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Communications service Telegram targeted by hackers

Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered that the popular communications service Telegram is being exploited by Russian cyber-criminals. The exploit is allowing the hackers to remotely install new malware which could be used as a backdoor or as a way to deliver crypto-mining software. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Infosecurity Magazine Read More »

9 in 10 Cybersecurity Leaders Concerned About Sharp Rise in Digital Threats, RiskIQ CISO Survey Finds

RiskIQ, the leader in digital threat management, today announced the release of its 2018 CISO Survey, revealing that 89.1 percent of all information security leaders are concerned about the rise of digital threats they are experiencing across web, social and mobile channels.   Some 1,691 U.S. and U.K information security leaders across multiple verticals, including enterprise, consulting, government and education, ... Read More »

Security obsession risks GDPR compliance for UK business

Security concerns are twice as likely to drive cloud strategy than even the business’ core objectives, according to Calligo, a world-leading cloud solution provider. Even regulatory compliance and data privacy – the strategic themes of doing business in 2018 – receive a similarly low ranking. Whereas security is the chief driver behind cloud strategy for 34% of 200 UK IT ... Read More »

Cybersecurity Threat To Renewable Energy Infrastructure

Renewable energy technologies have established a significant role in the energy industry. Because of their prominence and growing importance to power supplies, it is vital for the industry to develop appropriate security, and specifically cybersecurity, strategies. A new report from energy sector experts, The Renewables Consulting Group (“RCG”), and cybersecurity specialists, Cylance Inc. (“Cylance”), provides insight into cybersecurity for the ... Read More »

Malware that targeted Winter Games named ‘Olympic Destroyer’

The computer virus that was successful in shutting down the winter Olympics website for 12 hours during the opening ceremony has been named as ‘Olympic Destroyer’. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Reuters Read More »

Government cyber defence labelled as ‘woeful’

In the aftermath of the cyber attack that targetted numerous governmental websites over the weekend, which forced users across the world to mine cryptocurrencies for the benefit of criminals, many within the cyber industry have labelled the governments current cybersecurity defences as woefully inadequate. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Times Read More »

Warning over malware posing as IRS email

A malicious email spam attack is circulating and is posing as the Internet Revenue Service. People will do well to remember that the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages, or social media channels. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Gizmodo Read More »

Skype won’t fix security bug

A serious security flaw that can allow an attacker to gain system-level privileges to a vulnerable computer won’t be immediately fixed due to it requiring too much work. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet Read More »

British businesses spreading cryptocurrency risk – 93% of companies stockpiling Bitcoin have invested in additional digital currencies

Today, new research suggests that half (50 per cent) of large UK businesses have built a stockpile of digital currency in case of a ransomware attack – and just seven per cent are only stockpiling Bitcoin. In fact, the vast majority (93 per cent) are spreading their cryptocurrency risk by investing in other digital currencies as well.   The research ... Read More »

ManagedMethods Selects Lastline to Provide Advanced Malware Protection For Cloud Applications

Lastline Inc., the leader in advanced network-based malware protection, today announced a partnership with ManagedMethods, a leading provider of cloud application security solutions. ManagedMethods has integrated Lastline’s malware detection technology that fuels the company’s breach protection platform into its Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) offering, providing unparalleled malware-based threat detection and remediation for popular cloud and email applications. “Sophisticated malware is continually ... Read More »