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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 »

China pumping MILLIONS into developing ‘cyber army with world famous web security schools’

CHINA aims to become a “big–power in cyberspace” by building an “internet army” after announcing plans to invest huge amounts in new security schools. The Cyberspace Administration of China and China’s education ministry announced plans to “build four to six world-famous cyber-security schools in ten years [from 2017 to 2027]”. A statement claimed select colleges and universities will implement “comprehensive” ... Read More »

US cops point at cell towers and say: Give us every phone number that’s touched that mast

US telecoms giant Verizon says police are increasingly asking it to cough up massive dumps of cellphone data rather than individual records. This according to the latest Verizon US transparency report for the first half of the 2017 calendar year. The dossier tracks government requests for phone records both of individual customers and large groups. The latter group is becoming an increasingly ... Read More »

Anonymous calls for Trump’s impeachment, leaks private contact details of 22 GOP senators

Hacktivist collective Anonymous has reportedly leaked the private contact details of 22 GOP senators, in the wake of the Charlottesville violence and US President Donald Trump’s controversial response to the event. The operator of a Twitter account, allegedly connected to the hacktivist group, has claimed to have leaked the private phone numbers and email addresses of 22 Republican members of Congress in a bid ... Read More »

Vehicle hack disables safety features on most modern cars

It has been discovered by security researchers that the majority of modern vehicles are at risk from a design vulnerability which could be potentially disabled by a hacker. The security flaw could allow an attacker to turn off the safety features, such as airbags, ABS brakes, and power steering; essentially any of the vehicles computerised components connected to its controller ... Read More »

UK CEOs see cyber security spend as a revenue opportunity

UK CEOs feel that investment in cyber security is a revenue opportunity rather than an expensive burden, according to a report by KPMG.   As a part of KPMG’s CEO Outlook 2017, 150 UK CEOs were asked about their investment plans for the future and the issues affecting their business. It found that 70 per cent of leaders see investment ... Read More »

Top tips to protect your business from becoming a malware hub

Sam Hutton, CTO,
Glasswell Solutions

Email is indisputably a critical enterprise communication tool essential for sending important documents quickly and efficiently between employees, managers, HR, finance, sales, legal, customers, supply chain and more. Unfortunately, organisations often do not understand that the file-types used every day to share important information – standard files like Word docs, Excel spreadsheets and PDFs – are also the most common ... Read More »