Tags: Security

Wordfence names hacker who targeted WordPress plugins

Wordfence has taken the unusual step of naming the individual behind a 4.5 year spam campaign targeting WordPress plugins. Details of the individual, his attacks and the campaign are spread over three separate blog posts by Mark Maunder, CEO, Wordfence. The first focused on a specific spam campaign and the Display Widgets plugin. The second…

Black Duck releases free Apache Struts checker

Open Source software security and management vendor Black Duck has released a free tool to check for Apache Struts vulnerabilities. The tool is aimed at the same vulnerability that enabled the Equifax breach. It will search applications and containers for any sign of CVE-2017-5638. The tool is called Threat Check for Struts and requires registration…

Is IT getting closer to the business?

ManageEngine recently completed a survey of 201 IT leaders in the UK. The company has presented some intriguing analysis of the results which it believes shows IT is moving closer to the business.  ManageEngine is part of the Zoho Coporation and a provider of IT management software. ET caught up with Raj Sabhlok, president of…

Business Leader Interview Brian Murphy, Reliaquest CEO

Brian Murphy is the founder and CEO of Reliaquest. ReliaQuest advances the delivery, reliability and outcomes of IT security for Fortune 2000 organisations in diverse industries. Since 2007, ReliaQuest has rapidly grown into one of the leading providers of IT security for some of the most recognizable corporations in the world. Core to its success is…

NordVPN squares up to China VPN ban

NordVPN has taken on the Chinese government with its latest update for Android. The company says its Android App has been specifically adapted to get around the Great Firewall of China. The timing of the release is good. In the last month Apple has withdrawn VPN products from its store. Meanwhile other sources are reporting…

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…

Are firms investing enough in sales technology

CITE Research has issued a new SalesTech research report, sponsored by SugarCRM. It’s analysis of the survey indicates that businesses are reluctant “to spend money on new technology because of the impact on the bottom line.” The report indicated that 63% of UK companies spend at least $1,500 on technology annually for each sales representative.…