Whilst the conceptual and academic discussions around dangerous forms of code have been on the agenda of decades past, it was in 1983 when the bright young student, Fred Cohen (who I think of as a distant friend) created the first prototype virus, followed in the mid-eighties when the Sunday Times ran a very small […]
The 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report has been released and the study provides an analysis on security breaches and attack vectors from the last year. https://www.verizon.com/business/resources/reports/2022/dbir/2022-dbir-data-breach-investigations-report.pdf Here are Key findings: This year Ransomware has continued its upward trend with an almost 13% increase–a rise as big as the last five years combined (for a […]
Following the news that US Car Giant General Motors was hit by a credential stuffing attack last month that exposed customer information and allowed hackers to redeem points for gift cards, information security experts reacted below.
The connected world is a changed world, and enterprises can no longer assume that they have full control over closed networks. Further accelerating the new normal is the COVID-19 pandemic, which shifted a large proportion of the workforce to remote working and forced businesses to increase their use of cloud platforms to support a variety […]
Facial Recognition Company Clearview Ai Fined £7.5m For Illegally Using Images Of Brits Scraped From Online
Following the news that: Facial recognition company Clearview AI fined £7.5m for illegally using images of Brits scraped from online Facial recognition company Clearview AI fined £7.5m for illegally using images of Brits scraped from online | Science & Tech News | Sky News
Privacy and data security experts commented on data breach news from Chicago: Chicago Public Schools says ransomware attack affects nearly 500,000 students and 56,000 employees
Following the news that: Anonymous Declares Cyber-War on Pro-Russian Hacker Gang Killnet Anonymous declares cyber war against pro-Russian hacker group Killnet (msn.com)
Cyberwarfare is taking on a new meaning as the Costa Rican president announces “we’re at war” with renowned ransomware group Conti, following extortionate ransom demands from the government. SonicWall, the cyber security giant highlights the staggering increase in ransomware in its trusted annual threat report: Government sector saw a 1885% increase in ransomware attacks 105% […]
Ransomware gang, Conti, is demonstrating its growing political power, as Costa Rican President calls smaller nations to action.
In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the shift to hybrid working, the Institute of Directors has found that 72% of business leaders view cyber risk as a significant concern for their organisation, with 58% believing that the risk of a cyber-attack on their organisation has increased.