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UK Likely To Face National Cyber Emergency, says NCSC

The UK is likely to face a level-1 cyber attack at some point in the future, according to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Computer Weekly Read More »

Fraudsters Are Emptying Bank Accounts By Diverting Calls And Text Messages

A recent This is Money investigation found that one victim from London lost £22,300 when fraudsters raided their Santander accounts using this method. Another two victims had £19,500 drained from their Santander accounts after criminals intercepted the bank’s text messages. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ActionFraud Read More »

Info On Home Depot Customers Exposed (But No Financial Data)

A spread sheet listing about 8,000 customers, along with their transaction and a range of personal information, was posted for an unknown amount of time, on a Home Depot web site. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: AJC Read More »

Facebook and Google Were Victims of $100M Payment Scam

When the Justice Department announced the arrest last month of a man who allegedly swindled more than $100 million from two U.S. tech giants, the news came wrapped in a mystery. The agency didn’t say who was robbed, and nor did it identify the Asian supplier the crook impersonated to pull off the scheme. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Fortune Read More »

FTSE Share Prices Suffer As Cyber Attacks Cost Global Investors £42bn

The permanent cost of a breach is equivocal to 1.8% of company value, which would cost FTSE 100 firms a loss of £120 million in market capitalisation. The study shows that investors have already lost at least £42 billion due to public domain cyber security incidents since just 2013. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: CBR Read More »

Top CISOs and cyber security Directors meet in London for exclusive debates

The third annual IT Security Analyst & CISO Forum Debates will take place this year in London on the 17th May at No 4 Hamilton Place from 2pm – 6pm.  This unique event consists of four panel debate sessions made up of some of the UK’s top CISOs from HSBC, GSK, Canon, National Grid, Publicis Groupe and other global IT ... Read More »

People would sacrifice photos on their phones for just £8.81, Kaspersky Lab study reveals

While people claim to value their memories more than any other form of data stored on their digital devices, they are happy to sell them for little money, research by Kaspersky Lab shows. A survey has shown that for 49 per cent of people, private and sensitive photos of themselves are the most precious data they have on their devices, ... Read More »

Destined for deletion: APTs harness wipers and fileless malware in targeted attacks

The first three months of 2017 saw a sharp rise in the sophistication of nation-state backed cyber-attacks, with threat actors turning their attention to wipers, as well as financial crime. These and other trends are covered in Kaspersky Lab’s first quarterly summary of its subscriber-only threat intelligence reports. The new quarterly APT Trends reports will be freely available and will ... Read More »

XMR Squad Is Charging German Companies €250 for “DDoS Tests”

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for “testing their DDoS protection systems.” View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

Many Security Vulnerabilities Could Be Due To People Learning To Code Using Bad Web Tutorials

German researchers found 117 security vulnerabilities they believe were introduced by popular web tutorials. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: IBTimes Read More »