HNS Evolves from IoT to Cross-Platform Botnet

The famous Hide ‘N Seek botnet, first discovered in January this year, has expanded from infecting Internet of Things (IoT) devices and is now also targeting cross-platform database solutions as well. Sean Newman, Director at Corero Network Security commented below. Sean Newman, Director at Corero Network Security: “As the HNS botnet appears to be versatile […]

Twitter Suspends 70 Million Fake Accounts

"State-Sponsored" Cyber Attacks

Cybersecurity researchers from Imperva and Comparitech today reacted to news that Twitter has suspended more than 70 million accounts in May and June, and the pace has continued in July. Avishay Zawoznik, Security Research Team Leader at Imperva: “When such news emerges, the first question that comes to mind is “how haven’t they done it before?” […]

Role Of Biometrics To Resolve Payment Fraud


Orme highlights payment card fraud has been a huge problem for a sustained period of time and the steps currently being taken to stop it are not effective enough and with PSD2 requiring everyday transactions to become subject to two-factor authentication in an attempt to combat fraud, including contactless payments, Biometric authentication has a key […]

Stolen Certificates Used In Malware Campaign


The discovery of stolen code signing certificates used in a new malware campaign in Taiwan. Kevin Bocek, Vice President of Security Strategy and Threat Intelligence at Venafi commented below.  Kevin Bocek, Vice President of Security Strategy and Threat Intelligence at Venafi: “These attacks are not new. As ESET points out, the attacker learned from the model established by Stuxnet: […]

Timehop Security Breach Affects Over 20 Million Users

The popular mobile app Timehop, which surfaces users’ social media posts from the same date in previous years, has been breached, exposing the credentials, phone numbers and personal SoMe histories of 21 million users. IT security experts commented below. Jeannie Warner, Security Manager at WhiteHat Security: “Believe it or not, I love social media! However, as a security expert, I must recommend that you […]