It has been reported that Brazilian medical diagnostic company Grupo Fleury has suffered a ransomware attack that has disrupted business operations after the company took its systems offline. Grupo Fleury is the largest medical diagnostics company in Brazil, with over 200 service centers and more than 10,000 employees. The company performs approximately 75 million clinical exams […]
In light of the news of gamers being conned into helping hackers to become rich through a hidden crypto-mining malware called Crackonosh, please find comment from security experts.
A new survey from AT&T found 55% of employees report being targeted by cyber attacks while working remotely. At the same time, 35% of those surveyed connect their work devices to smart home devices, increasing the risks of an attack. Popular connected home devices include voice assistants (14%), smart speakers (14%), fitness monitors (13%), smart lighting (12%), and smart […]
BACKGROUND: More than three-quarters of security professionals and consumers alike believe that making ransomware payments to cyber criminals should be made illegal to stem to tide of attacks, shows research from MSSP Talion and the Research Institute for Sociotechnical Cyber Security (Riscs). The study, commissioned to support the launch of a cyber campaign collective dubbed […]
BACKGROUND: A bipartisan group of U.S. House of Representatives members introduced H.R. 4055 in a move to establish a cybersecurity literacy and public awareness campaign targeted to educating the American public. Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16) said: “As technological advancements increase and become more complex, it is critical that everyone is aware of the risks posed […]
Mercedes-Benz USA has disclosed a data breach within one of its vendors that leaked customers’ and potential buyers’ sensitive and personal information. According to the announcement, the information comes from customers who entered various personal details on Mercedes-Benz websites between Jan. 1, 2014, and June 19, 2017. Customers and potential customers from the affected time period may […]
BACKGROUND: It’s the end of Scams Awareness Fortnight. The great news is, now we’re all aware of their tactics, the scammers’ plans are foiled. Maybe they’ll take an early retirement and move to the country. The truth? Public awareness of scams won’t fix the issue. It’s a great start for creating a climate of caution, […]
BACKGROUND: DreamHost, one of the largest website hosting providers, has leaked 814 million records online including customer data. Researched and reported by independent cyber security researcher Jeremiah Fowler as well as Website Planet, the team discovered a non-password protected database that contained just under 1 billion records. The exposed records revealed usernames, display names, and […]
BACKGROUND: In light of the news this morning that classified MoD documents have been found at a bus stop in Kent, please find comment below from Industry leader on the importance of data security.
BACKGROUND: As reported in the Guardian (and elsewhere), Matt Hancock “used a personal email account to conduct vital Department of Health business. Senior health officials had previously warned about Hancock’s conduct, saying that he “only” deals with his private office “via Gmail account The health secretary was given an official email account, but it was […]