Experts On Upstream’s State Of Auto Cyberattacks Report

A cybersecurity automotive firm Upstream released a report revealing just how bad cyberattacks on the automotive industry have gotten over the years – 150 incidents in 2019, or a whopping 99% increase; the report discusses how bug bounties are essential for conquering and combatting these types of attacks. Experts Comments December 20, 2019 Grant McCracken + Follow […]

Expert Insight: Magecart Attack On Macy’s Was Customized

The Magecart attack on Macy’s was so sophisticated it was customized specifically to the store’s website and targeted not only checkout, but also digital wallets according to RiskIQ as reported by CSO. Previous detail of our expert commenray on Macy Breach is here. Experts Comments December 20, 2019 Mike Bittner + Follow Me – UnFollow Me […]

267M Facebook User IDs, Phone Numbers And Names Exposed Online – Expert Commentary

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A database containing more than 267 million Facebook user IDs, phone numbers, and names was left exposed on the web for anyone to access without a password or any other authentication. Comparitech partnered with security researcher Bob Diachenko to uncover the Elasticsearch cluster. The open database, which has been pulled down, wasn’t protected by a […]

Expert On News: Police Device Losses Surge By 150% Over Last 3 Years

Police forces across Britain have seen thefts of critical devices like mobiles, tablets, laptops and radios surge since 2016, according to research from Parliament Street Think Tank. The data collected via the Freedom of Information Act provided insight into the frequent loss of devices from reported by police staff and serving officers over the last three […]

Expert Comment: Gaming Site Nexus Mods Discloses Data Breach

In response to the news that gaming modification site Nexus Mods disclosed a data breach, a cybersecurity expert offers perspective. Experts Comments December 20, 2019 James McQuiggan + Follow Me – UnFollow Me Security Awareness Advocate KnowBe4 Organizations that have databases containing email addresses, usernames and passwords will want to have strong access control processes and a robust […]

Multiple Security Experts Comment On 172M Zynga Logins Leaked

How Authentication and Trust Online are Evolving

The Guardian revealed that Zynga, a social game developer that created the likes of Farmville and Words With Friends, admitted to a hack in September, telling users that cyber-attacks were “one of the unfortunate realities of doing business today”. It did not reveal at the time how many accounts were affected, but now it has been revealed that the […]

F5 To Acquire Shape Security, Transforming Application Security

Shape, a leader in fraud and abuse prevention, adds protection from automated attacks, botnets, and targeted fraud to F5’s world-class portfolio of application services, protecting customers’ digital experiences.  Strategic acquisition accelerates F5’s growth momentum and more than doubles F5’s addressable market in security. SEATTLE and SANTA CLARA – F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) and Shape Security today announced a definitive agreement under which F5 will acquire all […]

1,500 Ring Passwords Found On The Dark Web – Expert Reaction

A security researcher has found on the dark web 1,562 unique email addresses and passwords associated with Ring doorbell passwords. The list of passwords was uploaded on Tuesday to an anonymous dark web text-sharing site, commonly used to share stolen passwords and illicit materials. A security researcher found the cache of email addresses and passwords, which can […]

Ransomware Hackers Are Testing Local Governments Demanding Big Payments

Ransomware attacks in the UK are on the rise, how can local governments best prepare for the eventuality of a ransomware hit? Ransomware is a big business for criminals and painfully expensive for companies. More and more cities and local governments around the world have become a hot target, with hackers shutting down government services, hospitals, […]