Category: Security

Kaspersky warns of ShadowPad attack

Security researchers at Kaspersky have discovered a backdoor in server management software from NetSarang. The backdoor, which Kaspersky has named ShadowPad, was detected in a build of the software that was released on 18 July. Since then NetSarang has removed the exploit and issued a new version of its software. The software is believed to be…

Everton FC signs Netskope for cybersecurity

Everton Football Club has signed Netskope to defend it cloud data and improve its GDPR stance. With one of its most famous players, Wayne Rooney, now back at the club, it hopes to finish this season challenging for silverware and qualify for European football. Football is big business and the data the club holds is important…

Cyber Security Challenge focuses on MoD

The latest round of the Cyber Security Challenge took place at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom (DAUK). It saw the competitors deal with a number of challenges, not least of which was a mock cyber-attack on Internet of Things (IoT) connected soldiers. The location of this round of the challenge and the subject matter…

Magnitude exploits file size to infect machines

Malwarebytes has taken a look at the Magnitude Exploit Kit (EK) and identified new tricks. Magnitude is one of the most adaptable EK in the market. It spreads through infected sites often taking advantage of malvertising. It also filters its traffic to keep focus on its target audience. Proofpoint calls the filter or gate, Magnigate…

IBM and Sony use blockchain in education

IBM has announced that it has helped Sony develop a blockchain solution for education. Sony Global Education will now sell the new blockchain-based student education records platform. It is designed to prevent fraud in educational awards and provide students with a learning history solution. The platform is built on IBM Blockchain using the Hyperledger Fabric.…

Microsoft warns of new tech support scam approach

In a security blog post Microsoft has warned that: “Every month, at least three million users of various platforms and software encounter tech support scams.” The company has also warned of a change to the way that the tech support scams operate. Scammers are moving away from the scripted phone calls that have been widely…

WatchGuard buys Datablink for authentication

WatchGuard Technologies has closed its acquisition of Datablink. The deal moves WatchGuard beyond firewall technology and into advanced authentication. It is now able to offer a wider security solution for small to mid size businesses (SMB) and distributed enterprises. The latter is increasingly important as it is more than just those companies with lots of…