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Google’s Alphabet hit by Europe’s other GDPR: Global Domination = Profit Reduction

One company, however, seems to have solved the phishing problem: Google. And it’s all because of a $20 gadget called a security key, which Google requires its employees to use. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Business Insider Read More »

Despite Flashy Attacks, Healthcare Ransomware Attacks Decline

Even with some well-publicized ransomware attacks against healthcare organizations this year, such as Allscripts and LabCorp, healthcare ransomware attacks are on the decline, according to the latest analysis by cybersecurity firm Cryptonite. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Health IT Security Read More »

Data breach exposes trade secrets of carmakers VW, Toyota and GM

Ten years’ worth of data belonging to some of the world’s biggest carmakers including Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota has been accidentally made available online, it has emerged. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Telegraph Read More »

What Defines a Cyber Insurgency?

Tom Kellermann, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, and Rick McElroy, Security Strategist,
Carbon Black

“A fool pulls the leaves. A brute chops the trunk. A sage digs the roots.” – Pierce Brown   The western world is currently grappling with a cyber insurgency.  The widespread adoption of the “kill-chain” coupled with the use of memory resident malware has fueled the cyber-attack wild fire.  The security architectures mandated by regulators and standard bodies are collapsing. History ... Read More »

Amazon Prime Day: 60% increase in cloud transactions impact business apps

Amazon Prime Day took place this week, with the retailer claiming that the first 10 hours grew even faster than the first 10 hours on the same day in 2017, exceeding the £766m ($1bn) in sales globally. According to reports, spending jumped 89 percent in the first 12 hours of the event compared to the same period last year. Zscaler ... Read More »

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Hackers Breach Russian Bank and Steal $1 Million Due to Outdated Router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