Payment Processors Took Part In ‘Cyber War Game’ To Test Their Security Systems

In light of the news that Mastercard, WorldPay and Amex were among the payment processors who took part in a ‘cyber war game’, in a bid to test their systems amid rising IT security threats, please see below comment David Emm, Prinicpal Security Reeacher at Kasperky Lab. David Emm, Prinicpal Security Reeacher at Kasperky Lab: “It’s interesting […]

Russian Midterm Election Interference: Conspicuous By It’s Absence?

Security researchers in the US have suggested that there is a marked difference in the level of Russian engagement in hacking the 2018 election when compared to their activity in influencing the 2016 election. While the Russian bots of Twitter are still engaging in the spreading of fake news on partisan issues, the large scale hacking […]

NHS Ignore IT Security Recommendations Despite WannaCry Attack

The NHS’s IT governing body is refusing to invest in cybersecurity protection as it does not represent value for money. According to the Health Service Journal, NHS Digital is set to ignore the recommendations laid out in a government-sanctioned report authored by its own CIO due to the costs being too high. Commenting on the news are the […]

Google Security Breach

It has been reported that Google is closing down its social network Google+ after users’ data was exposed. It will shut down over the next ten months after it was revealed a software bug meant information that people believed was private had been accessible to third parties between 2015 and 2018. Up to 500,000 users had been affected, Google said, and data exposed […]

Garmon’s Navionics Marine Navigation Exposure Of Customer Information

Navionics Marina Navigation owned by Garmin has accidentally exposed the personal data of thousands of boat owners through a misconfigured MongoDB Server. The exposed data was found by a security researcher at Hacken io. Ryan Wilk, VP of Customer Success at NuData Security: “Just when you thought it was safe to go on the water, even […]

October Patch Tuesday

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Greg Wiseman, Senior Security Researcher at Rapid7: “This month’s patches from Microsoft include fixes for 49 distinct vulnerabilities. One that’s already been exploited in the wild is CVE-2018-8453, a privilege escalation vulnerability allowing an attacker to gain full control over a system as long as they first have a way to execute code on the […]