Australian universities and NGOs targeted by Iranian and Chinese hackers

Australian universities have been targeted by hackers with connections to Iran in recent months, and “a number of investigations” are in progress, according to cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike. “There are a lot of things that are happening geopolitically that are driving Read More …

Massive Malspam Campaign Targets Unpatched Systems

Cybercriminals are leveraging a recently patched critical Adobe Flash Player vulnerability in a massive spam campaign targeting unpatched computers. According to the research firm Morphisec, cybercriminals are blasting spam messages that urge recipients to click a link to download a Word Read More …

Ransomware: Get ready for the next wave of destructive cyberattacks

It might look to be out of the limelight compared to 2017, but it would be foolish to write ransomware off yet, as more attacks using the file-encrypting malware are ahead. High profile incidents like WannaCry, NotPetya and Bad Rabbit made ransomeware infamous last year. WannaCry and Read More …

Insights on industrial vulnerability: How secure is your OT infrastructure?

IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operational Technology) have traditionally had fairly separate roles within an organisation. However, with the emergence of the Industrial Internet and the integration of complex physical machinery with networked sensors and software, the lines between the Read More …

Hackers are selling legitimate code-signing certificates to evade malware detection

Security researchers have found that hackers are using code-signing certificates more to make it easier to bypass security appliances and infect their victims. New research by Recorded Future’s Insikt Group found that hackers and malicious actors are obtaining legitimate certificates from Read More …

How airplane crash investigations can improve cybersecurity

While some countries struggle with safety, U.S. airplane travel has lately had a remarkable safety record. In fact, from 2014 through 2017, there were no fatal commercial airline crashes in the U.S. But those years were fraught with other kinds of trouble: Security breaches Read More …

Bot and drone misuse could lead to cybercrime explosion

The rapid development of drones and artificial intelligence is a “game-changer” that will present a serious threat to national security if it isn’t addressed. The assessment, made by 26 experts from institutions including Cambridge and Oxford Universities, warns of the Read More …