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AWS server found unprotected exposing data on 48 million people

LocalBlox, a company that scrapes data from public web profiles, has left the details of over 48 million users on a publicly accessible Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 bucket. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

Watch out users of Ad Blockers, there could be malware!

As if trying to navigate your online privacy wasn’t complicated enough, it turns out the adblocker you installed on your browser may actually be malware. Andrey Meshkov, the cofounder of ad-blocker AdGuard, recently got curious about the number of knock-off ad blocking extensions available for Google’s popular browser Chrome. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Motherboard Read More »

TalkTalk customers concerned over privacy

A number of TalkTalk’s broadband ISP customers in the UK have raised concerns after the provider sent them an alarmist warning email, which without providing any useful details claimed that they “may have downloaded a virus on one or more of your devices” (phishing emails adopt a similar approach). View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: IS Preview Read More »

Russia to increase cyber activity against UK

A network of Russian trolls is behind a new disinformation campaign about who was responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria and Salisbury, a government source has said. Social media bots are said to be responsible for a 4,000 percent increase in the spread of ‘lies and disinformation’ according to Whitehall research made public for the first time. View Full ... Read More »

With less than 50 days to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline, are you ready for the change?

Mike McEwan, UK CEO,
ICONFIRM

It is virtually impossible to open a magazine or newspaper recently without reading something about GDPR but with little over a month until the introduction of the regulation on 25th May 2018, it seems few British people and businesses are prepared for its implications. Despite the new regulations being announced two years ago, there still appears to be a great ... Read More »

Six Steps to Secure Cryptographic Keys

Corey O'Connor, Product Manager,
CyberArk

Cryptocurrency seems to bring out the best effort from cyber criminals. From nation states to traditional attackers, the rise in crypto-related attacks is staggering. The motivation is obvious: it’s financially driven. Despite the recent drop, cryptocurrency values have skyrocketed over the past couple of years incentivising attackers to create malicious code and sophisticated hacking tools to harvest cryptocurrency coins. One ... Read More »

TaskRabbit has been brought back to life – Security industry opinion

At the beginning of this week (Monday 16th), TaskRabbit, the IKEA-owned mobile marketplace that matches freelance labour with local demand, had its website and app hacked resulting in both shutting down and going offline. The company had offered a statement to its customers saying, “ we understand how important your personal information is and are working with an outside cybersecurity ... Read More »

Cybersecurity Experts Put Burden of Hacking Protection on Device Makers, Not Users

Two new reports from lead author Professor Nick Jennings of Imperial College London and other cybersecurity experts assert that device manufacturers have a larger burden to protect consumers from cybersecurity attacks than the device users themselves. The report points out that although it’s important for users to be as proactive as possible in that regard, many people don’t know the ... Read More »

Employees responsible for 35% of ICO data security incidents since 2015

New analysis has found that over the last three years, 35% of all major data breaches were caused by negligent or malicious employees, costing the UK-based organisations involved almost £500,000 in fines from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). This study, carried out by global security software company Avecto, looked at all the breaches between August 2015 and January 2018, where the ICO ... Read More »

SANS Experts Share Five Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques

Experts from SANS last night presented the five most dangerous new cyber attack techniques in their annual RSA keynote session in San Francisco, and shared their views on how they work, how they can be stopped or at least slowed, and how businesses and consumers can prepare. The five threats outlined are: Repositories and Cloud Storage Data Leakage Big Data Analytics, De-Anonymization, and ... Read More »