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Head to the Cloud for a Head’s Up on Fraud

Head to the Cloud for a Head’s Up on Fraud

Modern online fraud attacks are enormous in scale. They are orchestrated by organized crime rings who control large “armies” of fake user accounts to do their bidding. These coordinated malicious user accounts, either created new or obtained via user hijacking, actively target the various features of modern online services for some type of real-world financial…

6 critical steps for responding to a cyber attack

6 critical steps for responding to a cyber attack

Cyber security affects all businesses and industries and it is now a board-level agenda item, placed at number three on the Lloyds Risk Register (2013). Dealing with cyber attacks is a “whole of business” issue, affecting every team within an organisation. It is also a people and operational issue, rather than just a technical issue.In…

How cloud computing can protect organisations from Ransomware

How cloud computing can protect organisations from Ransomware

High-profile cybercrime such as data theft, ransomware and computer hacks seem to be occurring more frequently and with higher costs, but cloud computing may provide the security that companies are searching for, experts suggest. “Cloud computing improves IT security and security professionals need as much help as possible,” said Nick McQuire, vice president of enterprise…

Operation Cloud Hopper: What You Need to Know

Operation Cloud Hopper: What You Need to Know

Security researchers recently uncovered a pervasive cyberespionage campaign by a group known as “APT10” (a.k.a. MenuPass, POTASSIUM, Stone Panda, Red Apollo, and CVNX). The attacks were leveled against managed IT service providers, which the group used as intermediaries to get their hands on their target’s corporate assets and trade secrets. Here’s what you need to know about…

Italian bank says 400,000 loan account details hacked

Italian bank says 400,000 loan account details hacked

The accounts of some 400,000 customers at Italy’s largest bank have been hacked, with the loss of data on personal loans, but not account passwords. The bank, UniCredit, said Wednesday that the hackers breached the system through an unidentified external commercial partner. The system was first compromised last September and October, followed by incursions in June…

Global Ransomware Attacks on the Rise, Says Europol

Global Ransomware Attacks on the Rise, Says Europol

Global ransomware attacks soared by over 11 percent in the 12 months to March, Europol reported Tuesday, but specialist tools developed with its partners had helped unlock some 28,000 encrypted devices. “Ransomware has soared since 2012, with criminals lured by the promise of profit and ease of implementation,” the European police agency said in a statement. According to…

6 Cyber Security Trends to Watch in 2017

6 Cyber Security Trends to Watch in 2017

Internet of Things attacks The boom in connected devices has created a larger attack surface for hackers. Smart devices are vulnerable to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and ransomware attacks, and are consequently a prime target for cyber criminals. According to Gartner, by 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) will play a key role in…

10 Real World Applications of IoT

10 Real World Applications of IoT

1. Smart Home With IoT creating the buzz, ‘Smart Home’ is the most searched IoT associated feature on Google. But, what is a Smart Home? Wouldn’t you love if you could switch on air conditioning before reaching home or switch off lights even after you have left home? Or unlock the doors to friends for temporary…

How to Keep Personal Data Safe When Traveling

How to Keep Personal Data Safe When Traveling

The busy travel season is here, and millions of people are preparing for their long-awaited  trips. While a lot of effort goes into vacation planning – from researching destinations to booking hotels and airfare – excited jetsetters often overlook an important detail before takeoff: how to keep personal and financial data safe. With credit card fraud…

Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet

Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet

This CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force warns that “escalating attacks on countries, companies, and individuals, as well as pervasive criminal activity, threaten the security and safety of the Internet.” The number of “state-backed operations continues to rise, and future attacks will become more sophisticated and disruptive,” argues the Task Force report, Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and…