Reports Of Increasing Application Layer DoS Attacks Are Only To Be Expected, As Attackers Continue

Cyber criminals are changing their usual distributed denial-of-service attacks and are now trying to overwhelm application processes instead according to Cloudflare which has seen a spike in attacks aimed at high level server resources. Sean Newman, Director of Product Management at Corero Network Security commented below. Sean Newman, Director of Product Management at Corero Network […]

Measures To Help Thwart Synthetic ID Fraud Passed By Congress (Banking Bill)

Congress last night passed anti-fraud measures in the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act to help prevent synthetic identity fraud, in which criminals create and use made-up identities composed in part from credit-inactive Social Security numbers to secure loans. Section 215  of the calls on the Social Security Administration to provide banks with an electronic […]

8 In 10 Consumers Mistrust Data Will Be Deleted Post-GDPR

With GDPR finally coming into play this Friday, Veritas has revealed research which highlights two in five UK consumers are already planning to take advantage of their data protection rights, and 79% don’t believe that organisations will be able to find and/or delete all of the personal data that is held on them. Tamzin Evershed, […]

Ransomware: The Continuing Threat

While ransomware continues to be a threat, it has evolved from its simple beginnings – from encrypting most files on a single system and asking for a relatively small payout in a cryptocurrency, to more sophisticated methodologies like affecting data exfiltration, attacking databases, spreading laterally among different systems, and credential grinding. More recently, ransomware appears to […]

Greenwich University Fined £120,000 For Data Breach, Just Days Before GDPR Implementation

The BBC reported The University of Greenwich has been fined £120,000 ($160,000) by the Information Commissioner. The fine was for a security breach in which the personal data of 19,500 students was placed online. The data included names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, signatures and – in some cases – physical and mental health problems. IT security experts […]

Warning Of The VPNFilter Malware

Today Cisco warned that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with highly sophisticated malicious software, possibly in preparation for another massive cyber-attack on Ukraine. Cisco’s Talos cyber intelligence unit is saying that the Russian government is behind a campaign, dubbed VPNFilter, where the hacking software shares code […]

FBI Inflated Figures Of Encrypted Phones

Jeff Hudson, CEO at cybersecurity solution provider Venafi, commented below on reports that FBI overstated the number of encrypted devices. According to the Washington Post, the FBI has repeatedly provided grossly inflated statistics to Congress and the public about the extent of problems posed by encrypted cellphones, claiming investigators were locked out of nearly 7,800 devices connected to […]

State Sponsored Cyber Attack Identified – 500,000 Routers and Storage Devices

Earlier today, Cisco Talos identified an advanced state-sponsored network of at least 500,000 infected home office/small office routers and storage devices preparing for a destructive global attack. According to reports, this is one of the largest networks of coordinated infected devices ever seen, it shares commonalities with attacks that the US Government has attributed to Russian entities and the […]

The Final GDPR Checks You Mustn’t Forget

We are now less than 48 hours away from the Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becoming enforceable on 25 May. And unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last two years, you don’t need me to tell you that this new regulation promises to put power back into the hands of consumers, giving them […]

“Brain Food” Nuisance Spam Botnet Tracked To Malicious PHP Script On 5,000

News broke earlier today that a malicious PHP script found on over 5,000 compromised websites has been fingered as the source of a large-scale spam campaign that has been silently redirecting users to web pages hosting diet and intelligence boosting pills. The purpose of this script is to keep hacked sites under the control of a […]