Gandcrab And Vidar Attack Combo

Cybercriminals are using a potent mix of Gandcrab ransomware along with Vidar, a data stealing malware. This new mix of malware is able to steal a variety of sensitive data, including all web browsing history, cryptocurrency wallets, messaging content or various credentials. This latest scourge of the Internet was discovered by security researchers at Malwarebytes Labs. […]

US Cybersecurity Department To Advise Businesses On Nation-State Threats

News broke today that the U.S. National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) has started to distribute informative materials ranging from brochures to videos to privately held companies around the country promoting increased awareness of rising cybersecurity threats from nation-state actors. Sam Curry, Chief Security Officer at Cybereason: “Today there are two types of businesses, those that have been […]

Why Fixing The Internet Isn’t That Hard

The Internet is a scary place right now, similar to the old American Wild, Wild West, where well-armed gangs of bad guys faced off with common town folk, taking and destroying anything they wanted with near impunity. Hackers routinely steal so many data record each year that a new 100M record data breach barely makes […]

Singapore Airlines Customers Have Passport Details Exposed

In response to the news today that Singapore Airlines has suffered a software glitch that exposed customer data, please see below for comment from Kaspersky Lab. “While the sum of customers affected by Singapore Airline’s data breach is not large, the fact that sensitive details such as passports and email addresses were accessed is particularly worrying. Customers whoentrusttheir […]

GitHub DDoS Attack

Following the news that a hacker that goes by the name of Hax Stroke has claimed to have launched a DDoS attack on GitHub last Wednesday after the company’s website experienced an outage, please see below comments from Sean Newman, director of product management at Corero Network Security. Sean Newman, Director of Product Management at Corero […]

UK Contactless Card Fraud Doubles – Is Biometrics The Answer?

Following the news today that UK contactless card fraud has doubled, I wanted to get in touch to offer comment from David Orme, Senior Vice President of IDEX Biometrics, which explores the role of biometrics in protecting consumers against rising levels of contactless card fraud. In the comments below, Orme discusses the future of biometric authentication, including […]

New Data On Cybersecurity In The Manufacturing Industry Shows Small Manufacturers Play Critical Role In Securing The Supply Chain

Booming UK automotive industry

ISACA and DMDII study also identifies need for major improvements to security awareness programs at manufacturing organizations SCHAUMBURG, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Though the manufacturing sector does not attract the sheer volume of total cyberattacks as other areas of the economy, research has shown that coordinated cyber espionage targets manufacturing more than any other sector.1 For this reason, ISACA […]

Email Error Like Handing Over Your Keys

In light of a new statement issued today by Professor Alan Woodward (University of Surrey), warning that errors made when signing up to online services can often result in people handing over the keys to their digital lives and becoming the victims of fraud, Brett Beranek, Director of GM, Enterprise Security at Nuance Communications commented below. Brett Beranek, Director of […]

New Side-Channel Attack Is Hardware Agnostic, Targets Windows & Linux, Enables Remote Exfiltration

Recent findings on Page Cache Attacks by a research team of experts from Graz University of Technology, Boston University, NetApp, CrowdStrike, and Intel detail a first-of-its-type, hardware-agnostic (unlike Spectre & Meltdown) side-channel attack that can remotely target operating systems such as Windows and Linux and effectively exfiltrate data, bypassing security precautions. An expert with Juniper Threat Labs offers perspective.  Mounir Hahad, Head at Juniper Threat […]

Young Man Admits To German Politician Data Breach

A young man has confessed to being responsible for the data breach that affected hundreds of German politicians, which he reportedly did out of annoyance at statements made by the public figures whose data he exposed. In light of this news, please see the comment below from Jake Moore, cyber security expert at ESET UK. […]