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Who is the Most Dangerous Celebrity to Search Online?

Craig David is apparently the most dangerous celebrity to search online in the UK- searching for him is more likely to result in you ending up on a malicious site!   Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Read More »

Retailers experience two cyber attacks every week

Retailers are responding to cyber attacks on average twice a week — this is according to the latest research from Zynstra, an enterprise-grade IT software provider. 16% of retailers said they experienced an attack or attempted attack every day, 11% said they responded 2-3 times per week, and 64% said once a month. The incidence of cyber attacks was found ... Read More »

Tackling third party threats

Csaba Krasznay,,
Security Evangelist, Balabit.

In today’s business environment, it’s not uncommon for organisations to outsource some or all of their IT capabilities to third-party contractors. It’s true that there are many benefits to this, outsourcing can save money that organisations would usually spend on full-time employees, so it’s no wonder this practice is so widespread. However, they are often overlooked as a potential threat, ... Read More »

Netskope Report Reveals Bulk of Cloud Services Still Not GDPR-Ready

Netskope, the leader in cloud security, today announced the release of the September 2017 Netskope Cloud Report™ on enterprise cloud service usage and trends. With the compliance deadline for the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fast approaching in May 2018, this quarter’s report took a close look at GDPR readiness among enterprise cloud services, finding little change in ... Read More »

Pirate Bay Adds Bitcoin Miner to Some of its Pages

File sharing website Pirate Bay has added a bitcoin miner to some of its pages, causing some users to notice their CPU usage to increase dramatically when browsing some Pirate Bay pages.   View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Gizmodo Read More »

400,000 UK Customers Affected in Huge Equifax Breach

Equifax have finally revealed that 400,000 UK Customers have been affected in the recent breach. Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: IT Pro Portal Read More »

Chinese Police Detain Man for Selling Devices Allowing People to Evade ‘Great Firewall’

Chinese authorities have detained a software developer who was selling services which enabled users to successfully evade China’s “Great Firewall” View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: IB Times Read More »

Multi-currency Exchange Hacked Twice in Two Months

Multi Currency exchange LiteBit has been hacked twice in two months; no bitcoin or altcoin funds believed to be stolen in either breach. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

Hacker targeting Fortune 500 firms using RouteX malware

Fortune 500 firms are the target for a hacker who is using a new variant of the RouteX malware to infect Netgear routers. The malware hijacks vulnerable routers and turns them into SOCKS proxies, which the attacker then leverages in further attacks involving “credential stuffing against Fortune 500 companies”. Researchers at US-based cybersecurity firm Forkbombus Labs, who uncovered the attacks, said that their analysis ... Read More »

600,000 Alaska voters sensitive data exposed due to configuration error

The personal information of nearly 600,000 voters in Alaska has been exposed online do to an unsecured CouchDB database. Security researchers at the Kromtech Security Research Center discovered the database of about 593,000 voters was accidentally configured for public access without password protection, potentially allowing anyone with a web browser to access and view the sensitive information. The exposed records ... Read More »