Security

NHS flooded with 40,000 spam emails during coronavirus crisis
phishing

NHS flooded with 40,000 spam emails during coronavirus crisis

The volume of malicious emails reported was highest during the peak of the virus in March
12 Aug 2020
TikTok accused of using Android loophole to track users
privacy

TikTok accused of using Android loophole to track users

The company reportedly went against Google Play's guidelines to collect and track users’ MAC addresses
12 Aug 2020
Slack adds verification feature to combat phishing scams
phishing

Slack adds verification feature to combat phishing scams

Security updates for Slack Connect will help to legitimise contacts and ward off would-be scammers
12 Aug 2020
Citrix patches XenMobile vulnerability
cyber security

Citrix patches XenMobile vulnerability

Positive Technologies spots serious flaw in Citrix XenMobile
11 Aug 2020
Police use of facial recognition ruled unlawful in the UK
privacy

Police use of facial recognition ruled unlawful in the UK

The groundbreaking judgement finds the surveillance tool breaches rights
11 Aug 2020
Key considerations for implementing secure telework at scale
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Key considerations for implementing secure telework at scale

Identifying the security risks and advanced requirements of a remote workforce
10 Aug 2020
Qualcomm chip flaws put 'millions' of Android devices at risk
vulnerability

Qualcomm chip flaws put 'millions' of Android devices at risk

Vulnerabilities leave device owners open to data theft and malware that can become unremovable
10 Aug 2020
ManageEngine Log360 review: SIEM for all seasons
security, information and event management (SIEM)

ManageEngine Log360 review: SIEM for all seasons

ManageEngine shows log management needn’t cost a king’s ransom
10 Aug 2020
Why vulnerability management is crucial right now
vulnerability

Why vulnerability management is crucial right now

Proactive, watertight security is essential in the age of remote working and digital transformation
7 Aug 2020
UN report points to a 350% rise in phishing websites at start of 2020
phishing

UN report points to a 350% rise in phishing websites at start of 2020

Criminals are exploiting the disruption and economic hardships caused by COVID-19, according to counterterrorism chief
7 Aug 2020
Trump signs order against TikTok and WeChat
social media

Trump signs order against TikTok and WeChat

ByteDance says it's considering all options in response to ban, which begins in 45 days
7 Aug 2020
Intel source code and internal documents hacked
data breaches

Intel source code and internal documents hacked

More than 20GB worth of sensitive data has been published online following a breach earlier in the year
7 Aug 2020
96% of UK businesses experienced at least one major cyber attack over past year
cyber security

96% of UK businesses experienced at least one major cyber attack over past year

Almost two thirds of these attacks affected vital operational technology
6 Aug 2020
Redcar and Cleveland council hack damages exceed £10.4m
cyber attacks

Redcar and Cleveland council hack damages exceed £10.4m

The incident that took the borough's public services down is still subject to an ongoing criminal investigation
6 Aug 2020
Canon hit by suspected Maze ransomware attack
ransomware

Canon hit by suspected Maze ransomware attack

Two dozen domains and a host of internal services have been knocked offline
6 Aug 2020
Twitter hacker's virtual trial 'zoom bombed' after ID leak
video conferencing

Twitter hacker's virtual trial 'zoom bombed' after ID leak

The Judge was forced to cut the Zoom meeting short after a pornogprahic clip was shared to its participants
6 Aug 2020
Rethink your cybersecurity strategy for the new world
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Rethink your cybersecurity strategy for the new world

5 steps to secure the enterprise and be fit for a flexible future
5 Aug 2020
What is WannaCry?
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What is WannaCry?

The full story behind one of the worst ransomware outbreaks in history
5 Aug 2020
NSA warns smartphone users of ‘large scale data tracking’
privacy

NSA warns smartphone users of ‘large scale data tracking’

Common features like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi can reveal sensitive details about users like their daily routines
5 Aug 2020
Microsoft tripled bug bounty payouts to $13.7m last year
vulnerability

Microsoft tripled bug bounty payouts to $13.7m last year

The figure is more than double Google’s payout for 2019 and was divided among 327 security researchers
5 Aug 2020
Malware attacks using machine identities doubled in 2019
cyber security

Malware attacks using machine identities doubled in 2019

Venafi claims machine identity capabilities have been commoditized and added to off-the-shelf malware
4 Aug 2020
Garmin ‘paid multi-million dollar ransom’ via Arete IR intermediaries
ransomware

Garmin ‘paid multi-million dollar ransom’ via Arete IR intermediaries

The smartwatch maker obtained the decryption key after relying on third-party services to pay a figure reported as $10 million
4 Aug 2020
How do we fix security's toxic culture?
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Careers & training

How do we fix security's toxic culture?

From high staff churn to bullying and loss of productivity, security teams are suffering when they fail to address poor working environments
4 Aug 2020