It has been reported that thousands of T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint customers all reported outages in areas including Florida, Georgia, New York, and California on Monday afternoon. While some have speculated this could be the “largest DDoS attack in history”, others are not so sure it was a cybersecurity issue.
Expert Reaction On Severe Risk As Amnesty Calls Out Countries With ‘Most Dangerous’ Contact Tracing Apps
Norway, Bahrain, and Kuwait are amongst the “most dangerous” for privacy in their deployment of COVID-19 contact tracing apps, as they track their citizens’ locations on a live or near real-time basis. These apps adopt an “invasive centralised approach” and pose a “great threat to privacy”, according to an Amnesty International study. The group’s research, […]
Security researchers at F5 Labs have spotted ongoing attacks using Qbot malware payloads to steal credentials from customers of dozens of US financial institutions. Qbot (also known as Qakbot, Pinkslipbot, and Quakbot) is a banking trojan with worm features used to steal banking credentials and financial data, as well as to log user keystrokes, deploy backdoors, and […]
Google is pushing ahead with a test to shorten URLs in Chrome’s address bar to help users avoid malicious websites. The company is experimenting with a new feature that will clip a URL domain down to just the basic address information.
113 NHSmail mailboxes were hacked at the beginning of the month, sending malicious emails to external recipients, according to a spokesperson from NHS Digital. The NCSC has confirmed that this activity is part of a widespread credential-harvesting phishing campaign that is targeting a broad range of organisations across the UK, and are working with the NHS […]
Hacker groups that engage in web skimming (also known as Magecart) attacks have breached the web stores of two of the world’s biggest retail chains — accessories store Claire’s and sporting goods retailer Intersport. According to reports published today by security firms Sanguine Security and ESET, hackers breached the two companies’ websites and hid malicious code […]
In response to news that South African bank Postbank was forced to replace 12-million bank cards after employees stole the ‘master key’ and more than $3 million, cybersecurity experts commented below.
It was in 1989 when Clifford Stoll first published The Cuckoos Egg, and in my opinion this is not only the best ever book written on the subject of Cyber (then IT) crime, but is also a must read for any person who aspires to join the world of Cyber Security. The book was also […]