#NCSAM: Organizations at Higher Risk of Cyber-Attacks Due to IoT Expansion

#NCSAM: Organizations at Higher Risk of Cyber-Attacks Due to IoT Expansion

Organizations are at much higher risk of cyber-attack due to the expansion of IoT devices in their networks over the past year, according to new research by Palo Alto Networks‘ threat intelligence arm, Unit 42. The analysis, which looked at the multi-layer threats and weakness impacting current IoT supply chain ecosystems, has been published during […]

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Remote Workers Ignore Training to Open Suspicious Emails

Remote Workers Ignore Training to Open Suspicious Emails

Remote workers are increasingly putting corporate data and systems at risk by failing to follow best practice security, according to new research from Mimecast. The email security vendor polled over 1000 global respondents working from corporate machines to compile its latest report, Company-issued computers: What are employees really doing with them? It found a litany […]

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Government Threatened with Legal Action Over Track and Trace

Government Threatened with Legal Action Over Track and Trace

UK privacy campaigners have urged the government to take responsibility for ensuring its Test and Trace program is not abused or face legal action under data protection laws. Big Brother Watch and the Open Rights Group (ORG) have told data rights agency AWO to send a pre-action letter to the government following multiple reports that […]

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Experts Slam Perp and Clinic at Center of Extortion Scandal

Experts Slam Perp and Clinic at Center of Extortion Scandal

Security experts and politicians have reacted with anger and dismay at the news that tens of thousands of patients at a Finnish psychotherapy clinic may be at risk of online extortion after a cyber-criminal started leaking their records on the dark web. As Infosecurity reported yesterday, the data was stolen from the public health sub-contractor […]

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Attacks Exploiting Digital Certs Soar by 700% in Five Years

Attacks Exploiting Digital Certs Soar by 700% in Five Years

The number of cyber-attacks exploiting “machine identities” has soared by more than 700% over the past five years, according to new data from Venafi. The security vendor made the claims in its latest report, Machine Identities Drive Rapid Expansion of Enterprise Attack Surface. It also revealed that this type of attack has surged by 433% from […]

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Nando’s Customers Hit by Credential Stuffing Attacks

Nando’s Customers Hit by Credential Stuffing Attacks

Some customers of popular high street eatery Nando’s have been left hundreds of pounds poorer after cyber-attackers hijacked their online accounts to place large orders. Reports in UK media revealed that multiple customers of the peri-peri chicken chain have had their accounts compromised. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, customers must now scan a QR code in-store […]

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Systems Admin Arrested for Hacking Former Employer

Systems Admin Arrested for Hacking Former Employer

The former systems administrator of an American department store has been arrested after allegedly hacking into his ex-employers private network to give his former colleagues paid holidays. New Yorker Hector Navarro is accused of creating a “superuser” account that allowed him to access a computer system of Century 21 after he resigned from his position at the company. […]

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Judge Signs Off on $7.75m Equifax Settlement

Judge Signs Off on $7.75m Equifax Settlement

A federal judge has approved a multi-million-dollar settlement to resolve claims made by financial institutions against Equifax following a data breach three years ago. Between May and June 2017, cyber-criminals gained access to around 150 million records of Atlanta-based credit monitoring service Equifax by exploiting an unpatched Apache Struts vulnerability. The breach impacted roughly 56% of America’s population and […]

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