News – October 2018


  • Security & Counter Terror Expo 2019 – The UK’s Leading National Security Event, 5-6 March 2019, Olympia, London

    October 2, 2018

    Security & Counter Terror Expo is a world-class showcase of the capabilities, strategies and intelligence to keep nations, infrastructure, business and people safe. Stepping into a New Decade After celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Security & Counter Terror Expo is launching a brand new decade with its 2019 edition. The goal of the 2019 campaign is to see a ...

  • GhostDNS: New DNS Changer Botnet Hijacked Over 100,000 Routers

    October 1, 2018

    Chinese cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a widespread, ongoing malware campaign that has already hijacked over 100,000 home routers and modified their DNS settings to hack users with malicious web pages—especially if they visit banking sites—and steal their login credentials. Dubbed GhostDNS, the campaign has many similarities with the infamous DNSChanger malware that works by changing DNS server settings ...

  • Report Ties North Korean Attacks to New Malware, Linked by Word Macros

    October 1, 2018

    Newly discovered malware from the world of cyberespionage connects the dots between the tools and operations of the little-known Reaper group believed to act on behalf of the North Korean government. The latest findings indicate that the remote access Trojans (RAT) in the KONNI and DOGCALL families are the work of the same operator, tasked with ...

  • This is how cyber attackers stole £2.26m from Tesco Bank customers

    October 1, 2018

    The inner workings of a cyber attack against Tesco Bank which saw £2.26m stolen from 9,000 customers — and resulted in the bank being fined over £16.4m for the failings that allowed it to happen — have been revealed. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has hit the bank with a £16.4m fine and said Tesco Bank failed to ...

  • An insider view of a cybersecurity training workshop for employees of Europe’s transmission system operators.

    October 1, 2018

    After the hackers had stealthily accessed the SCADA system and blew the transformer with a loud bang, the defenceless employees had no option but to remove the control plugs and manually turn the machine back on. “That’s what they had to do in Ukraine,” said Michael John, Director of Operations at the European Network for Cybersecurity (ENCS), referring to the world’s ...

  • Boffin: Dump hardware number generators for encryption and instead look within

    October 1, 2018

    Hardware-based random number generators (HWRNGs) for encryption could be superseded after a Philippines-based researcher found that side-channel measurement of the timing of CPU operations provide enough entropy to seed crypto systems with the necessary randomness. In a paper presented on Saturday at the International Conference on Innovative Research in Science, Technology and Management (ICIRSTM) in Singapore, JV Roig, ...