Vulnerabilities found on Ukranian TV streaming platform

Security researchers at Check Point discovered multiple flaws in a popular IPTV middleware platform that is used by regional and international media streaming services. Ministra TV platform is a middleware platform for media streaming services which manages Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), Over-theTop (OTT) and Video-on Demand (VoD). The vulnerability is located in the administrative panel […]

Data breach investigation into Highland Council concludes

Staff at Highland Council are being taken through new security protocols following a major data breach. The data breach occurred when eight pages of social work documentation were thrown out among general waste and left outside Highland Council HQ in Inverness. Some of the discarded information covered details on nearly 30 children. One element of […]

China hit by crypto-jacking campaign

On Wednesday, Trend Micro’s Smart Protection Network revealed a recent wave of crypto-jacking attacks against China. The crypto-jacking campaign dubbed “PCASTLE” that was first observed on May 17th remains on-going. The majority of the campaign (92%) is targeting China, though it has been noted that no specific industry is being targeted due to the nature […]

NSA issues cyber-attack caution to Microsoft Windows users

Users of Microsoft Windows have been advised to keep their systems updated by the US National Security Agency (NSA), for fear of falling prey to cyber-attack. More dated iterations of Microsoft Windows programmes may be at greater risk of cyber-attack, officials and executives at Microsoft have explained in an advisory which reveals a vulnerability known […]

Data privacy in healthcare could be strengthened says AMA

The American Medical Association (AMA) has urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to build more data privacy into its upgraded health IT rules. Previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration, the CMS is a federal agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services that administers the Medicare programme. Reacting to […]

Privacy pledged but could Apple do more?

Besides the big news of Apple Sign In, the tech giant announced a privacy update to the Kids category in its App Store developer guidelines at the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California this week. In earlier iterations, the guidelines restricted behavioural advertising tracking, meaning that advertisers were not permitted to put […]

90% of phishing emails found in domains with secure email gateways

The 2019 Phishing Threats and Malware Review reveals the key insights about how threat actors are evolving phishing campaigns, and provides direction on how to prepare for the unknown. The report conducted by Cofense, identified that between October 2018 and March 2019, a total of 31,429 threats were reported by end users after delivery to […]