New Evidence Of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found In U.S. Telecom

Earlier this week, Bloomberg reported that a major U.S. telecommunications company discovered manipulated hardware from Super Micro Computer in its network and removed it in August, fresh evidence of tampering in China of critical technology components bound for the U.S., according to a security expert working for the telecom company. Chris Day, Chief Cybersecurity Officer at Cyxtera: “Recent […]

US Defence Department And Weapons Programs Woefully Insecure, Finds Report

US Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report finding critical vulnerabilities in the US military security systems. The report found that a “red teamer” was able to crack into the US Department of Defense system and reboot it, cause popups to appear and – perhaps more dangerously – find serious security holes in the nine weapons systems […]

Amex, Mastercard And Others From The Finance Industry Come Together For First-Ever ‘Cyber War Game’

Payments organisations and banks held their first-ever joint cyber-security war game in a bid to test their systems amid rising IT security threats. Mastercard, WorldPay and American Express (Amex) were among the payment processors that took part in the exercise, held at IBM’s test centre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. James Hadley, CEO and founder at Immersive Labs: “Sharing information […]

“Big Deal” Whatsapp Bug Finally Fixed, Says Facebook

Social Network Sharing Makes Users an Easy Target for Cyber-Criminals

Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messenger service said on Wednesday it has fixed the latest bug on its platform that allowed hackers to take over users’ applications when they answered an incoming video call. The announcement follows reports from technology websites ZDnet and The Register that the vulnerability, which affected WhatsApp applications on Apple and Android smartphones, was discovered […]

Google Exposes User Data, Continues Deciding Which Sites Are Secure: What The Experts Say

We now know that Google knowingly avoided disclosing its own data breach. At the same time it announces the decision to “fully remove trust in Symantec’s old infrastructure and all of the certificates it has issued” when it releases Chrome 70 later this month. Bill Holtz is CEO of Comodo CA, web security provider and the world’s largest commercial Certificate […]

Pentagon’s Weapons Systems Are Vulnerable

vulnerable is your IT infrastructure

You might have seen the news that the new Government Accountability Office reported that the Pentagon’s multibillion-dollar weapons systems are riddled with cybersecurity vulnerabilities. And yet military leaders ignored the problem for years, turning a blind eye to security weaknesses in newly developed systems that could potentially thwart military missions. Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks: […]

Email Scams Targeting Bank Accounts

Customer Data has been Stolen

Home and business email scams are skyrocketing  – all with the intent to steal money and credentials from bank accounts. These types of scams have increased 136% worldwide from December 2016 to May 2018 according to the FBI. Ryan Wilk, VP of Customer Success at NuData Security: “Hackers are targeting both banks and their customers at […]

DOD Weapon Systems Have Vulnerabilities, According To New GAO Report

The Washington Post reported today that the Department of Defense’s (DOD) weapon systems feature cyber vulnerabilities that leave them susceptible to attack, according to a GAO government report released Tuesday. IT security experts commented below. Pravin Kothari, CEO at CipherCloud: “Yes, cyber vulnerabilities remain a major challenge especially in areas such as the move to cloud […]