Chinese Government Hackers Steal Sensitive Information From US Navy

Cyberspionage

Ruchika Mishra commented on the news below that Chinese government hackers had breached a government contractor to steal sensitive information from the US Navy. Ruchika Mishra, Director of Product Marketing at Balbix: “Even an entity as highly regulated and classified as the federal government is not immune from the danger posed by third-party vulnerabilities. It is unfortunately common […]

U.S. ENCRYPT Act

Cybersecurity experts from CipherCloud, STEALTHbits Technologies, and Virsec today commented on the ENCRYPT Act (Ensuring National Constitutional Rights for Your Private Telecommunications), that would preempt state and local government efforts. The billwas introduced yesterday by Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Mike Bishop (R-Mich.), Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), to create a single, standardized national policy.  […]

Report Confirms Commercial Airplanes Vulnerable To Cyberattacks

Earlier today DHS assessment report revealed that commercial flight systems are vulnerable to hackers and cyberattacks are only ‘a matter of time’. The research is a continuation of analysis that was made after a group of security experts last year were able to remotely hack a Boeing 757 aircraft without the pilots knowing about it. Edgard […]

What The Pageup Data Breach Means In A Post-GDPR World

With recent news that PageUp has suffered a major data breach, Dr Guy Bunker, SVP of Products at data security company, Clearswift, commented below. Dr Guy Bunker, SVP of Products at Clearswift: “With GDPR enforcement now in operation, PageUp will be facing a fine of up to €20 million, or 4% of their global turnover, alongside all the […]

South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked

South Korea-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail announced on Sunday a cyber-incident during which an intruder made off with a large amount of ICO tokens stored on the company’s servers. The exchange announced the hack via a message on its website where it admitted a hacker stole tokens issued during the initial coin offerings of Pundi X and Aston, which were being traded at […]

Bubble-Ness Of Wrongs

I was slightly bemused when I saw the ex TalkTalk CEO was standing up at Infosecurity 2018 to give a presentation of Cyber Security – a presentation, I presume she was rewarded for. The first thing that passed through my mind was, Infosecurity is a security event, agreed very much focused on commercialized sales pitches, […]