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Cyberattacks costing Londoners £26 million a month

Individuals and businesses in London are losing an average of £26 million a month in cyber attacks on businesses and individuals, Scotland Yard has warned today. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Evening Standard Read More »

Aspiring cyber security professionals gain careers insight at Manchester Met

Budding cyber security professionals gained a valuable insight into the world of cyber security and how to pursue a career in the industry at last week’s event run by the not-for-profit Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) and Cyber Security Challenge UK (CSC).     The event was organised as part of the IISP’s ongoing work with Universities to help ... Read More »

Organisations must not ignore threat of coin mining malware, warns NTT Security

NTT Security, the specialised security company for NTT Group, has warned that organisations could be targeted by malware designed for mining cryptocurrency. In a new report out today, researchers at its Global Threat Intelligence Center (GTIC) share their report into a type of malware solely designed to mine Monero (XMR), a form of cryptocurrency affording its users the greatest amount of anonymity. At the ... Read More »

£820: All you’re worth on the dark web to criminals

Fraudsters on the dark web could buy your entire personal identity for just £820, according to the UK’s first Dark Web Market Price Index by Virtual Private Network (VPN) comparison service Top10VPN.com. Bank account logins, passport details and even access to your Netflix account are worth money to bidders on dark web markets – but the low price point of ... Read More »

Applebee’s restaurants hit by POS malware

Malware was discovered on point of sales systems at more than 160 Applebee’s restaurants, exposing credit card information from unknowing diners. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Threatpost Read More »

Kaspersky Lab offering big bucks on Bug Bounty Program

Kaspersky Lab is extending its bug bounty program to include rewards of up to $100,000. The new top-end award will be for the discovery and responsible disclosure of severe vulnerabilities in some of the firm’s flagship products, and it represents a twentyfold increase on existing reward levels. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Infosecurity Magazine Read More »

Police now using DDoS tactics to apprehend drug dealers

U.K. police tried DDoS style attacks to disrupt service on suspected drug dealer’s phones in cases where they couldn’t prosecute but were looking to interfere with the drug trade. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: SC Magazine Read More »

GandCrab Ransomware v2 released

Last week, security firm Bitdefender, the Romanian Police, and Europol allegedly gained access to the GandCrab Ransomware’s Command & Control servers, which allowed them to recover some of the victim’s decryption keys. This allowed Bitdefender to release a tool that could decrypt some victim’s files. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

Businesses under pressure – Employees want same simple access to cloud applications as consumers, finds Gemalto

New research from Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, found that the proliferation of cloud applications and use of a disparate range of devices within businesses has led to nearly two-thirds (64%) of IT leaders admitting that their security teams are considering implementing consumer-grade access to cloud services for employees. Surveying more than 1,000 IT decision makers globally, Gemalto’s ... Read More »

What is Strategic Threat Intelligence?

Threat intelligence is a category of intelligence that focuses on information security. As defined by Gartner, it is “evidence-based knowledge…about an existing or emerging menace or hazard…to inform decisions regarding the subject’s response to that menace or hazard.” Essentially, threat intelligence provides you with curated information to inform you about potential malicious activity and helps you make better decisions about ... Read More »