Over two thirds of Brazilians feel anxious about not being sure how to protect their data

A study by YouGov on behalf of Palo Alto Networks found that Brazilians have become aware of the importance of cybersecurity.  The study looked into human behaviour in relation to cybersecurity, and identified that 55% of the Brazilian adults surveyed believed they should be held responsible for their own personal data security. Furthermore, 54% felt […]

“Agent Smith” malware found infecting 25m Android devices 

Researchers from Check Point have identified a new variant of mobile malware that exploits known Android vulnerabilities.  The malware dubbed, Agent Smith, has disguised itself as a Google-related application, where by it automatically replaces installed apps with malicious versions without users’ knowledge or interaction.  Currently the malware has been used to show fraudulent ads for […]

Under half of SMB security issues are related to encryption, research reveals

Research conducted by Alert Logic revealed that small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are more vulnerable to attacks targeting their weaknesses.  In its new report, Critical Watch: SMB Threatscape 2019, researchers analysed more than 1.3 petabytes of data and 8.2 million verified security incidents across 4,000 organisations of all sizes.  It was discovered that 66% of […]

Uber ordered to improve security measures for personal data

The Colombian data protection authority has ordered Uber to improve its security measures in order to protect the personal data of Colombian users.  Following an investigation the Colombia DPA had found that between October and November 2016, an unauthorised party had accessed personal data that Uber had stored in its third-party cloud provider’s servers.  The […]

Two-thirds of enterprise suppliers are questioned about their cyber security training

Research by CybSafe found that increasing cyber security requirements are being imposed on businesses supplying enterprise customers. In its latest Secure the Supply Chain survey, 250 IT decision-makers at small-and-medium-sized suppliers enterprise were questioned about security requirements placed on their businesses.  It was found that 60% of businesses had to report on their cyber security […]

Financial services affected by mobile threats, research reveals

In the “Mobile Security in the Financial Services” report by Wandera, it was identified that financial service firms are a greater target for phishing attacks.  The report analysed six months of security data from 225 financial services customers that collectively have 50,000 devices under management.  Over the six months, 57% of financial service firms were […]

Zoom vulnerability could let hackers access Mac cameras

A vulnerability in Zoom’s video-conferencing software can allow any malicious website to enable a Mac camera without permission.  Security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh revealed the vulnerability could “forcibly join a user to a Zoom call with their video camera activated” without the user’s permission.  Leitschuh added that the vulnerability would have allowed any webpage to conduct […]

ICO intends to fine Marriott International, Inc more than £99m for data breach

Marriott International has received a notification from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of the regulator’s intention to fine the hotel chain £99,200,396. In November 2018, Marriott disclosed that their Starwood reservation database had been compromised between 2014 and 2018. The breach resulted in approximately 339 million guest records globally being exposed, of which around 30 […]