West Ham United’s Email Fail

West Ham’s email to away season ticket-holders confirming their ticket for Tuesday’s Football League Cup fixture at Wimbledon was CC’d to every intended recipient. The message should have been sent as a BCC. Tony Pepper, CEO and Co-founder at Egress Software: “‘Traditional’ solutions to prevent data breaches – such as firewalls, endpoint security, encryption and […]

Why Everyone’s Thinking About Ransomware The Wrong Way

Bad-themed crypto ransomware

It’s become a fact of life that hackers might lock down your computer, blocking access to your most valuable data, and vowing to free it only if you pay up. Ransomware is nothing new, but it’s profitable, and hackers are deploying it left and right. Mitigating ransomware is actually fairly straightforward. If you have backups, […]

Security Experts Comments – Air Canada Breach

Air Canada says 20,000 mobile app users might be affected by a data breach. 1.7 million customers are locked out until they update their passwords. The airline says it detected unusual login activity last week and tried to block the hacking attempt, locking the app accounts as an additional measure. Mobile app users received an […]

Microsoft Windows Zero-Day Vulnerability

Insider Threats Lead to Costly Security Breaches

Yesterday news broke of a Microsoft Windows zero-day vulnerability with no workaround. There seems to be no patch available and the vulnerability is found in nearly ubiquitous software. IT security experts commented below. Allan Liska, Security Solutions Architect at Recorded Future: “The 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 both suffer from […]

Fiserv Says It Has Fixed Security Weakness In Bank Websites

Fiserv, which provides financial technology for banks and other financial institutions, said it has fixed a weakness in a web platform. Brian Krebs wrote that the flaw in a Fiserv web platform, which some banks and credit unions use to operate online accounts, exposed some personal and financial details of customers. Commenting on this, Adam Brown, manager of […]

Studying The Bankers: Asacub Trojan, The Leading Mobile Banking Trojan For The Last Year

Kaspersky Lab experts detected the activity of infamous Asacub mobile banker over the past year has held the leading position (38%) among all mobile banking Trojans. More detailed information can be found in the first of a special Kaspersky Lab series on the most active banking Trojans. The reason behind Asacub’s continued sustainability lies in the fact […]

Bank Of Spain Under DDoS Attack

In response to the Reuters report that the Bank of Spain is under a DDoS attack, IT security experts commented below. Andrew Lloyd, President at Corero Network Security: “Worryingly, as of right now (Tuesday afternoon local time), their website (www.bde.es) remains offline despite the attack having started on Sunday.  Whether this is as a result of […]

NEWS: Complaints Are Up By 160% Since GDPR Came Into Force

In light of the news that data breach complaints are up by 160% since GDPR came into force, David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “Given the growing focus on data protection issues, following the implementation of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), it’s unfortunate that complaints […]

Art Forgery Can Be Stamped Out Using Cryptocurrencies

Art forgery is set to be a thing of the past for current and future artists and dealers with the clever use of blockchain technology, the underlying infrastructure on which cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum are based. This is the bold assertion from the bosses of Thomas Crown Art, the world’s leading art-tech agency that […]