Thursday, October 1, 2020

#DTXNOW: Time to Remove Security from IT

#DTXNOW: Time to Remove Security from IT Speaking on a session titled “Is top level security possible on a shoestring budget?” as part of Digital Transformation Expo, security specialists were asked by moderator Jeremy White what their top tips were...

#DTXNOW: Managing Uncertainty to Build Lasting Resilience in Security Teams

#DTXNOW: Managing Uncertainty to Build Lasting Resilience in Security Teams IT and security teams must learn how to navigate to uncertain environments in order to build lasting resilience, according to Jordan Schroeder, deputy MD & managing CISO at Hefestis, speaking...

Experts Warn of $15 Million Global BEC Campaign

Experts Warn of $15 Million Global BEC Campaign Security experts have discovered a major new Business Email Compromise (BEC) campaign that has already stolen over $15 million from a possible 150 organizations. Israeli incident response specialist Mitiga was first called...

Twitter Shutters 130 Iranian Accounts Trying to Disrupt Presidential Debate

Twitter Shutters 130 Iranian Accounts Trying to Disrupt Presidential Debate Twitter has shut down over 100 fake Iranian accounts it said were focused on “disrupting” online chatter about the first Presidential debate on Tuesday night. In a series of tweets, the...

Swatch Group Hit by Likely Ransomware Attack

Swatch Group Hit by Likely Ransomware Attack The world’s largest watchmaker, Swatch Group, has admitted it suffered a cyber-attack over the weekend which forced the shut-down of IT systems. “Swatch Group confirms that it has identified clear signs of a developing...

Critical Vulnerabilities Found in Remote Access Software

Critical Vulnerabilities Found in Remote Access Software Researchers at an Israeli operational technology (OT) company have discovered multiple critical vulnerabilities in two popular industrial remote access software solutions. The flaws can be exploited to access industrial production floors, break into...

New Toolkit Secures US Teleworkers

New Toolkit Secures US Teleworkers The Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) has expanded its partnership with the US Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to improve the cybersecurity of remote workers. CISA and the CRI have together launched...

Kylie Jenner’s Makeup Company Warns of Data Breach

Kylie Jenner's Makeup Company Warns of Data Breach Kylie Jenner's makeup company has warned customers that their information may have been compromised in a recently detected security incident at a Canadian e-commerce merchant.  Earlier this month, Shopify reported the theft, by members...

One in Three Not Worried About Cybersecurity Despite Rise in Threats

One in Three Not Worried About Cybersecurity Despite Rise in Threats Around one in three (31%) people in the UK are not actively concerned about cybersecurity, according to a study by ESET. In a survey of 2000 UK citizens, which looked...

Click & Collect Fraud Up by 55% Following Shift to Online Shopping

Click & Collect Fraud Up by 55% Following Shift to Online Shopping Buy online, pick-up in store fraud rose by 55% in the first half of 2020, according to the latest edition of the Forter Fraud Attack Index, published...

Former Amazon Employee Charged with $1.4m Insider Trading Scheme

Former Amazon Employee Charged with $1.4m Insider Trading Scheme A former Amazon finance manager and two family members have been charged with insider trading, after the former allegedly misused tax details she was privy to as part of her job. The...

Amazon Trials Palm Scanner for Contactless Payments

Amazon Trials Palm Scanner for Contactless Payments Amazon has unveiled a new biometric scanner it hopes will streamline contactless payment security and physical access for consumers and businesses. Currently being trialled in a couple of Amazon Go stores in Seattle, the...

Ransomware: from Entry to Ransom in Under 45 Minutes

Ransomware: from Entry to Ransom in Under 45 Minutes Ransomware gangs are performing wide-ranging internet scans to find vulnerable systems and then accelerating attacks to just minutes to capitalize on COVID-19, Microsoft has warned. Corporate VP of customer security and trust,...

Bitcoin Exchange Owner Laundered Millions of Dollars

Bitcoin Exchange Owner Laundered Millions of Dollars The owner of a Bitcoin exchange has become the seventeenth person to be convicted in the United States in connection with a transnational multi-million-dollar online auction fraud scheme that victimized over 900 Americans. Rossen Iossifov was...

Americans Plagued by Unsolicited Election Texts

Americans Plagued by Unsolicited Election Texts With early voting for the US presidential election now underway, more than half of Americans have been sent unsolicited text messages from political candidates hoping to secure their vote.  According to freshly published research by cybersecurity company Avira,...

Cryptojacking: The Unseen Threat

Mining malware ebbs and flows with the price of cryptocurrencies, and given the momentum on price is upward, cryptojacking is a very present threat.
Computerworld

Microsoft on Apple in the enterprise

When it comes to Apple in the enterprise, Microsoft wants to make the experience as smooth as possible. At JNUC2020 event I (virtually) spoke with Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of the Enterprise Client & Mobility (ECM) team, Brad Anderson,...
SecurityWeek

FBI, CISA Say DDoS Attacks Won’t Prevent Voting

While they might hinder access to information, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against election infrastructure won’t prevent voting, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said in an alert issued this week. read more
TechRepublic

How organizations can reduce their reliance on passwords

Passwordless authentication can be an effective option, though introducing such a method poses its own challenges, says LastPass.

#DTXNOW: Time to Remove Security from IT

#DTXNOW: Time to Remove Security from IT Speaking on a session titled “Is top level security possible on a shoestring budget?” as part of Digital Transformation Expo, security specialists were asked by moderator Jeremy White what their top tips were...