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 […]

Twitter removes thousands of accounts linked to the Iranian government

The microblogging platform revealed on Thursday that 4,779 accounts have been eradicated as it is believed they are all associated with the Iranian government. Twitter has been releasing transparency reports since October 2018 about state-backed information operations. In the latest report, Twitter has revealed that thousands of accounts located in Iran have been deleted. Twitter […]

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 […]

Spotify under investigation by Swedish data protection authority

The Swedish data protection authority (DPA) has launched an investigation into Spotify over the handling of consumer’s rights to access their data. The DPA stated it had received numerous complaints about how Spotify handles registry extracts. In an announcement, the DPA wrote: “The authority has become aware that there may be some shortcomings in how […]

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 […]