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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 »

Quarter of DDoS victims are targeted accidentally

According to the latest report by Kaspersky Lab, a quarter of businesses that suffered a distributed denial of service attack believe they were an accidental victim, and that the DDoS attack wasn’t intended for them in the first place. View Full Source  ORIGINAL SOURCE: IT Pro Portal Read More »

Macro-less Word Document Attacks on the Rise and Zero Day Malware Variants Jump 167 Percent

Total malware attacks are up by 33 percent and cyber criminals are increasingly leveraging Microsoft Office documents to trick victims and deliver malicious payloads, according to the latest Internet Security Report from WatchGuard Technologies, based on global threat intelligence data from nearly 40,000 Firebox appliances. WatchGuard has also launched a new Threat Landscape data visualisation tool, giving public access to ... Read More »

Consumer Groups Calls on Mark Zuckerberg to Step Down As Facebook CEO and Board Chair Amid Data Breach, Privacy Scandals

SumOfUs, an international consumer watchdog with more than 14 million members around the world, is demanding that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg step down amid several now-public controversies regarding the company’s use of user data, and its collection and distribution.   Last week, Facebook stated that it had suspended Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), and its political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, ... Read More »

Organisations with Threat Detection platforms can cut time taken to identify a threat by 80 percent

A new Total Economic Impact (TEI) study conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by AlienVault, a leading crowdsourced threat intelligence provider, examined the potential return on investment (ROI) for organisations that deployed the AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) Platform and has revealed excelling results for the product. Organisations that deployed the AlienVault solution saw an 80 percent improvement in threat detection and ... Read More »

CISO Chat – Darran Rolls, Chief Technology and Chief Information Security Officer at SailPoint

Darran Rolls, Chief Technology and Chief Information Security Officer,

Ever wondered what the role of a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) encompasses? To put it simply, they are the guardians and protectors of everything information security related to a business. However, the tasks are far from simple as their teams work around the clock to respond to incidences that directly affect the safety of the company and its data. ... Read More »

Scarlett Johansson Cryptojacking Scam hits PostgreSQL servers

Researchers from Imperva have discovered a new technique where attackers are disguising malicious code in a photo of Scarlett Johansson and targeting PostgreSQL servers to illegally mine Monero cryptocurrency.   “Hackers have upped their game and are now using what appear to be benign image files, such as the one we found of Scarlett Johansson, to deliver malicious code. In this ... Read More »

RedisWannaMine: Complex New Cryptojacking Attack Discovered

Recently cryptojacking attacks have been spreading like wildfire and Imperva has witnessed that these attacks hold roughly 90% of all remote code execution attacks in web applications. However, this week a new generation of cryptojacking attacks was discovered which is aimed at both database servers and application servers.   Researchers from Imperva discovered the extremely complex cryptojacking attack dubbed RedisWannaMine, which is powered ... Read More »

Security researchers warn of increased Iran cyber threat

Experts are sounding the alarm about new cyber activity from Iran, as hackers become more emboldened and skilled at carrying out surveillance operations and other attacks outside the country’s borders. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Hill Read More »

Malware on macOS makes significant rise in 2017

Mac malware increased by 270% in 2017, compared to 2016, a report by MalwareBytes has revealed, with four new major Mac vulnerabilities uncovered in the first two months of 2018. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: IT PRO Read More »