Millions Of Emails Exposed In Oregon DHS Data Breach

News recently broke that the emails of over 350k clients of the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) have potentially been compromised after 9 employees were the target of a spear phishing campaign.  It left 2 million emails potentially exposed.   The Oregon Department of Human Services announced that roughly 2 million emails with Protected Health Information […]

Facial Recognition Implemented By US Customs & Border Protection

The US Customs and Border Protection program called Biometric Exit has already been rolled out in 17 airports in the US. While passenger convenience is enhanced, there are some privacy concerns that have been raised. Facial recognition in airports: "The US Customs and Border Protection program, called Biometric Exit, is in 17 airports… The agency […]

Zero-day In WordPress SMTP Plug-in

The Easy WP SMTP Plug-in that is used by WordPress site owners to configure the SMTP settings of their site server’s outgoing emails, is being leveraged by hacker groups to create backdoor admin accounts and redirecting users to tech support scams. Both NinTechNet and Defiant – cybersecurity companies have reported the attacks. Does your WordPress website have either 'Easy […]

From Preparation To Implementation: How To Fully Adopt Automation In 2019

The last 12 months have seen a shift in how enterprises view automation and its benefits to their security and DevOps teams. Last year, it was found that more than three-quarters of organisations would like the ability to automate some of the day-to-day manual tasks related to their security information and event management (SIEM) systems. Yet, many […]

UK Finance 2018 Fraud Statistics

Yesterday UK Finance, the UK’s industry trade body, published its annual report into the UK’s payment industry fraud, Fraud the Facts 2019.      The report reveals that in 2018:  Criminals stole £1.2 billion through fraud and scams:  Unauthorised financial fraud losses across payment cards, remote banking and cheques totalled £844.8 million, an increase of 16% compared to 2017  Authorised push payment scams resulted in gross […]

Rise In DDoS Attack Size

Global research has revealed the scale and quantity of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks increased significantly across 2018 with attacks reaching 400Gbps in size or larger.  EfficientIP secures brands including Netflix, IKEA and the London Stock Exchange against exactly these types of attacks.  Specialists in network security with expert knowledge in DDoS attacks, its latest Global DNS Threat Report shows:  Although […]