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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 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 


  • US Warns of ‘DeltaCharlie’ – A North Korean DDoS Botnet Malware

    June 14, 2017

    The United States government has released a rare alert about an ongoing, eight-year-long North Korean state-sponsored hacking operation. The joint report from the FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provided details on “DeltaCharlie,” a malware variant used by “Hidden Cobra” hacking group to infect hundreds of thousands of computers globally as part of its ...

  • Apple Mac computers targeted by ransomware and spyware

    June 13, 2017

    Mac users are being warned about new variants of malware that have been created specifically to target Apple computers. One is ransomware that encrypts data and demands payment before files are released. The other is spyware that watches what users do and scoops up valuable information. Experts said they represented a threat because their creators were letting anyone ...

  • Blinking Router LEDs Leak Data From Air-Gapped Networks

    June 12, 2017

    Researchers have uncovered a new data extraction hole inside air-gapped networks that takes advantage of the blinking LED lights on top of routers to steal data. In a report published last week, researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Israel demonstrated how a router or switch running malware called xLed could use the flashing LED lights as a ...

  • Dangerous Malware Discovered that Can Take Down Electric Power Grids

    June 12, 2017

    Last December, a cyber attack on Ukrainian Electric power grid caused the power outage in the northern part of Kiev — the country’s capital — and surrounding areas, causing a blackout for tens of thousands of citizens for an hour and fifteen minutes around midnight. Now, security researchers have discovered the culprit behind those cyber attacks ...

  • German police nick alleged admin of dark web gun sales site

    June 12, 2017

    German police have arrested a man they suspect of being the administrator of a dark net website. The site is said to have been used to buy a gun used in a 2016 mass murder. The unnamed 30-year-old man was arrested on 8 June in “south west Germany”, according to Sky News. The server used to host ...

  • Hackers Started Using “SambaCry Flaw” to Hack Linux Systems

    June 10, 2017

    Two weeks ago we reported about a 7-year-old critical remote code execution vulnerability in Samba networking software (re-implementation of SMB networking protocol) that allows a remote hacker to take full control of a vulnerable Linux and Unix machines. To know more about the SambaCry vulnerability (CVE-2017-7494) and how it works, you can read our previous article. At ...

  • Hovering Over a Link in Malicious PowerPoint Can Infect You with Banking Trojan

    June 9, 2017

    Hackers are becoming more and more innovative when it comes to finding ways to infect your computer. This time, you could get infected if you so much as hover your mouse over a link embedded in a malicious PowerPoint file. According to security firm Trend Micro, this technique is employed by a Trojan downloader which has ...

  • New SEC enforcement chiefs see cyber crime as biggest market threat

    June 9, 2017

    Hackers are increasingly breaking into brokerage accounts to steal assets or make illegal trades, prompting U.S. securities regulators to start tracking cyber crimes more closely, two newly appointed enforcement officials said in an interview on Thursday. On Thursday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission named Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin as new co-directors of enforcement. In an ...

  • Infrastructure Software Vulnerabilities Raise Concern Among Cybersecurity Experts

    June 9, 2017

    Vulnerabilities in software that automates everything from factories to traffic lights has become the nation’s top cybersecurity threat, an agent on the FBI’s Denver Cyber Task Force said Thursday in Colorado Springs. Supervisory control and data acquisition software is used to control — sometimes remotely — many types of devices in the energy, transportation, manufacturing and ...

  • Inmarsat launches solution to boost cyber security

    June 9, 2017

    Inmarsat is launching a unified threat management (UTM) solution to take away cyber security risks. The solution – which will be available later this year – will be embedded within existing hardware onboard and is described as a ‘virtual machine’ that can be provisioned at any time, to provide data inspection and protection for the cyber ...

  • Microsoft To Buy Cybersecurity Firm Hexadite

    June 9, 2017

    Microsoft Corp. Thursday said it has signed an agreement to acquire U.S.- Israeli Cybersecurity startup Hexadite, which will add new tools and services to Microsoft’s enterprise security offerings. The financial terms were not disclosed, while the price reportedly would be around $100 million. Hexadite, headquartered in Boston with its research and development center in Israel, provides ...

  • “Script Kiddies” May Be Behind Hack That Caused a Crisis in the Middle East

    June 8, 2017

    The other week, Qatar’s state-owned television station was hacked, with false information being planted there. Now, it is revealed that this may be the work of what the tech world calls “script kiddies.” The hack of the Qatar News Agency and Qatar’s television station was “extremely easy to carry out,” sources told Motherboard. It seems the ...

  • 22 Apple Distributors Arrested for Selling Customers’ Data in $7.4 Million

    June 8, 2017

    Chinese authorities have announced the arrest of around 22 distributors working as Apple distributors as part of a $7 million operation, who stole customers’ personal information from an internal Apple database and illegally sold it to Chinese black market vendors. According to a report from Chinese media, this underground network reportedly consisted of employees working in ...