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Warning over malware posing as IRS email

A malicious email spam attack is circulating and is posing as the Internet Revenue Service. People will do well to remember that the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages, or social media channels. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Gizmodo Read More »

Skype won’t fix security bug

A serious security flaw that can allow an attacker to gain system-level privileges to a vulnerable computer won’t be immediately fixed due to it requiring too much work. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet Read More »

British businesses spreading cryptocurrency risk – 93% of companies stockpiling Bitcoin have invested in additional digital currencies

Today, new research suggests that half (50 per cent) of large UK businesses have built a stockpile of digital currency in case of a ransomware attack – and just seven per cent are only stockpiling Bitcoin. In fact, the vast majority (93 per cent) are spreading their cryptocurrency risk by investing in other digital currencies as well.   The research ... Read More »

ManagedMethods Selects Lastline to Provide Advanced Malware Protection For Cloud Applications

Lastline Inc., the leader in advanced network-based malware protection, today announced a partnership with ManagedMethods, a leading provider of cloud application security solutions. ManagedMethods has integrated Lastline’s malware detection technology that fuels the company’s breach protection platform into its Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) offering, providing unparalleled malware-based threat detection and remediation for popular cloud and email applications. “Sophisticated malware is continually ... Read More »

Billions not millions of Cryptocurrency being laundered

Europol has estimated that three to four billion pounds of criminal money in Europe is being laundered through cryptocurrencies. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC Read More »

Systems at South Korea Winter Olympics hacked

The website for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics was hacked just before the opening ceremony and crashed for 12 hours. It has since been rectified and back up and running. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Tech Radar Read More »

Free certificates and SSL encryption being exploited

Zscaler, a cloud security provider, reports that SSL encryption may not be safe as it has now become a means to launch and hide attacks, while free certificates have been used to disguise criminal movements. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Security Brief Read More »

High level Government websites hit by mining malware

The NHS and ICO are among thousands of websites thought to have been infected by malware that forces its visitors to mine cryptocurrency while using the site. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Guardian Read More »

Ransomware goes under the radar for Microsoft and Google products

The security within Google Drive and Microsoft Office has been unable to detect a new variant of ransomware which is leaving cloud-based data at risk. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: My Business Read More »

GT Maritime Selects Lastline to Protect Shipboard Email Systems From Malware, Protecting Ships and Cargo, and Keeping Crews Connected

Lastline Inc., the leader in advanced network-based malware protection, today announced a partnership with GT Maritime, the leading provider of specialized technologies to ensure vessel compliance and business operability, as well as keeping crew in touch with friends and family while at sea. GT Maritime’s GTMailPlus, a secure, reliable, cloud-based service that optimizes essential business and personal communications, now includes Lastline’s industry-leading ... Read More »