Identifying Security Blind Spots For You And Your Customers

The security landscape is a minefield for small businesses, and their service providers. After a year of high-profile cybersecurity stories – from WannaCry to Equifax to Spectre and Meltdown – providers are facing difficult conversations with their clients about their preparedness against attacks. But, those conversations will be far more complicated if they’re brought on […]

Not a breach, Facebook says after suspending firm that took 50M Facebook users’ data

Facebook has announced that it is suspending Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) and its political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica – the data analytics firm that worked with Trump’s election. The move came a few hours before The Guardian and The New York Times reported on Saturday that SCL and Cambridge had surreptitiously harvested data from about 50 million Facebook accounts. The […]

Cyber-crooks find a new way to share malware and scams

Yet another cybercrime-as-a-service offering is making it easier for even wannabe crooks to carry out large-scale malware campaigns. Known as BlackTDS, the service further lowers the bar for prospective cybercriminals. It allows individuals without technical know-how to instruct the service owners to carry out highly scalable, potentially massive spam and malvertising campaigns on their behalf. […]

Google Bans Cryptocurrency Ads

Finally, Google has downed shutters on cryptocurrencies! From June, all ads for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings will disappear from Google, in a move to get rid of what the company calls ‘unregulated or speculative financial products’. Google says that it aims to purge the site of ads for cryptocurrencies, binary options, foreign exchange markets […]

How Equifax Kept Its Mega Breach Secret From Its Own Staff

Did Equifax keep the massive 2017 data breach hidden from some of its own staff? That’s just one claim dropped by the SEC in its complaint against a former executive, international chief information officer Jun Ying, who’s been accused of insider trading after he sold stock just before the massive hack affecting 147 million individuals […]

IoT attacks are getting worse — and no one’s listening

Read why Alfred NG says that Internet of Things attacks are getting worse on CNet : There’s a running joke regarding connected gadgets and the internet of things: “The ‘S’ in IoT stands for security.” And yes, I’m aware there’s no “S” in IoT. Oleg Šelajev, a lead developer for Oracle Labs, coined the phrase in […]

The state of Android security: Great on Oreo, but most phones are missing out

Read why says that many Android smartphones are missing out on great security features of Android Oreo on PC World : Google has released its annual report on Android security and the message is clear: The devices running the latest version of Android are among the safest you can buy. Through a combination of features […]

The great attribution debate: Why we should focus on HOW not WHO

Organisations often don’t understand what they need to be protecting themselves from when it comes to costly cyber-attacks. The threat landscape is becoming ever-more evolved and it’s now rare for a day to go by without a new form of attack hitting the headlines. Interventions by hacking groups into foreign affairs, such as reports that […]

Cybercriminals launder money through mansions, private islands and crypto currency

Cybercriminal proceeds make up an estimated 8-10 percent of total illegal profits laundered globally, amounting to an estimated $80-$200 billion each year, according to a nine-month academic study by Dr. Mike McGuire, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Surrey University. Many cybercriminals are using virtual currency to make property purchases which convert illegal proceeds into legitimate […]

Cryptojacking Threat Continues to Rise

The latest malware threat doesn’t encrypt your files, delete your data, steal your information, or even deface your website: All it does is steal your productivity and electricity in order to make money for the attacker. And it’s becoming a huge threat to corporate IT. Unethical and criminal cryptocurrency miners have discovered that the cheapest […]