Friday , 20 July 2018


Cybersecurity no longer top risk for telecom industry

Telecommunications executives have relegated disruption from new technologies to third place in their risk top 5: the number one risk identified by 60 telecom companies surveyed right now is exchange rate volatility, according to phone companies and internet providers. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Helpnetsecurity Read More »

Hackers Breach Russian Bank and Steal $1 Million Due to Outdated Router

A notorious hacker group known as MoneyTaker has stolen roughly $1 million from a Russian bank after breaching its network via an outdated router. The victim of the hack is PIR Bank, which lost at least $920,000 in money it had stored in a corresponding account at the Bank of Russia. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

Declassified files reveal how pre-WW2 Brits smashed Russian crypto

Efforts by British boffins to thwart Russian cryptographic cyphers in the 1920s and 1930s have been declassified, providing fascinating insights into an obscure part of the history of code breaking. America’s National Security Agency this week released papers from John Tiltman, one of Britain’s top cryptanalysts during the Second World War, describing his work in breaking Russian codes [PDF], in ... Read More »

Vulnerable IoT Vacuums, DVRs Put Homes at Risk

The internet of things (IoT) has seen a string of vulnerabilities across multiple devices, the latest of which are new vulnerabilities in Dongguan Diqee 360 robotic vacuum cleaners, which could allow cybercriminals to eavesdrop, perform video surveillance and steal private data, according Positive Technologies. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Infosecurity Magazine Read More »

Banking malware finds new life spreading data-stealing trojan

The group behind a notorious banking trojan have expanded their operations are are now offering to deliver other forms of malware on behalf of other attackers. The Mealybug hacking operation has been active since at least 2014 and is known for its custom-built Emotet trojan, a form of self-propagating malware which has mostly targeted banking customers across Europe. View Full ... Read More »

Attention all passengers: Airport networks are putting you at risk!

Coronet released a report identifying San Diego International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County (CA) International Airport and Houston’s William P. Hobby International Airport as America’s most cyber insecure airports.The purpose of the report is to inform business travelers of how insecure airport Wi-Fi can inadvertently put the integrity and confidentiality of their essential cloud-based work apps (G-Suite, Dropbox, Office 365, ... Read More »

Will this biz be poutine up the cash? Hackers demand dosh to not leak stolen patient records

Hackers say they will leak patient and employee records stolen from a Canadian healthcare provider unless they are paid off. The records include medical histories and contact information for tens of thousands of home-care patients in Ontario, Canada, and belong to CarePartners. The biz, which provides home medical care services on behalf of the Ontario government, admitted last month that ... Read More »

Retail cyber security spending ineffective as breaches rise

Half of US retailers experienced a data breach in the past year, up from 19% the year before, according to the retail edition of the 2018 Thales data threat report. This increase drove US retail to the second most breached sector in the US after the federal government, putting it ahead of healthcare and financial services. The increased number of ... Read More »

UK School Software Bug Assigns Kids to the Wrong Parents

IT firm Capita has come clean about a bug in the software it supplies to UK schools that has been mismatching kids with the wrong families since December 2017. According to a message sent to school administrators this week, the bug affects the Schools Information Management System (SIMS), a type of software used by UK schools to keep track of ... Read More »

Brit watchdog fines child sex abuse inquiry £200k over mass email blunder

The UK’s data watchdog today issued the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) a £200,000 penalty after it sent a bulk email to participants that identified possible victims of historical crimes. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said IICSA – set up in 2014 to probe the degree to which institutions in England and Wales failed in their duty to ... Read More »