Could hackers turn the lights out?

 

For a long time computer security experts have warned about the threat hackers pose to the systems that help control the power stations, water treatment plants and transport systems we rely on.
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Report from the BBC NEWS

 
 


US Needs To Get Its Data Ready For GDPR

 

The GDPR harmonises data privacy laws, empowers EU citizens’ data privacy and will reshape the way businesses approach data privacy. US organisations need to get ready. read more…
 
 

Report from thehackernews.com

 
 


British Businesses Are Unaware Of Data Protection Laws

 

Almost two-thirds of British businesses are unaware they could face fines of up to €20million with the introduction of GPPR. read more…
 
 

Cyber Security Intelligence newsletter from July 2017

 
 


Who Is Behind Petya?

 

Petya has several different names, but the experts at ESET say the origins of this destructive ransomware point in one direction. read more…
 
 
 

Cyber Security Intelligence newsletter from July 2017

 
 


Ashley Madison to Pay $11.2 Million to Data Breach Victims

 
Ashley Madison, an American most prominent dating website that helps people cheat on their spouses has been hacked, has agreed to an $11.2 Million settlement for roughly 37 million users whose personal details were exposed in a massive data breach two years ago.
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Report from thehackernews.com

 
 


Critical RCE Vulnerability Found in Cisco WebEx Extensions, Again — Patch Now!

 
A highly critical vulnerability has been discovered in the Cisco Systems’ WebEx browser extension for Chrome and Firefox, for the second time in this year, which could allow attackers to remotely execute malicious code on a victim’s computer.
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Report from thehackernews.com

 
 


IT is NOT Cybersecurity

 

Having IT isn’t enough anymore, businesses need a separate security team also. Policemen and firefighters are a good examples of this, both of them will help you in your time of need, but each of them has very specific training for specific functions.
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Report from www.csoonline.com

 
 


Lloyd’s says cyber-attack could cost $120bn, same as Hurricane Katrina

 

Lloyd’s of London has warned that a serious cyber-attack could cost the global economy more than $120bn (£92bn) – as much as catastrophic natural disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy.
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Report from: theguardian.com

 
 


Hackers target Irish energy networks amid fears of further cyber attacks on UK’s crucial infrastructure

 

Hackers have targeted Irish energy networks amid warnings over the potential impact of intensifying cyber attacks on crucial infrastructure.
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Report from: theindipendant.co.uk

 
 


Thousands sign up to clean sewage because they didn’t read the small print

 
Do you read the terms and conditions? Probably not. No one does. And so, inevitably, 22,000 people have now found themselves legally bound to 1000 hours of community service, including, but not limited to, cleaning toilets at festivals, scraping chewing gum off the streets and “manually relieving sewer blockages”.
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Report from: theguardian.com

 
 


Critical Flaws Found in Windows NTLM Security Protocol – Patch Now

 
As part of this month’s Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has released security patches for a serious privilege escalation vulnerability which affect all versions of its Windows operating system for enterprises released since 2007.
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Report from: thehachernews.com

 
 


Airbus helps drive critical infrastructure cyber security

 

Airbus is helping to drive the cyber security market for industrial control systems used throughout industry, including many providers of critical national infrastructure.
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Report from: www.computerweekly.com

 
 


LeakerLocker Ransomware Found in Two Apps on the Google Play Store

 

Google has removed two apps that contained a new strain of ransomware named LeakerLocker. Discovered by security researchers from McAfee’s mobile division, the ransomware didn’t encrypt users’ files, but only locked their device and threatened to send the user’s private data to friends from his contact list.
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Report from www.bleepingcomputer.com

 
 


Google Is Testing A “Panic Button” in Android So Users Can Close Malicious Apps

 
Starting with Android 7.1, Google has added a so-called “panic button” behavior in its mobile operating system, so users can immediately shut down any app they suspect of being infected with malware.
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Report from www.bleepingcomputer.com

 
 


Snapchat Map Raises Child Safety Concern

 

 
Social Media & Privacy: An update to Snapchat can show publicly posted images on a searchable map raises safety concerns among parents.
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Cyber Security Intelligence newsletter from July 2017

 
 


Highly Advanced SpyDealer Malware Can Root One in Four Android Devices

 

 
Security experts have discovered a brand new Android trojan that features a broad range of features that allow it to root Android devices, steal data from over 40 apps, and geo-track phone owners.
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Report from www.bleepingcomputer.com

 
 


Author of Original Petya Ransomware Publishes Master Decryption Key

 

 
The author of the original Petya ransomware — a person/group going by the name of Janus Cybercrime Solutions — has released the master decryption key of all past Petya versions.
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Report from www.bleepingcomputer.com

 
 


FBI’s Cybercrime Report 2017

 

 
New data from the FBI shows that people over the age of 60 are most likely to  become victims of cybercrime and suffer the heaviest losses.
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Cyber Security Intelligence newsletter from July 2017

 
 


GDPR Guidance For May 2018

 

 
The EU GDPR enforces a much tougher and stricter regime, with much more severe penalties, than the UK Data Protection act it replaces. read more…
 
 

Cyber Security Intelligence newsletter from July 2017

 
 


FBI Investigating Kaspersky

 

 
FBI is gathering facts about how the Russian based cybersecurity company works and to “what extent the US operations ultimately report to Russia. read more…
 
 

Cyber Security Intelligence newsletter from July 2017

 
 


Latest: All About Petya

 

 
The current Petya infestation spreads as rapidly and indiscriminately as WannaCry did, but it’s better crafted and more dangerous.
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Cyber Security Intelligence newsletter from July 2017

 
 


Decryptor Released for the Mole02 CryptoMix Ransomware Variant

 

 
It is always great to be able to announce a free decryptor for victim’s who have had their files encrypted by a ransomware. This is the case today, where a decryptor for the Mole02 cryptomix variant was released.
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Report from www.bleepingcomputer.com

 
 


New Azer CryptoMix Ransomware Variant Released

 

 
A new variant of the CryptoMix Ransomware was released today that uses the Azer extension for encrypted files. This variant also ups its game by including 10 different public RSA encryption keys, compared to the single one that was used in the previous version.
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Report from www.bleepingcomputer.com

 
 


App Or Browser: Which Is Safer For Online Banking?

 

 
If you need to make a transaction on the go banking apps ought to be more secure than browsers, but it isn’t necessarily so.
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Cyber Security Intelligence newsletter from July 2017

 
 


Three Ways To Prepare Your Business For GDPR

 

 
The UK will apply the EU General Data Protection Regulation which comes into force next year on May 25th 2018. Get ready.
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Cyber Security Intelligence newsletter from July 2017

 
 


Latest: All About Petya

 

Meet the sequel to WannaCry, the wide-ranging ransomware attack that crippled businesses around the globe in May. On Tuesday 27th June, another widespread ransomware attack began halting unprepared businesses in their tracks.
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Cyber Security Intelligence newsletter from July 2017

 
 


UK Fraud Hotspots Revealed!

 

 
Action Fraud data confirms that London is the  capital of the UK for social media hacking, but there are surprising regional variations. read more…
 
 

Cyber Security Intelligence newsletter from June 2017

 
 


EU Banks Could Get Fined €4.7bn In First 3 Years Under GDPR!

 

 
With an estimated 128 breaches per year in the EU financial services industry, the cost of paying  GDPR penalties could be huge.
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Cyber Security Intelligence newsletter from June 2017

 
 


Petya: The Latest Global Ransomware Incident!

 

 
 
Petya works similarly to the WannaCry ransomware that infected more than 230,000 computers in 150 countries last month.
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Cyber Security Intelligence newsletter from June 2017

 
 


Petya Is Not Ransomware?

 
 

Turns Out New Petya is Not a Ransomware, It’s a Destructive Wiper Malware.
 
What if I say the Tuesday’s devastating global malware outbreak was not due to any ransomware infection?
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Report from The Hacker News

 
 


Petya Ransomware’s Encryption Defeated and Password Generator Released

 

A method to decrypt Petya Ransomware encrypted hard drives have been discovered. Using a special site and tools, it is now possible to extract data from the encrypted drive that can then be used to create the password required to decrypt it.

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Report From www.bleepingcomputer.com

 
 


Ukraine cyber attack:

 

Chaos as national bank, state power provider and airport hit by hackers! read more…

‘Also’

 
 

HUGE ‘PETYA’ CYBER ATTACK SPREADING ACROSS THE WORLD IN POTENTIAL REPEAT OF ‘WANNACRY’ HACK! read more…

 
 

Report from The INDEPENDENT

 
 


Get Ready To Be Dazzled By The GDPR Professionals

 
 
The GDPR is complex & subject to interpretation. Can we really trust GDPR products, services and “experts?”   Opinion by Jane Frankland  read more…
 
 

Cyber Security Intelligence newsletter June 2017

 
 


The GDPR Effect On Brexit

 
 
Businesses in the UK will need to anticipate possible new barriers to data sharing whilst working to encourage pragmatic solutions.
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Cyber Security Intelligence newsletter June 2017

 
 


WannaCry Prompts Microsoft Updates … And A Warning

 

Microsoft has released new security updates for older versions of Windows as it warns of potential cyber-attacks by government organisations.
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Cyber Security Intelligence newsletter June 2017

 
 


The Cyber Security Threats That Keep Banks Alert

 

People in charge of vast volumes of valuable financial data are under increasing pressure to keep customer data safe from hackers & fraudsters. read more…
 
 

Cyber Security Intelligence newsletter May 2017

 
 


What Makes A Cyber Criminal?

 

The UK’s National Crime Agency has published research on why some young people become involved in cybercrime. Its not about the money. read more…

 
 

Cyber Security Intelligence newsletter June 2017

 
 


Six Seconds To Hack A Credit Card

 
Distributed Guessing Attack: Quickly working out the card number, expiry date and security code of a Visa card using nothing more than guesswork. read more…
 
 
 

Cyber Security Intelligence newsletter June 2017