Theoretical Ransomware Attack Could Lead to Global Damages Says Report

According to a speculative cyber risk scenario prepared by Cambridge University for risk management purposes, a ransomware strain that would manage to impact more than 600,000 businesses worldwide within 24 hours would potentially lead to damages of billions not covered by insurers. First Read More …

Government Should Name And Shame Companies With Poor Cyber Security, Say Academics

The UK government should name and shame companies whose cyber security measures fail to protect consumers’ data, according to a new report from King’s College London’s Cyber Security Research Group, which promotes research into cyber security, and the Policy Institute, Read More …

New Intel CPU Flaw Exploits Hyper-Threading to Steal Encrypted Data

A team of security researchers has discovered another serious side-channel vulnerability in Intel CPUs that could allow an attacker to sniff out sensitive protected data, like passwords and cryptographic keys, from other processes running in the same CPU core with Read More …

OilRig APT Continues Its Ongoing Malware Evolution

The Iran-linked APT appears to be in a state of continuous tool development, analogous to the DevOps efforts seen in the legitimate software world. OilRig, an APT group believed to have ties to Iran, has been spotted in yet another Read More …

Side-Channel Attack Allows Remote Listener to ‘Hear’ On-Screen Images

A stealthy side-channel tactic for digital surveillance has been uncovered, which allows an attacker to “hear” on-screen images. According to a team of academic researchers from Columbia University, the University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania and Tel Aviv University, inaudible Read More …