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Cybersecurity
Opinion: Why agility matters in the war against cybercrime
Endace's EMEA senior director shares why agility is fundamental to cybersecurity, enforcing that if it isn't top of the agenda, it should be.
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Cybercrime
Report finds major banks under assault from stealth attacks
Cybercriminals are developing new technologies to not only penetrate system defences, but also to dwell within a company environment for longer.
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Germany infiltrated by Russian group that crippled Ukraine’s power
The power grid in modern countries may not be as secure as you think, as reports have emerged revealing hackers have breached Germany's supply.
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Five reasons to kill off passwords as we know them
Centrify, a provider of Zero Trust Security are calling for the end of password protection.
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Cloud
Cybercrime industry raking in $1.5 trillion profit - most from online markets
How much are cybercriminals earning for their efforts? A new study by Bromium suggests that figure could be as much as US$2 million per job.
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Cybercrime
'Honeypot' experiment exposes how hackers are doing their work
Cybereason created a fake financial services company with weak cybersecurity to reveal how cybercriminals are using bots to do all the grunt work.
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Hackers
All in a day's work: Why hackers hack and how they do it
It can take hackers less than an hour to steal data from an organisation, and most of the time their targets don’t even detect the attacks.
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IT decision makers unsure about their security maturity
Respondents in APAC put forth highest IT budget allocation to security, but overall executives allocate security less than 10% of their budget.
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Not a Bitcoin owner? You're still fair game for a cryptomining attack
Check Point has released a 'cryptomining 101' document that details how cybercriminals hack into devices to steal their CPU power for illicit mining.
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New study details how easy it is for hackers to steal your data
It’s no secret that web browsers store a substantial amount of sensitive information about their users - hackers are taking advantage of this.
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Engineer says Emirates is virtually handing customer data to hackers
After the allegations about Emirates' customer data policies emerged, High-Tech Bridge ran a test on the site's security - with interesting results.
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Are remote workers really the answer? Report finds huge security issues
​The swelling generation of mobile workers is causing headaches for IT staff with more than half connecting to unsecured networks every week.
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Email Security
Australian real estate agents & buyers targeted in email hacking scam
Real estate agents and home buyers in Victoria are being targeted in a possible email hacking scam that has caused losses of more than $200,000.
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New malicious search engine trawls AWS servers for sensitive data
​As if it wasn’t easy enough already, the lives for hackers has just been made a lot easier with a tool that lays bare AWS S3 servers.
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Mega breach: 800,000 Swisscom customers’ data stolen via hacked partner
Experts say while Swisscom may be playing the huge breach down, the implications of the breach will be far and wide.
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Hackers
Why is Hivint funding an Australian white hat hacking group? To grow the infosec community, of course
This homegrown Australian cybersecurity consulting firm is backing HHH to the tune of $15,000 – all to improve the infosec community.
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Hacker steals US$440K in 'easily avoidable' digital currency breach
A hacker hijacked Black Wallet to steal around $440,000 from Bitcoin rival Stellar Lumen - High Tech Bridge's CEO says it was simple to prevent.
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£400k fine: Is it big enough for Carphone Warehouse’s huge data breach?
The retailer has received a £400k fine after 'striking' security issues & systemic failures led to its 2015 breach - but experts say it's not enough.
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A lesson on UEFI 101 and why you need it scanned for security
UEFI scanning has transformed from a “nice to have” into a “must have” feature.
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"Victory for the good guys" - criminal behind Mandiant hack arrested
FireEye has caught the hacker behind a well-publicised attack that leaked a security researcher’s details
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Check Point uncovers major security flaw in LG smart devices
The vulnerabilities in the SmartThinQ mobile app and cloud application enabled hackers to gain control of home appliances and spy on users.
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Kaspersky CEO rubbishes ‘false’ allegations of hacking from US media
It was only weeks ago when the US Government had been hacked again and blamed Kaspersky Labs - the cybersecurity company's CEO says they're false.
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Expert says Germany’s ‘hack back’ proposal is a slippery slope
German intelligence has urged to be granted legal authority to ‘hack back’ in the event of international cyberattacks - is it the right idea though?
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Yahoo's colossal security breach - experts give their opinions
Yahoo's latest news of a breach of 3m accounts is certainly nothing to cheer about, but experts from the industry give their insights on the matter.