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Gemalto Breach Level Index: More data stolen/lost in the first half of this year as in the whole of last

The latest results from the Gemalto’s Breach Level Index has shown that from the 918 data breaches so far this year has led to 1.9 billion data records being compromised worldwide. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Help Net Security Read More »

Machine-learning system can pick which password you will use next

Researchers have produced an AI system that will study millions of passwords used by people online, to work out other likely passwords that maybe used in the future. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register   Read More »

Manchester police force still using Windows XP

Greater Manchester Police, England’s second biggest police force, has revealed that 1,518 of its PCs are still being running Windows XP, representing 20.3% of all the office computers it used. This poses a serious risk for cyber attacks. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC Technology Read More »

Hackers shut down Montana school district with cyberthreats

Hackers, going by the name of “TheDarkOverlord Solutions”, have shut down an entire school district in Flathead Valley, Montana, for three days after the schools were targeted with cyberthreats. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: IB Times UK Read More »

Apple Issues Security Updates for 6 products

The following products have had security updates published by Apple: Xcode 9, tvOS 11, watchOS 4, Safari 11, iOS 11, and iTunes 12.7 (for both macOS and Windows). View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: https: BleepinComputer Read More »

Vulnerabilities in mobile networks opens bitcoin wallets to hackers

Vulnerabilities in mobile networks opens bitcoin wallets to hackers Positive Technologies shows how hackers can gain access to bitcoin wallets using architecture flaws in SS7 Cryptocurrencies offer unprecedented transaction speeds and remittance security, but this is compromised by the weak security of digital wallets storing them. Positive Technologies has demonstrated an attack on a user account of Coinbase — one ... Read More »

An (un)documented Feature: Attackers Abuse Office Document Software to Profile Potential Victims for Targeted Attacks

Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a feature in popular document-creation software that has been abused by attackers to launch successful targeted attacks. Using a malicious application that activates when the simple office document is opened, information about the software installed on the victim’s device is sent automatically to the attackers, with no user interaction required. This data allows attackers to ... Read More »

UK education system exacerbating cyber skills gap as almost three quarters of British adults let down on digital skills at school

The latest research from McAfee reveals that British school education has played a major role in today’s cyber skills gap – leaving adults without sufficient IT skills and little to no insight into careers in cyber security.   Classroom inspiration In a survey of 2,000 UK-based respondents, McAfee found a clear link between school IT lessons and interest in cyber ... Read More »

Locky Ransomware Variant Discovered

Stormshield have discovered a new Locky Ransomware variant.   Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

Avast Speaks out Following CCLeaner Malware Incident

Avast has spoken out to clarify details surrounding the CCleaner Malware Incident   View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »