Amazon Alexa To Be Installed In Some SEAT Car Models

In light of the news that SEAT has begun roll-out of Amazon Alexa in its new Leon and Ateca models, please find below comment from David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab: “Installing Amazon Alexa in cars offers new opportunities, but it also adds security issues. Everyone […]

ONS: 26% Of Smartphone Users Do Not Use Smartphone Security

According to a new report from the Office of National Statistics, 26 percent of smartphone users do not use smartphone security. In response to the news, please see below comments from security experts at Imperva, Synopsys, Outpost24, Cybereason and ESET: Terry Ray, CTO at Imperva: “Technically, just having a password on your phone could be […]

An Organisations Biggest Cyber Risk Is Its Employees

New research by Finn Partners has revealed that employees pose a high level cyber risk to their organisation as nearly two in five workers admitted to clicking on a link or opening an attachment from a sender they did not recognize. Dean Ferrando, Systems Engineer Manager at Tripwire: “Many businesses still remain unprepared for a cyber attack because […]

Health Care Data Of 2 Million People In Mexico Exposed Online

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It has been reported that a MongoDB database was exposed online that contained health care information for 2 million patients in Mexico. This data included information such as the person’s full name, gender, date of birth, insurance information, disability status, and home address. IT security experts commented below. David Johansson, Principal Consultant at Synopsys: “This is not the first time something […]

U.S. Payment Processing Services Targeted By BGP Hijacking Attacks

United States payment processing companies were targeted by BGP hijacking attacks on their DNS servers. These Internet routing attacks were designed to redirect traffic directed at the payment processors to servers controlled by malicious actors who would then attempt to steal the data. On three separate dates in July, Oracle has stated that they saw what appeared […]

World’s Largest Chip Manufacturer Supply Chain Attacked

Following the news that the world’s largest chip manufacturer- The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)- was forced to shut down production at the weekend, IT security experts commented below. Ross Rustici, Senior Director for Intelligence at Cybereason: “Supply chain intrusions and attacks have been a preferred method of espionage and sabotage since the start of […]