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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.


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  • Banks could be stung for €5bn under GDPR, screams latest report on industry readiness

    June 15, 2017

    European banks could face fines totalling €4.7bn in the three years after General Data Protection Regulation comes into force, according to a report from data security solutions firm AllClear ID. The latest in a string of sales pitches reports on businesses’ preparedness for GDPR to land in The Reg‘s inbox says that banks are not properly ...

  • Wikileaks Unveils ‘Cherry Blossom’ — Wireless Hacking System Used by CIA

    June 15, 2017

    WikiLeaks has published a new batch of the ongoing Vault 7 leak, this time detailing a framework – which is being used by the CIA for monitoring the Internet activity of the targeted systems by exploiting vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi devices. Dubbed “Cherry Blossom,” the framework was allegedly designed by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with the ...

  • Microsoft Issues Updates for 96 Vulnerabilities You Need to Patch this Month

    June 14, 2017

    As part of June’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released security patches for a total of 96 security vulnerabilities across its products, including fixes for two vulnerabilities being actively exploited in the wild. This month’s patch release also includes emergency patches for unsupported versions of Windows platform the company no longer officially supports to fix three Windows ...

  • 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 ...