Ahead of his appearance at Cloud & Cyber Security Expo Asia, Dr Lee Hing Yan, executive vice president, APAC at the Cloud Security Alliance, discusses the major trends in cloud security, its impact on cloud adoption, and developments in the APAC region On the broad trends for cloud security in the coming year, Hing Yan...
An unsecured Amazon Web Services S3 server led to a data leak for Viacom, the world’s sixth-largest media company and owner of Paramount Pictures and television brands including MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon. The leak, discovered by security researchers from UpGuard, included a master provisioning server that was left accessible to the public internet, containing credentials...
The Stack’s resident security expert Richard Morrell recently visited squeaky clean Kensington to get his hands dirty with cybersecurity’s frontline troops at 44CON For those who don’t know what 44CON is, the show has grown become one of the cornerstones of the UK security and technology industry. It is truly about the security troops in the...
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The Singapore government has announced plans to boost investment in technology research in the city-state, through the National Research Foundation (NRF) and state sovereign fund Temasek. The announcement was made by Minister of Finance and deputy chairman of the NRF, Heng Swee Keat, at government-backed technology innovation conference SWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation and Technology)....
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U.S. credit score provider Equifax has suffered a cyber-attack giving hackers access to the personal details of as many as 143 million people. The company revealed that ‘criminals’ exploited a website application vulnerability to gain access to files, between mid-May and July this year. The company discovered the breach on July 29th, meaning they waited...
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The western energy sector is being targeted by a sophisticated attack group with links to Russia, according to a Symantec report. The Californian security giant has pointed to a resurgence in attacks on the energy industry in Europe and North America, which it links to the re-emergence of cyber espionage group Dragonfly. The initial Dragonfly...
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Up to six million Instagram users may have had their email addresses and phone numbers made public following a data breach. What initially appeared to be a hack only affecting celebrities and verified accounts has been shown to have also affected many ordinary users. The breach initially came to prominence when Instagram’s most followed user,...
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Second-hand electronics retailer CeX has been subject to an online security breach, with the attack affecting up to as many as two million customers. The company says they are taking the matter ‘extremely seriously’, and has issued guidelines and advice for customers whose personal data may have been accessed. The guidance states that CeX is contacting...
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A group of security teams from various companies, some of them competitors, worked together to disrupt a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack from the WireX botnet. The attack, discovered on August 17, revealed that the botnet had incorporated devices from over 100 different countries, a peculiar feature for a DDoS attack which is normally far more...
Accuweather has been found to be sending location data even when the user has turned off location sharing. The weather app, one of the most popular for iOS, ostensibly collects location data in order to be able to send users localised weather reports and updates. When doing so, it also sends some information to a...
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PlayStation’s official social media accounts have been temporarily exposed, with the gaming company’s Twitter account showing messages from a hacking group who claim responsibility. Screenshots of the tweets, posted on the morning of Monday 21 August, suggest that PlayStation Network databases were leaked, but this has neither been confirmed or denied by Sony. The tweets...
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Rackspace has announced the launch of a new privacy and data protection offering aimed at helping businesses identify and protect sensitive data, including intellectual property and customer payment information. According to the company, the new solution follows the UK government’s proposal of a new Data Protection Bill which hopes to pull legislation in line with...
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Security giant McAfee has announced the launch of a new virtual security platform for Amazon Web Services (AWS) which aims to provide advanced protection for businesses operating in the public cloud. The new product, named the Virtual Network Security Platform (vNSP), has been designed to secure workloads on AWS against advanced malware which can reach...
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The Stack speaks with Raj Samani, chief scientist and fellow at McAfee, and Hatem Naguib, SVP of security at Barracuda, to find out more on the No More Ransom initiative What is the No More Ransom initiative and what trends does it respond to? Raj: The No More Ransom initiative aims to inform the public...
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Ships may be moving away from using Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation and towards a simpler, more old school technology, in order to avoid cyber security threats. GPS and similar technologies that are used worldwide work by sending and receiving satellite signals, which can be easily jammed by hackers. If this happens and the crew...
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The UK government has announced plans to introduce a new Data Protection Bill. The law, drafted by Digital Minister, Matt Hancock, will allow users to delete sensitive information from the web. The new Data Protection Bill will allow UK citizens to request that companies erase their personal data, aiming to simplify the data withdrawal process....
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A new prototype biometric tool, designed by researchers in India, enables a smartphone camera to act as a fingerprint scanner. Saksham Gupta, Sukhan Anand and Atul Rai from Department of Computer Science at Delhi Technological University used an Android smartphone to extract fingerprints from close-up shots of a finger. The researchers used a 16MP camera with a...
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WikiLeaks has released a new set of documents in the CIA Vault 7 leak, outlining the ‘Dumbo’ hacking tool which allows control of webcams and microphones. The release explains that the tool is capable of completely suspending processes on webcams and corrupting video recordings. Dumbo’s is tasked specifically with gaining and exploiting physical access to...
Cyber security company Symantec Corp. has sold its Website Security business and related PKI solutions to DigiCert Inc. The buyer’s business provides scalable identity and encryption solutions for enterprise customers. The agreement, which was announced on Symantec’s website, will see the company receive approximately $950 million in upfront cash proceeds and an estimated 30% stake in the...
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A hacking group has claimed responsibility for the breach of data at entertainment giant HBO, including the script for a Game of Thrones episode. The group sent out an email to a number of journalists, reportedly saying ‘HBO is falling’ and claiming to have gained access to 1.5 terabytes of data. HBO confirmed that there...
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