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This new Windows malware wants to add your PC to a botnet – or worse

A new malware campaign is roping systems into a botnet and providing the attackers with complete control over infected victims, plus the ability to deliver additional payloads, putting the victims’ devices at risk of Trojans, keyloggers, DDoS attacks and other malicious schemes. The malware comes equipped with three different layers of evasion techniques which have been described by the researchers at ... Read More »

Sixteen Arrested After Deploying Coinminers Across Internet Cafes in 30 Cities

Chinese police have arrested 16 employees of a local IT company on charges of hacking after deploying cryptocurrency miners on thousands of computers at Internet cafes in 30 cities. The group was arrested last week, according to Chinese news site Hangzhou. Police say the 16 were employees of an IT company who had computer servicing contracts with various Internet cafes across ... Read More »

Please tighten your passwords and assume the brace position, says plane-tracking site

Aviation professionals enthusiasts have been told to change their passwords after flight-tracking site flightradar24/ warned of a data breach. The site offers real-time visualizations of commercial flights in transit with a freemium model. Subscribers get access to more historical data or to a package of services aimed at aviation professionals. However some subscribers have been sent emails that warn of a data ... Read More »

British spies hacked computers in Syria to shut down an Islamic State online terror manual that gloated about the Manchester bombing

British spies and soldiers have hacked into computers in Syria to shut down an Islamic State online terror manual that gloated about the Manchester bombing. Cyber experts in the UK managed to erase the pages as they were being created 3,000 miles away. The mission came amid fears the Rumiyah publication was being used to inspire terrorists to carry out attacks here. Last night Foreign ... Read More »

Ensono Announces Partnership with Alert Logic for Threat Detection and Response on AWS

Ensono™, a leading hybrid IT services provider, partnered with Alert Logic, a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions, to deliver continuous monitoring, threat detection and response for Ensono’s managed Amazon Web Services (AWS) clients. Ensono will leverage Alert Logic’s managed security service offering built on Alert Logic Cloud Defender suite to deliver increased security and compliance protection for clients’ data, workloads ... Read More »

MPs share concern over cyber threat to critical national infrastructure

New insight from global cyber security and risk mitigation expert, NCC Group, has revealed that two thirds of MPs consider the compromise of critical national infrastructure to be the biggest cyber security threat facing the UK.   A year on from the cyber attack on parliamentary emails, a YouGov survey commissioned by NCC Group has gauged the opinions of MPs in ... Read More »

Olympic Destroyer is back, targeting chemical, biological and nuclear threat protection entities in Europe

Kaspersky Lab researchers tracking the Olympic Destroyer threat that famously struck the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang with a destructive network worm have discovered that the hacking group behind it is still active. It appears to be targeting Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Russia, with a focus on organisations involved in protection against chemical and ... Read More »

CISO Chat – Allan Alford, CISO at Forcepoint

Allan Alford, CISO,
Forcepoint

Ever wondered what the role of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) encompasses? To put it simply, they are the guardians and protectors of everything information security related to a business. However, the tasks are far from simple as their teams work around the clock to respond to incidences that directly affect the safety of the company and its data. ... Read More »

Phishing Campaigns Target Sports Fans, Consumers

Two phishing campaigns have been targeting consumers of both the FIFA World Cup and one of its longtime partners, Adidas. One campaign attempts to lure victims into clicking on a malicious link under the guise of downloading a World Cup schedule of fixtures and a result tracker, while the second promises a “free” $50-per-month subscription for Adidas shoes. Today Check Point announced that ... Read More »

Attorney-General’s Department caught up in PageUp breach

The Australian Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) has confirmed that some of its staff may have had their information compromised at the hands of HR software provider PageUp, after the company earlier this week admitted some data held on its clients may be at risk. As first reported by SBS News, AGD’s recruitment team sent an email to job applicants informing them it was ... Read More »