Cyberfort Group Acquires Defensive Cyber Specialist Auriga Consulting.

The Cyberfort Group has strengthened its end-to-end data security proposition with the acquisition of Auriga Consulting for an undisclosed sum. As a centre of excellence in cyber security, assurance and monitoring services, Auriga offers bespoke solutions in risk and compliance management, cyber design and implementation and cyber monitoring and intelligence. With a track record of supporting high profile international government departments, it will also add considerable experience in working with…

March 15, 2019
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New Kaspersky Endpoint Security For Business Provides Security Teams With Greater Control And Automatic Anomaly Detection.

Kaspersky Lab has unveiled the next generation of its endpoint protection with new Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business. The product features Adaptive Anomaly Control, which intelligently perceives and blocks anomalous applications and user behavior, and offers improved protection from miners and network threats. Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business now also provides users with a web-based management console, along with features to help automate administrator tasks — all to give IT…

March 15, 2019
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Media Alert: Proofpoint Research Reveals 65% Increase In Cloud Application Attacks In Q1 2019; 40% Of Attacks Originating From Nigeria.

Proofpoint, Inc., a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, today released its Cloud Application Attack Snapshot: Q1 2019 research, which examined over one hundred thousand cloud application attacks aimed at global organizations between September 2018 and February 2019. Overall, targeting attempts increased by 65 percent during that time period with 40 percent originating in Nigeria. China was the second most prevalent country of origin, with 26 percent of attacks originating from…

March 15, 2019
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Collaborative Work Management Platform Wrike Bolsters Security Offering.

Collaborative work management (CWM) platform Wrike has announced seven new security features, including encryption key management, customized access management and cloud access security broker (CASB) integration support. The company has also earned the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification from the British Standards Institution, which ensures that Wrike has an end-to-end security framework and a risk-based approach to managing information security. The Wrike security strategy includes a comprehensive approach across five categories: physical,…

March 15, 2019
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Database of around 33 million job profiles in China is accessible online.

A large database with approximately 33 million profiles for people seeking jobs in China has been fully accessible and unprotected online. This information included sensitive information that could have been used for scammers and identity theft. The database was discovered by Sanyam Jain, a security researcher and member of GDI.Foundation, who found the database using the Shodan search engine. The 57GB Elasticsearch database contains the profiles of users in China who uploaded…

March 15, 2019
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Majority of businesses exploring AI and machine learning.

The use of more artificial intelligence to improve security has been touted for a while. New research from Webroot reveals that a majority of business are now actively exploring the technology. It finds 71 percent of businesses surveyed in the United States plan to use more artificial intelligence and machine learning in their cybersecurity tools this year. However, a worrying 58 percent say that aren’t sure what that technology really does. Although…

March 15, 2019
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Iranian hackers hit personal phone of Benny Gantz.

Iranian hackers in recent months broke into the personal phone of Benny Gantz, a leading candidate in next month’s elections, and obtained its entire contents, according to a report Thursday. Two senior Shin Bet security service officials approached the Blue and White party chairman last month to inform him that his cellular phone had been hacked shortly after he announced his political bid, with programmers in Iran getting hold of…

March 15, 2019
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New malware affects e-commerce sites to steal payment data.

The rash of e-commerce sites infected with card-skimming malware is showing no signs of abating. Researchers on Thursday revealed that seven sites—each with more than 500,000 collective visitors per month—have been compromised with a previously unseen strain of sniffing malware designed to surreptitiously swoop in and steal payment card data as soon as visitors make a purchase. One of those sites, UK sporting goods outlet Fila.co.uk, had been infected since…

March 15, 2019
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Chinese online shopping giant exposes millions of user profiles and shopping orders.

Gearbest, a Chinese online shopping giant, has exposed millions of user profiles and shopping orders, security researchers have found. Security researcher Noam Rotem found an Elasticsearch server leaking millions of records each week, including customer data, orders and payment records. The server wasn’t protected with a password, allowing anyone to search the data. Gearbest ranks as one of the top 250 global websites, and serves top brands, including Asus, Huawei, Intel…

March 15, 2019
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Over 6,000 patients in Massachusetts notified of data breach.

Concord, Mass.-based Emerson Hospital sent letters to 6,314 patients alerting them of a May2018 cybersecurity attack that may have affected their information, according to the HIPAA Journal. The security incident, which happened between May 9-17, was the result of a former MiraMed Global Services, a company that helps hospitals collect payments, who sent patient files to an unauthorized third party. Information that may have been affected included names, addresses, Social Security…

March 14, 2019
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