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 […]

TechXLR8: A look into the crystal ball

Live at the Cloud & DevOps Summit at TechXLR8, Michael Azoff, distinguished analyst at Ovum moderated a panel, asking what the typical composition of an IT department will be in 5 years’ time? The panel consisted of Gemma Cameron, Head of Digital Technology Practice at Co-op and Adri Purkayastha, Head of Technology/ Cyber Risk Analytics […]

Cyber security firm to get $300 million boost

A York branch of a cyber security firm is to receive $300 million in investment following a funding round headed by private equity company, KKR. KnowBe4 specialises in creating cyber security solutions to address the full gamut of threats online. The Florida-based firm has now put together an integrated security awareness training and simulated phishing […]

Data breach fine for Singapore’s Grab app

Singapore-based tech firm, Grab, has received a $16,000 fine from the city-state’s government after a data breach that saw GrabCar customers’ information leaked through email marketing campaigns. The company offers an app that allows Singaporeans to read the news, pay for goods, and book anything from ride-sharing services to food delivery, and house-visit beauticians. The […]

Giving CISOs the tools to measure and improve password security

Despite the well-publicised growth in cyber-attacks every year, both in number and complexity, businesses are still struggling to implement effective security policies. It’s no secret that weak passwords are a leading security threat and bad password habits are far too common. Yet businesses are struggling to quantify their own level of password risk, even those […]

Data breach notifications to ICO soar in GDPR era

Data breaches are being reported more in the UK than in elsewhere in Europe, a study has found. According to figures published by international law firm, Pinsent Masons, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has received an average of 1,276 data breach notifications each month since the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The […]

Philadelphia court network still down following cyber-attack

A cyber-attack on May 21st shut down the Luzerne County computer network. Two weeks on the issue still remains, although 65% of access to county computer programmes has been restored. On May 21, 2019 a cyber-attack was been detected via the county’s network monitoring system, resulting in administration shutting down the main courthouse network as […]