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Cyber defence team raid hacker’s bedroom in competition to find UK’s best cyber security talent

This weekend saw Cyber Security Challenge UK team up with Protection Group International (PGI) to create the ultimate insight into a cyber criminals mind – a life-size recreation of a hacker’s bedroom. This event formed the first in a series of competitions for Cyber Security Challenge UK, which aims to find the UK’s best cyber security talent. Combining the unique ... Read More »

DayZ forums hacked, user info and encrypted passwords stolen

The DayZ development team tweeted on January 23 that its forums had suffered “an outside security breach,” and recommended that users change their passwords, “just in case.” Today it put out a more detailed and dire message, indicating that the situation is rather worse than it first appeared. “A security incident occurred on forums.dayzgame.com recently. According to our investigation all ... Read More »

Huge Data Breach from Prison Phone Provider Securus

An anonymous hacker has leaked documents to The Intercept that detail a massive data breach at Securus, a company that provides phones in US prisons. An estimated 70 million phone call records from the last 2 years were accessed. The data was taken from over 37 states, showing how much data was kept by the company. Much of the data ... Read More »

US banks attacked by Heartbleed

April 2014 was a big day for cybersecurity as the world reacted to the discovery of Heartbleed, a flaw in the systems behind secure internet communications. At the time no-one had any idea how great its impact was, or how bad it could get. Investigators say this was the largest theft of consumer data from financial institutions. ‘Victim 2’ – ... Read More »

Ministerial warning of ‘constant and relentless’ cyberattacks against UK Government

Matthew Hancock, UK Cabinet Office Minister, warned of the UK government being under “constant and relentless” sophisticated cyberattacks, citing Sony, TalkTalk and the OPM to prove his point. Talking at IA15, the UK government’s flagship security conference, he said that the ongoing bombardment of UK systems, although it doesn’t make the headlines, is a real and persistent threat. He went ... Read More »

UK parliament’s secure network hit with crypto-ransomware

The Times reported that the UK Parliament’s secure network has been breached, with several computers on it having been compromised by hackers. Chi Onwurah, Labour MP for Newcastle Upon Tyne Central and her employees appear to be the main target of the attack. Ms. Onwurah is the shadow minister for culture and the digital economy, Through delivering and spreading crypto-ransomware, ... Read More »

Windows Users: 2 ‘critical’ flaws that need to be patched

Patches for two critical security vulnerabilities that affect every supported version of Windows were released yesterday, as part of Microsoft’s monthly security update strategy. One of the flaws was to do with memory corruption – allowing hackers administrator privileges on a machine i.e. the ability to install and uninstall programs or add/delete data. The second issue sprouted from how the ... Read More »

Majority of Play Store Apps Vulnerable to Reverse Engineering

News emerged today that most apps in the Google Play Store can be reversed engineered and then have malicious code added to them. Hackers are then able to use the popularity of apps to spread their malware. Mobile security developer SEWORKS recently conducted a market analysis which highlighted the risk within the store. Among the findings, they found 85% of ... Read More »

The Hacker Tales – stories of hacking, privacy and deception

Eskenzi PR is a PR agency that specialises in IT security. The staff there have heard so many amazing stories over these years from their hacker friends & clients it would make your hair stand on end! We all love scaring our friends and family over dinner with these stories, but Eskenzi PR thought it was worth sharing these further ... Read More »

The Evolution of DDoS

By Dave Larson, Chief Technical Officer of Corero Network Security The World Wide Web is only 25 years old, but it has overseen countless advances in the way it is written and manipulated. Look at DDoS attacks – once simple volumetric attacks have now become deceptive and capable of carrying out several functions at once. Yet responses to this threat ... Read More »