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Looking back at the NotPetya cyber attack anniversary Special

Three years on from a major global cyberattack, there remain lessons to be considered from the NotPetya cyber attack, according to David Grout, CTO EMEA at FireEye.

Cybersecurity and 75th anniversary of the UN charter Special

June 26th marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. The formation of the UN has probably led to a lowering of military conflict. How can it handle conflict moving into cyberspace?

Security weaknesses behind the Australian cyberattacks Special

Australia has experienced a major state-based cyber attack, affecting all levels of government as well as essential services and businesses. Tim Wellsmore, Mandiant Government Solutions looks at the lessons.

Expert says new Ripple20 bugs underscore need for action Special

New research revealing the Ripple20 bugs that impact hundreds of millions of IoT device - from printers to insulin pumps to power grids - underscores the need to put pressure on device manufacturers to take security more seriously.

Claire's Magecart hit is a serious cyber attack Special

Hackers have successfully breached the websites of the U.S. accessory giant Claire’s, plus a subsidiary company called Icing. Through this, they have gained access to customer credit card data. This represents a significant retail issue.

Honda suffers 3rd cyberattack in 12 months Special

Global automotive manufacturer Honda revealed that a major cyberattack had completely halted several parts of its operations, including customer service and financial services.

Budget airline EasyJet suffers major data breach Special

The budget airline EasyJet, which mainly operates from Luton Airport in the U.K., has suffered a cyberattack that has led to customer data being exposed. The issues have implications for the wider travel industry.

Australia: NSW hit by data breach via phishing attack Special

The New South Wales Government (NSW) has confirmed that it has fallen victim to a phishing attack, putting citizen data at risk. Some 50 staff Service NSW email accounts were accessed.

Texas Court network down after ransomware attack Special

Texas recently disclosed that its court system has been hit by a ransomware attack. The state discovered the attack and confirmed that it is not going to pay the ransom. The Office of Court Administration (OCA) has disabled the system.

How remote working creates cybersecurity challenges Special

Information Technology staff are extremely stretched under the current coronavirus pandemic, with fewer staff unavailable which means multiple task to focus. This means less attention paid to cybersecurity.

Coronavirus testing facility suffers maze ransomware attack

A UK-based medical facility that have plans to test coronavirus vaccines, Hammersmith Medicines Research, has been hit by an attack from one of the ransomware groups that recently pledged to not target medical organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Defending businesses against COVID-19 cyber-scams Special

Many websites and emails are promising vital information about COVID-19. The reality, however, is that a flood of them are scams that can enable malicious attacks to take place, notes Pali Surdhar of nCipher Security.

Looking behind the reason for the U.S. DHSS cyberattack Special

What was behind the recent U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS) cyberattack? The attack appears related to its coronavirus response, where malicious actors sought to slow down operations in response to the pandemic.

U.S. Health agency hit with cyber-attack amid COVID-19 crisis

Washington - The Department of Health and Human Services experienced a form of cyberattack Sunday night related to its coronavirus response in an attempt to slow down its operations, administration sources confirmed on Monday.

Research: Cloud misconfigurations costs companies $5 trillion

Newly released research from DivvyCloud spanning all publicly reported data leaks due to cloud misconfigurations finds that poor design costs companies time and considerable expense.

Personal information of 10 million MGM Resort guests hacked Special

Personal information belonging to 10.6 million guests of MGM Resort were published on a hacking forum this week. Impacted individuals include celebrities, reporters, government officials and well-known CEOs.

Personal information of 6.5 million Israeli voters leaked Special

An election app called Elector potentially exposed the personal information of all the 6.5 million (6,453,254) Israeli voter population. Anurag Kahol of Bitglass looks into the matter.

Buisnesses now face maturing cybercrime risks

Over the next decade, businesses will face maturing cybercrime and renewed nation-state cyberattacks. Both of these threats are key areas for which businesses need to be aware, as well as for governments to take action.

Mitsubishi Electric confirms major data breach Special

Mitsubishi Electric released a statement today confirming that the company was hit by a data breach dating back to late June last year. It’s speculated that the cyberattack is linked to a Chinese cyber-espionage group, Tick (or Bronze Butler).

Iranian hackers hit Bahrain's national oil company Special

New Iranian data wiper malware hast struck Bapco, Bahrain's national oil company. The malware is dubbed “Dustman” by the Saudi Arabia National Cybersecurity Authority, as Chris Kennedy of AttackIQ explains.

Q&A: DomainTools — 2019 cybersecurity report card survey Special

DomainTools have recently issued their third annual Cybersecurity Report Card survey in which security analysts, threat hunters and other cyber professionals self-grade the security posture of their organizations. We examine the findings.

2020 security predictions that every enterprise needs to note Special

According to security experts at secure access provider Pulse Secure, 'Zero Trust' will continue to gain momentum and an increasing number of technologies will move towards security measures that adapt to the needs of the modern workforce.

Office365 Accounts compromised using OAuth Special

A recently discovered phishing campaign uses a novel approach to infiltrating Office365 accounts: through the Microsoft OAuth API. To counter such threats a leading expert recommends firms adopt a ‘zero trust’ approach.

Now hackers are breaking into Ring cameras Special

News has broken of a Ring camera being hacked and allowing the attacker to speak to a eight-year-old girl in her bedroom. Will LaSala, Director of Security Solutions, Security Evangelist at OneSpan tells Digital Journal about the risks.

New Orleans under 'State of Emergency' after cyberattack

New Orleans - The city of New Orleans declared a state of emergency after an attempted cyber-attack on Friday, officials announced on Twitter Friday evening. Just days before this attack, Pensacola, Florida computers were attacked by a ransomware virus.

New phishing campaign targets gov’t departments around the world Special

Computer analysts have discovered a new type of phishing campaign which attempts to the take login credentials from government departments, targeting almost very civil service center around the world.

Q&A: Nyotron discovers undetectable ransomware technique Special

Nyotron has announced its discovery of a major new cybersecurity threat that makes WannaCry look like child’s play, yet has been ignored by the industry (despite Nyotron’s best efforts).

Major Android bug discovered targeting banking apps Special

A dangerous Android vulnerability known as StrandHogg has been discovered by Promon, affecting all Android devices. Sam Bakken of OneSpan looks at the new risk to smartphone users.

December 24 & 25 are #1 days for cyber-fraud

New data shows that Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are the top times for online fraud. This finding comes from Riskified, the payments and fraud-prevention solutions provider, who found that fraud at this time extends to over a billion dollars.

From cyberattacks to privacy issues: Top predictions for 2020 Special

From risks around cloud misconfiguration, to new and emerging threats by hackers, 2020 poses some real dangers to businesses. Chris DeRamus, CTO and co-founder, DivvyCloud provides an insight as to the challenges that next year presents.
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