Thursday, August 22, 2019

Companies Act to Defend Privacy of Kazakhstanis

Companies Act to Defend Privacy of Kazakhstanis Google and Mozilla today took action to protect the online security and privacy of internet users in Kazakhstan following credible reports that the Kazakhstan government was intercepting internet traffic within the country. A report published...

China is Spying on Cancer Research

China is Spying on Cancer Research The healthcare industry has many ailments: financial pressures, a lack of skilled healthcare providers, uncertainties around reform and, in many cases, an increasingly unhealthy populace. But that’s not all it has...

Who’s in Town Denies Instagram Block

Who's in Town Denies Instagram BlockA tracking app has hit back against recent reports that it has been blocked on social media giants Instagram and Facebook. An article published last Tuesday on the Business Insider website reported that Facebook recently sent a cease-and-desist letter to the company...

Account Takeover Cases Hitting UK Courts Soar 57%

Account Takeover Cases Hitting UK Courts Soar 57%The number of account takeover (ATO) cases going to court in the UK climbed 57% in the first half of 2019 as cybercrime continues to professionalize, according to KPMG. The consulting giant’s biannual...

UK Boardrooms Falling Short on Cyber Expertise

UK Boardrooms Falling Short on Cyber ExpertiseMore than two-thirds (67%) of UK firms believe security concerns are holding back their efforts to grow through digital innovation, with many blaming a lack of engagement at a board level, according to Ernst...

Employee Error Behind Half of Industrial Network Incidents

Employee Error Behind Half of Industrial Network IncidentsHuman error was behind over half (52%) of all cybersecurity incidents detected by Kaspersky in industrial environments last year. The Russian AV vendor’s State of Industrial Cybersecurity 2019 report is compiled from interviews...

Users of Adult Website Exposed By Data Breach

Users of Adult Website Exposed By Data BreachA website that shares adult content has caused blushes of a different kind by leaking the private data of 1.195 million global users.  An authentication failure on the website Luscious.net allowed unrestricted access to a...

Visa Announces New Payment Security Services to Prevent Fraud

Visa Announces New Payment Security Services to Prevent FraudFor merchants and banks, payment fraud can lead to heavy financial losses and a serious besmirching of reputation.  Business and financial institutions received a helping hand today when Visa announced a suite of new...

Should Companies Block Newly Registered Domains?

Should Companies Block Newly Registered Domains?Visiting a newly registered domain (NRD) is the digital equivalent of picking up a hitchhiker: it might all go smoothly but you could also end up being robbed.  While NRDs can be created for perfectly...

Facebook Adds Instagram to Data Abuse Bug Bounty Program

Facebook Adds Instagram to Data Abuse Bug Bounty ProgramFacebook has announced an expansion to its bug bounty program covering third-party apps that abuse user data, to include the Instagram ecosystem. First launched in 2018 in response to the Cambridge Analytica...

Adware-Laden Google Play Apps Downloaded Eight Million Times

Adware-Laden Google Play Apps Downloaded Eight Million TimesGoogle has been forced to remove 85 adware-laden gaming and photo apps from its official Play store which had been downloaded over eight million times. The Android custodian was informed about the adware...

Beijing Accused of Fake News Plot as Twitter Bans 1000 Accounts

Beijing Accused of Fake News Plot as Twitter Bans 1000 Accounts Twitter and Facebook have been forced to suspend nearly 1000 accounts after revealing a coordinated state-sponsored attempt by China to spread misinformation about the unrest in Hong Kong. The...

Smart Move: IDEX Shares Progress in Asia

Smart Move: IDEX Shares Progress in AsiaNorwegian company IDEX Biometrics is forging strong bonds with smart-card and payment specialists in Asia.  IDEX shared its second quarter and half-year 2019 results in a recently issued corporate update in which the company announced a...

Teenage Hacker-for-Hire Receives Prison Sentence

Teenage Hacker-for-Hire Receives Prison SentenceA British teenager has been sentenced to 20 months in prison after selling his services as a freelance hacker. Elliot Gunton of Mounteney Close, Norwich, England, pleaded guilty to hacking, money laundering and breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention...

BlackBerry Named Magic Quadrant Leader Four Years Running

BlackBerry Named Magic Quadrant Leader Four Years RunningResearch giant Gartner Inc. has named BlackBerry a Magic Quadrant Leader for the forth consecutive year. The Canadian multinational is one of six vendors to be handed the title in 2019 Gartner Magic...
SecurityWeek

Ready or Not, Here Comes FIDO: How to Prepare for Success

Planning and Preparation Are Key to Successfully Adopting FIDO Standards for “Simpler, Stronger Authentication” read more
SecurityWeek

Amazon, Microsoft, May be Putting World at Risk of Killer AI, Says Report

Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are among leading tech companies that could spearhead a global AI arms race, according to a report that surveyed major players from the sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons. read more
The Register

The Joy of Six… critical security patches: Cisco small biz switches open to hijacking via web UI

Turn it on, download these fixes, crank it up – and rip the KNOB off Cisco has emitted a fresh round of software updates to address security holes in its network switches and controllers.…

New FISMA Report Shows Progress, Gaps in Federal Cybersecurity

No major incidents mixed with continuing gaps in implementation paint an improving, but still muddy, picture of cybersecurity in the federal government.
ZDNet

A botnet has been cannibalizing other hackers’ web shells for more than a year

Neutrino botnet is hijacking servers by taking over other hackers' PHP and Java web shells.