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China pumping MILLIONS into developing ‘cyber army with world famous web security schools’

CHINA aims to become a “big–power in cyberspace” by building an “internet army” after announcing plans to invest huge amounts in new security schools. The Cyberspace Administration of China and China’s education ministry announced plans to “build four to six world-famous cyber-security schools in ten years [from 2017 to 2027]”. A statement claimed select colleges and universities will implement “comprehensive” ... Read More »

US cops point at cell towers and say: Give us every phone number that’s touched that mast

US telecoms giant Verizon says police are increasingly asking it to cough up massive dumps of cellphone data rather than individual records. This according to the latest Verizon US transparency report for the first half of the 2017 calendar year. The dossier tracks government requests for phone records both of individual customers and large groups. The latter group is becoming an increasingly ... Read More »

Anonymous calls for Trump’s impeachment, leaks private contact details of 22 GOP senators

Hacktivist collective Anonymous has reportedly leaked the private contact details of 22 GOP senators, in the wake of the Charlottesville violence and US President Donald Trump’s controversial response to the event. The operator of a Twitter account, allegedly connected to the hacktivist group, has claimed to have leaked the private phone numbers and email addresses of 22 Republican members of Congress in a bid ... Read More »

Vehicle hack disables safety features on most modern cars

It has been discovered by security researchers that the majority of modern vehicles are at risk from a design vulnerability which could be potentially disabled by a hacker. The security flaw could allow an attacker to turn off the safety features, such as airbags, ABS brakes, and power steering; essentially any of the vehicles computerised components connected to its controller ... Read More »

UK CEOs see cyber security spend as a revenue opportunity

UK CEOs feel that investment in cyber security is a revenue opportunity rather than an expensive burden, according to a report by KPMG.   As a part of KPMG’s CEO Outlook 2017, 150 UK CEOs were asked about their investment plans for the future and the issues affecting their business. It found that 70 per cent of leaders see investment ... Read More »

Top tips to protect your business from becoming a malware hub

Sam Hutton, CTO,
Glasswell Solutions

Email is indisputably a critical enterprise communication tool essential for sending important documents quickly and efficiently between employees, managers, HR, finance, sales, legal, customers, supply chain and more. Unfortunately, organisations often do not understand that the file-types used every day to share important information – standard files like Word docs, Excel spreadsheets and PDFs – are also the most common ... Read More »

Protect Your Privacy with Webcam Protection

Today’s smart home is defined by the number of smart and internet-connected devices that work either together or individually to allow users to remotely control or automate various features for efficiency or convenience. The number of IoT devices per household has increased significantly over the past couple of years, reaching an estimated 11 smart devices/accessories per home, according to a ... Read More »

Attackers Use Pulse Wave DDoS to Pin Down Multiple Targets

New findings from Imperva Incapsula research published today, details the emergence of a new DDoS assault pattern, which has been named Pulse Wave.   According to lead researcher Igal Zeifman, “Pulse Wave DDoS represents a new attack methodology, made up of a series of short-lived pulses occurring in clockwork-like succession, which accounts for some of the most ferocious DDoS attacks we mitigated ... Read More »

Hacker Whose Tools Were Used in DNC Hack Steps Forward

A Ukranian hacker called “Profexer” who built one of the tools used to penetrate the Democratic National Committee servers last year has turned himself in to authorities. According to a report today in the New York Times, the man, who first contacted Ukranian police earlier this year, claims he wrote a piece of software called the PAS Web shell, which the Department of ... Read More »

200 accounts ‘locked’: In Delhi’s first WannaCry attack, publishing firm hit

After the WannaCry ransomware cyber attack spread like wildfire and paralysed computer systems across the world, isolated incidents were reported from Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala and West Bengal. Now, the capital has seen its first ransomware cyber attack, with employees of Rachna Sagar Private Limited “locked” out of more than 200 computers. The cyber attack was reported on August 9 ... Read More »