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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 

  • AlphaBay Dark Web Marketplace Hacked; Exposes Over 200,000 Private Messages

    January 24, 2017

    AlphaBay, possibly the largest active dark web marketplace at the moment, has paid a hacker after he successfully exploited vulnerabilities in the internal mailing system of the website and hijacked over 200,000 private unencrypted messages from several users. The hacker, using the pseudonym Cipher0007, disclosed two “high-risk bugs” two days ago on Reddit that allowed him ...

  • Yahoo Under SEC Investigation for Taking too Long to Reveal Data Breaches

    January 23, 2017

    Yahoo is in big trouble with US authorities due to how it handled the massive data breaches it disclosed last year, more specifically its failure to inform investors of the issues at an earlier time. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched an investigation, the Wall Street Journal reports, which is yet in ...

  • IBM acquiring Agile 3 Solutions to give execs visiblity into security risks

    January 23, 2017

    IBM Security announced this morning that it has purchased Agile 3 Solutions, a San Francisco-based company that has developed a security analytics dashboard aimed at helping executives understand cyber-security risks inside an organization. The acquisition gives IBM another tool in its security arsenal to provide more insight to key decision makers, which ultimately could help them ...

  • GCHQ chief Robert Hannigan quits

    January 23, 2017

    The director of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, has decided to step down early for what he described as personal reasons, the intelligence agency has announced. Hannigan took over at GCHQ in November 2014 to oversee a more open approach after the agency was forced on the defensive the previous year by the Edward Snowden revelations of mass ...

  • Greenbug cyberespionage group targeting Middle East, possible links to Shamoon

    January 23, 2017

    Symantec is currently investigating reports of yet another new attack in the Middle East involving the destructive disk-wiping malware used by the Shamoon group (W32.Disttrack, W32.Disttrack.B). Similar to previous attacks, the Disttrack malware used by Shamoon is just the destructive payload. It required other means to be deployed on targeted organizations’ networks and is configured ...

  • Lloyds Bank Hit with DDoS Attack for Three Days Straight, Reasons Yet Unknown

    January 23, 2017

    Lloyds Bank was hit with a DDoS attack for three days straight as hackers tried to crash the website, managing to cause intermittent outages for customers on the personal banking websites. It seems that it all happened two weeks ago, starting on January 11 and ending on Friday 13, the Financial Times reports. The largest lender in ...

  • China makes VPNs illegal to tighten its Great Firewall

    January 23, 2017

    China is long known for its strict Internet censorship laws through the Great Firewall of China – China’s Golden Shield project that employs a variety of tricks to censor Internet and block access to various foreign websites in the country by its government. The Great Firewall has blocked some 171 out of the world’s 1,000 top ...

  • Over 199,500 Websites Are Still Vulnerable to Heartbleed OpenSSL Bug

    January 22, 2017

    It’s more than two and half years since the discovery of the critical OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability, but the flaw is still alive as it appears that many organizations did not remediate properly to the serious security glitch. It was one of the biggest flaws in the Internet’s history that affected the core security of as many ...

  • How A Bug Hunter Forced Apple to Completely Remove A Newly Launched Feature

    January 20, 2017

    Recently Apple released a new Feature for iPhone and iPad users, but it was so buggy that the company had no option other than rolling back the feature completely. In November, Apple introduced a new App Store feature, dubbed “Notify” button — a bright orange button that users can click if they want to be alerted ...

  • Hacking the Army

    January 19, 2017

    The hacker prodding a public-facing Army recruitment website in early December stumbled upon a vulnerability, then another, until he found himself suddenly connected to an internal Department of Defense network that should have prompted him for special access credentials. By the end of that night, Pentagon employees were swapping frantic phone calls and considering a ...

  • Giuliani and top Trump White House officials hacked, passwords leaked

    January 19, 2017

    The Trump Presidency’s new cyber tsar, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has had his passwords leaked online along with a whole host of top officials Trump’s proposed ‘cyber tsar’ and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been hacked. A Channel 4 Investigation has revealed that the passwords of Trump’s cyber-security adviser and 13 ...

  • Billion-Dollar Hacker Gang Now Using Google Services to Control Its Banking Malware

    January 19, 2017

    Carbanak – One of the most successful cybercriminal gangs ever that’s known for the theft of one billion dollars from over 100 banks across 30 countries back in 2015 – is back with a BANG! The Carbanak cyber gang has been found abusing various Google services to issue command and control (C&C) communications for monitoring and ...