California Dem Candidate DDoS’d During Failed Primary Bid

The Rolling Stone was among outlets reporting that the website of Congressional candidate for California’s 25th District Democrat Bryan Caforio was taken down by DDoS attacks four times during his unsuccessful campaign, including critical junctures such as during a debate. Caforio ultimately lost the election to a fellow Democrat by a narrow margin. An expert […]

Vote Leave And Cambridge Analytica Linked Data Firm Hit With First Ever GDPR Notice

It was reported that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has handed the United Kingdom’s first formal General Data Protection Regulation notice to a Canadian firm linked to Cambridge Analytica, the firm behind the Facebook data scandal. AggregateIQ (AIQ) was accused of processing people’s data “for purposes which they would not have expected”. The ICO said that although the data […]

Dramatic Rise In Cryptomining

Cryptomining has increased 459% from 2017 through 2018 according to the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) in a newly released report. Justin Jett, Director of Audit and Compliance at Pixer: “As the threat of cryptojacking grows, organizations should be ever-vigilant. Crypojacking steals valuable resources from the business and organizations should carefully monitor what’s taking place on […]

Internet Regulator

On news on the upcoming Government whitepaper detailing a future internet regulator, SD-WAN network expert Ian McEwan (Vice President EMEA of Aryaka, leading global SD-WAN provider) commented below. Ian McEwan, Vice President EMEA at Aryaka: “We have to wait and see what the upcoming UK Government whitepaper fully contains. However, this may not be the […]

Why Is Blockchain So Hackable?

Following the news that Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has been attacked by cybercriminals and had $60 million stolen, Cody Brocious, Hacker Education Lead, at HackerOne, comments below on why blockchain is so hackable and provides stats on bug bounty program uptake with the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Cody Brocious, Hacker Education Lead at HackerOne: “While the traditional finance […]

New National Cyber Strategy

Late yesterday, the White House issued its new National Cyber Strategy.   Pravin Kothari, CEO at CipherCloud (San Jose, CA): “The new policy is a good step forward. That said, the details count. Cyber defense is all about choosing specific technologies and implementing them with speed and the right human capital. The rubber hits the […]

Japan Hit By Another Cryptocurrency Heist – $60 Million Stolen

Japan being hit by another cryptocurrency heist with $60 million stolen. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO and Founder at High-Tech Bridge: “Unfortunately, even the harsh regulation of crypto markets is no silver bullet. Digital coins are extremely attractive for cybercriminals who can easy launder them and convert into spendable cash, even inspite of some losses due to “transactional […]

Aviva And SunTrust Outages – The List Is Growing Long…”

Aviva and SunTrust are the latest disaster stories in a string of replatfroming gone wrong. Both the firms tried to upgrade, but their legacy systems betrayed them and it disrupted their services, which further inconvenienced customers. While upgrading to technologically new and sound systems has become more like a necessity for organizations, rushing into the upgrade without complete knowledge […]

Lack Of Software Intelligence Led To Equifax

In response to the news that Equifax is to be fined £500,000 by the ICO after it failed to protect the personal data of 15 million Britons, IT security experts commented below. Jake Moore, Security Specialist at ESET: “The ICO has given the highest possible fine under the 1998 Data Protection Act. If this breach had occurred after May 2018 […]