Research

21M Mixcloud Users Compromised from Data Breach

Over 400 C-level executives from critical infrastructure organisations across North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific were surveyed in a report sponsored in part by Nozomi Networks titled “Weathering the Perfect Storm: Securing the Cyber-Physical Systems of Critical Infrastructure”. The report found that most (88%) critical infrastructure organisations have, or are currently, integrating their IT, OT, IoT and physical systems, and one in five respondents (20%) added that their systems are fully integrated with externally accessible systems....

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Robot

Compiling data drawn from surveys sent out to more than a thousand IT and IT security practitioners within the UK and US, the Ponemon Institute, in collaboration with DomainTools, have recently published their insights in the report titled “Staffing the IT Security Function in the Age of Automation”. Will automation shrink IT security functions' headcount? According to the report, more than half of the respondents (51%) believe that automation will lead to a loss of...

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something shiney and spacial

As we all know, the world of cybersecurity is an ever-evolving, fast-growing industry that can be tough to follow at times. For example, we have seen a rapid upsurge in the use of smart devices and with that, an increased risk of cyberattacks. This has not been limited to private households either. Rather, the logistics industry and private vehicles are also at risk of being hacked. Indeed, as individuals and industries increasingly move online, this...

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Facebook data leak

More than 267 million records pertaining to Facebook users have been exposed on an unsecured database that can be easily accessed by anyone with an internet connection. The report comes from tech company, Comparitech, who partnered with researcher Bob Diachenko What was leaked? In total 267,140,436 records were exposed, with the majority of affected users located in the US. Diachenko says all of them seem to be valid. Each containing; A unique Facebook ID A...

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89% Of UK Organisational Cybersecurity Risks Are Internal.

The biggest risk to a British company’s cybersecurity is not, as often believed, external hackers and overseas-based virus attacks, but an organisation’s own employees. Whether unknowingly or intentional, the actions of those within an organisation have been shown to be the biggest threat to the digital security of a company, according to new research by technology and telecommunications company Telstra One of the key findings from the Telstra Cyber Security Report 2019, the study found...

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Dark web cybercriminals

Despite more resources and investment being ploughed into data security, cybercriminals are still successfully stealing businesses' data. One group of hackers known as Magecart were found to be the cause of at least 319,000 data breach instances in 2018, according to RiskIQ’s Black Friday e-commerce Blacklist report. These JavaScript-sniffers (JS-sniffers) deploy a type of malware, whereby websites are injected with malicious JavaScript, designed to steal customer PII and have been found lurking on thousands of...

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Cyberattacks Becoming More Costly And Focused, UK Government Figures Show.

While fewer businesses are suffering cyberattacks or breaches, attacks are becoming more costly and targeted, according to the latest government figures released today. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019 shows that around one in three businesses (32 per cent) was a victim of an attack or breach in the past 12 months. While this is lower than in 2018 (when it was 43 per cent) and in 2017 (46 per cent), those who were victims...

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ExtraHop Blows Past The $100 Million Milestone Fuelled By 10x Growth In Security.

ExtraHop, provider of enterprise cyber analytics from the inside out, today announced that it far surpassed $100 million in bookings – a key industry milestone – in 2018, bolstered by 10x growth in cybersecurity in the second half of the year. The company continued to dominate major verticals including retail, healthcare, and financial services, where ExtraHop closed its largest ever multi-million dollar deal. More than 20 customers across industry verticals invested over a million dollars...

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Ireland’s first world renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ‘Hacking Medicine’ event took place at DCU Alpha (Dublin City University’s Innovation Campus), over the weekend, seeking to uncover treatment outcomes for patients. 3R, a post-stroke recovery and rehabilitation platform which through a user-friendly remote device application that guides, assists and monitors the rehabilitation of stroke victims in their own homes, beat off strong competition from eight other teams to claim the top spot.  The team...

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