Tags: Cyber security

Is Equifax starting to get a grip?

Over the last four days there are signs that the Equifax debacle has begun to bottom out. Before things started to get better, they had to get worse. A security company has disclosed that details of staff and complaints were held on an easily accessible system. Worse still, the passwords were so basic that they…

Trickbot targets cryptocurrency

Security researchers at Forcepoint have detected banking trojan Trickbot targeting crypto-currencies. The attack begins with an email from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). The email tells the user that they have a personal/confidential message. The message comes as a Microsoft Word attachment. Interestingly the user is told they must be connected to the…

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 the Champions League. Football is big business and the data the club holds is…

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…

Hackers using Steganography to conceal data

Security vendor Kaspersky has warned that the use of steganography by hackers is on the rise. Steganography is an old technique where messages are hidden in images. With the rise of the digital image, it is easier than ever to hide data inside an image. This is because the majority of image formats contain a…

Tatu Ylonen talks about managing SSH keys

On a recent visit to Boston in the USA, Enterprise Times spent time with Tatu Ylonen, founder of SSH and inventor of the SSH protocol. We sat and talked about the state of enterprise security, the need for encryption and the way that encryption security keys are handled. What is interesting is that the conversation…

Avast RMM platform has new Security Assessment tool

Security software vendor Avast has released its new AVG Managed Workplace solution for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). This version contains a site security assessment tool for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). It will allow MSPs to do real-time assessments for customers as part of a managed security solution. Customers can also be issued with reports…

Apple’s Chinese App Store drops VPNs

Apple has begun to notify developers of VPNs that their products are being removed from its Chinese App Store. The details appeared in a blog by Graham Cluley on the We Live Security website. In the blog, Cluley says that Apple has: “bowed to pressure from the regime in Beijing, and removed some VPN apps…

RiskIQ maps Digital Footprint

Cyber criminals have long copied organisations websites in order to hook unsuspecting victims. Earlier this week, Newcastle University warned of one such incident. It had been alerted to a site using the name Newcastle International University. The site was bogus and was set-up to catch unsuspecting students. When they connected to the site they were…