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Hackers “Strut” in Again… And Equifax (and 143 million customers) is probably just the first to fall victim

Here we go again: Yet another major breach exploiting a well-known vulnerability to which a patch was available long before the attack! Criminals who potentially gained access to the personal data of up to 143 million Equifax costumers, exploited an Apache Struts CVE-2017-5638 vulnerability. The stolen data may include Social Security numbers, birth dates, driver’s licenses, addresses and 209,000 credit ... Read More »


A new cyber security report from Vodafone, Cyber Security: The Innovation Accelerator, highlights a strong link between how cyber security is used and business success, with 86 per cent of high-growth companies1 seeing information security as an enabler of new business opportunities, rather than simply a means of defence. The research showed a number of perceived benefits that strong cyber ... Read More »

First Half 2017 Breach Level Index Report: Identity Theft and Poor Internal Security Practices Take a Toll

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today released the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, a global database of public data breaches, revealing 918 data breaches led to 1.9 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2017. Compared to the last six months of 2016, the number of lost, stolen or compromised records increased by ... Read More »

Shoplifting: Defeating Theft Detection and Prevention Technology

Rob Cook, Analyst,

Typically considered one of the most accessible and in many cases least-sophisticated types of crime, shoplifting persists as an undeniably damaging affliction across the retail sector. In fact, the National Retail Security Survey reported that loss of inventory cost U.S. retailers an estimated $49 billion USD in 2016, with 70 percent of the loss caused by employee theft and shoplifting. The survey ... Read More »

Gemalto Breach Level Index: More data stolen/lost in the first half of this year as in the whole of last

The latest results from the Gemalto’s Breach Level Index has shown that from the 918 data breaches so far this year has led to 1.9 billion data records being compromised worldwide. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Help Net Security Read More »

Machine-learning system can pick which password you will use next

Researchers have produced an AI system that will study millions of passwords used by people online, to work out other likely passwords that maybe used in the future. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register   Read More »

Manchester police force still using Windows XP

Greater Manchester Police, England’s second biggest police force, has revealed that 1,518 of its PCs are still being running Windows XP, representing 20.3% of all the office computers it used. This poses a serious risk for cyber attacks. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC Technology Read More »

Hackers shut down Montana school district with cyberthreats

Hackers, going by the name of “TheDarkOverlord Solutions”, have shut down an entire school district in Flathead Valley, Montana, for three days after the schools were targeted with cyberthreats. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: IB Times UK Read More »

Apple Issues Security Updates for 6 products

The following products have had security updates published by Apple: Xcode 9, tvOS 11, watchOS 4, Safari 11, iOS 11, and iTunes 12.7 (for both macOS and Windows). View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: https: BleepinComputer Read More »

Equifax Suffered Breach Months Before Massive Attack

Equifax have reported they suffered another breach in March, months before the huge breach that was reported publicly in September,. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: IB Times Read More »