Mimecast Report Shows Malicious Emails On The Rise

In light of Mimecast’s latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA) which shows a 25% rise in possible malicious emails since last year, Jake Moore, cyber security expert at ESET cimmented below. Jake Moore, Cyber Security Expert at ESET: “Emails are by far the largest attack vector for spreading malware or malware related services. With an estimated […]

Personal Details Of 120 Million Brazilians Exposed

Following news that 20 million Brazilians’ detailed exposed, Ilia Kolochenko, CEO and founder of web security company High-Tech Bridge commented below. Ilia Kolochenko, CEO and Founder at High-Tech Bridge:  “The major question here is how did this highly sensitive and confidential data go online on a third-party server in a flagrant violation of all possible security, compliance and privacy fundamentals? […]

Ransomware Attack Exposing Data Of 16,000 Patients

Cybersecurity experts Matan Or-El and Leon Lerman commented on recent news of yet another healtcare data breach, this one a ransomware attack at the Redwood Eye Center in California. Matan Or-El, CEO at Panorays: “As healthcare organizations integrate more third-party software and systems, their risk increases as well. The Redwood Eye Care Center found this […]

Stolen Government Login Credentials

Login credentials for more than 40,000 Government accounts in 30 countries have been discovered by Russian cybersecurity researchers from Group-IB. Mike Bittner, Digital Security & Operations Manager at The Media Trust: “Government agencies are easy targets of phishing campaigns because they often publish their employee directories online. They are also highly desired targets because they […]

Operation Sharpshooter Targets Global Defense, Critical Infrastructure

McAfee Labs has issued new findings today: ‘Operation Sharpshooter’ Targets Global Defense, Critical Infrastructure. The attacks start with phishing campaigns and move on using more sophisticated approaches. Colin Bastable, CEO at Lucy Security: “Phishing attacks evolve very quickly: this looks like a trial run, and it will escalate and spread metastatically. State actors use misdirection, because they […]

2019 Brings Plenty Of MSP Opportunities

Following the news regarding the FCA warning that the asset management industry suffers from a lack of expertise and preparedness with regard to cyber security – Malcolm Taylor, Director of Cyber Advisory at ITC Secure offers the following comment. Malcolm Taylor, Director of Cyber Advisory at ITC Secure: “I think this survey confirms what we in the cyber […]

FCA Warns Asset Management Industry Facing Cyber Risks

Following the news regarding the FCA warning that the asset management industry suffers from a lack of expertise and preparedness with regard to cyber security – Jason Howells offers the following comment. Jason Howells: “I think this survey confirms what we in the cyber security industry have known for some time; the cyber threat is widely […]

Bug in Google+ API Puts At Risk Privacy Of Over 52 Million Users

In more bad news for Google+, private details on around 52.5 million Google+ profiles were accessible to developers of apps in a six day exposure in November. It was caused by a bug in the Google+ People API, specifically built to allow access to profile data with the owner’s consent. With this new API bug, the second one since […]

Mac Malware Appears On The WatchGuard Top Ten Malware List For First Time

WatchGuard Internet Security Report for Q3 2018 also finds that 6.8 percent of major websites still use an insecure SSL protocol Mac-based malware has appeared on the list of the top ten most common types of malware for the first time in WatchGuard’s quarterly Internet Security Report. The Mac scareware appeared in sixth place in […]