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“Mind the (breach) gap”: Gemalto research reveals businesses overly confident about keeping hackers at bay, but less so about keeping data safe

Despite the increasing number of data breaches and nearly 1.4 billion data records being lost or stolen in 2016 (source: Breach Level Index), the vast majority of IT professionals still believe perimeter security is effective at keeping unauthorised users out of their networks. However, companies are under investing in technology that adequately protects their business, according to the findings of ... Read More »

Hackers Steal Billions in S.Korean Won by Hacking 4th Largest Bitcoin Exchange

Bithumb, one of the largest Bitcoin and Ether exchange platforms, has been hacked resulting in a loss of billions of South Korean Won with a number of user accounts compromised. Information such as users’ phone numbers, email addresses, etc. have been leaked as such, reports Bravenewcoin. Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: HackRead Read More »

Hackers are offering to sell the Medicare details of Australians on the dark web, government confirms

Hackers are selling the Medicare card numbers of Australians on the ‘dark web’, which could be used to steal private health records. The Federal Government has confirmed it’s urgently investigating the security breach and has referred the matter to the Australian Federal Police. A journalist from The Guardian revealed he was able to purchase his own Medicare card details from a vendor ... Read More »

Median Dwell Time for Hackers Drops to 49 Days

The dwell time for hackers inside victim networks fell by nearly half over the past year, although the time from intrusion to containment of such threats remained virtually the same, according to Trustwave.   View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Info Security Magazine Read More »

Hackers: we will remotely wipe iPhones unless Apple pays ransom

Hackers are threatening to wipe out a large cache of data from 300 Million Apple accounts unless a ransom is paid. Labelling themselves as the ‘Turkish Crime Family’, the group or individual is demanding that £75,000 is to be paid in popular crypto-currency Bitcoin, or £100,000 worth of iTunes gift cards in exchange for deleting the data on the Apple ... Read More »

New Vulnerability Revealed in WhatsApp and Telegram, Allowed Hackers to Gain Complete Control Over User Accounts

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd researchers have revealed a new vulnerability on WhatsApp & Telegram’s online platforms – WhatsApp Web & Telegram Web – two of the world’s most popular messaging services with over 1 Billion and 100 Million monthly users respectively. By simply sending a photo, an attacker could gain control over user’s accounts, access message history, all photos ... Read More »

WhatsApp Security Flaw Exposed Millions Of Users To Hackers

Security experts have discovered a vulnerability in WhatsApp, that could have allowed hackers to take over “hundreds of millions” of users’ accounts and access everything in them.  The flaw was discovered by Check Point and reported to WhatsApp on 7 March. The company has since taken steps to fix the issue.It affected WhatsApp’s online platform, WhatsApp Web, which allows users ... Read More »

Lastline tops Breach Detection Study by NSS Labs

Lastline has been recognized as the top security effectiveness performer in the NSS Labs 2016 Breach Detection Group Test. NSS Labs’ latest Breach Detection Systems (BDS) Test saw seven of the leading BDS vendors were examined for security effectiveness, performance, and total cost of ownership: Check Point, Cisco, FireEye, Fortinet, Lastline, Palo Alto Networks and Trend Micro – with a ... Read More »

Hackers allegedly take over airport screens to blast insults about the South China Sea

Flight information screens at two of Vietnam’s major airports had to go dark last week, afterhackers took over and displayed insulting messages about Vietnam in relation to its territorial claims over the South China Sea, Vietnamese state media reported. Airport authorities had to switch off the screens and sound systems at Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat airports in Hanoi ... Read More »

Osram Smart Light Bulb Security Flaw Could Let Hackers Run Riot

Though we in tech-savvy circles have been talking about the Internet of Things for years now, connected device ecosystems are still a relatively young area, with security standards not universally acknowledged or even set. The Osram Lightify Smart Light Bulb system (seen as an affordable alternative to Philips Hue) is one such range that could potentially fall foul of a ... Read More »