EU to run war games to prepare for cyber attacks

European Union ministers will take part in joint war games over the following months to prepare for “hybrid threats”. Finland’s foreign minister, Pekka Haavisto stated that both interior and finance ministers will be tasked with responding to fictional scenarios during meetings in July and September, in Helsinki.  The war games follow after a series of […]

Congress introduces bipartisan bill to prohibit “dark patterns”

Known as The Deceptive Experiences to Online User Reduction (DETOUR) Act, the bill would prohibit websites and online platforms from utilising deceptive techniques.  “Dark patterns” is simply deceptive techniques used by websites and online platforms to  manipulate users into buying or signing up for products and/or services that they wouldn’t normally do. Proposed by US […]

5 million cyber attacks on IP cameras blocked, research reveals

In a partnership with VIVOTEK, Trend Micro had announced its findings after analysing data from 7,000 anonymously aggregated IP cameras. The security vendor announced that it had blocked 5 million attempted cyber attacks against IP cameras in just five months, indicating the huge risk in security the IP-based surveillance industry are facing.  In its analysis, […]

Nokia warns UK over using Huawei kit

The Finnish company has warned the UK against utilising Huawei’s equipment following fears over network security.  Huawei, the leading telecoms company had been under increasing global pressure following accusations that it conducts surveillance on behalf of the Chinese government, with the US being the most vocal about it.  Huawei has continuously denied all allegations.  Marcus […]

Dominion National reveals data breach began 9 years ago

The dental and vision benefits insurer and administrator has announced a data breach that may have occurred as early as August 25, 2010.  In a statement the company revealed that the data security incident had been detected on April 24, 2019 following an investigation of an internal alert. It was soon discovered that an unauthorised […]

85% of large enterprises struggle to protect critical network assets, research reveals

In the latest research study by Endace, Challenges of Managing and Securing the Network 2019, it was discovered that the biggest challenges organisations face was a lack of agility.  The study surveyed senior executives and technical staff at more than 250 large enterprises globally to gain an understanding into the challenges that organisations face in […]

ICO publishes its new access to information strategy

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has published a new strategy calling for better compliance by public authorities. Named “Openness by Design”, the strategy sets out five goals in regards to the suite of access to information legislation regulated by the ICO: Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015, and […]

Cryptocurrency exchange, Bitrue, suffers major cyber-attack

The Singaporean crypto exchange company announced a major data breach losing $4.5 million in customer funds.  In a series of tweets, Bitrue informed the public about the breach. “At approximately 1am June 27 (GMT+8), a hacker exploited a vulnerability in our Risk Control team’s 2nd review process to access the personal funds of about 90 […]

Research reveals payment fraud’s “undeniable” link to terrorism and other transnational crimes

Researchers at the dark web data intelligence company, Terbium Labs, analysed 274 cases involving transnational crime elements in the past decade.  The report, The Next Generation of Criminal Financing: How Payment Fraud Funds Transnational Crime, highlights the need for a shift in reporting policies for both financial institutions and criminal justice agencies.  A loss of […]