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Magecart Presents an Unprecendented Threat

July 16, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Recently we learned that the previously disclosed Ticketmaster UK breach from a few weeks ago was not a one-off event but instead part of a widespread website digital credit card skimming operation that impacted over 800 ecommerce sites around the world. On the surface, even an attack of this size isn’t necessarily out of the […]

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86% of Companies are Employing a Multi-Cloud Strategy, Report Shows

July 16, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Research by Virtustream and Dell Technologies has revealed multi-cloud businesses are on the rise, with 86% of companies using more than one vendor to help with their digital transformation efforts. The companies questioned more than 700 businesses with at least 1,000 employees about their cloud usage and it found that the vast majority of firms […]

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IoT Spend to Reach $6 Billion by 2023

July 13, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

A new study from Juniper Research found that spending on IoT cybersecurity solutions is set to reach over $6 billion globally by 2023. It highlighted rapid growth, with spending by product and service providers (in consumer markets) and end-customers (in industrial and public services markets) to rise nearly 300% over the forecast period. Juniper claimed […]

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Two New Spectre-Class CPU Flaws Discovered – Intel Pays $100K Bounty

July 13, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Intel has paid out a $100,000 bug bounty for new processor vulnerabilities that are related to Spectre variant one. The new Spectre-class variants are tracked as Spectre 1.1 (CVE-2018-3693) and Spectre 1.2, of which Spectre 1.1 described as a bounds-check bypass store attack has been considered as more dangerous. Spectre flaws take advantage of speculative […]

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Alibaba Cloud Eyes Further EMEA Expansion with Launch of Partner Program

July 9, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Alibaba Cloud’s expansion outside of China and Asia Pacific has been well documented – and now the provider is firming up its commitments with the launch of a new EMEA partner program. The partner program will aim to look at four key areas; developing digital transformation in targeted vertical industries; supporting the development of talent; […]

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New Insider Attack Steals Passwords by Reading Thermal Energy from Keyboards

July 9, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

After entering a password, your regular computer keyboard might appear to look the same as always, but a new approach harvesting thermal energy can illuminate the recently pressed keys, revealing that keyboard-based password entry is even less secure than previously thought. Computer Science Ph.D. students Tyler Kaczmarek and Ercan Ozturk from UC Irvine’s Donald Bren […]

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New Malware Variant Hits With Ransomware or Cryptomining

July 6, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

A new variant of old malware scans a system before deciding just how to administer pain. A long-known ransom Trojan has added new tactics and a new talent, according to research released by Kaspersky Labs. The Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Rakhni family has been around since 2013, but a new variant does a search of files on the victim’s […]

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Dramatic Increase in Cryptocurrency Money Laundering

July 6, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

Three times more cryptocurrency was stolen from exchanges in the first half of 2018 than in all of 2017, according to CipherTrace. These dirty funds all need to be “laundered,” which results in a multi-billion-dollar and growing cryptocurrency money laundering problem that is attracting the attention of regulators globally. The research report, which looks at […]

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The 6 Worst Insider Attacks of 2018 – So Far

July 2, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

If recent statistics are any indication, enterprise security teams might be greatly underestimating the risk that insider threats pose to their organizations. One study, by Crowd Research Partners, shows just 3% of executives pegged the potential cost of an insider threat at more than $2 million. Yet, according to Ponemon Institute, the average cost of […]

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Summer 2018 State of the Internet / Security: Web Attack Report

July 2, 2018 Published in: News Author: Vedran Bozicevic

It’s that time of year – the Summer 2018 State of the Internet / Security: Web Attack report is now live. This new naming schema is just one of the many changes you’ll notice if you’re a returning reader of quarterly report, and there are more changes coming as we work to bring you insights […]

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