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Dean is Features Editor at IT Security Guru. Aside from cyber security and all things tech, Dean's interests include wine tasting, roller blading and playing the oboe in his Christian rock band, Noughts & Crosses.

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Same hackers behind Sony attack were also behind South Korea cryptocurrency attack

It has been found that the North Korean hacking group Lazarus were behind the South Korean cyber attacks that targetted cryptocurrency exchanges. Lazarus is also the main culprit for the 2014 Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and WannaCry. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: IBTimes UK Read More »

Malware named Triton can shut down power plants

Security researchers have discovered that Triton, a malware that allows hackers to gain remote access to energy facilities’ safety systems, has been made available to download online. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: IBTimes UK Read More »

Photo of Post-it note with Password for Hawaii’s emergency agency discovered

A photo of post-it note with what appears to be the password for Hawaii’s emergency agency was found to have been stuck to a screen, raising question marks over its security practises. This comes only days after the island went into panic after a false missile alert was sent to resident phones. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: IBTimes UK Read More »

A10 Networks Launches Full Spectrum Cloud Scrubbing and On-premise Enterprise DDoS Protection Solution

A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a Secure Application Services™ company, today announced the A10 DDoS Protection Cloud, powered by Verisign™, and the A10 Thunder® 1040 TPS appliance offering advanced on-premise protection. With the availability of the latest A10 DDoS protection solutions, A10 delivers full spectrum enterprise protection to detect and mitigate distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.   A10 Networks’ hybrid ... Read More »

Flowmon Joins F5 Networks Technology Alliance Program to bring Automated Protection Against DDoS Attacks

Flowmon Networks, a vendor of advanced monitoring and security solutions for network infrastructures, announced today that it has joined F5 Networks’ Technology Alliance Program (TAP). Together they will bring automated DDoS protection solution to service providers and enterprises. The latest outbreaks, such as Mirai botnet utilising IoT vulnerabilities, have shown that the DDoS attack landscape is entering a new phase. ... Read More »

CISO Chat – Quentyn Taylor, Director Information Security for Canon EMEA

Ever wondered what the role of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) encompasses? To put it simply, they are the guardians and protectors of everything information security related for a business. However, the tasks are far from simple as their teams work around the clock to respond to incidences that directly affect the safety of the company and its data. ... Read More »

Nearly half a mill hit by four malignant Chrome Extensions

According to security researchers at US cyber firm ICEBRG have located four Chrome extensions which house malevolent code that were available through the official Chrome Web Store which allowed attackers to send commands through to users’ browsers in the JavaScript code form. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

Increased cloud adoption increases data security risk

In the latest Ponemon Institute “2018 Global Cloud Data Security Study”, results have shown that organisations in the UK (35%), Brazil (34%) and Japan (31%) are less cautious than those in Germany (61%) when sharing sensitive and confidential information stored in the cloud with third parties. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Helpnetsecurity Read More »

RubyMiner malware used to mine Cryptocurrency from outdated Windows and Linux servers

News has surfaced that a new strain of malware called RubyMiner is being used by cyber criminals to target outdated Linux and Windows serves to secretly mine cryptocurrency. According to Check Point researchers, the criminal has been using RubyMiner to plant the cryptocurrency miner XMrig on vulnerable systems to hijack users’ CPU processing power and covertly mine Monero coins. The ... Read More »

Watch out for the fake Meltdown and Spectre patches

It has been discovered that hackers have been distributing fake patches to deliver malicious malware called Smoke Loader. The so-called ‘patches’ have been masked as fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that is said to have affected nearly every modern CPU worldwide. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: IBTimes UK Read More »