IT Security Predictions For 2019

Making predictions in the information security space is always an interesting yet challenging task. The very nature of cybersecurity, with the velocity of vulnerabilities and new threat actor coalitions along with the shifting regulatory environment, requires organisations to stay vigilant and informed. Although we are at a point where new technologies such as AI and […]

Chinese Hackers Behind Global Hacking Campaign

The news dropped today that the Justice Department has announced an indictment that connects spies working for the Chinese government for a hacking campaign against U.S. tech companies and other industry organizations as well. The indictment, which was dealt Thursday, accuses China’s main intelligence agency, the Ministry of State Security, of hacking into multiple tech […]

NASA Discloses Data Breach

NASA revealed today that it was hacked earlier this year. In an internal memo sent to all employees, the agency said that an unknown intruder gained access to one of its servers storing the personal data of current and former employees. Social Security numbers were also compromised, NASA said. The agency said it discovered the […]

IRS Warning On New Phishing Scams

All security starts with a policy – businesses should have an agreed policy for such situations, and they should train their staff accordingly. CEOs should hire strong people who are willing to stick to the policy under pressure. Of course, defying the CEO is a great way to get fired in American business, and the […]

Houston We Have A Problem: NASA Suffers Data Breach

NASA has announced that they suffered a data breach in October that compromised the PII of current and former employees, including Social Security numbers. The agency is still unaware of the scope of the breach, but they are notifying all employees, so they can take countermeasures against possible fraud as a precaution. Previously, NASA has […]

New Malware Pulls Instructions From Code Hidden In Memes Posted To Twitter

Security researchers said they’ve found a new kind of malware that takes its instructions from code hidden in memes posted to Twitter. The malware quietly infects a vulnerable computer, takes screenshots and pulls other data from the affected system and sends it back to the malware’s command and control server. The logic goes that in […]

EU Communications ‘Targeted By Hackers’

Following the New York Times report which reveals that hackers successfully infiltrated the European Union diplomatic communications network over a period of several years, Jake Moore, cyber security expert at ESET UK, has the following comment. Jake Moore, Cyber Security Expert at ESET UK: “When the risks are so high, cyber security needs to echo […]

PAM vs. PIM: Privilege By Any Name Is A Priority

Privileged accounts, credentials and secrets – and the access they provide – represent the largest security vulnerability that enterprises will face today. Nearly all of the most destructive cyber attacks this decade were executed by successfully exploiting privileged access. As such, managing and securing privilege is increasingly an organisational priority and a core component of […]

The Prevalence Of Cryptojacking

Cryptojacking has increased 400% during 2018 according to Kaspersky Labs. Security researchers says cryptojackers are now using malware scripts to access people’s computers to mine cryptocurrencies. Expert Comments below: Mike Bittner, Digital Security & Operations Manager at The Media Trust: “There are several reasons why cryptojacking has overtaken ransomware in popularity among bad actors. It […]