EU Commission: GDPR shows results, back work needs to continue

The European Commission has published a report looking at the impact of EU data protection rules and how implementation can be improved.  The report concluded that most Member states have set up the necessary legal framework and the new system of strengthening the enforcement of data protection rules is falling into place.  Věra Jourová, Commissioner […]

Report reveals growing concerns about insider threats

IT professionals are more confident about their email security systems today than they were a year ago. In the “Special Report: 2019 Email Security Trends” by Barracuda, 660 IT professionals from all levels were surveyed about their experiences and attitudes about the current state of email security.  It was identified that phishing and ransomware were […]

Bill passed to stop robocalls

The House of Representatives passed the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act on Wednesday by a vote of 429 to 3.  The bill would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update its definition of robocalls, ensuring that organisations gain consent from customers before using robocalls to contact them.  Additionally, the bill would require all carriers to […]

Passwords still a security problem, research reveals

According to the Under the Hoodie 2019 report, password management continues to challenge the most sophisticated IT security organisations.  Following a nine-month penetration testing study by Rapid7, it was found that 72% of engagements resulted in at least one compromised password, of which 60% were easily guessed passwords.  The report identified that password cracking had […]

Libra cryptocurrency scams found on Facebook and Instagram

Fake pages advertising Libra sales has been found proliferating social media platforms.  The Washington Post uncovered roughly a dozen fake pages, accounts and groups across Facebook and Instagram, claiming to be official hubs for Libra, with some pages selling Libra at a discount if users visit a third-party website.  The scam pages, also promises “early […]

FIN8 threat groups reappears with new malware toolset

Researchers at Gigamon have uncovered a new form of malware being utilised by the financially-motivated threat group.  The applied threat research team (ATR) at Gigamon recently discovered that the threat group FIN8 had re-emerged in June following its disappearance two years ago. FIN8 typically targets point-of-sale systems to steal credit card information via malware attacks. […]