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MP Cyber Attack Further Proof That Weak Passwords Are The Biggest Threat To Data Security

Leading Identity and Access Management specialists My1Login says that weak passwords and poor ID management are likely to have contributed to the MP email cyber attack at the weekend. Parliament was hit by a “sustained and determined” cyber-attack last Friday, with hackers attempting to gain access to MPs’ and their staffers’ email accounts. Both houses of parliament were targeted in ... Read More »

Mobile Ransomware: An Evolving Threat for Developed Markets

Mobile ransomware actors are focusing their attacks on wealthy countries. Developed markets not only have a higher level of income, but also a more advanced and more widely used mobile and e-payment infrastructure. According to Kaspersky Lab’s annual ransomware report for 2016-2017, this is appealing to criminals because it means they can transfer their ransom in just a couple of ... Read More »

New Research Shows Cybersecurity Battleground Shifting to Linux and Web Servers

WatchGuard®’s latest quarterly Internet Security Report reveals that despite an overall drop in malware detection, Linux malware made up more than 36 percent of the top threats identified in Q1 2017. The increased presence of Linux/Exploit, Linux/Downloader and Linux/Flooder attacks highlights the need to protect Linux-based IoT devices and Linux servers from the internet with layered defences. Other key findings ... Read More »

Met Police vulnerable to cyber attacks due to Windows XP use, GLA warned

The Greater London Authority fears the Metropolitan Police is vulnerable to cyber attacks after figures reveal more than 18,000 devices in the force still run on Windows XP. The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) still uses Windows XP on more than 18,000 computers, putting the force at risk of cyber attacks,  the Greater London Authority (GLA) has been warned. View Full ... Read More »

Organizations award hackers up to $900,000 a year in bug bounties

A new HackerOne report examines over 800 hacker-powered programs from organizations including Airbnb, GitHub, General Motors, Intel, Lufthansa, Nintendo, U.S. Department of Defense, Uber, and more. Findings are based on nearly 50,000 resolved security vulnerabilities and more than $17 million in bounties awarded. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Help Net Security Read More »

52% of All JavaScript npm Packages Could Have Been Hacked via Weak Credentials

Tens of thousands of developers using weak credentials to secure their npm accounts inadvertently put more than half of the npm packages (JavaScript libraries and tools) at risk of getting hijacked and used to deploy malicious code to legitimate applications that use them in their build process. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

Hackers threaten South Korean banks with DDoS attacks

KB Kookmin Bank, Shinhan Bank, Woori Bank, KEB Hana Bank, NH Bank and two other South Korean banks were reportedly threatened with DDoS attacks last week.  The Armada Collective hacking group has issued a ransom demand of approximately £245,700 to seven South Korean banks, threatening to launch distributed denial of service attacks against each of their organisations. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ... Read More »

‘Vaccine’ created for huge cyber-attack

Security researchers have discovered a “vaccine” for the huge cyber-attack that hit organisations across the world on Tuesday. The creation of a single file can stop the attack from infecting a machine. However, researchers have not been able to find a so-called kill switch that would prevent the crippling ransomware from spreading to other vulnerable computers. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ... Read More »

Farsight security research indicates that WannaCry-like attacks represent ‘just another day at the office’

We all remember WannaCry; the scale of the attack, spanning over 150 countries and almost a quarter of million computers. In the UK, at least, this was accompanied by a media frenzy, largely due to the highest profile victim of the attack being the National Health Service. As a highly emotional target here in the UK, WannaCry became big news ... Read More »

Stephanie Daman – The Cyber Industry has lost an inspirational soul

The CEO of Cyber Security Challenge UK, Stephanie Daman, has passed away peacefully at the age of 56 following a long battle with cancer. Stephanie was a remarkable role-model who inspired all of those with whom she came into contact. She cared passionately about Cyber Security Challenge UK and it’s twin missions to find and nurture talented people to join the cyber security profession ... Read More »