Cyber Security As A Service

Cyber security becomes more complex, more expensive and more frustrating year on year. The threat landscape is changing too fast. The data management and privacy compliance demands are onerous and expensive. The business risks are too high. Companies can simply no longer place the burden of cyber security and cyber resilience on an IT Manager; […]

New Mirai Botnet Is Coming For Your Connected Screens

A strain of the botnet malware Mirai has emerged focused on a wider set of embedded internet-connected devices. Researchers at Palo Alto this week stated that a variant of the notorious Internet-of-Things infector is now looking to hijack TVs and projectors designed to display information and adverts, as well as the usual broadband routers, network-attached storage boxes, and IP-enabled […]

UK Unprepared For Cyber Attacks Against CNI

It has been reported that according to the National Audit Office (NAO), the UK government has “failings” in the way it is planning to protect the UK’s critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks.The warning came in a National Audit Office (NAO) assessment of the UK’s national cyber-defence plan. The government is increasingly worried that these essential sectors will be targeted by foreign […]

Payment Service Directive (PSD2) And Security

The Payment Services Directive (PSD2) will go into effect with some new rules in September of 2019 and could have some unexpected consequences according to a report from iovation and Aite Group. The report says the new, stricter requirements for fraud prevention, could push more fraud towards the US.  Ryan Wilk, VP of Customer Success at NuData […]

Top London Attractions Suffered Over 100 Million Attacks

Tube Strike Makes London Vulnerable to Cyber Attack

Following the news that London’s top tourist attractions, such as Kew Gardens and the Natural History Museum, have been hit by over 100 million cyber attacks in the past few years, please see a comment below from Jake Moore, cyber security specialist at ESET. Jake Moore, Cyber Security Specialist at ESET: “Hackers may assume that popular tourist attractions […]

SSH Client PuTTY Security Patches

It has been reported that SSH client PuTTY has received numerous security patches. The fixes implemented on PuTTY over the weekend include new features plugging a plethora of vulns in the Telnet and SSH client, most of which were uncovered as part of an EU-sponsored HackerOne bug bounty.  PuTTY SSH client received security updates fixing several dangerous vulnerabilities at […]

Gnosticplayers Drops 4th Round Of Stolen Records On DreamMarket

In response to the news that the hacking group Gnosticplayers has just dropped a 4th round of stolen records on the dark web market DreamMarket, experts with OneSpan, Centripetal Networks and CyberSaint offer perspective. Byron Rashed, VP of Marketing at Centripetal Networks: “This is a classic example of a highly skilled and motivated threat actor that has successfully infiltrated networks and […]

On Norsk Hydro Cyber Attack

One of the world’s biggest aluminium producers, Hydro which employs more than 35,000 people in 40 countries, has switched to manual operations at its Norwegian smelting facilities following a cyber-attack. It is now confirmed that it has been hit by the LockerGoga ransomware variant and had to shut down some of its plants as a result. […]

Kathmandu Clothing Retailer Probes Possible Card Skimming Data Breach

Outdoor clothing retailer Kathmandu announced that it is investigating a potential breach of customer card data harvested from its websites. In a statement posted to the New Zealand Exchange (NZE), the firm said it was notifying potentially affected customers directly, advising them to contact their banks and card providers: “Kathmandu has recently become aware that between January […]

UK Cybersecurity Efforts In Protecting Critical Infrastructure Criticised By Audit Office

The BBC has reported today that the government has been told there are “failings” in the way it is planning to protect the UK’s critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks. The warning came in a National Audit Office (NAO) assessment of the UK’s national cyber-defence plan. The government is increasingly worried that these essential sectors will be targeted by foreign states seeking […]