South Africa’s Life Healthcare Hit By Cyber Attack

As reported by Reuters, South Africa’s Life Healthcare said on Tuesday its southern African operation was hit by a cyber attack affecting its admissions systems, business processing systems and email servers, but is yet to determine the extent to which data has been compromised. The hospital operator said its patient care was not impacted and an […]

Phishing Attack Hits German Coronavirus Task Force

As reported by Threatpost, researchers from IBM are warning of an ongoing phishing attack that’s targeting the credentials of more than 100 high-profile executives at a German multinational corporation that’s tasked with procuring coronavirus medical gear for Germany. The company, left unnamed by researchers, is part of a task force created March 30 by the German government and […]

Cybersecurity: Keeping Organisations Secure In The Post-pandemic Reality

With the UK government announcing changes in small increments to the lockdown restrictions, organisations are starting to consider the process of going back to business as ‘usual’.  The truth is that, post-pandemic, organisations won’t be the same, not all businesses will be running at full capacity, nor will their offices be the same, with social […]

Fitness Depot Breach – Comments

In a breach notification letter, Canadian retailer Fitness Depot, the largest specialty exercise equipment retailer in Canada with 40 stores nationwide, notified its customers that their personal and financial information was stolen following a breach of its e-commerce platform, which appears to be a Magecart attack.

Experts On News: Hackers Targeting Self-employed With HMRC SMS Phishing Scam

How to Protect Valuable IP

Cyber criminals have launched a new phishing scam designed to steal personal and financial details of millions of self-employed workers using the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) during the Covid-19 outbreak. The scam, uncovered by litigation specialists Griffin Law, begins with a text message sent to self-employed workers offering a tax rebate purporting to be from HMRC. The […]

Expert Insight On CallStranger Vulnerability Lets Attacks Bypass Security Systems And Scan LANs

Healthcare Organisations Suffer one Cyberattack per month

A severe vulnerability has been discovered in a core protocol found in almost all internet of things (IoT) devices. The vulnerability, named CallStranger, allows attackers to hijack smart devices for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, but also for attacks that bypass security solutions to reach and conduct scans on a victim’s internal network — effectively granting attackers […]

CREST Report Highlights Actions to Improve Gender Diversity in the Cyber Security Industry

Report says schools, industry and recruiters should do more 9 June 2020 – A report published by CREST highlights progress made in gender diversity across the cybersecurity industry, in the past few years. And then points to the next steps needed to further address the gender gap. CREST – the not-for-profit body that represents the technical security industry […]