Vulnerabilities in mobile networks opens bitcoin wallets to hackers

Vulnerabilities in mobile networks opens bitcoin wallets to hackers Positive Technologies shows how hackers can gain access to bitcoin wallets using architecture flaws in SS7 Cryptocurrencies offer unprecedented transaction speeds and remittance security, but this is compromised by the weak security of digital wallets storing them. Positive Technologies has demonstrated an attack on a user account of Coinbase — one of the largest bitcoin exchanges in the world, which manages…

September 19, 2017
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An (un)documented Feature: Attackers Abuse Office Document Software to Profile Potential Victims for Targeted Attacks

Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a feature in popular document-creation software that has been abused by attackers to launch successful targeted attacks. Using a malicious application that activates when the simple office document is opened, information about the software installed on the victim’s device is sent automatically to the attackers, with no user interaction required. This data allows attackers to understand what type of exploit they should use in order…

September 19, 2017
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UK education system exacerbating cyber skills gap as almost three quarters of British adults let down on digital skills at school

The latest research from McAfee reveals that British school education has played a major role in today’s cyber skills gap – leaving adults without sufficient IT skills and little to no insight into careers in cyber security.   Classroom inspiration In a survey of 2,000 UK-based respondents, McAfee found a clear link between school IT lessons and interest in cyber security roles. More than one in five (21%) British adults…

September 19, 2017
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Retailers experience two cyber attacks every week

Retailers are responding to cyber attacks on average twice a week — this is according to the latest research from Zynstra, an enterprise-grade IT software provider. 16% of retailers said they experienced an attack or attempted attack every day, 11% said they responded 2-3 times per week, and 64% said once a month. The incidence of cyber attacks was found to be especially high in the grocery industry with 29%…

September 18, 2017
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Netskope Report Reveals Bulk of Cloud Services Still Not GDPR-Ready

Netskope, the leader in cloud security, today announced the release of the September 2017 Netskope Cloud Report™ on enterprise cloud service usage and trends. With the compliance deadline for the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fast approaching in May 2018, this quarter’s report took a close look at GDPR readiness among enterprise cloud services, finding little change in level of preparedness compared with levels previously reported. Nearly three-quarters…

September 18, 2017
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Cyber intelligence sharing overlooked by UK organisations

Anomali, today released the findings of its second annual Ponemon Institute study, revealing that organisations are still not actioning or sharing threat intelligence adequately, leaving them lagging behind cyber attackers. A third (33%) of UK organisations are not sharing information externally at all and 31% have no plans to join an industry sharing group. This is in stark contrast to cybercriminal communities who often share strategies and tools on Darknet…

September 15, 2017
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Brits Fear Driverless Cars Will Crash

Millions of Brits are opposed to the introduction of driverless cars because they fear they will crash – and could be too easily hacked. Research revealed 44 per cent of motorists are against the space age vehicles hitting the nation’s highways. Almost three-quarters feared a malfunction and a similar amount said they didn’t trust a computer to keep other drivers safe. Over half were worried the vehicles could be remotely…

September 15, 2017
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Neuro Diversity in the Cyber Security Industry

Webinar: Neuro Diversity in the Cyber Security Industry Date: 6th October 2017 Time: 11:00am Duration: 75 minutes Speakers include: Brian Higgins, Business Development Manager at (ISC)²; Emma Jones, Employment Training and Partnerships Manager at The National Autistic Society; Solomon Gilbert, CEO and Head of Security Division at Ferox Security LTD. Throughout Security Serious Week this year, during the first week of October, it will be putting on webinars every day…

September 14, 2017
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UK companies are still struggling to comply with latest data protection regulations

Nine in ten IT professionals in the UK are concerned with the security of the public cloud, and almost 20% do not deploy security for sensitive data stored outside the company’s infrastructure, according to a recent Bitdefender survey. Half of those surveyed admit cloud migration has significantly expanded the size of the border they have to defend, while only one in five encrypts already migrated data. These are some of…

September 14, 2017
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Imperva Incapsula Protects NTT TechnoCross Corporation and its Customers from Website Attacks

Imperva, Inc., committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced that NTT TechnoCross Corporation, an IT services company, is using the Imperva Incapsula service to protect its website from cyberattacks. NTT TechnoCross deployed the Incapsula service across its customer-facing websites to ensure protection from business crippling DDoS attacks and malicious web application attacks using the service’s DDoS Protection and Web Application Firewall (WAF) features. NTT TechnoCross offers…

September 14, 2017
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