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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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Chinese ‘Fireball’ Malware Infects 250 Million Computers

The security firm Check Point says it has found a malware infection of staggering scope and destructive potential. Originating in China, the “Fireball” malware package is believed to have infected more than 250 million computers worldwide and is present on 20% of corporate networks, with major infection centers in India, Brazil, and Mexico. Check Point calls it “possibly the largest infection operation ... Read More »

The hunt for the best cyber security talent in Europe begins

The hunt is on to find the UK’s best cyber talent to represent the country in the prestigious European Cyber Security Challenge competition later this year. Cyber Security Challenge UK is looking for 10 candidates; aged 14-25, that have an outstanding aptitude for codebreaking, social engineering and digital forensics to compete against the best talent in Europe. And this year, the rules have changed. Young industry professionals are invited to take ... Read More »

ZoneFox unveils product update to assist with GDPR and other key regulatory compliance

 ZoneFox, a world-class security platform that effectively combats the growing issue of insider threats to businesses through user behaviour analytics and machine learning, today launches its latest product version, ‘ZoneFox 3.3’. It centres around a specialist feature known as ZoneFox Compliance Reporting, which has been specifically designed to assist businesses with some of the key requirements they must follow in ... Read More »

Bodies Held to Ransom – Tsar Team Hack

This week saw thousands of private photos leaked online, following the hack of a Lithuanian cosmetic surgery clinic. The cybercriminals, who have dubbed themselves the ‘Tsar Team’, have leaked images they claim come directly from the Grozio Chirurgija clinic services. This follows the group holding the images, many of which were sensitive in nature, to ransom. Dozens of people approached ... Read More »

Skilled Cybersecurity Employee Shortage Tops List of Barriers to Effective Threat Detection & Management, Survey Finds

The leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions, Alert Logic, has announced the results of their recent survey, revealing the latest data points and trends in cybersecurity. The survey was conducted in the UK, Benelux and Nordics, amongst 317 professionals in the security industry. Cybersecurity is all about preventing, detecting and remediating both internal and external threats which companies and government organisations ... Read More »

Artificial intelligence: beating the burnout in security incident response

Matt Walmsley,
EMEA Director - Vectra Networks

The number of threats that organisations are being subjected to is increasing exponentially. As a result, security incident response (IR) teams are being faced with an unprecedented dilemma. Once acting as a reactive, first line of defence against threats flagged by operational units within the organisation, IR teams and their skillsets are evolving to become proactive and preventative, with an ... Read More »

BA shutdown caused by contractor who switched off power, reports claim

Airline inquiry focuses on human error amid reports that contractor at a data centre inadvertently switched off the power knocking out BA’s computers An investigation into the power outage that led to chaos for British Airways over the bank holiday weekend is likely to focus on human error rather than any equipment failure. A contractor doing maintenance work at a ... Read More »

US approves social media background checks for visa applicants

The U.S. is buttressing its paperwork walls with new requirements for social media disclosures as part of revised visa applications. Reported by Reuters earlier today, the decision from the U.S. government’s Office of Management and Budget was made over strenuous objections from education and academic groups during a public comment period. The new questionnaire will ask for social media handles ... Read More »

OneLogin attacker may have gotten ability to decrypt data

The implicit promise of password management and single sign-on services like OneLogin is that they keep your credentials safe and private so you won’t have to worry about remembering them or writing them down somewhere insecure. As such, it isn’t uncommon for these services themselves to be become the target of malicious attacks in order to pilfer their customers’ data. ... Read More »

Cybersecurity expert warns of escalating conflicts between states and criminal groups

The director-general of France’s National Cybersecurity Agency has warned of a ‘permanent war’ online between states and criminal or extremist organisations. He argues different countries, not just Western nations, need to unite against hackers. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Read More »