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Scratching the Surface of Blockchain

Over the last few years, we’ve noticed a significant rise in the use of blockchain within the industry. Blockchain this. Blockchain that. It seems to be the talk of the cyber town. However, there seems to be an air of uncertainty that surrounds blockchain, and I’m sure there are many out there that share the same opinion. With $8.1 billion ... Read More »

Europe’s Hacktivists Set Sights on Political Entities

Roman Sannikov,,
Director of European Research and Analysis, Flashpoint

By Roman Sannikov, Director of European Research and Analysis, Flashpoint   The tumultuous state of global politics that defined 2017 continues to shape the motivations and schemes of a wide range of adversaries. In October, CNBC reported two Czech election websites were hacked and that, after Catalonia’s independence referendum was ruled illegal, the website for Spain’s Constitutional Court was taken ... Read More »

Positive Technologies detected vulnerabilities in a popular network control software

The Positive Technologies experts discovered vulnerabilities in WhatsUp Gold by Ipswitch. This software allows automatic detection of network resources and their interaction, defining network status and availability, and for managing configuration. “Use of the vulnerable version of WhatsUp Gold in a manufacturing company may cause cyberincidents and even disrupt the technological process,” says Head of ICS Security at Positive Technologies ... Read More »

Tomorrow’s cyber elite return to University of Cambridge for Inter-ACE cyber security challenge

Over 130 competitors from 18 of the UK’s leading cyber security universities will pit their skills against one another in a two-day cyber security competition organised by the University of Cambridge. Now in its third year, the Inter-ACE is supported by GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre to attract the best young minds into careers in the sector. Up for grabs ... Read More »

Hackers make $3m targeting Jenkins servers

Hackers are targeting Jenkins CI servers, the popular open source automation server written in Java, to deploy malware and secretly mine millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency. Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: IB Times Read More »

Russia blamed again for NotPetya

Australia has joined the UK and US in blaming Russia for the NotPetya attacks. This comes after much consultation with the Australian intelligence services and the UK and US governments. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet Read More »

Gold Lowell extorting money via ransomware

The cyber hacking group known as Gold Lowell has been using scan-and exploit tactics to infect and extort victims, collecting over $350k in the process. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Dark Reading Read More »

100s of vulnerabilities uncovered by Hack the Air Force 2.0

Bug bounty platform HackerOne uncovered over 100 vulnerabilities after hosting a 20 day competition to find flaws in federal systems. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet Read More »

Russian hackers steal $6 million on SWIFT system

An unknown group of hackers have stolen a reported $6 million after a successful attack on the SWIFT international payments messaging systems in Russia last year. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Reuters Read More »

The Destructive nature of North Korean Cyber-Attacks

Attacks like WannaCry and NotPetya were highly destructive on a scale never seen before. The disruption has still left some organisations suffering from the financial repercussions. The reach of the attacks shocked many within the cyber industry and just this month, Ciaran Martin, the head of the National Cyber Security Centre, warned UK organisations to fear ‘reckless’ cyber attacks – ... Read More »