Five Solutions To The Information Security Skills Crisis

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The dearth of talent entering the cybersecurity industry paints a worrying picture. There is an acute skill shortage of three million unfilled roles according to (ISC)2’s 2020 Cybersecurity Workforce Study. Here at Infosecurity Europe we recently ran a poll to explore current issues around the skills shortage within the sector, particularly within the context of […]

Hackers Break Into ‘Biochemical Systems’ At Oxford Uni Lab Studying Covid-19

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It has been reported that one of the world’s top biology labs—one whose renowned professors have been researching how to counter the Covid-19 pandemic—has been hacked. Oxford University confirmed on Thursday it had detected and isolated an incident at the Division of Structural Biology (known as “Strubi”) after Forbes disclosed that hackers were showing off access to a […]

NPower Shutsdown App After Hackers Steal Customer Bank Info

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Energy firm Npower has closed down its app following an attack that exposed some customers’ financial and personal information. Contact details, birth dates, addresses, and partial bank account numbers are among the details believed stolen. The firm did not say how many accounts were affected by the breach, which was first reported by MoneySavingExpert.com. But […]

Sequoia Capital Discloses Data Breach – Expert Insights

The VC firm Sequoia Capital disclosed an email data breach in a DOJ notice of breach sent to affected individuals. Excerpt: “On or about January 20, 2021, we learned that an unauthorized third party had gained remote access to the business email mailbox of one Sequoia employee, with the apparent aim of conducting a wired version scam,” […]

Federal Reserve Nationwide Outage Impacts US Banking System

The US Federal Reserve suffered a massive IT systems outage today that prevented wire transfers, ACH transactions, and other services from operating. When performing a US wire transfer or ACH withdrawal/deposit, the transaction first goes through the Federal Reserve Bank systems who facilitate the transaction. Yesterday, the Federal Reserve banking systems suffered an outage caused […]

Expert Reaction On New CNI UK Cyber Report

According to a new report by Bridewell Consulting, 86% of CNI organizations in the UK have experienced cyber-attacks on their operational technology and industrial control systems in the last 12 months. When looked at alongside other issues such as smaller budgets and legacy infrastructure, this news becomes more alarming for CNI cybersecurity.

Comment: Aircraft Manufacturers Bombardier Hit By Ransom Attack

The data belonging to the Canadian airplane manufacturer Bombardier published on a dark web portal operated by the Clop ransomware gang. The company responded by saying, “An initial investigation revealed that an unauthorized party accessed and extracted data by exploiting a vulnerability affecting a third-party file-transfer application, which was running on purpose-built servers isolated from […]

The Rise Of Initial Access Brokers- Expert Offers Perspective

New research from Digital Shadows: The Rise of Initial Access Brokers highlights the growing class of Initial Access Brokers and analyzes the role played by this emerging figure in the broader criminal infrastructure of ransomware. A cybersecurity expert offers perspective.

Alexa-installed Skills Leave Users Vulnerable To Attack

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Threat actors can publish Skills – the name given to third-party Alexa applications – under any arbitrary developer/company name and also make backend code changes after approval to coax users into revealing unwanted information, according to new research presented at the Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS) conference. Christopher Lentzsch and Martin Degeling, from […]