Expert Comments On Online Printing Platform Suffering MageCart Breach

For the past 30 months, an online printing platform with a cover store for well-known magazines has been constantly infected with malicious scripts that steal customer payment card data. At least 18 skimmers or sniffers – scripts that copy credit card info at checkout, were identified since August 2017 on Reprint Mint photo store that prints covers […]

UK To Launch Specialist Cyber Force Able To Target Terror Groups

A specialist cyber force of hackers who can target hostile states and terror groups is due to be launched later in the spring, after many months of delays and turf wars between the Ministry of Defence and GCHQ. The National Cyber Force – containing an estimated 500 specialists – has been in the works for […]

Conquering Compliance With Backup And Recovery

“According to the recently-published DLA Piper GDPR Data Breach Survey 2020, more than 160,000 data breach notifications have been reported across Europe since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018. The survey also found that data protection regulators have imposed €114 million in fines under the GDPR regime for a wide […]

Expert Comments: Ransomware Victims Thought Their Backups Were Safe. They Were Wrong

The UK‘s cybersecurity agency has updated its guidance on what to do after a ransomware attack, following a series of incidents where organisations were hit with ransomware, but also had their backups encrypted because they had left them connected to their networks. Keeping a backup copy of vital data is a good way of reducing the damage of a […]

Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran Is Out $400K In Phishing Scam – Expert Commentary

“Shark Tank” star Barbara Corcoran recently admitted to losing nearly $400,000 due to a convincing email phishing scam. A cybercriminal pretending to be Corcoran’s assistant emailed a fake invoice for a real estate renovation to Corcoran’s bookkeeper. The scam was found out only after the money was wired and the bookkeeper sent a message to […]

7 Hackers Have Each Made $1 Million From Bug Bounties – Expert Reaction

According to an annual report on the state of ethical hacking published by HackerOne, the money earned in bounties this year was nearly equal to the entire amount awarded in all prior years combined.  Since launching in 2012, companies have paid the platform’s ethical hackers a grand total of $82 million, in return for their successful detection […]

Multiple WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities Actively Being Attacked – Experts Analysis

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the recent security flaws reported recently in popular WordPress plugins and are targeting websites that still run vulnerable versions. At least two threat actors are actively attacking unpatched variants of ThemeGrill Demo Importer, Profile Builder, and Duplicator plugins which are installed on. What the three WordPress components have in common […]

Gmail Adds Deep Learning To Block Malicious Documents – Expert Comments

Google has announced that it recently added deep learning capabilities to its malware scanner for Gmail, as part of an effort to detect and block malicious attachments. The search giant’s existing document scanner handles more than 300 billion attachments every week to block malicious content. Google notes that 63% of the malicious documents it blocks take different […]