Looming retirement of legacy system custodians put global IT systems at risk

Government IT systems and critical infrastructure systems around the world are at risk due to legacy technology and the pending retirement of those who have historically maintained these older systems. Of the U.S. General Services Administration’s mission-critical IT staff, 20-50 percent will Read More …

Utilities, Energy Sector Attacked Mainly Via IT, Not ICS

Stealing administrative credentials to carry out months-long spy campaigns is a top threat. While industrial control systems (ICS) are the most talked-about when it comes to cyberattacks against energy and utilities firms, most attacks actually take aim at the enterprise Read More …

Brace yourselves for the ‘terabyte (sic) of death’, warns US army IT boss

The outgoing head of the Defense Information Systems Agency, which handles computer security for the US Department of Defense, has warned a massive cyber-attack is “looming” at the American military’s door. Over lunch on Thursday, Army Lieutenant General Alan Lynn, Read More …

‘Basic IT security’ could have prevented UK NHS WannaCry attack

England’s National Health Service (NHS) could have avoided the ransomware hack that crippled its systems in May, according to a government report. “Basic IT security” was all that was required to prevent the “unsophisticated” WannaCry attack, which affected more than a third of NHS organizations, Read More …

EternalBlue Exploit Used in Retefe Banking Trojan Campaign

Criminals behind the Retefe banking Trojan have added a new component to their malware that uses the NSA exploit EternalBlue. The update makes Retefe the latest malware family to adopt the SMBv1 attack against a patched Windows vulnerability, and could signal Read More …