Archive for the ‘Security threats’ Category

News in brief: Google pulls 500 apps from Play; lottery boss sentenced; drone owners told to update

August 23rd, 2017

Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

Posted in android, DJI, DJI Spark, drones, Eddie Tipton, google, google play, malware, news in brief, Security threats, Uncategorized, Vulnerability | Comments (0)

News in brief: AWS buckets leak more data; NHS hit by hacker; ‘Mr Smith’ may publish GoT episodes

August 22nd, 2017
Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

Posted in amazon, Amazon Web Services, Anonymous, AWS, data loss, Game of Thrones, Groupize, HBO, Mr Smith, news in brief, nhs, Security threats, SwiftQueue, Vulnerability | Comments (0)

News in brief: AWS buckets leak more data; NHS hit by hacker; ‘Mr Smith’ may publish GoT episodes

August 22nd, 2017
Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

Posted in amazon, Amazon Web Services, Anonymous, AWS, data loss, Game of Thrones, Groupize, HBO, Mr Smith, news in brief, nhs, Security threats, SwiftQueue, Vulnerability | Comments (0)

News in brief: ban on killer robots urged; Apple’s hidden job advert; torrent sites blocked Down Under

August 21st, 2017
Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

Posted in apple, australia, drones, Killer Robots, Law & order, news in brief, Pirate Bay, Security threats, Torrents | Comments (0)

‘Gloomy times ahead’ for security on critical infrastructure, warn experts

August 21st, 2017
NIST is raising awareness that security through obscurity has become a thing of the past - but are we doing enough to protect infrastructure such as dams and power plants?

Posted in critical infrastructure, government security, Industrial Control Systems, process sensors, Security threats | Comments (0)

Return to sender: military will send malware right back to you

August 21st, 2017
'The threat could be a large nation-state or a 12-year-old' - so is weaponizing malware and sending it back the right tactic?

Posted in Botnet, CIA, cyber defense, cyber war, cyberwarfare, DOD, government security, intelligence agency, malware, Microsoft, NSA, Security events, Security threats, US Military, Xerox | Comments (0)

News in brief: few girls studying computing; new Galaxy Note battery issue; fine over parking data breach

August 18th, 2017
Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

Posted in data breach, data loss, government security, ico, Islington council, privacy, Samsung, samsung galaxy note, Security threats, Women in security, Women in tech | Comments (0)

How likely is a ‘digital Pearl Harbor’ attack on critical infrastructure?

August 18th, 2017
The metaphor might be hyperbole, but there's real concern about the potential for attacks, warn two experts

Posted in critical infrastructure, Industrial Control Systems, malware, ransomware, Security threats | Comments (0)

‘Pulse wave’ DDoS – another way of blasting sites offline

August 18th, 2017
If there's one thing we've learned, it's that any new way of DDoSing will reveal that there are a huge number of undefended devices online

Posted in DDoS, DDoS-for-hire, Security threats, Vulnerability | Comments (0)

It’s baaaack: Locky ransomware is on the rise again

August 17th, 2017
Locky had been quiet until new variants started appearing last week. Here's what you need to know

Posted in data loss, Diablo, Locky, lukitus, malware, ransomware, ransomware defenses, Security threats, SophosLabs | Comments (0)