Cyberattacks The Top Business Concern Across The West Say World Economic Forum

The World Economic forum has released the results of a major study, which sheds light on business concerns across the west. The significant study of 12,000 executives concluded that in the west (North America and Europe) cybersecurity and cyberattacks are the top business risk. Lisa Baergen, Director at NuData Security: “This latest study from the World Economic Forum […]

Albion Online DDoS attack

In response to the news that the popular online game, Albion Online, has been hit with a DDoS attack, please see below comments from Sean Newman, director product management at Corero Network Security. Sean Newman, Director Product Management at Corero Network Security: “Online multi-player games are prime targets for DDoS attacks, often from players of […]

Albion Online Massive Multiplayer Game Hit With DDoS

In response to news that the MMORPG game Albion Online announced it was hit with a DDoS attack over the weekend which disrupted play, an expert with Corero Network Security offers perspective. Sean Newman, Director Product Management at Corero Network Security: “Online multi-player games are prime targets for DDoS attacks, often from players of those games looking to […]

Internet Traffic Hijack Disrupts Google Services

Yesterday it was reported that an internet traffic diversion rerouted data through Russia and China and disrupted Google services on Monday, including search, cloud-hosting services and its bundle of collaboration tools for businesses. Following this, please see below for comment from Allan Liska, senior security architect at Recorded Future. Allan Liska, Senior Security Architect at […]

Reported Breaches In The First 9 Months Of 2018 Exposed 3.6 Billion Records

There have been 3,676 publicly disclosed data compromise events through September 30. Breach activity continues at a consistent pace for 2018, which although significant in level, will likely not reach the numbers we saw in 2017, according to the 2018 Q3 Data Breach QuickView report by Risk Based Security. “The number of reported breaches shows […]

HookAds Malvertising Campaign

The HookAds Malvertising campaign is on the loose again and is downloading various malware through the Fallout Exploit kit. Mike Bittner, Digital Security & Operations Manager at The Media Trust: “Bad actors behind the HookAds campaign appear to be switching their tactics and adding more weapons to their arsenal to make a clean sweep of […]

Nordstrom Suffers Data Breach

It was reported that Nordstrom suffered a breach at the hands of a careless employee, exposing highly sensitive information of 76,000 former and current employees. The exposed information includes employee names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, checking account and routing numbers, salaries and more. IT security experts commented below. Mark Weiner, CMO at Balbix: “The problem with […]

Luxury Shopping Retailer Nordstrom Suffers Data Breach

It has been reported that high-end retailer Nordstrom is in the process of notifying its employees their data may have been compromised in a breach. The Seattle Times reported worker names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, checking account and routing numbers, salaries and additional information is included in the breach notification, which is being sent by […]

Cryptojackers That Target Linux Start Using Rootkits In Order To Hide

With the growing popularity of cryptocurrencies, the number of malware pieces that are called cryptojackers also grows infecting more and more victims. Cryptojackers are hidden cryptocurrency miners that are secretly installed on computers. They use computer resources to mine coins thus earning money for cybercrooks. These viruses are also called cryptominers. One of the problems […]

Google Internet Hijack

News has broken that Google has been hit by the ‘worst ever’ internet hijack in the company’s history, security experts fear. Information from Google searches, cloud-hosting services and the company’s bundle of collaboration tools for businesses – known as G Suite – were all affected. Data was intercepted by servers in Nigeria, China and Russia – including those run by […]