GDPR Putting Ad Tech Firms In Jeopardy

Following the news that GDPR has put ad tech firms in jeopardy while strengthening the hand of giants such as Google and Facebook, Mayur Upadhyaya, Managing Director, EMEA at Janrain, discusses the change the regulation will have on the digital advertising industry and how firms can embrace consent to improve relationships with their audiences. Mayur Upadhyaya, […]

Cheddar’s Announces 1/2 Mil Payment Cards Compromised

Fast-casual restaurant chain Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen has posted the notice that a data breach compromised approximately 567,000 payment cards between November 3, 2017 and January 2, 2018. An expert with NuData Security offers perspective. Ryan Wilk, Vice President of Delivery – Customer Success at NuData Security: “Due to the cybercriminals’ sophistication and how creatively they use the stolen data, […]

Why Businesses Must Re-Educate On Cybersecurity Policies

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A lack of employee education, overlooking patch management and flouting security processes are leaving business vulnerable and posing a threat to network security and data protection. According to a government survey, nearly half of businesses in the UK have fallen victim to cyberattacks or security breaches in the last year[1]. Of these breaches or attacks, […]

New Apache Struts Vulnerability Exploit Blueprints Already Online

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Krebs just posted that Apache has released software fixes for a newly discovered vulnerability. And hackers already have exploit blueprints online. Attackers can exploit sites running the exposed Apache Struts installation by sending the right request to the site, which will force the web server to run any command desired by the hacker–such as adding or deleting […]

WordPress Redirect Campaign

A massive WordPress redirect campaign has been discovered by security researchers at Sucuri* who say that cybercriminals are leveraging an old vulnerability in tagDiv themes and a new one found in the Ultimate Member plugin. Chris Olson, CEO at The Media Trust: “The redirect campaign targeting tagDiv themes and Ultimate Member plugins underscores the need […]

Iranian Hackers Target UK Universities

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In response to news that Iranian hackers have targeted students in order to gain access to UK university assets John Wilson, Field CTO at Agari (experts in email security) commented below. John Wilson, Field CTO at Agari: “Sanctions against Iran have made it difficult for Iranian scientists and researchers to obtain legitimate access to cutting-edge research conducted at top universities. […]

T-Mobile Data Breach

Mobile Payments Data Breaches will Increase

T-Mobile has experienced another data breach, as reported by TechCrunch.  Hackers stole customer stole names, billing zip codes, phone numbers, email addresses, account numbers, and account type in what the company described as an “unauthorized capture of data.” IT security experts commented below. Pravin Kothari, CEO at CipherCloud: “The new T-mobile breach is deja vu […]

DNC Database Hacking And Prevention

News has broken that the Democratic National Committee thwarted an attempted hack of its massive voter database, two years after Russian operatives sent the party into disarray by breaking into its computers and facilitating the release of tens of thousands of emails online amid the presidential election. DNC security contractors notified the party Tuesday that hackers had […]