Tags: Cybersecurity

Avast warns of stranger danger and the tempting cedar spyware

Endpoint security provider Avast has warned of stranger danger on social media. Such warnings are nothing new. There have been several campaigns aimed at both adults and children about this issue. Even before social media became a thing, rock bands such as Dio were warning of stranger danger with lyrics such as: “Don’t talk to…

Comodo Labs spots SWIFT phishing attack

2018 has been a tough start for international banking system SWIFT. A report from the Russian Central Bank said hackers stole $6 million in an attack on the SWIFT network last year. That attack, like previous attacks in Bangladesh relied on attackers targeting the SWIFT terminals inside banks. The attacks led to SWIFT creating its…

Ivanti and CrowdStrike target the cybersecurity poor

Security vendors Ivanti and CrowdStrike have announced a strategic alliance. It will see the two companies integrate their solutions so that customers can access them using a single interface. This is the sort of integration that small business customers in particular want. They are tired of buying best of breed solutions and having to work…

ONS says fraud and computer misuse more likely than robbery

The ONS has published its overview of fraud and computer misuse statistics for England and Wales. It has also published the dataset on which this is based. Taken together, the two make for some interesting reading and how a very different view to that of the cybersecurity industry. The Crime Statistics for England and Wales…

Comodo rebuffs malware attack on universities

Cybersecurity vendor Comodo has announced its tools have defeated an attack against five universities, 23 private companies and several government organisations. The attacks took place over the past few weeks and Comodo has now published some details of what happened. The details are contained in a blog on the Comodo website. The attackers targeted 30 mail…

Check Point warns of mega attacks

At CPX360, Check Point CEO Gil Shwed warned the audience that the fifth generation of cyber threat is upon them. Gen V, as Shwed referred to it, is the era of mega attacks. Cyber attackers are using large scale attacks across both countries and individuals. These attacks are helped by users who recycle security credentials…

Is AI a silver bullet for cybersecurity?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is beginning to move from a nascent technology into one that is beginning to have an impact on our lives. We already have examples such as shopping bots and voice technologies that answer our questions, order goods and help run our daily lives. Cybersecurity vendors would have us believe that they are…

Confiant exposes scale of Zirconium malvertising

Cyber security vendor, Confiant, has exposed what it calls: “2017’s largest Malvertising Operation.” The details of its research has been published as a blog by Jerome Dangu, CTO, Confiant. It shows how the Zirconium group set up 28 fake ad agencies in 2017 and purchased 1 billion ad views. The scale of the campaign meant…

NCSC seeks UK’s most cyber-savvy girls

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has announced details of 2018’s CyberFirst Girls Competition. CyberFirst Girls targets 12 to 13 year old girls in Year 8 (England and Wales), S2 (Scotland) and Year 9 (Northern Ireland). The top 10 scoring teams will face off in the final to be held in Manchester during March 2018.…