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Destiny Bertucci, Head Geek™,

There is a great deal of noise around the increasingly sophisticated threat that attackers now pose to organisations, and the restricted IT budgets with which to fight back. So much so that you’d be forgiven for thinking that IT professionals should just lay down and hand over organisations’ data to cybercriminals. However, this is not the case. Sure, attackers are ... Read More »

Exploits on Smartphones Makes Hackers Over $500,000

White Hat Hackers earned more than $500,000 at Mobile Pwn2Own 2017, after demonstrating exploits against Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and the Apple Iphone 7 to name a few. Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Security Week Read More »

59% of Employees who are Ransomware Victims Pay Ransom From Own Pocket’s

A survey of over 1000 office workers has revealed that over 59% of office workers hit by ransomware have paid the ransom themselves, out of their own pocket. Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

Hetzner Hacked

Hetzner, a key data base operated by a large South African data center operator has been hacked, leaving the company to advise clients to change their passwords immediatley. Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Tech Central Read More »

Marissa Mayer to Testify at Data Breach Senate Hearing

Ex-Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer will testify, alongside the current and past Equifax CEO’s, in front of Senators on Nov. 8th, on two massive data breaches. Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Fortune Read More »

University of Iowa Student Indicated for Hacking School Systems

A 22 year old studying at the University of Iowa has been indicted on two hacking charges, after allegedly hacking into school systems to change classmates’ grades, steal tutors passwords, and download exam papers ahead of time. He faces up to 10 years if found guilty. Read Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register Read More »

$700,000 the cost for Hilton after data breach

The hotel giant Hilton will pay $700,000 in light of the credit data breach that exposed 363,000 credit cards. The money will also be spent to increase security measures. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Reuters Read More »

WordPress patches Serious SQL Vuln

WordPress has released a patch to fix a serious SQL flaw which allowed attackers to take control of vulnerable websites. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Security Week Read More »

Japanese companies hit by month long ransomware attacks

A new ransomware attack called ONI has been discovered with Japanese companies suffering from month-long attacks. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

Disney smart internet monitoring system not so smart

News has surfaced that security researchers have discovered 23 vulnerabilities in Circle with Disney monitoring software which could be used to hijack full families of devices. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet Read More »