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Author Archives: Dean Alvarez

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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Pricing of Goods and Services on the Deep & Dark Web

Olivia Rowley, Analyst,

The Deep & Dark Web facilitates an expansive and dynamic underground economy shaped by the diverse skills and motivations of a wide range of adversaries. The forums and marketplaces where illicit goods and services are exchanged have come to play an influential role in today’s cyber and physical threat landscape by providing access to the means to carry out various ... Read More »

NSA hack blamed on Microsoft Software

Kaspersky Labs are placing the blame on malware infected Microsoft Office software and not its own for the stolen top-secret data on US intelligence materials. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Gears of Biz Read More »

Cyber Degree Bursary still available from NCSC

The NCSC is calling out any students looking to go to university to apply for there £4,000 CyberFirst student bursary. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Enterprise Times Read More »

A city is US still suffering from ransomware attack

A city in Tennessee is still suffering from a ransomware attack after refusing to pay the $250,000 ransom demand. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: SC Magazine Read More »

Data-Driven DDoS Defence Decision Making

Mike Hemes, Regional Director,
A10 Networks

The unrelenting wave of multi-vector DDoS attacks has blossomed into a full-fledged systemic problem for organisations of all sizes. And it shows no signs of slowing. To calm the mounting concern over inadequate multi-vector DDoS protection and defence capacity, organisations find themselves tapping already strapped budgets to increase spending on DDoS detection and mitigation. In fact, 74 percent of respondents ... Read More »

Cyber Security Summit & Expo is well under way

There has been a very strong start to the Cyber Security Summit & Expo, taking place at the London Business Design Centre. Speakers so far at largest one-day UK event dedicated to Cyber Security have included Mark Sayers, Deputy Director in Cyber and Government Security at the Cabinet Office, who told delegates that the fight was on “to make the ... Read More »

Nearly 2,000 Jewson customer exposed after breach

Building suppliers,  Jewson has warned their customers that their details may have been compromised following a data breach. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Inquirer Read More »

Cash converter hit by data breach

Cash Converters International, the payday lending and pawnbroking business, has declared it has suffered a cybersecurity breach in its UK locations. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Fool Read More »

Should you fear the Reaper?

Mike Hemes, Regional Director,
A10 Networks

Move over Mirai, there’s a new monstrous botnet in town. The newly-discovered botnet, dubbed “Reaper” or “IoTroop,” appears to be a more powerful strain of the Internet of Things (IoT) attack malware that Mirai was, the previous holder of the IoT botnet crown. And while Reaper hasn’t yet to launch an attack, security researchers warn that it may only be ... Read More »

Elections in 18 nations hacked online

It has been discovered that voting in at least 18 countries may have been manipulated by external campaigns. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Silicon Republic Read More »