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How cyber awareness can save your company

While businesses put in place software systems to protect their services, these systems can still breakdown if employees are not sufficiently cyber-aware. A new report outlines some important advice.

Extent of the QBot Trojan risk revealed Special

New research undertaken by Check Point has revealed that QBot Trojan operators are using new tactics to hijack legitimate, emailed conversations in order to steal credentials and financial data. This presents a heightened risk to businesses.

The key cybersecurity risks set to rise in 2020 Special

As 2019 comes to a close, Dr. Teow-Hin Ngair, CEO/Founder of global cybersecurity biz SecureAge, tells Digital Journal about what to expect in the space heading into 2020.

Cybersecurity insights: definition of vulnerability will broaden Special

According to Gaurav Banga, CEO and founder, Balbix, in 2020 infosec leaders will shift their focus from increasing their overall headcount to improving overall efficiency as the definition of a vulnerability will broaden.

Macy's suffers data breach, customer data affected Special

Macy’s recent data breach was caused by a Magecart card-skimming code implanted in the firm's online payment portal which collected customer's personal data. Vinay Sridhara of Balbix provides analysis.

Cryptojacking: Latest trends in website security

Website attack attempts per day grew by 59 percent from January 2018 to December 2018, ending at a peak of 80 attacks per day and averaging 62 attacks per day for the year, according to analysis from SiteLock.

What you need to know about ransomware

A spate of fast-moving wave of cyber attacks have swept the globe, using a form of ransomware. This malicious software has infiltrated a number of IT systems, including that of the English National health Service We take a look at the virus.

Charlie Miller claims thieves can hack self-driving cars remotely

During the ARM TechCon event in Santa Clara, Calif, Charlie Miller, a known security engineer at Uber, claims that next-generation thieves can steal an AI-driven driverless car remotely by hacking its software.

U.S. cyber attack may be 4 times larger than original reports

An estimated 18 million people may have been affected by recent hack of U.S. government data — a number far greater than what is publicly acknowledged. A Chinese group is suspected to be responsible for the theft of data over several months.

Norway's massive cyber-attack the work of one lone teenager

Bergen - Recently we heard that Anonymous Norway had taken responsibility for what was thought to be the country's biggest-ever network attack. However, police now have in custody a 17-year-old hacker, who claims he was the one that did it.

Anonymous Norway claim massive cyber-attack on Norwegian banks

Oslo - A massive cyber-attack was launched Tuesday, simultaneously affecting many of the top banks and financial institutions in Norway. Dubbed the country's biggest-ever network attack, responsibility has already been claimed by Anonymous Norway.

eBay suffers cyberattack, forces password change

Internet trading giant eBay announced on Wednesday that it had been hit by a cyber attack, prompting the company to issue a statement requesting their clients change their account password for security reasons.

Op-Ed: UK banking cyber-attack test draws attention

During the last few years, there has been increase in security issues affecting stock markets and investors. Cyber criminals now pose a larger threat to corporate and personal information.

FBI warns of more credit card breaches

Washington - The FBI has warned retailers to be prepared for more cyber attacks like those that affected Target and Neiman Marcus as well as others over the last few months.

Cyber attack biggest threat to US, say security heads in new poll

Washington - Cyber-warfare is the most significant threat to the United States, say almost half the respondents, all leaders in the field of US national security, in a new poll, carried out by specialist defense publication Defense News.

Snapchat launches hurried update after attack

Snapchat is set to release a hasty updated version of its app after hackers downloaded usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million accounts.

With military strike looming, FBI warns on possible cyber attacks

With the possibility of a US military strike on the Assad regime in Syria looming, the FBI warned that a hacking group operating out of Syria could intensify its efforts against American interests.

Op-Ed: United States is primary source of cyber-attacks

Cybercrime is an activity that is now affecting countries all around the world. As countries the world over have moved into an increasingly digital age, criminals have also evolved in line with technological advancements.

South Korea accuses North Korea of cyber attack

The South Korean government has accused North Korea of launching cyber attacks on its website for its presidential office, as well as other governmental agencies.

Op-Ed: North Korea, South Korea, United States incendiary rhetoric

New York - What is the value of careless, incendiary, unfounded accusations, and the value of extreme threats of hellish proportions?

Millions of cyber attacks launched against Israel

Jerusalem - As Israel continues to launch Operation Pillar of Defense against the Gaza Strip, a second front has been opened up against the Israeli state, this one however is in cyber space, where 5,000 Israeli officials have seen their personal information leaked.

U.S. officials: 'Iran's behind cyber attacks'

Defense Department and Pentagon officials believe that Iranian hackers are responsible for the recent rash of cyber attacks on financial institutions in the United States, as well as oil companies in the Persian Gulf.

Israel fends off 1000 attacks every minute from cyber terrorists

Tel Aviv - Israel's latest battleground is online as cyber terrorists try to strike a blow against public utilities, launching 1000 attacks every minute.

Cyber-attack in progress against WikiLeaks (video update)

London - For just over a week, WikiLeaks websites have been hammered by DDoS attacks. The websites are often not available, or are extremely slow to access.

Massive cyber attack in USA, Europe and Latin America

Leading cyber security company, McAfee, has issued a breaking news report that indicates that the U.S., European and Latin American financial systems are under a massive cyber attack.

'Nations must talk to halt cyber-terrorism' — Kaspersky

Tel Aviv - The man behind the company who discovered Flame, "the most sophisticated cyber-weapon yet unleashed", warns of a "cyber-terror apocalypse".

'Stop Cyber Spying Week' — counter-attack on CISPA

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short) is once again in the news, but this time a major counter-attack is being planned to fight it.

Israeli fights back against Saudi credit card hackers

In retaliation to the Saudi credit card cyber attack, a 17-year-old Israeli hacker identified as Omer Cohen, nicknamed, "0xOmer," said that he's released hundreds of Saudi credit card numbers and a list of personal information.

US examines possible cyber attack on water system in Illinois

A preliminary state report suggests hackers may have caused a pump to fail at a water plant in Springfield, Illinois on Nov. 8.

Japan weapons maker faces cyber attack

The top weapons maker in Japan confirmed it was a victim of a cyber attack. The attack apparently targeted data on missiles, nuclear power plants and submarines.
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