Moggmentum Linked To Kremlin Twitter Output

The Byline times recently released social media research which indidcates that the #Moggmentum campaign aimed at boosting support for a Conservative party led by hard-Brexit supporter Jacob Rees-Mogg is being backed by social media accounts associated with Russia’s pro-Brexit interference campaign.

Huddle House Restaurant Chain Announces Breach Of POS System

It has been reported that US-based casual dining and fast food restaurant chain Huddle House announced late Friday last week a security breach that impacted its point of sale (POS) system. Ryan Wilk, Vice President at NuData Security: “One of the many dangerous things about breaches is the amount of time it takes for companies […]

Half Of IoT Apps Potentially Exploitable Through Protocol Analysis

Computer scientists from the US and Brazil have found that about half of IoT apps are potentially exploitable through protocol analysis. Because between 40 per cent and 60 per cent of the apps use local communication or local broadcast communication, there’s a potential attack path. Dunstan Power, Director at ByteSnap Design: “It is true that IoT security […]

Password Stealing Spear Phishing Campaign Targets Executives

Following the news that a phishing campaign is targeting executives across a number of industries with messages asking to reschedule a board meeting in an effort to steal logins and passwords, Corin Imain, Senior Security Advisor at DomainTools, provides insight on this increasingly popular type of attacks. Corin Imain, Senior Security Advisor at DomainTools: “Spear […]

Hackers Stole Nearly Half Billion Personal Records In 2018

2018 End-of-Year Data Breach Report from the Identity Theft Resource Center (noting a 126% uptick in the numbers of records breached containing the continued use and re-use of passwords and usernames, and the vulnerabilities caused by third party vendors), experts with Cequence, CyberSaint and STEALTHbits offer perspective. Franklyn Jones, CMO at Cequence: “Unfortunately, for the […]

Additional Malicious Android Apps Found On Google

29 popular, but fake photo-filter apps have been pulled from the Google App store. The malicious apps with fraudulent 5-star reviews, were pushing ads that led users to fake content and pornography sites according to a report from Trend Micro. Mike Bittner, Digital Security and Operations Manager at The Media Trust: “Phishing attacks using apps […]

New ITRC Breach Report – 500 Million Personal Records Stolen In 2018

NBC News is among outlets covering the new 2018 End-of-Year Data Breach Report from the Identity Theft Resource Center, which discusses that hackers stole nearly half a billion personal records in 2018. Experts Comments below: Colin Bastable, CEO at Lucy Security: “Third-parties are significant multipliers in the risks faced by consumers and businesses: the fewer […]

Houzz Data Breach

The home improvement site Houzz announced a data breach this week involving third-parties gaining access to a file that contains publicly visible user data as well as private account information. In an email sent to affected users, Houzz stated that an unauthorized third-party gained access to a file containing both publicly available information as well […]

8 New Cyber Threats Outlined By Booz Allen Report – 2019 Cyber Threat Outlook

Booz Allen today released its newest study, the 2019 Cyber Threat Outlook, which outlines eight new areas of cyber threats in 2019. Byron Rashed, Vice President of Marketing at Centripetal Networks: “Every aspect of this report cites cyber threats that should be of concern to governments and businesses. Some threats apply to consumers, especially the lack of […]