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‘Cyber alarm’ will help businesses meet tough new data rules

A new ‘cyber alarm’ system which sounds a warning when a website or IT network comes under attack allows businesses to detect security breaches as soon as they occur. Foregenix is the first cyber security firm in the UK to offer Canary, which sits on a company’s website and ‘chirps’ loudly when there is an attempted ‘break in’. The company says that ... Read More »

An Interview with 2016 Cloud Security Superhero Andrew Hardie

Security Serious

  At last year’s Security Serious Unsung Heroes Awards, Andrew Hardie, Chair of the BCS DevSecOps Group, was awarded the title of Cloud Security Superhero. I chased him up to see what his overview thoughts on the event were and ask why is it important to support and encourage people to take part. What is the significance of the Unsung Heroes Awards ... Read More »

From zero-day exploits to rampant ‘ransomware’: how advanced targeted attacks evolved in Q2, 2017

The second quarter of 2017 saw sophisticated threat actors unleash a wealth of new and enhanced malicious tools, including three zero-day exploits and two unprecedented attacks: WannaCry and ExPetr. Expert analysis of the last two suggests the code may have escaped into the wild before it was fully ready, an unusual situation for well-resourced attackers. These and other trends are ... Read More »

Vodafone Joins prpl Foundation to Spur Open-Source Innovation in the Digital Home and Smart Gateways

The prpl Foundation, an open-source, community-driven consortium with a focus on enabling the security and interoperability of embedded devices for the smart society of the future, today announced Vodafone Group has joined the Foundation. As a leading multi-national telecommunications provider and Europe’s fastest-growing fixed broadband provider, Vodafone joins prpl with the intent to accelerate the harmonization of software platforms for ... Read More »

PandaLabs Records a 40% Increase in Attacked Devices this Quarter

In their quarterly report, PandaLabs, the Security Operations Center at Panda Security, presents a rundown of the three most harrowing months in cybersecurity in recent years. The Quarter in Numbers This quarter has been defined by two major attacks: WannaCry and Petya. The first infected over 230,000 computers in May and caused losses of between one and four billion dollars. ... Read More »

Mobile Trojan Svpeng turns Keylogger and Steals through Services for Disabled Users

Kaspersky Lab experts have uncovered a new variant of the Svpeng mobile banking Trojan that features keylogging functionality, a technique more commonly associated with targeted threat actors. The modified Trojan steals entered text such as banking credentials by abusing Android’s accessibility services. This approach also allows the Trojan to grant itself other permissions and rights and to counteract attempts to ... Read More »

Premier League club’s commitment to GDPR

West Ham United has established a partnership with leading cyber security consultancy Foregenix to help safeguard its data and prepare for the introduction of tough new data privacy rules. The project will include a number of cyber security initiatives and build on the work carried out as part of the club’s move to their new London Stadium home. Mike Bohndiek, ... Read More »

Zscaler ThreatLabZ reveals malicious content delivered over SSL/TLS has more than doubled in six months

Zscaler, Inc., the leading cloud security company, today announced the findings of a study from Zscaler™ ThreatLabZ showing that malicious threats using SSL encryption are on the rise in 2017. According to the study, an average of 60 percent of the transactions in the Zscaler cloud, the largest security cloud, have been delivered over SSL/TLS. Researchers also found that the ... Read More »

Longer, Expanding, Demanding: Botnet DDoS Attacks Highlighted in Kaspersky Lab Quarterly Report

The second quarter of 2017 was proof that long-lasting DDoS attacks are back in business. The longest attack in the quarter was active for 277 hours (more than 11 days) – which is a 131 per cent increase compared to Q1. This is so far a record for the year, says the Q2 2017 botnet DDoS report from Kaspersky Lab ... Read More »

Attacks on contracting banks: Cobalt’s new approach

Phishing emails are still useful when it comes to penetrating a bank’s information infrastructure. Intruders used to fake a sender address, but now they have a new game plan: they attack suppliers and partners and use hacked accounts of real employees to continue an attack against financial organizations. Moreover, intruders send malware files under the guise of bank notifications and ... Read More »