SMEs more afraid of cybercrime than Brexit

Small businesses shift from hiring experts in ‘traditional’ fields to taking on specialists for the digital world Investment in cybersecurity expertise set to increase by a third next year as 44 per cent of businesses cite this as a major concern, compared to 34 per cent who worry about the consequences of Brexit Juggling a string of new demands on their budget, one in three (34 per cent) small businesses…

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Android ‘forensic’ app pulled from Google Play after vulnerability report

If you use an app called eVestigator, billed as checking Android phones for compromise, delete it. That’s the word from someone signing their name as MaXe from InterN0T, who looked at what the Android app does. The app claimed to test Android phones to see if they’ve been compromised, but MaXe found it ran a connect() scan across every available TCP port – all 65,535 of them – and tell…

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Massive AdGholas Malvertising Campaign Infects Millions

A massive malvertising network has been infecting as many as one million computers per day with a variety of geo-focused banking trojans. Named AdGholas, researchers say that it has been operating since 2015, infecting thousands of victims every day using a sophisticated combination of techniques that include filtering and steganography. It was receiving high-quality traffic from a variety of high rank referrers, from more than twenty different AdAgency/AdExchange platforms. The result…

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Data of Google Employees Exposed in Sabre Breach

The personal details of a small number of Google staffers have been exposed, according to a notification letter Google has started sending to affected employees. The breach didn’t take place because of Google’s lack of security measures, but occurred off-site, via a travel and hotel reservations platform. Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), one of the companies Google uses to make hotel arrangements for its employees for work-related travels, has informed the tech giant…

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Hackers are offering to sell the Medicare details of Australians on the dark web, government confirms

Hackers are selling the Medicare card numbers of Australians on the ‘dark web’, which could be used to steal private health records. The Federal Government has confirmed it’s urgently investigating the security breach and has referred the matter to the Australian Federal Police. A journalist from The Guardian revealed he was able to purchase his own Medicare card details from a vendor on the dark web for just $30, from a device…

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AA Shop investigating 13 gigabyte data breach

The AA has been criticised over the way it has handled a data breach involving 13 gigabytes of data. The huge cache was viewable online for a few days in April, but the motoring organisation said that it contained no “sensitive” information. However, a security researcher who analysed the leak said he found details like email addresses, names and parts of payment card numbers. He said said it was a…

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EMEA businesses turn to public cloud in spite of security doubts

Businesses in EMEA are increasing their investment in public cloud, despite ongoing security concerns and a perceived lack of understanding about who is responsible for keeping their data safe, according to the findings of a study of IT decision makers released today by Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), the leader in Cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions.   Key findings: 20% of IT budgets are currently being spent on public…

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