UK Snooping ‘Unlawful For More Than Decade’

It has been reported that the system that allowed spy agency GCHQ access to vast amounts of personal data from telecoms companies was unlawful for more than a decade, a surveillance watchdog has ruled. Lee Munson, Security Researcher at Comparitech.com:  “While it is unfortunate, unlawful and, perhaps unsurprising, that GCHQ had been allowed to collect vast […]

Hackers Breached Virginia Bank Twice In Eight Months, Stole $2.4M

Chrome browsers have been flagging insecure non-HTTPS sites today, while Troy Hunt and Scott Hulme is red flagged sites that can load without cryptographic protection. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge: “Proper HTTPS encryption is indeed very important nowadays. However, an improperly implemented or simply missing TLS encryption is more a weakness, not an exploitable vulnerability. Many […]

Training Customer Service Agents To Become Security Defenders

There is no such thing as ‘designing an artificial intelligence (AI) strategy’ because AI should be part of the business strategy. Before you start designing an AI system, ask yourself this: what are your business challenges and how can technology deliver value and assist your employees? Security is one of the biggest headaches for any […]

How Ransomware Is Still Hitting Businesses With Heavy Costs

One year on from the global outbreaks of WannaCry and NotPetya, which established ransomware as one of the most notorious cyber threats on any businesses’ radar, organisations around the world are continuing to fall prey to new attacks. A fully-fledged ransomware infection can potentially cripple an organisation by locking away mission critical files and systems, […]

US DOJ Furthers Call For Encryption

Encrypted

The Washington Post this morning reported on newly refocused efforts of the US Department of Justice in its July 2 Report of the Attorney General’s Cyber Digital Task Force. Jeff Hudson, CEO at Venafi:  “Simply put: giving the government backdoors to encryption destroys our security and makes communications more vulnerable. Government mandated backdoors will allow cyber criminals to […]

Sensitive Data Exposed Belonging To Tesla, Toyota, VW And More

ISIS hacker

News broke over the weekend that 157 gigabytes worth of sensitive documents for over a hundred manufacturing companies were exposed on a publicly accessible server belonging to Level One Robotics. 10 years of assembly line schematics, factory floor layouts, robotic configurations, employee driver’s licences and more were exposed via a publicly accessible server.  The server was not […]

WhatsApp Takes The Fightback To Phishing

In a bid to curb the menace of misinformation forwards, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has started testing a ‘suspicious link detection’ feature. The feature was made available in WhatsApp Android beta 2.18.204, to a limited number of users. Corin Imai, Senior Product Manager at DomainTools: “We are seeing more and more companies move toward protecting their customers’ data through limiting the […]

Source Code For Exobot Android Banking Trojan Leaked Online

Google Flaw that could Grant Remote Access to Devices

It has been reported that the source code of Exobot, an Android banking Trojan, has been leaked online. The malware has spread rapidly, targeting Android users via malicious apps. Thomas Richards, Associate Principal Consultant at Synopsys:  “Now that the source code for the Trojan has been released, other hackers or criminal organisations can create new variants.  By making new […]

Russian Hackers Breach US Utility Networks

News broke that hackers working for Russia claimed “hundreds of victims” last year in a giant and long-running campaign that put them inside the control rooms of U.S. electric utilities where they could have caused blackouts, federal officials said. They said the campaign likely is continuing. IT security experts commented below. Tim Helming, Director of Product Management […]

Google Chrome Not Secure Warning

BBC News today reported that the new Chrome 68 browser has resulted in high-profile websites displaying “Not Secure” warnings to visitors because the websites aren’t secured with HTTPS: Chrome browser flags Daily Mail and other sites as ‘not secure’ Kevin Bocek, Vice President of Security Strategy and Threat Intelligence at Venafi: “As expected, several high-profile websites now greet […]