Tags: Cybersecurity

ESET spots new FinFisher campaigns

Security software provider ESET has spotted a new FinFisher spyware campaign. The software, also known as FinSpy is surveillance software allegedly only sold to law enforcement and governments.  According to the blog on the ESET website, FinFisher has been spotted in seven countries. In the interest of security, ESET has chosen not to publicly name…

GO Keyboard spies on users claims Adguard

Ad blocker Adguard has revealed that GO Keyboard, popular with Android users, is harvesting personal data from users. The discovery came as Adguard carried out research on keyboard apps used by Android users. GO Keyboard is one of, if not the most popular Android apps in this category. Adguard claims that the app has more…

Kaspersky denies US cybersecurity allegations

Anti-virus and cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky has hit back at the US government ban on its products. Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security told US Government departments to uninstall and stop using software from the Russian company. In an interview with the BBC, Eugene Kaspersky, founder of the company, has denied all the claims…

Comodo and StackPath collaborate on security platform

Comodo and StackPath have announced a new partnership which will see them collaborate on a new security platform. While the press release refers to a platform this is more about tighter integration between existing products. Both companies are integrating technology into products owned by the other. They will also cross sell the products to increase…

Hacking IoT not really a challenge

The Cyber Security  Challenge has had its latest Face 2 Face (F2F) competition in Manchester. The event was sponsored by NCC Group and saw attendees challenged to break into a number of IoT devices. There were 24 players in all who were split across five teams. The winning team, Tommy Flowers, and the star hacker…

Giving military veterans a cyber future

IBM, the Corsham Institute and Salute My Job are all collaborating to deliver cybersecurity training to members of the UK Armed Forces. Over 100 military personnel have undertaken the training offered by the Corsham Institute. It is supported by IBM who ensure that all trainees get experience with two different IBM Security products. The goal…

New KHRAT campaign targets Cambodia

Researchers from Palo Alto Networks security team Unit 42 report an increase in attacks by KHRAT. The Code 42 researchers say that since June there has been a slight increase in visibility of KHRAT as it starts to use new techniques to infect machines. These new techniques represent a so-far unrealised potential, though KHRAT has…

IKARUSdilapidated strikes again

Comodo Threat Intelligence has identified a second wave of IKARUSdilapidated Locky ransomware attacks. This is the second time this month that Comodo has detected attacks by this Locky ransomware variant. The details of the attacks have now been made public. IKARUSdilapidated using fake scanned files This second wave of attacks are being launched by a botnet…

A vaccine for Cerber ransomware?

Is there a defence against Cerber ransomware? Security vendor Cybereason says yes. It has identified a flaw in the way Cerber protects itself from security software. That flaw, according to a blog by Uri Sternfeld, Lead Researcher, Cybereason is something companies can easily exploit themselves. According to Sternfeld: “To avoid encrypting canary files and triggering…

Sage opens up Start-up exchange competition for North East

Sage has announced a new competition for start-ups that will see the winners win a visit to Atlanta. Oddly while the press release talks about an exchange programme, there was no announcement visible about a similar competition in Atlanta. Not completely open Interestingly, the competition is not completely open to any start-up. Sage wants the…