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Mexican Banks Lose Millions in SWIFT-like Attacks

As many as five Mexican banks may have been targeted by what appears to be a highly co-ordinated cyber-attack in which unauthorized transfers were made to bogus accounts. The campaign seems to have focused on the domestic SPEI transfer network, and as such is reminiscent of the recent spate of sophisticated attacks on the global SWIFT inter-bank messaging system. View ... Read More »

Face recognition police tools ‘staggeringly inaccurate’

Police must address concerns over the use of facial recognition systems or may face legal action, the UK’s privacy watchdog says.Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said the issue had become a “priority” for her office. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC Read More »

DDoS Attacks Leverage UPnP Protocol to Avoid Mitigation

Attackers are experimenting with a new method of avoiding some DDoS mitigation solutions by employing the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) protocol to mask the source port of network packets sent during the DDoS flood. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

Getting your company out of a crisis situation

Leon Ward, VP Product Management,
ThreatQuotient

Why situation rooms hold the key to dealing with a data breach   You can imagine a scene in an action movie where the president is briefed on an ongoing incident, surrounded by generals, and chiefs of staff. Each in turn describe parts of the event, while the president asks questions and directs actions until the incident is over or ... Read More »

Getting smarter about protecting healthcare systems from cyberattacks in 2018

Rick McElroy, Security Strategist,
Carbon Black

We often use similar terms in the security and healthcare. We talk about viruses and weaknesses and we put plans in place to reduce vulnerability, improve the health of the patient/network and protect it against attacks from external factors. We also act to mitigate the effects of attacks that do get through from the inside. As your doctor will tell ... Read More »

UK Consumers Vow to Punish Businesses that Fail to Safeguard Their Data and Reward Those that Put Data Protection First

New findings from a global research study by Veritas Technologies, a leader in multi-cloud data management, reveal that UK consumers have little trust in organisations to safeguard their personal data. With more and more companies suffering data breaches and hackers seemingly one step ahead, nearly two in five (39 per cent) of UK consumers believe most businesses don’t know how to ... Read More »

North Korean Hackers Are Now Developing iPhone Spy Tools

Probing the bowels of what he believed to be North Korean hacking architecture, American cybersecurity researcher Darien Huss found an outlier: iPhone software. It appeared at first glance to be a fairly mundane program, a mobile device management (MDM) tool. Such apps are typically used for businesses to remotely monitor and control employees’ phones. But, according to Huss, it’s most likely one of, ... Read More »

Gandcrab Ransomware Exploits Website Vulnerabilities

Researchers find campaigns distributing Gandcrab by hosting malware on legitimate websites with poor security measures. Cryptominers may have stolen the spotlight as cybercrime’s hottest new trend, but it doesn’t mean we can stop paying attention to ransomware. Researchers at Cisco Talos detected a new batch of Gandcrab ransomware being distributed through legitimate but poorly secured sites. View Full Story ORIGINAL ... Read More »

Card Breach Announced at Chili’s Restaurant Chain

Malware has harvested payment card details from some Chili’s restaurants, Brinker International, the company behind the restaurant chain announced on Friday. Brinker says it detected the malware on Friday, May 11, the same day it made the announcement. The company said it is still investigating the incident together with law enforcement and third-party forensic experts. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ... Read More »

Twitter fails to take down Xanax adverts

Twitter and Instagram have been criticised by an MP for failing to remove posts advertising Xanax. There is evidence the anti-anxiety medication is increasingly being used recreationally by young people, some of whom have needed hospital treatment. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC Read More »