Cisco IOS XE Routers Exposed To Rare 10/10-Severity Security Flaw

It has been reported that Cisco is urging customers to install updates for a critical bug affecting its popular IOS XE operating system that powers millions of enterprise network devices around the world. The bug has a rare Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) version 3 rating of 10 out of a possible 10 and allows anyone on the internet to […]

Hundreds Of Dentist’s Offices Hit With Ransomware Attacks, Due To Compromise Of Dental Data Security Service

In response to multiple news reports that hundreds of dentist’s offices have been attacked by ransomware this week as a result of software providers Digital Dental Record and PerCSoft, two Wisconsin-based companies who collaborated on DDS Safe a dental records and patient information back-up and security organization. An expert with the Shared Assessments Program, the member-driven leaders in third party […]

Digital Fingerprints Sold On Top Dark Web Marketplace

Digital fingerprints are being sold in the Richlogs Marketplace according to a new report from IntSights.  The report reveals thatdigital fingerprints which include the full fingerprinting of a user’s web browser and computer characteristics, allows an attacker to almost flawlessly impersonate the victim. IntSights Exposes Top Dark Web Marketplace Selling Digital Browser Identities as the […]

Social Media Apps Biggest Security Threat To Enterprises

New survey reveals which applications security professionals believe are worst at spreading malware A new study from Gigamon has revealed that 17 percent of organisations are adding as many ten new applications into enterprise networks every day, however 14 percent do not have policies in place to manage their security which could be putting sensitive corporate […]

Phishing Attacks Increase By 21% In Q2 2019

According to recent research from Kaspersky, the number of worldwide phishing attacks detected by Kaspersky hit 129.9 million during the second quarter of 2019. During the most recent quarter, the average percentage of spam in global mail traffic hit 57.6%, up 1.67 percentage points from the previous year’s quarter The largest share of spam was seen in […]

Google Finds ‘Indiscriminate iPhone Attack Lasting Years’

Developers and Publishers Must Act to Protect Apps

Security researchers at Google have found evidence of a “sustained effort” to hack iPhones over a period of at least two years.The attack was said to be carried out using websites which would discreetly implant malicious software to gather contacts, images and other data. Google’s analysis suggested the booby-trapped websites were said to have been […]

Check Point Software Patches Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Window Patches Injected with Malware

Check Point Software patched a vulnerability discovered in its Endpoint Security Initial Client software for Windows allowing potential attackers to escalate privileges and execute code using SYSTEM privileges. The privilege escalation security flaw tracked as CVE-2019-8461 makes it possible for attackers to run malicious payloads using system-level privileges as well as evade anti-malware detection by bypassing application whitelisting, […]

Going Back To Basics: Data Security After The Capital One Breach

When the news broke that a Capital One data breach had affected approximately 100 million customers in the U.S. and another 6 million in Canada, there was widespread panic among the company’s users and much confusion regarding data storage standards. Even amid the arrest of the woman responsible for accessing the data, Capital One customers […]

Experts Dots On Breach Losses To Top $5 Trillion By 2024

Juniper Research published new research yesterday:  The Future of Cybercrime & Security: Threat Analysis, Impact Assessment & Mitigation Strategies 2019-2024 which finds that  Business Losses to Cybercrime Data Breaches to Exceed $5 trillion by 2024 – Cybersecurity Breaches to Increase Nearly 70% Over the Next 5 years (Juniper Research press release link). A Shared Assessments expert offers thoughts on the findings […]

Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories Alerts 114,000 Customers Of Data Breach

Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories has started to notify 114,985 patients that some of their protected health information (PHI) was compromised in the American Medical Collection Agency’s (AMCA) breach from earlier this year. Data affected includes names, dates of birth, dates of service, names of lab or medical service providers, referring physicians’ names, balance owed and “other” […]