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3 Nigerian Cyberthieves Sentenced to Total of 235 Years in Prison

A federal district court sentenced three Nigerian cybercriminals to a collective 235 years in prison for tens of millions of dollars in intended losses via identity theft, credit card fraud, mail fraud, and pilfering government property, the US Department of Justice announced today. Femi Alexander Mewase, 45, received a 25-year prison sentence; Oladimeji Seun Ayelotan, 30, received a 95-year prison ... Read More »

Kremlin critics targeted in hacking attack

Hackers are stepping up efforts to steal and manipulate emails from critics of the Russian government, security researchers say, using techniques that were hallmarks of a cyber attack on Emmanuel Macron’s campaign on the eve of France’s presidential election.   View Full Story Here ORIGINAL SOURCE: Financial Times Read More »

DDoS Attacks Fell 23% in First Quarter, Grew in Size

Although the number of DDoS attacks dropped in the first three months of the year, the average size of each attack grew, according to a Verisign report released Tuesday. DDoS attacks during the first quarter fell by 23%, but the average peak size ballooned by 26% to 14.1 Gbps compared with the previous quarter, according to the Verisign Q1 2017 ... Read More »

Are Britain’s nuclear weapons systems ‘vulnerable’ to mass cyberattacks?

In the wake of the “WannaCry” cyberattack which resulted in widespread disruption of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), attention has now turned to other forms of infrastructure. One security expert has warned Britain’s nuclear weapons are at risk of being targeted. The UK nuclear deterrent, known as Trident, consists of four Vanguard-class submarines which can carry up to 16 ballistic missiles, ... Read More »

100% of European Political Parties with upcoming elections have left themselves and voters open to email-based cyberattacks

New research, released today by Agari, reveals that despite the recent high-profile nation-state sponsored email attacks on political parties during elections, none of political parties in the UK, Germany and Norway, all of whom have upcoming elections, have email authentication or protection against spear phishing in place. 8% have published an email authentication policy but left the door wide open ... Read More »

SolarWinds MSP Security Survey Highlights Overconfidence, Lack of Preparedness by IT Execs to Fight Ransomware and Other Cyber Attacks

SolarWinds MSP, a global leader in delivering comprehensive, scalable IT service management solutions to IT solution providers and MSPs, today published survey findings outlining the preparedness of UK and U.S. businesses in dealing with cybersecurity breaches. The report reveals that businesses are gravely optimistic about their ability to deter and cope with malicious attacks, despite the majority experiencing a breach ... Read More »

NHS cyber-attack patch highlights complexity of keeping enterprise IT up to date

A patch which may have prevented the NHS ransomware attack was made available to the organisation a month ago, it has emerged.[1] The widespread use of unsupported Windows XP operating systems is thought to have provided an entry-point for hackers to infect computers with ransomware software, effectively paralysing large parts of the NHS. The attack brings into relief the scale ... Read More »

‘Hacking attacks’ and real-time threats the latest trends, according to PandaLabs

Pandalabs, the anti-malware laboratory at Panda Security, takes a look at some trends in the billion-dollar cybercrime industry and gathers the main data points for its quarterly report. Ransomware Over the course of 2016, groups of cybercriminals dedicated to ransomware earned over 1 billion dollars. In the first quarter of 2017, there was no lack of new families of ransomware ... Read More »

Rudimentary Attacks Pose Greatest Risk to Midsized Organizations According to New Threat Report

Rudimentary attacks, such as intrusion attempts, information gathering, and policy violations pose the greatest risk to midsized organizations, according to a recent cyber threat report by eSentire, Inc., the largest pure-play Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provider. Produced by eSentire’s Threat Intelligence team, the “2016 Midmarket Threat Summary Report” provides an overview of the cyber threats investigated by the eSentire ... Read More »

Neustar Research Shows A DDoS Attack Can Cost An Organization On Average More Than $2.5 Million in Revenue

Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today released the findings from its fourth annual Worldwide DDoS Attacks and Cyber Insights Research Report. The report documents the frequency and cost of attacks and what measures are being taken to counter these threats. The Neustar May 2017 Worldwide DDoS Attacks and Cyber Insights Research Report, a 52-page ... Read More »