SMEs under attack as cyber-thieves target payment data

Online criminals are placing hidden code into thousands of websites to obtain pay card details, new studies conclude. A technique known as “form-jacking” was discovered to be affecting up to 4,800 unique websites every month by security firm, Symantec, with BA and Ticketmaster among the high-profile organisations coming under attack. Symantec’s research reveals small and […]

Australian political parties hacked

The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, has revealed that computer networks of political parties and parliament were infiltrated by malicious software recently. Just months before the Australian nation heads into an election, the PM said that the intrusion was caused by a sophisticated “state actor” and explained that no electoral interference had taken place as […]

CEO’s still risk being the weakest link as security measures struggle to keep pace with innovation

A new report from The Bunker, the UK’s most secure cloud, managed services and data centre provider, has highlighted that senior executives are still often the weakest link in the corporate cybersecurity chain and that cybercriminals target this vulnerability to commit serious data breaches.   According to the white paper, Are You the Weakest Link? How Senior Executives […]

Stereotypical hacker image is damaging the UK cyber security industry

Britain is struggling to recruit the best talent in cyber security because of the negative stereotypes surrounding computer hackers, industry experts say. The message comes within a wider warning that the UK’s cyber defences may be suffering because students are put off the profession by the image of the sun-starved, socially inept computer nerd, City […]

The ‘security principle’ of GDPR and what organisations should be doing to avoid the penalties of non-compliance

Google recently hit the headlines when it was fined €50 million by France for violating GDPR. It’s not the only company struggling with keeping to the rules. Just eight months after the introduction of GDPR, the European Commission reports that regulators have received more than 95,000 complaints about possible data breaches. GDPR enforcement is still […]

‘Finished Intelligence’ is a requirement for successful security

For executive protection teams tasked with safeguarding business leaders in an increasingly complex threat landscape, having rapid access to relevant information is essential. But as more threat actors shift operations online—and often to illicit, exclusive communities and platforms—many of the insights most useful to executive protection teams are becoming decentralised and difficult to access. These […]

Celebrity Twitter accounts hacked by vigilante security firm

Hackers have infiltrated a number of celebrity Twitter accounts with the intention of highlighting weaknesses in the social media giant’s defences, according to reports. Among the high-profile users whose accounts were broken into are documentary expert, Louis Theroux, and TV presenters, Eamonn Holmes and Saira Khan. Last week, Insinia Security placed a message on targeted […]