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Welcome to the Cyber Security Review website.

The growth of the internet has impacted profoundly on everyday life and the global economy. It has evolved into a global, interconnected network of systems and information – cyberspace – that we know today, transforming the conduct of business and opening new markets.

Threats to cyber security are persistent and constantly evolving. With an ever-growing number of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure, online commerce and the private sector worldwide, security experts are finding that their work has become a race against the attackers.

The Cyber Security Review is a publication designed to draw on the combined knowledge, skills and expertise of the cyber security community to identify the emerging threats and facilitate the development of coherent policies and robust capabilities.

Our mission is to promote dialogue and provide a platform for information exchange and cooperation between stakeholders, industry, academia and security experts worldwide.

Latest news 

  • Nation States Distancing Themselves from APTs

    February 14, 2017

    Security researchers say a new trend in privateering is gaining traction among nation states, which are increasingly contracting with private companies to carry out state-sponsored attacks. Typically APT attacks have been the work of internal government spy apparatuses, but outsourcing allows nation states to shift risk, dodge attribution claims and take advantage of more sophisticated APT ...

  • Change In Corporate Mindset Needed To Combat Cyber Attacks

    February 13, 2017

    Yahoo!’s announcement late last year that it had been victimized by not one but two separate data breaches was the Gettysburg of corporate cyber attacks – the biggest battle yet waged. The first attack, which occurred in 2014, impacted more than 500 million Yahoo! user accounts, while the second assault, in August 2013, was nearly ...

  • Social Media Phishing Rose 500% in 2016 Q4

    February 9, 2017

    Throughout 2016, social media phishing attacks have climbed 500%, a new Proofpoint research reveals. The data includes cases of angler phishing, where attackers intercept customer support channels on social media in their attempt to steal people’s credentials, which proved to be the most common among financial services, but also entertainment accounts. According to Proofpoint’s Quarterly Threat ...

  • New Windows Trojan Spreads MIRAI Malware To Hack More IoT Devices

    February 9, 2017

    MIRAI – possibly the biggest IoT-based malware threat that emerged last year, which caused vast internet outage in October last year by launching massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against the popular DNS provider Dyn. Now, the infamous malware has updated itself to boost its distribution efforts. Researchers from Russian cyber-security firm Dr.Web have now uncovered a Windows ...

  • Watch Out! First-Ever Word Macro Malware for Apple Mac OS Discovered in the Wild

    February 9, 2017

    After targeting Windows-based computers over the past few years, hackers are now shifting their interest to Macs as well. The emergence of the first macro-based Word document attack against Apple’s macOS platform is the latest example to prove this. The concept of Macros dates back to 1990s. You might be familiar with the message that reads: “Warning: ...

  • INTERPOL World 2017 builds up momentum with strong support from public and private sectors

    February 9, 2017

    The second edition of INTERPOL World has garnered strong support from public and private sectors, both locally and on the international front. Owned by INTERPOL, the world’s largest police organization with 190 member countries, the event is supported by Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the World Economic Forum and CyberSecurity Malaysia, an agency under ...

  • 76 iOS Apps, Including Medical and Banking Tools, Are Exposing Data to Hackers

    February 7, 2017

    Seventy-six popular apps in the Apple App Store are vulnerable to silent interception of TLS-protected data due to a poor implementation of the cryptographic protocol. According to researcher Will Strafach, who wrote on Medium, the apps are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks. Data that is normally protected by Transport Layer Security can now be read or manipulated ...

  • Invisible Malware Found in Banking Systems in over 40 Countries

    February 7, 2017

    Banks, telcos, and even governmental agencies in the United States, South America, Europe, and Africa are being targeted by hackers in a series of ongoing attacks that are extremely difficult to detect. According to a new Kaspersky Lab report, at least 140 banks and other enterprises have been infected by malware that’s nearly invisible. Although this ...

  • Polish Banks Hacked using Malware Planted on their own Government Site

    February 6, 2017

    In what considered to be the largest system hack in the country’s history and a massive attack on the financial sector, several banks in Poland have been infected with malware. What’s surprising? The source of the malware infection is their own financial regulator, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) — which, ironically, is meant to keep ...

  • IIoT Hot Buttons for 2017

    February 6, 2017

    By Jason Andersen, Vice President, Business Line Management, Stratus Technologies In our 35-plus years of providing continuous availability solutions for enterprises, we’ve seen only a handful of technology shifts that you could call “seismic.” The globalisation of eCommerce was a big one that was transformational for mission critical infrastructures. At Stratus, we believe that the next ...

  • Cybersecurity High on Netanyahu Agenda for Trump, May Meetings

    February 5, 2017

    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with world leaders this month, strengthening cybersecurity ties will figure high on the agenda. “What you see today is going to get a lot worse in the future if we don’t band together,” Netanyahu said at a cyber conference in Tel Aviv last week. “That’s why I intend to ...

  • Anonymous Hacker took down over 10,000 Dark Web Sites; Leaked User Database

    February 5, 2017

    Dark Web is right now going through a very rough time. Just two days ago, a hacker group affiliated with Anonymous broke into the servers of Freedom Hosting II and took down more than 10,000 Tor-based .onion dark websites with an alarming announcement to its visitors, which said: “Hello, Freedom Hosting II, you have been hacked.” Freedom Hosting ...