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World Cup phishing scams on the rise

Malicious actors are exploiting the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup to conduct phishing attacks only two weeks before the tournament kicks off. Researchers at cyber security company Kaspersky Lab have detected a spike in the number of phishing pages appearing during match ticket sales, alongside a general rise in the number of football-related spam and World Cup-themed attacks. View Full ... Read More »

Federal agencies found to be failing at cybersecurity basics

The Office of Management and Budget reports that the federal government is a shambles — cybersecurity-wise, anyway. Finding little situational awareness, few standard processes for reporting or managing attacks and almost no agencies adequately performing even basic encryption, the OMB concluded that “the current situation is untenable.” View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Tech Crunch Read More »

27% of security teams receive over 1 million security alerts every day

A new survey from Imperva has revealed that 27 percent of today’s security teams receive over 1 million security alerts every day, which leaves 53 percent of IT professionals struggling to identify critical security incidents over false positives. As a result of the huge volume of alerts security teams are faced with today, the study also revealed that 30 percent ... Read More »

ActiveX Zero-Day found in Recent N. Korean cyber attacks

A North Korean cyber-espionage group has exploited an ActiveX zero-day to infect South Korean targets with malware or steal data from compromised systems, local media and security researchers have reported. The perpetrators of these attacks are known as the Andariel Group. According to a report authored by South Korean cyber-security firm AhnLab, the Andariel Group is a smaller unit of ... Read More »

Facebook at the front all considering – Only 2% of UK Consumers consider GDPR to be NOT Important

Following Mark Zuckerberg’s meeting with the EU Parliament and GDPR coming into force from Friday, new research from GlobalWebIndex shows that consumers across the UK overwhelmingly describe GDPR as being extremely or very important to them in relation to their digital lives (76%), and just 2% think it has no importance. Further to this, 58% want to see companies being ... Read More »

Does Your Business Really Know How To Handle A Data Breach?

Sandra Bell, Head of Resilience Consulting,
Sungard Availability Services

Whilst data breaches can result in substantial fines that can hit company finances hard, they have many, often more immediate, impacts. Businesses that do not respond quickly and decisively at the first sign of a data breach will find themselves constantly struggling to play catch-up. This means that when the fine hits they are often in such a weakened state ... Read More »

RiskIQ’s Q1 Mobile Threat Landscape Report finds cryptocurrency and feral apps dominate; malicious apps in global app stores decline

RiskIQ, the global leader in digital threat management, today released its Mobile Threat Landscape Q1 2018 Report, which analysed 120 mobile app stores and more than two billion daily scanned resources. The findings showed that taking advantage of the popularity and volatility of the cryptocurrency landscape is paying off for threat actors via the mobile attack vector and that malicious ... Read More »

Trickbot and IcedID Botnet Operators Collaborate to Increase Impact

Vitali Kremez, Director of Research,
Flashpoint

It wasn’t too long ago when different banking malware competed for victims, often seeking out and uninstalling one another upon compromising machines. Now, in what may indicate a shift toward more collaboration among cybercrime groups, the operators of the “IcedID” and “TrickBot” banking Trojans appear to have partnered and are likely sharing profits, based on operation details. Flashpoint analysts recently examined samples that indicate computers ... Read More »

SANTANDER SCAM AVOIDANCE SCHOOL (SAS)1 GRADUATE TURNS ETHICAL HACKER TO HELP THE FIGHT AGAINST FRAUD

Do you ever log on to a public WiFi hotspot to check on your bank balance, transfer money or maybe make online purchases? If the answer to these questions is yes, then according to Santander, your personal or online banking security could be compromised in just minutes.   As part of Santander’s campaign to raise consumer awareness of how to ... Read More »

Bitglass 2018 Report: Cloud Security Adoption Trails Cloud Usage, Leaving Two Thirds of Organizations Vulnerable

Bitglass, the Next-Gen CASB company, today released the 2018 Cloud Adoption Report, its fourth such study, which examines cloud adoption in more than 135,000 organizations around the globe. The report corroborates what is now broadly apparent –  the flexibility, productivity and cost savings benefits of cloud apps have fueled widespread adoption in every industry. Surprisingly, the report finds that the ... Read More »