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Q&A: Protecting data center 'flanks': What CIOs need to know Special

Cyberattacks are of increasing concern for data center managers, with new and persistent threats becoming an issue of daily concern. What is the best strategy to address these issues? A leading expert outlines how.

Data breach issues signal to companies to update their data Special

Facebook has been involved in a large data breach. While this itself raises questions for social media, the incident also acts as a timely reminder for companies to undertake a data audit and review.

Social media data grab leaves users vulnerable Special

A recent loss of Facebook data provides a timely reminder of the risks in terms of the volume and detail of personal data held by social media sites. In the wrong hands such data leads to digital identity theft.

Warning over malicious Clubhouse invites Special

As with any social media buzz there has been interest around Clubhouse, partly due to its exclusivity and invite-only model. However, fraudsters are now using this invitation only method as the bait.

Data back-ups and why all security tools will eventually fail Special

The end of the month sees World Backup Day and it is important that businesses develop best practices for backing up their backups, ensuring that important and sensitive files are captured.

Ethical hacker faces action from the company he tried to help Special

A UK-based ethical hacker has been reprimanded by authorities for disclosing a vulnerability to a healthcare organization called Apperta. Rob Dyke reported the incident to the owner, was thanked, and he was reported to the police.

Retail giant discloses data breach two months too late Special

British clothing giant FatFace has experienced a data breach after a hacker accessed its systems. It is likely that customer and employee information was taken by a malicious actor. The incident has been reported two months late.

Over $4 billion is being lost to cyber crime each year Special

According to a new report issued by the FBI, over $4 billion was lost from the U.S. economy as a result of cybercrime. Trends show the number of complaints to the Internet Crime Complaint Center increased by over two-thirds compared to 2019.

Thousands of credentials stolen from a single payment processor Special

In a new cybersecurity concern, it has been reported that at least 100 banks located in Italy have been targeted, based on information gathered by the researchers.

Millions of financial records found exposed without a password Special

An unsecured database was discovered online. The data content was 2.59 GB formed of 1,530,845 documents. Within the documents was personal and financial data relating to customers. An expert looks at the issues.

What can be done to halt to growth of ransomware? Special

Incidences of ransomware are steadily increasing according to new data, with a seismic shift occurring within the past twelve months. This means it is time for businesses to take action.

Hackers using the current stimulus round to defraud people Special

Hackers are using the current COVID-19 pandemic to engage in stimulus fraud, luring in unsuspecting people to part with their personal information.

FBI warns of ransomware attacks on educational organizations

A series of cyberattacks are occurring with education institutions as the targets. The attacks extend to twelve U.S. states so far, plus some schools within the U.K. Ransoms are being demanded.

Warning: Impersonation scams have doubled in a year Special

There has been an upward shift in impersonation fraud online, targeting different brands including financial products. A new level of awareness and sophistication is required to combat such threats.

Microsoft Exchange breach means firms need to enhance security Special

With the news that a hacker group infiltrated at least 30,000 organizations using Microsoft Exchange to process email, including police departments, hospitals, local governments, banks, what does this reveal about business security?

Hackers are trading in medical data relating to French citizens Special

Healthcare data breaches are continuing to increase and the latest to be reported impacts on French citizens, with news that half-a-million records, including medical information, have been leaked on line.

Unsecured server triggers Ticketcounter data breach Special

Ticketcounter, a Dutch e-ticketing platform, has experienced a data breach. This happened after a threat actor stole a database comprising of 1.9 million email addresses from an unsecured staging server.

Thousands of call recordings exposed due to security flaw Special

A security researcher has disclosed a serious security flaw in Automatic Call Recorder, which is a popular iPhone app where users can send recorded conversations to each other.

Cyberattacks on critical national infrastructure are growing Special

Operational technology and industrial control systems of critical national infrastructure have been subject to the highest levels of cyberattack over the past 12 months, according to new analysis. How can systems be defended?

How effective will AI be for cybersecurity? Special

Artificial intelligence is a powerful tool for cybersecurity, but it is definitely not the full solution. Companies will find that it takes dramatically more time to use than they realized, according to a leading executive.

Managed services help businesses meet new cyber challenges

There is a trend among small to medium sized businesses to turn towards managed service providers help to transition to the return to office and to combat the growing menace of cyberattacks.

Hackers have California's driver agency user data Special

Driver's beware. California's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has been hit by data breach, exposing millions of drivers' personal information to hackers. The agency has launched an investigation.

Jamaica’s web portal exposes traveler data Special

The Amber Group, a Jamaican government contractor, left an AWS cloud storage server exposed without a password. The exposed information included 70,000 negative COVID-19 lab results, plus personal data relating to patients.

Looking behind the UK's new Cybersecurity Council Special

The UK government has launched a new independent body to set standards that professionals in cybersecurity will have to meet, much like there are standards for professionals in accountancy, finance, etc. What does this entail?

UK government stresses use of Protective Domain Name Service Special

The British government has issued its third review of cybersecurity defence. The report indicates where the majority of cyberattacks are coming from and how Protective Domain Name System technology works.

Attempt to contaminate Florida town's water supply stopped Special

According to a media report, U.S. officials have determined that an intruder connected to a computer on the Oldsmar water treatment plant's network via TeamViewer on two occasions. This led to drinking water being tampered with.

Looking behind the North Korea cyberattack on Pfizer Special

For a country that allegedly has no cases of COVID-19, it is interesting to see the apparent attack by the state upon the drug company Pfizer with the aim to acquire coronavirus vaccine technology.

Singapore's leading telco hit by cybersecurity incident Special

A major telecoms company has announced that a supply chain attack may have led to the compromise its customer data. The attack has impacted Singtel and a FTA (File Transfer Appliance) was compromised by unknown hackers.

Hackers continue to put out fake vaccine emails to get your data Special

The march of fake COVID-19 vaccines unfortunately continues. Social media users have reported receiving phishing emails claiming to be from the UK’s National Health Services offering recipients the opportunity to sign-up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Florida based child welfare organization suffers data breach Special

It has been revealed that the organization The Florida Healthy Kids Corporation (FHKC), a U.S. provider of children’s health insurance, suffered from a data breach which exposed the addresses of several thousands of people.
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Unsecured Tesla Kubernetes console
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Ryan Stolte, Co-founder and CTO of Bay Dynamics.
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Malicious subtitle files could compromise computers, security researchers warned today
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File photo: Moscow-based internet security giant Kaspersky has estimated that there are over 1,000 hackers in Russia specialising in financial crime
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No More Ransom helps people recover from ransomware attacks
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Apple and Cisco have partnered with Allianz to offer discounted cyber insurance
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MIT President, Dr. L Rafael Reif (on left) and IBM Senior Vice President, Cognitive Solutions and Research, Dr. John Kelly III (on right), reach a 10-year, $240 million agreement to establish the MIT and IBM Watson AI Lab where fundamental joint research in AI hardware and software will be conducted to propel scientific breakthroughs that will unlock the potential of AI.
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Samy Kamkar's $5 Raspberry Pi Zero-based "PoisonTap" hacking tool
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File photo: IBM Security instructors at the company’s security business headquarters, simulate cyber attacks in the world’s first commercial cyber range at the IBM X-Force Command Center in Cambridge, Mass.
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Gregg Garrett is the Head of International Cybersecurity with BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services organizations.
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This strong password was created by typing several random letters, numbers and symbols on the keyboard
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A hacker in action.
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Windows Defender Dofil cybersecurity response
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