Hackers and cybercrime prevention

  • August 02, 2018 02 Aug'18

    Reddit breach exposes 2FA flaws

    Reddit has reported a password breach despite using 2FA, exposing the weaknesses of two-factor authentication based on mobile text messages

  • August 02, 2018 02 Aug'18

    GDPR harmonised with local laws in Nordic EU states

    Sweden provides an interesting challenge for the European Union’s data protection regulation due to its laws around freedom of press and free speech

  • August 02, 2018 02 Aug'18

    Three Carbanak cyber heist gang members arrested

    Three alleged members of the Carbanak gang believed to be responsible for more than 100 cyber heists worldwide have been arrested, US authorities have announced

  • August 01, 2018 01 Aug'18

    Bromium evolves virtualisation-based security

    Virtualisation-based security firm Bromium has evolved its technology to offer bidirectional protection for applications and underlying operating systems

  • August 01, 2018 01 Aug'18

    Top dark web indicators of compromise

    There are 10 common activities on the dark web that indicate a data breach or some other security compromise has taken place, according to a specialist monitoring firm

  • July 31, 2018 31 Jul'18

    SamSam ransomware reaps $5.9m and counting

    In just two and a half years, SamSam campaigns are believed to have netted nearly $6m for cyber criminals, an analysis of this adaptive and evasive strain of active ransomware reveals

  • July 31, 2018 31 Jul'18

    Australia’s health sector reports most data breaches again

    In the first full quarter since Australia’s mandatory breach disclosure scheme came into effect, healthcare providers reported the most data breaches amid controversy over the national health record system

  • July 30, 2018 30 Jul'18

    Pentagon flags risky software suppliers

    The Pentagon has drawn up a list of software suppliers that it wants the US military and defence contractors to avoid due to fears of risks to national security

  • July 30, 2018 30 Jul'18

    Search begins for UK’s cyber security Unsung Heroes

    The Security Serious cyber awareness campaign has opened nominations for the third annual cyber security Unsung Heroes awards

  • July 29, 2018 29 Jul'18

    Burden of data protection rests on firms and governments

    A senior executive at Singapore’s Cyber Security Agency stressed the role of corporate data governance and government regulations in raising the bar on cyber security