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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 

  • Bank of America Customers Under Attack, Phishing Site Hosted on Russian Server

    July 24, 2017

    You might be tempted to believe that hackers are getting tired of using phishing scams to target bank clients across the globe, but as Bank of America customers might find out the hard way, this doesn’t seem to be the case just yet. HackRead has come across a new major phishing attack aimed at BoA clients, ...

  • Smart fridges and TVs should carry security rating, police chief says

    July 24, 2017

    Televisions, fridges and other internet-connected home appliances should carry cyber security ratings alongside energy efficiency ratings, a police chief has suggested. Durham chief constable Mike Barton said customers should be given the at-a-glance information for internet-ready equipment in the same way fridges, freezers, TVs and other appliances have to display their energy efficiency ratings before sale. Barton, ...

  • Motivation Mystery Behind WannaCry, ExPetr

    July 21, 2017

    If two is a coincidence and three is a trend, maybe we’re not quite there yet in officially calling WannaCry and ExPetr a new movement among APT attacks. But for now, it’s close enough. Researchers are starting to examine the real motivations behind each global outbreak and whether these attacks truly signal a shift of direction ...

  • Massive blow to criminal Dark Web activities after globally coordinated operation

    July 20, 2017

    Two major law enforcement operations, led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Dutch National Police, with the support of Europol, have shut down the infrastructure of an underground criminal economy responsible for the trading of over 350 000 illicit commodities including drugs, firearms and cybercrime malware. ...

  • Quantum Computing Would Make Today’s Encryption Obsolete

    July 20, 2017

    Quantum computing offers processing power so vast it may soon make today’s supercomputers look as crude as 1980s PCs. There’s a downside—the technology might also render the most secure encryption systems obsolete, cracking codes in a matter of minutes rather than months or years. Gregoire Ribordy says he has a solution. And it’s selling fast ...

  • Ansip plans new EU cybersecurity centre

    July 20, 2017

    EU digital chief Andrus Ansip wants to set up a new office to certify the cybersecurity level of technology products — which would make them more competitive globally — as part of an overhaul of the bloc’s rules in September. A network of new cybersecurity centres spread across the Union would be “even better” than only ...

  • Critical Code Injection Flaw In Gnome File Manager Leaves Linux Users Open to Hacking

    July 19, 2017

    A security researcher has discovered a code injection vulnerability in the thumbnail handler component of GNOME Files file manager that could allow hackers to execute malicious code on targeted Linux machines. Dubbed Bad Taste, the vulnerability (CVE-2017-11421) was discovered by German researcher Nils Dagsson Moskopp, who also released proof-of-concept code on his blog to demonstrate the ...

  • Oracle Releases Biggest Update Ever: 308 Vulnerabilities Patched

    July 18, 2017

    Oracle admins are today staring down the barrel of the biggest quarterly Critical Patch Update ever. The numbers are gory: 308 vulnerabilities patched, 165 of which are remotely exploitable, across more than 90 products. So far in 2017, Oracle has patched 878 vulnerabilities through three CPUs. System and network admins have never been taxed from a patching ...

  • Senator Asks DHS To Enable Email Security Feature to Prevent Phishing

    July 18, 2017

    A senator who’s been pushing US government agencies to adopt better cybersecurity hygiene is calling out the Department of Homeland Security for not using a standard technology that would protect people who receive emails from DHS from fraud, spam, and phishing attempts. The technology in question is known as DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance) ...

  • Remotely Exploitable Flaw Puts Millions of Internet-Connected Devices at Risk

    July 18, 2017

    Security researchers have discovered a critical remotely exploitable vulnerability in an open-source software development library used by major manufacturers of the Internet-of-Thing devices that eventually left millions of devices vulnerable to hacking. The vulnerability (CVE-2017-9765), discovered by researchers at the IoT-focused security firm Senrio, resides in the software development library called gSOAP toolkit (Simple Object Access ...

  • Hacker Uses A Simple Trick to Steal $7 Million Worth of Ethereum Within 3 Minutes

    July 17, 2017

    All it took was just 3 minutes and ‘a simple trick‘ for a hacker to steal more than $7 Million worth of Ethereum in a recent blow to the crypto currency market. The heist happened after an Israeli blockchain technology startup project for the trading of Ether, called CoinDash, launched an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), allowing ...

  • Critical RCE Vulnerability Found in Cisco WebEx Extensions, Again — Patch Now!

    July 17, 2017

    A highly critical vulnerability has been discovered in the Cisco Systems’ WebEx browser extension for Chrome and Firefox, for the second time in this year, which could allow attackers to remotely execute malicious code on a victim’s computer. Cisco WebEx is a popular communication tool for online events, including meetings, webinars and video conferences that help ...

  • Lloyd’s says cyber-attack could cost $120bn, same as Hurricane Katrina

    July 17, 2017

    Lloyd’s of London has warned that a serious cyber-attack could cost the global economy more than $120bn (£92bn) – as much as catastrophic natural disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. Published two months after a ransomware cyber-attack that hobbled NHS hospitals and hit nearly 100 countries, a 56-page report from the world’s oldest insurance market ...