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The hunt for the dawn of APTs: a 20 year-old attack that remains relevant to a modern APT

Kaspersky Lab and Kings College London researchers, looking for a link between a modern threat actor and the Moonlight Maze attacks that targeted the Pentagon, NASA and more in the late 1990s, have unearthed samples, logs and artefacts belonging to the ancient APT. The findings show that a backdoor used in 1998 by Moonlight Maze to tunnel information out of ... Read More »

Almost 1.4 billion data records compromised in 2016 as hackers targeted large-scale databases across industries

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today released the findings of the Breach Level Index revealing that 1,792 data breaches led to almost 1.4 billion data records being compromised worldwide during 2016, an increase of 86% compared to 2015. Identity theft was the leading type of data breach in 2016, accounting for 59% of all data breaches. In addition, 52% ... Read More »

Timely new guide arms government and business leaders with cybersecurity tactics

The huge economic risk posed by cybercrime has prompted an industry expert to pen a jargon-free guide to help leaders understand the growing problem. Titled ‘Surviving the Rise of Cybercrime‘, the book explains the complex threat in straight-forward terms. It is to be launched by the Hon Dan Tehan MP, Australia’s Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, in ... Read More »

Business email compromise (BEC) attacks increase 45 percent, 2/3 use spoofed email domains to trick victims

Proofpoint, Inc., a leading next-generation security and compliance company, today released new research into business email compromise (BEC) attacks which indicates an acceleration in their sophistication and velocity. Overall BEC attacks increased by 45 percent in the last three months of 2016 compared to prior months based on Proofpoint’s extensive research into attack attempts across more than 5,000 enterprise customers. ... Read More »

Hurricanes, earthquakes & threat intelligence

Jonathon Couch, Senior Vice President, Strategy,

There are two types of cyber threats that organisations deal with which can be sorted into the following categories: hurricanes and earthquakes. Hurricanes, much like there namesake, are those attacks you can see coming and, for the same reason, earthquakes are those you can’t. Both are inevitable, and organisations need to plan and take action accordingly. This starts with an ... Read More »

With DDoS attacks on the rise, enterprises are pointing fingers in the wrong direction

Blake Gillman, Director,
Console Connect

Rises in both the volume and severity of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks should come as no surprise to most enterprises and organizations, but new research from Kaspersky and B2B International clarifies just how much the problem has grown in the last year alone. For example, the final three months of 2016 saw DDoS attacks in 80 countries, a significant increase on ... Read More »

Users are aware of app hacking but lack grasp over severity say Promon

A recent survey has revealed that over 25 per cent of British people do not check on the security measures in an app before downloading it, despite the fact that almost 30 per cent believe hackers are likely to use shopping apps such as Amazon or eBay to target their devices. While this demonstrates an increased awareness of the risks ... Read More »

Secure Cloudlink warns public sector must demonstrate extreme diligence when approaching the cyber threat landscape

The latest NHS hack has once again demonstrated the vulnerability of the public sector to cyber-crime. This is according to Secure Cloudlink, who argues that no organisation is immune to a data breach, but public sector organisations in particular must be endlessly diligent and maintain strict control over their digital information assets due to the highly sensitive nature of the ... Read More »

Cyber Espionage Tops the List as Most Serious Threat Concern to Global Businesses in 2017

Latest research from Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, reveals that 20 percent of global organizations rank cyber espionage as the most serious threat to their business, with a quarter (26 percent) struggling to keep up with the rapidly evolving threat landscape. In addition, one in five (20 percent) U.S. organizations have suffered a cyber espionage-related attack ... Read More »

Cyber threat on the rise to UK businesses – NCSC and NCA Report

A report looking into cyber threat to UK business warns attacks are “significant and growing.” The report, which was conducted by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), highlighted ransomware as the most common cyber extortion method. Ransomware is a malware that locks a user out of their device after it has covertly installed itself on ... Read More »