80 Percent Of Spear Phishing Attacks Involve Brand Impersonation

Following the news that cybersecurity firm Barracuda Networks has published a report on spear phishing which reveals that over 80% of attempts involve brand impersonation, Corin Imai, Senior Security Advisor at DomainTools commented below. Corin Imai, Senior Security Advisor at DomainTools: “Unfortunately, aside from investing in an efficient email filtering software, there is little that organisations and private individuals […]

Russian Hackers Target EU Elections

It has been reported today that Russian hackers have targeted European government systems ahead of the EU parliament election.According to researchers, two state-sponsored hacking groups, APT28 and Sandworm, used spear phishing — the practice of sending out emails designed to look like they’re from a trusted party — in an attempt to obtain government information.   https://t.co/zUI5H6d8QQ Evidence mounts that Russian […]

Fake CDC Emails Warning Of Flu Pandemic Push Ransomware

A new malspam campaign is being conducted that is pretending to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about a new Flu pandemic. Attached to the emails are a malicious attachment that when opened will install the GandCrab v5.2 Ransomware on the target’s computer.  First discovered by MyOnlineSecurity, these emails are being sent from email addresses that are impersonating […]

Bank Payment Scams Claim 84,000 Victims

Bank of Ireland and DHL scams detected

The BBC has today reported that scams in which criminals trick bank customers into paying them money out of their bank accounts jumped by 45% in the second half of last year. Over the whole of last year, more than 84,000 bank customers fell victim, some losing tens of thousands of pounds. Banks say scam merchants are shifting their attention […]

Zero-Day In WordPress SMTP Plugin Abused By Two Hacker Groups

It has been reported that a zero-day WordPress plugin has been exploited in the wild by at least two hacker groups. The vulnerability can be used to change site settings, create admin accounts to use as backdoors and then hijack traffic from the hacked sites.  Satnam Narang, Senior Research Engineer at Tenable: “According to Web Technology Surveys (w3techs), WordPress […]

Police Federation Breach

ONS Crime Statistics

It has been reported that the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has confirmed that it has been dealing with a ransomware attack on its computer systems. The PFEW was able to respond quickly to an alert from its cyber-security n Saturday 9th March, with cyber experts rapidly reacting to isolate the malware to stop it from spreading […]

Security Of Enterprise Wireless Networks

wireless video technology

Providing enterprise network security is becoming an increasingly complex undertaking, as the number of threats emanating from the Internet continues to grow. Hackers continue to find new ways to attack systems and steal data. Dealing with these threats is highly complex. While numerous reviews like this may indicate that virtual private networks can protect you […]

Experts Comments: Facebook Employees Has Access To Hundreds Of Millions Of User Passwords In Plain Text For Years

The passwords of millions of Facebook users were accessible by up to 20,000 employees of the social network, it has been reported.  Security researcher Brian Krebs broke the news about data protection failures, which saw up to 600 million passwords stored in plain text.  https://twitter.com/xmgz/status/1108969932417458177 Experts Comments Below:  Paul Biscoff, Privacy Advocate at Comparitech: “Storing passwords in […]