Following the British Airways data breach that affected over 380,000 customers, cybersecurity firm RiskIQ has published an in-depth and detailed report on the ease of hacking into BA systems and the hackers behind the attack. In the report, RiskIQ names Magecart as the culprit– the same team behind the data hack at Ticketmaster UK earlier this year...
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Apple has had to investigate a series of apps hosted on its App Store, after it was revealed that the apps were making copies of user data. Dr. Cleaner Pro, Dr. Cleaner, Dr. Unarchiver, Dr. Antivirus, Dr. Battery, and Duplicate Finder, made by Trend Micro, Inc. were investigated by Apple which later removed Dr. Unarchiver...
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British Airways customers have been cancelling credit cards after a data breach compromised over 380,000 card payments over a period of 16 days. The airline revealed on Thursday evening on its Twitter feed that it was looking into the matter. As well as customer details being stolen from the website, mobile app users were also...
Whatever the field of business, whether healthcare, finance, insurance, or public sector, protecting data and documents is critical to any organisation’s survival in the modern business world, and securing related print infrastructure should be no exception. Particularly with the rise of cloud computing and subsequent mobility trends, printing has become even more complex and it...
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Only 51% of UK companies have fully secured critical data, according to a new report issued by NTT Security. This has implications for data breaches as well as GDPR and regulatory compliance and could result in heavy fines for almost half the companies in the UK. The Risk: Value 2018 Report was created by interviews and...
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Charities have committed a high number of data breach offences, with over 140 cases reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) between 2017 and 2018, according to a recent study from corporate investigations firm Kroll. It has been revealed that a 2016 cyber attack on the British and Foreign Bible Society, due to an unrepaired...
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An alarming number of cyber fraud crimes have forced the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to seek out more hardened measures to protect against security threats. For the fiscal agenda for 2018-19, RBI has publicised its focus on improving security measures against cyberattacks with the help of detection company Acalvio. Acalvio’s report said: “The ever-increasing threat...
The Stack speaks with Mike Zaneis, CEO of the Trustworthy Accountability Group and co-founder of the Brand Safety Institute about why brand protection needs to be a key corporate priority. What is the urgency for business leaders to educate themselves around brand safety? Brand safety has become an enterprise risk for most businesses today, yet...
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Facebook has announced the removal of more than 650 accounts originating in Iran. These accounts were identified as displaying ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior’, and while the campaigns may not have been directly affiliated with one another, they were all similarly targeted as misleading Facebook users about their origination and goals. In an announcement, Facebook indicated that...
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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...
The article Symantec releases industry-first email attack solution, by Sam Clark originally appeared on The Stack.
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...