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New malware named ‘Fauxpersky’ identified

A newly-discovered keylogger malware has been found infecting computers in the wild. Though the malware is far from advanced, it’s efficient at stealing passwords. Researchers at Cybereason, a Boston, Mass.-based security firm, call the malware “Fauxpersky,” as it impersonates the Russian antivirus software Kaspersky. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet Read More »

City of Atlanta running out of time to pay ransom for data

Time is running out for the city of Atlanta, which was given until Wednesday to pay off the cyberattackers who laid siege to city government data and are threatening to wipe the computers clean. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: NPR Read More »

Majority of airports lack proper cyber security

The heightened focus on airport security started well over 40 years ago after Israeli forces had freed hostages from a hijacked aircraft in a major attack, according to Eliezer Marum, chairman of the Israel Airports Authority. Today, the airport is equipped with sophisticated physical security systems and intelligent security units to fend off growing threats that have also become increasingly ... Read More »

Boeing suffering from WannaCry outbreak

In a baffling turn of events, computers at Boeing have allegedly been infected with the WannaCry Ransomware. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

Flaw discovered in TalkTalk systems by hackers

TalkTalk is facing renewed calls to improve its cybersecurity after an anonymous hacker contacted Sky News about a flaw in the company’s web system that went unfixed for years. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Sky News Read More »

European Cyber Security Bloggers Awards Opens for Nominations

The European Cyber Security Bloggers Awards has returned in 2018 to recognise the best blogs and podcasts in the industry, as voted by peers. Nominations have now opened until midnight on the 30th of April.  The winners will be revealed at the security blogger’s meet up on Tuesday, 5th of June to coincide with Infosecurity Europe held at Kensington Olympia. ... Read More »

Suburban town in Atlanta reports data breach

As a massive cyberattack continues to cause issues for the city of Atlanta, one suburban town is reporting its own possible data breach. The city of Loganville, which is in Gwinnett and Walton counties, announced in a Monday afternoon Facebook post that it had been victimized — and said that the suspected breach “may involve [customers’] personal information. View Full ... Read More »

Baltimore emergency service hacked for 17 hours

The city of Baltimore says part of its 911 dispatch system was hacked over the weekend by an unknown actor. The breach lasted 17 hours. Mayor Catherine Pugh’s office says the system supports 911 and 311 emergency systems. The mayor’s office emphasized that the incident was a “limited breach” and that critical services were not impacted or disrupted. View Full ... Read More »

Ransomware is costing UK companies £346 million a year

Despite being labelled ‘the most resolute’ country for dealing with the cyber attacks, ransomware is costing UK companies a whopping £346 million every year. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: PCR Online Read More »

Countries that trust Facebook are more likely to be breached

The latest shoe has dropped on Facebook: Private data on 50 million users found its way to a shadowy research outfit, Global Science Research, and then on to Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm launched by former White House adviser Steve Bannon. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Business Standard Read More »