocketed over the past couple of years incentivising attackers to create malicious code and sophisticated hacking tools […]

Challenges Of Shadow IoT Devices Introduced To The Network

IT Professionals Forced to Adopt Smart Devices

Thousands of non-designated Internet-of-Things devices are connecting to corporate networks every day according to an Infoblox survey that poses a mounting security risk to businesses. Bob Noel, Director of Strategic Relationships and Marketing at Plixer commented below. Bob Noel, Director of Strategic Relationships and Marketing at Plixer: “IoT device proliferation is a very real issue […]

What’s Really Driving The Cyber-Security Workforce Shortage?

I hesitated before writing this article. So many people have written so much about this “skills shortage” from so many different angles. It’s a complex situation with several different layers, and there have been many initiatives that have aimed to address it. So why write yet another column? So much thought and effort has been […]