When conducting post-mortem analysis, it becomes apparent that the majority of today’s data breaches are not highly sophisticated. Cyber-criminals no longer hack into enterprise networks, they simply log in using weak, stolen, or otherwise compromised credentials.
Lack of IT security training leaving businesses open to data breaches
Even security departments could use extra classes, new report suggests.When it comes to the workforce – everyone needs a little extra IT education, even those working in IT departments.
Ransomware Remains Top Threat For Present and Future
Ransomware remains the dominant threat for business now, and will continue to be in the future.
Speaking at the NTT Security Information Security World 2019 conference in London, Nicole van der Meulen, head of strategy and development at Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) reflected upon the top cyber-threats impacting the security of data today.
Over 100 Million IoT Attacks Detected in 1H 2019
A security vendor has detected over 100 million attacks on IoT endpoints in the first half of 2019 alone, highlighting the continued threat to unsecured connected devices. Russian AV vendor Kaspersky said its honeypots had spotted 105 million attacks coming from 276,000 unique IP addresses in the first six months of the year.
New Reductor Malware Hijacks HTTPS Traffic
Dubbed Reductor, this malware can manipulate HTTPS traffic by tweaking a browser’s random numbers generator. Researchers have discovered a new malware strain, dubbed Reductor, that allows hackers to manipulate Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) traffic by tweaking a browser’s random numbers generator, used to ensure a private connection between the client and server.
Defra’s no-deal Brexit IT systems may not be ready for 29 March
MPs are concerned the department will resort to “manual fallbacks” that are slower and more error-prone. Work on four of the six IT systems central to standards, environmental control and border control in the event of a no-deal Brexit has not yet been completed, less than two weeks until Brexit.
Facebook encryption threatens public safety, say ministers
UK Home Secretary Priti Patel and counterparts in the US and Australia have sent an open letter to Facebook calling on it to rethink its plans to encrypt all messages on its platforms.The policy threatens “lives and the safety of our children”, they said.