Hybrid working may undermine organisational security
The impact of hybrid work on organisational security is a top concern for chief information security officers (CISOs), according to a new study.
Looking Ahead: The Landscape of Data Privacy Legislation in 2022
Throughout the world several countries have begun to take a stronger approach to data privacy and security by enacting legislation pertaining to digital marketing and what organizations must do to ensure that consumer data is protected.
Meet the Expert: Vincent D’Angelo will speak at PrivSec Focus: Third-Party Risk
We are delighted to announce that digital business expert, Vincent D’Angelo is to speak at PrivSec Focus: Third-Party Risk.
EU politicians were victims of Israeli spyware
Hackers have been targeting senior figures at the European Commission, official reports say.
Russian cybercriminals’ campaign hit by FBI, US says
The FBI has seized a huge stash of IT hardware belonging to Russian military hackers, the White House has said.
German users of Russia’s Kaspersky anti-virus software issued hack warning
Users of Kaspersky Lab in Germany have been issued with warnings about the technology’s safety by Germany’s cyber security agency, the BSI, which says the Moscow-based antivirus software may be at serious risk of cyberattack.
Israeli official websites targeted by cyberattack, government says
The Israeli government has said that its websites have been targeted by online hackers.
Cyberattacks intensify on Ukrainian websites
A Kyiv-based cyber agency has described how Ukrainian websites have come under relentless cyberattack from Russian hackers since Vladimir Putin began the invasion of Ukraine at the end of last month.
Malware pandemic shows no signs of slowing down through 2022
Trojan viruses may have been identified as one of our chief threats to consumers through 2021, but experts say the last 12 months has also seen a significant rise in crypto-jacking and data theft.
Cybersecurity tops list of health tech hazards for 2022
An independent survey has identified cybersecurity and IT-related security challenges as the chief concern among healthcare leaders for the coming twelve months.
Cyberattacks set to rise through 2022, expert warns
Protecting yourself from new online threats such as Log4J is now more important than ever, warns cybersecurity and digital forensic expert and US army veteran, Ricoh Danielson.
Tool overload, asset blindness and misplaced confidence among key cybersecurity challenges
A new survey has found that control failures are primarily to blame for an increasing number of cybersecurity incidents at large organisations.
Retail bot attack increase prompts warning as holidays approach
Security specialists have sent out cybersecurity warnings to consumers and businesses alike as the holiday shopping season approaches.
Hacker deletes 69K hospital patient files
San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, New Mexico has begun notifying nearly 69,000 patients about a malware attack that exposed their personal health information.
COVID-19 sparks upward trend in cybercrime
New Europol’s 2020 cybercrime report updates on the latest trends and the current impact of cybercrime within the EU and beyond.
Dallas schools hit by cyber-attack
Digital records of former and current students, alumni, parents and employees of one of the largest school authorities in the US may have been compromised in a hack.
Pearson settles fallout from cyber-attack with SEC
Education material publisher Pearson has agreed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the US to pay $1m (€849,000) to settle charges it misled investors following a cyber intrusion, and had inadequate disclosure controls and procedures.
Kentucky University announces data breach
A data breach at the University of Kentucky has exposed the personal information of its students and staff.
SolarWinds hackers accessed offices of US prosecutors
Email accounts in the offices of 27 US district attorneys were breached during the SolarWinds supply-chain cyber-attack last December, the department of justice (DoJ) has admitted.
South African container terminal crippled by cyber-attack
Transport operator Transnet has switched to manually processing container shipments to and from Durban after a cyber-attack knocked its computer systems out of action.
Ransomware found difficult to prevent even when victims are prepared
New report by Cloudian has revealed that ransomware attacks still evade cyber defenses whilst phishing remains a popular initial entry method for penetrating secure networks.
Fraudsters and hackers became more active in UK during pandemic
Fraud and computer misuse offences rose in Britain during the country’s anti-coronavirus lockdowns, according to data released this week by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
US and allies accuse China of global hacking spree
The United States and its allies have publicly accused China of a worldwide cyber espionage campaign, with US secretary of state Antony Blinken saying the activity posed “a major threat to our economic and national security”.
Bizarro banking trojan sweeps through Europe
A new banking trojan has targeted customers from at least 70 banks as it expands its attacks from South America to Europe.
Global cyber-attacks ‘top 600 a minute’
An average of 648 online threats per minute took place worldwide in the fourth quarter of last year, up 10.2% on the previous three months, according to research by security company McAfee Labs.