The government of Israel has announced a $24 million USD program dedicated to supporting cybersecurity initiatives. The Israel Innovation Authority, in conjunction with the Ministry of Economy and Industry, and the National Cyber Directorate have designed a three-pronged program consisting of investing in startups, supporting larger companies making strides in new security technologies, and supplying...
Fortnite players on Android devices are at risk of downloading malware infections to their phones, security experts have warned. This is due in part to Epic Games’ decision to bypass the Google Play Store and make the game available on their own website. Android devices are more susceptible to malware threats, with one study finding...
Researchers at IBM have identified a new class of cyberthreat, that uses artificial intelligence to power malware that is both specific and evasive. While DeepLocker has yet to be seen outside of the research lab, all of the tools used to create it are readily available: existing malware, and AI tools that can be trained...
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IBM Security has launched the X-Force Red Lab network, four cybersecurity facilities focused on testing systems and devices used for IoT, automotive, and automated teller (ATM) machines. X-Force Red, IBM’s internal white-hat hacking team, will use the labs to test for security weaknesses in devices and software both in pre-release and after deployment. The labs...
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Symantec has released Email Threat Isolation, a solution designed to neutralise advanced email attacks, which are still the primary source of malware and scamming in businesses. The service, the company says, can help to protect users against phishing, ransomware, account takeovers and credential theft. Symantec says that this product is the first ‘integrated email security...
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Timehop has suffered a major breach, with its database of 21 million users being affected. Information such as names, email addresses and phone numbers were included. The service, which links users’ social media profiles to the app so they can look through old photos and ‘memories’, had its cloud computing environment breached on 4th July....
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Social media has a pretty bad rap. It takes any opportunity to grab your data, it erodes your privacy, is bad for your health, and is generally agreed to be bad for kids. These negative connotations have become amplified following the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal and as people more aware of their data rights...
A senior MP has hammered a Facebook exec for ‘playing games’ with the House of Commons, warning that it may use summonses to force Mark Zuckerberg and other senior Facebook figures to testify. Helen Jones, a Labour MP and chairman of the Commons Petitions Committee, told Facebook’s UK public policy manager Karim Palant that the...
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Quantum computing is one of those concepts that promises so much but seems to be just beyond our grasp. Researchers have made great progress in their attempts to manipulate the basics of quantum computing in recent years, and yet so much is still not understood about exactly how it works. The only thing that is certain is...
Windows 10 users are at risk of their devices being accessed even when they’re locked thanks to a Cortana vulnerability. Researchers at McAfee discovered that Windows 10 users who have not applied the most recent updates could be leaving their devices at risk. By activating Cortana, the Windows personal digital assistant, either through a voice...
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Customers of Dixons Carphone have had their financial and personal data compromised following a cyber attack on the firm’s systems. The firm’s shares have dropped more than 6% the announcement. According to an announcement by the British electronics retailer, there was an attempt to compromise 5.9 million cards in a processing system of Currys PC...
Embattled security firm Kaspersky has taken its fight against ‘fake news’ to the next level by suing Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf for defamation. The Russian cybersecurity company, led by Eugene Kaspersky, is taking the paper to court after it ran a sensational story about a female hacker gaining access to Kaspersky’s corporate network and obtaining a...
Genealogy website MyHeritage has suffered a data breach which exposed nearly 100 million email addresses, the company has said. Users who signed up for the service, which is based in Israel and runs DNA tests, puts together family trees and helps people find family members, prior to October 26, 2017, have had their email addresses...
Workers in security operations centres (SOCs) deal with understaffing, work with old tech, and have managers that don’t understand their needs, a new study says. The State of the SOC report, released by security information and event management (SIEM) firm Exabeam, found that 83% of managers and frontline employees are frustrated with legacy technology, compared...
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The Met Police initially discouraged TalkTalk from going public with information on its data breach in 2015, the company’s former CEO has revealed. The telco’s huge data breach, which revealed 156,959 customers’ personal information and 15,656 banking details and led to a £400,000 fine, was “consciously” publicised by the company, according to Baroness Dido Harding, who...
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The first day of GDPR is proving manic, with many U.S. websites unavailable in the EU and an activist immediately going after major tech firms. Known to many as GDPR Day, the 25th May is a big date for many reasons; not least because it should put an end to incessant emails begging for permission to...
Zerto has released an IT resilience platform designed to merge backup and disaster recovery as part of a preview of its release of Zerto 7. The company’s IT Resilience Platform was announced at the opening of its annual conference, held in Boston, and is designed to change the way businesses look after their data. Its...
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A biometrics-based security firm has released a free platform to help smaller businesses move towards identity-based authentication. AimBrain’s product is designed to replace more traditional methods of security, such as passwords and PINS, with biometric-based security. It sells to customers that run services like online banking apps. It has always used open-source software development kits...
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A Florida resident was left bemused when a car salesman asked her to tick a reCAPTCHA box… on a piece of paper. Writer Marci Robin was buying a used 2016 Fiat 500X in West Palm Beach, Florida and was going through the usual paperwork process when the salesman handed her a page with the offending tickbox on...
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Microsoft has announced that it will be extending the rights contained in the European General Data Protection Regulations to all of its customers around the world. Microsoft has said that it will extend GDPR principles, which apply in the European Union, to all of its customers around the world. In a blog post, Julie Brill,...