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RubyMiner malware used to mine Cryptocurrency from outdated Windows and Linux servers

News has surfaced that a new strain of malware called RubyMiner is being used by cyber criminals to target outdated Linux and Windows serves to secretly mine cryptocurrency. According to Check Point researchers, the criminal has been using RubyMiner to plant the cryptocurrency miner XMrig on vulnerable systems to hijack users’ CPU processing power and covertly mine Monero coins. The ... Read More »

Watch out for the fake Meltdown and Spectre patches

It has been discovered that hackers have been distributing fake patches to deliver malicious malware called Smoke Loader. The so-called ‘patches’ have been masked as fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that is said to have affected nearly every modern CPU worldwide. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: IBTimes UK Read More »

Learning to live left of breach

Harlan Carvey, Director of Intelligence Integration,
Nuix

The cybersecurity industry tends to focus its attention on what to do after a breach or a hack occurs. After all, this is the topic of discussion for the media, or an organisations’ partners and customers. “What does the victim do now?” But shouldn’t we at least be as interested, if not more so, in what the organisation should be ... Read More »

Can you decode puzzles set by GCHQ for cyber-savvy girls competition?

YOUNG girls from across the country will pit their codebreaking skills against one another in a series of head-scratching online challenges to crown the UK’s brightest cyber minds. Registration for the online phase of the 2018 CyberFirst Girls Competition, run by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of GCHQ, opens today [Tuesday, 16 January]. NCSC and GCHQ experts have ... Read More »

Digital Businesses Thwart a Record 700 Million Attacks on Consumer Transactions in 2017, Reveals New Cybercrime Report from ThreatMetrix

ThreatMetrix, The Digital Identity Company, today revealed that 2017 was a record-setting year in the fight against cybercrime. Based on analysis of real world cybercrime attacks—as seen across its global network, which analyses 100 million transactions a day— the ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report 2017: A Year in Review confirmed a 100 percent increase in volume of attacks over the last two ... Read More »

Getting the GDPR gremlin off your back

With less than nine months to go until Global Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force across the European Union, businesses should be well underway in their efforts to achieve compliance. However, meeting the demands of GDPR is easier said than done and a substantial proportion of businesses are still showing a worrying lack of preparedness. According to a study ... Read More »

IoT DDoS Threats Loom in Hot New Tech

Ronald Sens, EMEA Director,
A10 Networks

There’s a flood of connected devices making their way into our homes and businesses – a deluge exacerbated by recent holiday gifts and the latest and greatest from CES, where connected devices always take top billing.   From mobile, wearables and car technology to advancements in smart homes, TVs and cameras, the tech world is awash with internet-connected devices. By 2020, ... Read More »

Technology at the Edge: Axis’ top 5 trends to shape 2018

Johan Paulsson, CTO,
Axis Communications

“As Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “the only one constant in life is change.” There is perhaps no better example of this than the technology industry, where innovation is so rapid that even the most fantastic of imagined futures seem like they could become a reality in the not too distant future. As we enter 2018, Axis has put together five ... Read More »

Security Flaw discovered within AMD Secure Processor – Security Pro’s have their say

A security flaw has been discovered on the AMD PSP (Platform Security Processor), which is a chip-on-chip security system, that stores critical system data such as passwords, certificates, and encryption keys, in a secure environment and outside of the more easily accessible AMD cores. AMD has fixed but not released the firmware updates. Much like the Intel ME, the AMD ... Read More »

Welcome to WPA3, the next step in Wi-Fi security

Nearly 14 years after it ratified WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2), the Wi-Fi Alliance has given the world a peek at what might be coming next for wireless security. Perhaps unsurprisingly called WPA3, the draft standard’s announcement at the annual CES Show was brief, but offered clues as to how it might address WPA2’s known problems. The main message is that under ... Read More »