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Spam email remains a potent threat tool for hackers

Online criminals are keeping the faith with http://www.itproportal.com/news/unsafe-emails-are-still-squeezing-through/, with more and more nuisance messages being sent today than ever before. Figures from IBM have shown that spam email remains a key tool for hackers, with the volume of such messages increasing 400 per cent in the past year. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ITProPortal Read More »

Expert of Malware Blow the Whistle on Russian Hacking

A Ukrainian author of malware who built the PAS Web shell- a PHP based imbed used to remotely execute commands on hacked systems – has turned himself in to Ukrainian authorities. He has been cooperating with the probe by Federal Bureau of Investigation into the seeming Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: SpamFighter Read More »

Ad Trackers on E-Commerce Sites Can Unmask Bitcoin Transactions

Research published last week reveals that cookies and other data collected by ad trackers on e-commerce sites can be used to de-anonymize Bitcoin transactions. The idea is that despite how careful users are to hide their identity behind a random Bitcoin address when purchasing products, the same assumption of privacy and anonymity cannot be expected from the online platform where ... Read More »

Security and privacy are critical to deliver safety for the next generation vehicle

Automobiles today have powerful computers interacting with one another, receiving volumes of data from a complex network of sensors. As the industry is moving to more automated driving, more powerful computers are added to the mix for real time vision processing. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Information Age Read More »

Game of Thrones: HBO hackers threaten leak of season finale

The hackers who compromised HBO’s network systems in July have threatened to leak the final two episodes of Game of Thrones. The “Mr Smith group” of hackers told tech site Mashable that it has access to “many HBO platforms” and that HBO should be “ready” for the leak of episode six, which aired on Sunday, and episode seven of its biggest hit ... Read More »

Organisations risk hefty government fines as new research shows continuing failure to prepare for cyber-attacks

Almost a third (31 per cent) of organisations have been affected by cyber-crime in the past 12 months, according to new research from Databarracks. In light of this, the business continuity expert suggests that organisations must look to invest in ongoing cyber awareness training, especially following the government’s proposed fines for firms who fall victim to cyber-attacks.   As part ... Read More »

Fortinet Threat Landscape Report Reveals Poor Security Hygiene and Risky Applications Enable Destructive Cyberattacks to Spread Infection at Record Pace

Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that poor cybersecurity hygiene and risky application usage enables destructive worm-like attacks to take advantage of hot exploits at record speed. Adversaries are spending less time developing ways to break in, and instead are focusing on leveraging automated and ... Read More »

New Patent Uses Circuit Boards to Protect Cryptographic Information

It’s everywhere. Seemingly everywhere you turn, there’s somesort of virtual attack happening. Ever since the invention of the computer hackers, have been around. But, it has only been in the last decade or so that hackers have come to the forefront of society. Today, attacks such as the WannaCry incident prove that online security is something that is of the ... Read More »

Ransomware Attacks ‘Double’ As Nation State Weapons Fall Into Hands Of Hackers

Security specialists Check Point has painted a fairly grim picture of the cyber security landscape in its latest ‘Cyber Attack Trends: Mid-Year‘ report. It revealed that ransomware attacks have doubled in the first six months of 2017; adware is mutating; and because of leaks, nation-state cyber weapons and exploits are falling into the hands of regular hackers. View Full Story ... Read More »

Independent inquiry called for in FCC’s secretive cyberattack claims

The FCC’s claim that its commenting system was attacked on the night of May 7 has been the subject of considerable controversy, but not because of the attack itself. The agency has been so reluctant to release any substantive details about the attack or the countermeasures it has taken since that Congress is calling for an independent investigation (PDF) by the Government Accountability Office. ... Read More »