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Was the Pirates of the Caribbean 5 hack a hoax? Disney CEO says no movie was stolen

Disney CEO Bob Iger has reportedly confirmed that the company was not hacked and no movie was stolen by hackers. Reports of Disney having allegedly been hacked and held to ransomrecently broke, just days before the much-anticipated release of the Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie. However, the hackers’ threat to release portions of the movie ... Read More »

The GDPR: The SME approach to the ‘Right to be Forgotten’

Dr Guy Bunker,
SVP of Products, Clearswift

With just one year to go, businesses in the UK are looking for a practical approach to preparing for the GDPR and its more challenging aspects, in particular the ‘right to be forgotten’ (RTBF). From May 25th 2018 onwards, if a company is presented with an RTBF request, they will have 30 days in which to find that individual’s information ... Read More »

Nearly 50% of manufacturers don’t test their devices highlighting critical security deficiencies in today’s medical devices

The latest Synopsys and Ponemon study Medical Device Security: An Industry Under Attack and Unprepared to Defend has been released today and highlights the critical security deficiencies in today’s medical devices. Alarmingly only 53% of healthcare delivery organisations (HDOs) said they tested the medical device at least once a year with 43% of manufactures said they don’t test devices at ... 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 »

Android Users Tricked Into Installing Malware Via “App-For-Money” Scheme

An eight-month-long investigation by Roman Unuchek, a security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, has uncovered one of the most complex malware distribution schemes seen to date on the Android malware scene. According to Unuchek, for the last year, the criminal group behind the Ztorg Android trojan has been using so-called “rewards apps,” to deliver malware on the devices of unsuspecting users. ... Read More »

Fat-thumbed dev slashes Samba security

Sysadmins tending Samba need to get patching. Samba’s announcement, here, explains that it’s suffering from a remote code execution bug that applies to all versions newer than Samba 3.5.0. The software, currently at version 4.6.4, provides *nix integration with Windows file and print services. In CVE-2017-7494, a malicious client can “upload a shared library to a writable share, and then cause ... Read More »

Republican lawmaker suggests DNC hack may have been ‘insider job’ citing ‘stuff on the internet’

Republican Representative Blake Farenthold of Texas suggested on Wednesday (24 May) that the 2016 Democratic National Committee hack could have been an “insider job”, citing “stuff circulating on the internet”. Last year, whistleblowing outfit WikiLeaks leaked thousands of embarrassing internal emails from top Democratic officials. Earlier this week, Fox News retracted a story that fuelled a conspiracy theory linking the murder of ... Read More »

Positive’s free BlackBox scanner allows companies to take control of their website security

PT BlackBox Scanner allows website owners to find vulnerabilities which are increasingly used by hackers as first point of breach Positive Technologies have proved yet again, their dedication to provide free tools back to the cybersecurity community. In an announcement this week, Positive Technologies revealed the availability of beta testing on a free online service – giving businesses an efficient ... Read More »

European businesses not seeking help from the security industry to comply with GDPR regulations

European research conducted by PAC on behalf of Reliance acsn has outlined the challenges and concerns that security professionals across Europe are facing and how they approach the serious issue of outsourcing functions. One of the key findings of the report was that compliance and GDPR were not seen as important reasons for employing third party security firms, despite the ... Read More »

Role-based Access Control: Access, security, info tracking

Dean Wiech,
Managing Director at tools4ever US

Access to data is of the highest concern for leaders of the world’s most complex businesses. The amount of data stored on any network is typically immense. Relating this data to your user’s account information in Active Directory can be tricky and time consuming, yet there are security concerns that must be addressed. In this regard, proper data security includes ... Read More »