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China Hacked South Korea Over Missile Defense

Chinese state-backed hackers have recently targeted South Korean entities involved in deploying a U.S. missile-defense system, says an American cybersecurity firm, despite Beijing’s denial of retaliation against Seoul over the issue. In recent weeks, two cyberespionage groups that the firm linked to Beijing’s military and intelligence agencies have launched a variety of attacks against South Korea’s government, military, defense companies ... Read More »

Facebook and Twitter are Stopping Hackers by Paying to be Hacked

Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat are paying hackers to find glitches in their system. Technological giants are shelling out possibly £156,000 to these ‘ethical hackers’ every day. One of the hackers has spoken out about his job. Known as Topiary online, Jake Davis is a former ‘black hat’ – meaning he was an illegal hacker. The 24-year-old was arrested at his Shetland home ... Read More »

Aadhaar Data Leak: Personal Information of More than 1 Million Jharkhand Pensioners Released Online

In a major gaffe, personal details of around 1.5 million penioners in Jharkhand were made public on a state website of social security. The details also included people’s Aadhaar card and bank account information. The details were put on the website because of a programming error, according to the Hindustan Times. There are nearly 1.6 million pensioners in Jharkhand and around 1.4 ... Read More »

Lifespan Notifies Patients of Potential Data Breach

Rhode Island’s largest health care provider says an employee’s laptop containing patient information was stolen, but there’s no indication that any patient’s information has been accessed or used as a result of the theft. The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2q4kfy1) that Lifespan recently sent a notice about the potential data breach to about 20,000 patients. The hospital network says the computer was ... Read More »

Primary School is ‘Hacked by Extremists’ Who Threaten ‘Persecution’ in Website Rant

Police are investigating after “malicious” messages were left on a school website by Turkish nationalists in an apparent hacking attempt. Parents of students at North Mundham primary in Sussex were left concerned after the school’s website was taken over by a long message written in Turkish. The school website has been changed to a plain white background with a red logo, believed ... Read More »

Cyber security centre of excellence to open at Cardiff University

A new research centre set up to provide world-leading research into the ever-growing problem of cyber security has today been launched by Cardiff University and Airbus.  The Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Analytics will be located at Cardiff University’s School of Computer Science and Informatics and will be the first centre of its kind in Europe.  Together with experts ... Read More »

Has Defence-in-Depth failed us?

Anthony Perridge, Regional Director,

Defence-in-depth is a philosophy that we’re all familiar with, layering security controls throughout and IT systems so that if one fails or, if vulnerability is exploited, another is there to prevent an attack.  Having become standard practice for the vast majority, this sounds like a great approach, right? Well, perhaps wrong. If the slew of headlines about compromises and breaches ... Read More »

Global survey reveals the impact of declining trust in the Internet on e-commerce

A new global survey reveals that Internet users are increasingly concerned about their online privacy, and that 49 percent of users polled say lack of trust is their main reason for not shopping online. The survey, conducted by Ipsos and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and ... Read More »

Researcher Finds LastPass 2FA Could Become 1FA

LastPass has resolved a number of issues with its two-factor authentication (2FA) implementation, after being alerted to the issues by Salesforce security researcher Martin Vigo. The company said the problems are now resolved, and users do not have to take any action. “To exploit this issue, an attacker would have needed to take several steps to bypass Google Authenticator,” LastPass ... Read More »

Script Kiddies Pwn 1000s of Windows Boxes Using Leaked NSA Hack Tools

The NSA’s Equation Group hacking tools, leaked last Friday by the Shadow Brokers, have now been used to infect thousands of Windows machines worldwide, we’re told. On Thursday, Dan Tentler, founder of security shop Phobos Group, told The Register he’s seen rising numbers of boxes on the public internet showing signs they have DOUBLEPULSAR installed on them. These hijacked machines can be used to sling ... Read More »