John Bensalhia interviews Ben Russell, Head of Threat Response of the National Crime Agency’s National Cyber Crime Unit, and finds out the work carried out at the NCA and why cyber crimes should be instantly reported Here’s a question: if your house was burgled, what’s the first thing that you would do? The likely answer...
The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was the target of a cyber attack that downed its website and internet and television services during the Games’ opening ceremony. Officials in charge of the event, which is being held in South Korea and holds political significance for relations between North and South Korea, have refused to reveal the source...
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In 2013, following what became known as the Snowden Revelations, a survey carried out by the Cloud Security Alliance, a trade body, revealed that some 10% of non-U.S. businesses cancelled plans to use US – based cloud computing service providers. This result shows a minority were ill-informed of; How the Internet works, What the...
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Security firm Symantec is working with Microsoft to add an extra layer of security to Azure with the intention of increasing hybrid cloud adoption. Using the existing Symantec Web Security Service product, the two firms will work together on security applications for the public cloud platform. Microsoft is hoping to increase enterprise use of its...
Joyce Hakmeh, research fellow at Chatham House, comments on the global landscape of cybersecurity ahead of her session at Cloud Security Expo, 2018. In a wide-ranging discussion, she spoke to The Stack about the uphill struggle that law enforcement faces, the impact of trends such as IoT and blockchain on security, and government action against...
An ethical hacker discovered a major flaw in the security of Oman’s stock exchange which left it vulnerable to hacking for months. The Muscat Securities Market, which has a market capitalisation of around $23 billion (approx. £16.5 billion), had its username and password set as ‘admin’ on a core router, according to a report by...
Security researchers at Kaspersky Labs have discovered an advanced mobile Trojan called Skygofree, which carries a swathe of worrying features. The Trojan, which has so far only breached a small number of devices in Italy, is, according to Kaspersky, ‘overflowing’ with ways to impeach upon the user’s privacy. It has the ability to track the...
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Intel boss Brian Krzanich took to the stage at CES to address the Meltdown and Spectre news, as well as announcing the firm’s plans for quantum computing. Speaking at the keynote address, Krzanich spoke on a diverse range of topics, but was first compelled to address the elephant in the room. Recent revelations about processor...
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People using Android are being targeted by malware that spoofs the Uber user interface to steal passwords, according to a report from Symantec. The security firm has analysed a recent version of the Android.Fakeapp malware variant, and found that hackers are tricking users into entering their passwords and phone numbers onto a fake version of...
Touts using bots to buy concert tickets and resell them for profit are facing a crackdown thanks to new legislation. The new regulation introduced by the UK government will make it a criminal offence to use automated software and bots to purchase tickets. The law creating the new criminal offence was brought forward thanks to a...
The chief executive of Singapore’s Cybersecurity Agency (CSA) said that while some organizations in Singapore suffered cyber attacks, the fact that the country escaped the worst of 2017’s malware attacks was due to a convergence of lucky circumstances rather than skill. In an interview with ChannelNews Asia, David Koh, chief executive of the CSA, said...
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At the end of a year that saw near-constant cyber attacks, including the Equifax breach, it would be easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer volume and intensity of cybersecurity concerns. Here, a host of security insiders tell us what to expect in the coming year so that you can protect yourself and your organisation. ...
Worried cybersecurity professionals are spending more than ever on protecting their businesses, Gartner has found. $96.3 billion (approx. £72 billion) will be spent on security around the world in 2018, according to the research firm. Stricter regulations and a growing awareness of security risks are the main reasons why security departments are reaching for the...
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Kaspersky Labs’ PR troubles continue after Barclays bank discontinued its policy of offering the Russian firm’s anti-virus software to new customers. The decision by the UK bank, which counts itself amongst the country’s ‘Big Four’ and has revenues of more than £20 billion, comes after the UK’s cybersecurity chief advised against government departments using Kaspersky...
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A group of NATO members are considering altering cybersecurity policies to allow governments to attack back, rather than working only in a defensive capacity. The U.S., UK, Germany, Norway, Spain, Denmark and the Netherlands are working on a set of cyber warfare principles, according to Reuters. These principles would guide their respective militaries on when...
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Intel has released a security alert regarding a critical elevation of privilege vulnerability that affects millions of servers and computers. This alert impacts systems using Intel Management Engine (ME) Firmware versions 11.0 and higher, Server Platform Service (SPS) Firmware version 4.0, and Trusted Execution Engine (TXE) version 3.0. By accessing the elevation of privilege vulnerability, an...
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Google’s chief lawyer has criticised two European Court of Justice (ECJ) cases on the right to be forgotten, claiming they infringe on the public’s ‘right to know.’ Kent Walker, SVP and general counsel at the Mountain View behemoth, wrote in a blog post that the two cases ‘threaten the balance’ that Google has looked to...
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Daniele Màtyàs Tieghi, CTO and product manager at Mon-K Data Protection, discusses why businesses would be advised to reassess their data protection investments Over the last five years, companies have had to face increasing costs of cyberattacks and data breaches. In 2015, the cost of cyber attacks globally was $480 million (approx. £361 million). In 2016,...
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With General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) just around the corner, businesses are eager to align their data protection strategies and do what they can to avoid the hefty fines associated with non-compliance. To be fully enforced from May 2018, the GDPR will mark the biggest ever shake-up in the data protection landscape and organisations, whether...
Banks have fallen victim to a series of targeted attacks by a Trojan called Silence, according to a report from Kaspersky Labs. The financial institutions affected have mostly been Russian banks, though organisations in Malaysia and Armenia have also suffered attacks. The Trojan is another version of an advanced persistent threat (APT) campaign; where the attacking...