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  • EternalRocks spreads seven Windows SMB exploits

    May 23, 2017

    Someone has stitched together seven of the Windows SMB exploits leaked by the ShadowBrokers, creating a worm that has been spreading through networks since at least the first week of May. Researcher Miroslav Stampar, a member of the Croatian government’s CERT, captured a sample of the worm last Wednesday in a Windows 7 honeypot he runs, ...

  • Russian Cron Malware Operators Arrested Before Banking Malware Taken Abroad

    May 23, 2017

    With the help of an Android malware, Russian cyber criminals were able to steal from local bank customers and were planning to move their operation to the rest of Europe. Twenty people were arrested as law enforcement tried to kill off the “Cron” malware campaign. Russian security firm Group IB writes that the raids also thwarted ...

  • Korea, US to Begin Joint Investment in and Research on Cyber Security in Late May

    May 22, 2017

    Threats of More intelligent worldwide cyber attacks of these days are strengthening cyber security alliance between Korea and the United States.  According to the Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, the Korean government and the US government (Air Force Research Laboratory) will finalize the selection of a research consortium for the start of joint ...

  • Yahoo Retires ImageMagick After Exploit Leaks Email Content

    May 22, 2017

    Yahoo is once more at the center of a security scandal after an ImageMagick library exploit was found leaking user email content. The discovery was made by security researcher Chris Evans, who demonstrated the exploit, showing just how easy it was to break Yahoo’s system to trigger email information leaks. Yahoo has since retired the use of ...

  • WannaCry: A new era of cyber security

    May 20, 2017

    When the “WannaCry” virus hit computers in at least 150 countries around the world, some called it the beginning of a new era – an era in which hackers have become experts at finding weak spots in our online security. There was also a kind of dawning realisation of how vulnerable organisations all over the globe ...

  • Russian mobile telecom giant MegaFon down in Moscow & other cities

    May 19, 2017

    One of Russia’s three largest cellphone operators, MegaFon, has faced network troubles on Friday, according to comments from clients on social networks. Service has been affected in Moscow, Ryazan, Nizhny Novgorod and other cities. “At the moment, there are massive difficulties with network connection.We are working on it. We apologize for any inconvenience caused,” the company posted ...

  • Zomato Breach Exposes 17M User Records, Makes Deal with Hacker to Destroy Data

    May 19, 2017

    Restaurant guide Zomato has announced that it has been the victim of a data breach which saw the records of 17 million users being stolen from its database. The bad news is that 6.6 million of those are already on sale on a dark web marketplace. The good news is that the company has more ...

  • More Hacking Groups Found Exploiting SMB Flaw Weeks Before WannaCry

    May 19, 2017

    Since the Shadow Brokers released the zero-day software vulnerabilities and hacking tools – allegedly belonged to the NSA’s elite hacking team Equation Group – several hacking groups and individual hackers have started using them in their own way. The April’s data dump was believed to be the most damaging release by the Shadow Brokers till the ...

  • Available Tools Making Dent in WannaCry Encryption

    May 19, 2017

    Tools are beginning to emerge that can be used to start the process of recovering files encrypted by WannaCry on some Windows systems. This takes on extra urgency because today marks one week from the initial outbreak, and files encrypted during that first wave are on the clock and close to being lost forever. Adrien Guinet, of ...

  • Cyber superweapons and Windows XP – 5 reasons why the NHS attack was so successful

    May 18, 2017

    The Wanna Decryptor (Wannacry) attack is being cited as the largest ransomware attack in history – it was certainly the largest and most disruptive cyber attack ever launched against the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). The attack, which struck organisations across the globe on May 14 2017, knocked 40 NHS hospitals offline and cut access to ...

  • I gave up my job to retrain in cyber security with no experience of programming or coding

    May 18, 2017

    “Exactly how detailed are the background checks?” asked my uncle. “Do they look into your whole family?” Of all the responses my friends and family gave to the news I was changing careers to retrain in cyber security, this was probably the most curious – but also perhaps the most telling of the age we live ...

  • FDA, Industry Look for Gaps in Cybersecurity

    May 18, 2017

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday kicked off a fortuitously-timed public workshop on medical device cybersecurity, the agency’s third on the subject to date. At the workshop, FDA officials, representatives from industry and researchers are trying to determine the current gaps in regulatory science as it relates to cybersecurity with the aim of ...

  • Sales of Cybersecurity Insurance Policies Jump in Israel After Global Attack

    May 18, 2017

    Sales of cybersecurity insurance policies jump in Israel after global attack. Israel came out relatively unscathed from the massive cyberattack on the world’s computers over the weekend. But the event was enough to spook many Israeli business owners and sales of cyberinsurance have jumped 30% compared with the same time last year, according to AIG Israel, ...

  • Cyber security audits on power transmission communication systems from July

    May 18, 2017

    New Delhi: The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has said it is mandatory for Regional Power Committees to conduct third party cyber security audits on communication systems of electricity transmission towers from July It said the third party audit can be conducted only by CERT-In (India Computer Emergency Response Team). The commission has come out with directives ...

  • The Best Cybersecurity Investment You Can Make Is Better Training

    May 16, 2017

    As the scale and complexity of the cyber threat landscape is revealed, so too is the general lack of cybersecurity readiness in organizations, even those that spend hundreds of millions of dollars on state-of-the-art technology. Investors who have flooded the cybersecurity market in search for the next software “unicorn” have yet to realize that when it comes ...

  • Cyber security stocks rise in wake of global ‘ransomware’ attack

    May 16, 2017

    A global “ransomware” attack disrupting factories, hospitals, shops and schools spurred investors on Monday to buy stocks expected to benefit from a pickup in cyber security spending by companies and government agencies. The cyber attack began spreading across the globe on Friday and by Monday had infected 300,000 computers in more than 150countries. “These attacks help focus ...

  • 10 ways cyber security will evolve in the face of growing threats

    May 16, 2017

    The cyber threat landscape is constantly evolving, with different strains of malware attacking network systems every day. Organisations are losing the cyber war and, as a result, cyber security needs to evolve to combat the growing problem created by cyber attacks. This may take the form of security systems integrated with AI or simply stricter ...

  • Embracing women in cyber security: bridging the talent gap while bringing in new talent

    May 16, 2017

    The gender gap has pervaded the technology industry since its formation, and the problem continues to persist. A recent report has found that women comprise only 11% of the global information security workforce. Women continue to be underrepresented and underutilised in the cyber security workforce, creating missed opportunities for information security companies who are looking to ...

  • Shadow Brokers teases more Windows exploits and cyberespionage data

    May 16, 2017

    A group of hackers that previously leaked alleged U.S. National Security Agency exploits claims to have even more attack tools in its possession and plans to release them in a new subscription-based service. The group also has intelligence gathered by the NSA on foreign banks and ballistic missile programs, it said. The Shadow Brokers was responsible for leaking ...

  • Cybersecurity stocks boom after ransomware attack

    May 16, 2017

    The ransomware attack that disrupted the NHS and businesses around the world has led to a boom in share prices of cybersecurity companies – including the firm used by the health service to protect it against hackers. With governments and companies expected to increase spending on IT security after being caught out by the attack, cybersecurity ...