The most dangerous threat to ICS has a new target

It has been identified that the “most dangerous” hacking group, has expanded its target to the utilities sector. According to the security company Dragos, the cyber threat to industrial control systems are proliferating. The hacking group XENOTIME have been found probing into the networks of electric utility organisations in the US using similar tactics that […]

Riot Games must give up pay information

Data privacy regulators in the US are opening legal proceedings within a broader probe into allegations of gender bias at American computer games developer, Riot Games. The California-based software company and e-sports tournament organiser is behind unforgettable industry titles such as Super Zac Ball, Cho’Gath Eats the World, Mental Jessi, and Ziggs Arcade Blast. Now […]

Apps: the gateway to your private data

Cybercrime is no longer monopolised by elite criminals and no longer consigned to the dark web alone. Recent investigations indicate that hackers have become much braver and are now operating in the open, using popular apps to conduct illegal dealings. Criminals are now using consumer apps like Telegram and social media platforms to trade valuable […]

Why maintaining cyber security is essential for your business

Technology over the past few decades has become an increasingly integral aspect of the workplace. From email correspondence and financial transactions, to professional networking and collaborative work documents, businesses rely on technology to be connected at all times and conduct work effectively. However, when these lines of communication are threatened or even compromised, it can […]

More European citizens are aware of data privacy rights, survey shows

A survey created on behalf of the European Commission (EC) has found that more EU citizens are becoming more aware of the bloc’s data privacy rules.  The study, named the Eurobarometer report, was commissioned to mark the first birthday of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Among key findings was that 73% of the 27,000 […]

Exim mail servers are being hit by a major cyber-attack

Nearly 57% of the internet’s email servers are under attack from hacker groups trying to exploit the vulnerability CVE-2019-10149. The vulnerability named “Return of the WIZard”, allows attackers to remotely send malicious emails to vulnerable Exim services and run malicious code. Due to the vast amount of Exim servers utilised globally, it is estimated that […]

Ransomware attack leaves ASCO employees jobless

The aircraft parts manufacturer, ASCO, has temporarily shut down its business operations at its office in Zaventem following the aftermath of a ransomware attack. According to vrt NWS, the temporary shutdown has left nearly 1,000 employees in ASCO, unable to do their job and leaving them technically unemployed. However this will allow employees to claim […]

AI: The war of the algorithms

Thanks to the likes of Amazon, Google and Facebook, the term Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become more widespread than ever before. Defined as a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behaviour in computers, AI promises all sorts, from self-driving cars and smart home appliances to robot “employees”. As algorithms become increasingly complex, AI has […]

Data breach disclosed by online invitation platform Evite

Online invitation firm, Evite has suffered a data breach, reports reveal. The online invitation and stationary company says the data breach traces back to an “inactive data storage file” linked to users’ accounts. Customers potentially impacted by the breach have been notified, Evite has said. The company first identified suspicious activity in April of this […]