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Flaw discovered in Amazon Key

A vulnerability has been discovered in the newly introduced Amazon Key, which allows couriers into your house without having to interact with the owners. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Inquirer Read More »

Brussels vs Britain: GDPR preparation gap exists between IT professionals across Europe

New research of European businesses, conducted by Kaspersky Lab, has revealed surprising variations in the levels of preparedness for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With less than nine months to go before the regulations become enforceable, there’s a surprising – and worrying – inconsistency of readiness levels across IT decision makers in Europe. With businesses that process personal data ... Read More »

New Service Station lets you minimize card administration costs

Identity and security company Nexus Group launches the Nexus Service Station. “It lets your users administer a range of tasks required during the lifecycle of their access cards, such as ordering new cards, entering user data and taking photos. This means that your card administration costs can be dramatically reduced,” says Anders Wallbom, product owner of the Nexus Service Station. ... Read More »

Security researchers in Vietnam have fooled Iphone X face ID security – cybersecurity experts have their say

Bkav, a Vietnamese cybersecurity firm have demonstrated how they bypassed Apple Inc’s face recognition ID software on the new Iphone X by using a mask made out of silicone, paper tape and a 3D printer.  A video demonstrating how the security researcher fooled the face ID security has since been uploaded. Although these are some extreme lengths to go through in ... Read More »

Several MailChimp Accounts Compromised as Phishing Attack Impersonates Major Brands – Aldi, Bunnings, Amcal and Others

In the latest example of brandjacking, this evening we are seeing a run of phishing emails impersonating major retail brands. The criminal emails are leveraging several different compromised MailChimp accounts to bypass traditional email scanning software, and then using the power of major household name brands to entice users to click.   Despite being simple HTML emails that are emanating ... Read More »

Things That Go Bump in the Night (or in Encrypted Traffic)

Mike Hemes, Regional Director A10 Networks,
A10 Networks

Halloween is finally here. It is the perfect time to grab your metaphorical flashlight and hunt down the ghosts and goblins (a.k.a. malware and threats) lurking in your network, hidden by the shadows of encrypted traffic. According to industry experts, roughly 70 percent of internet traffic is encrypted. On the surface, that may not sound too startling, but what’s chilling ... Read More »

Fancy Bear found distributing malware again

The Russian linked hacking group Fancy Bear has been discovered in delivering malware to targeted users by exposing a recently disclosed technique that involves Microsoft Windows feature Dynamic Data Exchange. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Security Week Read More »

$87 million – that’s how much the data breach cost Equifax

Equifax has disclosed the cost of the data breach that the company suffered this year which amounted to $87m and saw a 30% plunge in stock price. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Security Ledger Read More »

New Ransomware discovered that intentionally destroys files

Ordinypt, a newly discovered ransomware strain, is currently targeting victims in Germany and is rewriting files with random data. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: BleepingComputer Read More »

IntSights Report: Cybercriminals Embrace Messaging Apps to Expand Reach and Recruitment

IntSights Cyber Intelligence, the industry’s first and only enterprise threat management provider that transforms tailored threat intelligence into automated security operations, today released its latest threat intelligence trend report, Messaging Applications: The New Dark Web. The research suggests that the recent crackdown on popular dark web markets AlphaBay and Hansa is driving cybercriminals to migrate to messaging apps Discord, ICQ, ... Read More »