Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Quarter of NHS Trusts Have No Security Pros

Quarter of NHS Trusts Have No Security ProsNew research has revealed a dearth of qualified cybersecurity staff in the NHS and low levels of spending on in-house training for employees. RedScan received Freedom of Information (FOI) responses from 159 trusts...

NHS Fax Ban Set to Improve Security from 2020

NHS Fax Ban Set to Improve Security from 2020The NHS will be banned from buying any more fax machines from next month as the government looks to upgrade the health service to more modern and secure communications platforms. Health secretary Matt...

New Google+ Bug Moves Site End Date Forward

New Google+ Bug Moves Site End Date Forward Google is speeding up the closure of its unpopular social networking platform after discovering a new bug affecting over 52 million users. The tech giant announced in October that it would be...

House Releases Cybersecurity Strategy Report

House Releases Cybersecurity Strategy ReportThe House Energy and Commerce Committee released the comprehensive Cybersecurity Strategy Report, in which it identified procedures to both address and prevent cybersecurity incidents. In the report, the committee identified six key concepts and priorities, noting,...

Privacy a Key Concern for Telecoms and Consumers

Privacy a Key Concern for Telecoms and ConsumersTwo recently published surveys about the telecom industry revealed that privacy as it relates to security and the internet of things (IoT) has become a top concern for both businesses and consumers. Allot...

DanaBot Trojan Expands Beyond Banking

DanaBot Trojan Expands Beyond BankingBanking Trojan DanaBot has reportedly resurfaced with some new tricks. According to malware analysts at ESET, the Trojan has evolved beyond banking and is now being used to send spam directly to a victim’s inbox. Researchers...

Nearly 70% of UK Firms Hit by a Cyber-Attack in 2018

Nearly 70% of UK Firms Hit by a Cyber-Attack in 2018Over two-thirds of UK firms have fallen victim to a cyber-attack over the past year, with many claiming they don’t get enough guidance from the government on how to...

Europol Touts Dark Web Win After Counterfeit Crack Down

Europol Touts Dark Web Win After Counterfeit Crack DownEuropol is celebrating after a major crackdown on online buyers of counterfeit money which has seen hundreds detained. The police group claimed its latest operation stemmed from an arrest of a print shop...

Teen Email Hoaxer Gets Three Years

Teen Email Hoaxer Gets Three YearsA Hertfordshire teenager has been sentenced to three years behind bars after pleading guilty in September to making bomb threats to thousands of schools and disrupting a transatlantic flight. George Duke-Cohan, 19, from Watford, first sent bomb...

DarkVishnya Attacks Target Eastern European Banks

DarkVishnya Attacks Target Eastern European BanksA series of cyber-robbery attacks have been targeting financial organizations in Eastern Europe, according to new research from Kaspersky Lab. Researchers found that the series of attacks, dubbed DarkVishnya, have affected at least eight banks in...

GDPR Implementation Slow but Improving

GDPR Implementation Slow but ImprovingAccording to the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Implementation Review Survey conducted by IT Governance, six months after the GDPR went into effect, the majority of organizations are failing to implement the mandatory regulations. The study included...

Researchers Take an AI Approach to Text CAPTCHAs

Researchers Take an AI Approach to Text CAPTCHAsResearchers at Lancaster University in the UK and Northwest University and Peking University in China have found a way to get around CAPTCHA security with new artificial intelligence, according to research published in a...

Two-Fifths of Firms Have Suffered ‘BPC’ Attacks

Two-Fifths of Firms Have Suffered 'BPC' AttacksOver two-fifths of organizations have fallen victim to a so-called Business Process Compromise (BPC) attack, despite widespread ignorance from senior execs about the threat, according to Trend Micro. The security giant polled over 1100...

Aussie Surveillance Law Imperils Secure Comms

Aussie Surveillance Law Imperils Secure CommsAustralia has followed the UK in passing its own draconian surveillance laws which could force technology providers to engineer de facto backdoors into their end-to-end encryption products. The opposition Labor Party stood aside at the...

UK Consumers Have Lost £500 Each Through Online Crime

UK Consumers Have Lost £500 Each Through Online CrimeTwo-fifths of UK consumers have been a victim of cybercrime with phishing topping the list, according to new research from GMX. The email provider polled over 2000 Brits last month to better...
The Register

Lenovo tells Asia-Pacific staff: Work lappy with your unencrypted data on it has been nicked

That's thousands of employees' names, monthly salaries, bank details Exclusive  A corporate-issued laptop lifted from a Lenovo employee in Singapore contained a cornucopia of unencrypted payroll data on staff based in the Asia Pacific region, The Register can exclusively...
IBM Security

Why You Need a BGP Hijack Response Plan

The vast majority of computer security incidents involve some sort of phishing or malware. Typically, this is the type of incident that receives the most attention from organizations, and for which security controls are established. And rightfully so —...
Tripwire

Bug Affected 52.5 Million Users in Connection with a Google+ API

A bug connected to a Google+ API potentially exposed the profile information belonging to 52.5 million users of Google’s social network. According to David Thacker, VP of Product Management for G Suite, a software update in November introduced the...
isBuzz

Why Have We Become Desensitised To Cyber-Attacks?

1989 was of a year of positive milestones which would have a profound impact on the way we live and work today. The World Wide Web was invented, the Berlin Wall was torn down, and the first GPS satellite...

Quarter of NHS Trusts Have No Security Pros

Quarter of NHS Trusts Have No Security ProsNew research has revealed a dearth of qualified cybersecurity staff in the NHS and low levels of spending on in-house training for employees. RedScan received Freedom of Information (FOI) responses from 159 trusts...