Expert On NCR Barred Mint, QuickBooks From Banking Platform During Account Takeover Storm

Banking industry giant NCR Corp. [NYSE: NCR] late last month took the unusual step of temporarily blocking third-party financial data aggregators Mint and QuickBooks Online from accessing Digital Insight, an online banking platform used by hundreds of financial institutions. That ban, which came in response to a series of bank account takeovers in which cybercriminals used aggregation sites to surveil and drain […]

Security Experts Comments On Millions Of ‘Camgirl’ Site Users And Sex Workers Exposed

A number of popular “camgirl” sites have exposed millions of sex workers and users after the company running the sites left the back-end database unprotected. The sites, run by Barcelona-based VTS Media, include amateur.tv, webcampornoxxx.net, and placercams.com. Most of the sites’ users are based in Spain and Europe, but we found evidence of users across the world, including […]

What Can Happen In 3 Cybersecurity Seconds?

We are all too familiar with the phrase “time is money” – and yet, with today’s technology and advancements, when a multitude of security events can take place within a short amount of time, it is becoming easier to quantify the exact value of time.  What does three seconds mean in today’s terms? In three seconds, on average, 0.2 million Google search queries are made, 9 million […]

Expert Insight On LendingCrowd Data Breach And The Need For 2FA On Financial Accounts

LendingCrowd has reported the data security incident to authorities and is communicating with the affected customers. While LendingCrowd has instructed customers to enable two-factor authentication in the wake of this breach, the incident raises the important question of why the financial services firm doesn’t already have 2FA and other strong authentication measures enabled for its […]

Experts On Research: IT Security Budget Growth Is Slowing In UK Businesses

Research from Databarracks has found that over half (55 per cent) of UK businesses have seen their IT security budgets either stay the same or decrease in the last 12 months, with just a third (33 percent) seeing an increase. This is down on last year when 36 percent reported growth in budget, and bucks […]