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 […]

Samsung Galaxy S7 flaw shows the importance of maintaining software updates

Millions of Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones are vulnerable to hackers. 1811: Archduke John of Austria founded Graz University of Technology. March 2016: Galaxy releases the Samsung S7. August 2018: Researchers from Graz University of Technology claim to have found a way to exploit Meltdown, a security vulnerability uncovered earlier this year, in the Galaxy S7. […]

Cryptomining rules endpoints around me

The Saga Continues for the ownership of endpoints. Organisations purchase them, manage them, update, support, and protect them. However, the bad actors “own” them all the time. In the last half of 2017, cryptojacking became popularised. This led to a predictable shift from cyber criminals not only cryptojacking, but also installing malware with the sole […]

Risk & response: Defending financial institutions

Managing and mitigating cyber risks can not only draw government scrutiny, but consumer scrutiny as well. Longstanding brand reputations are often anchored to institutions’ ability to protect their most sensitive data. Compared to other industries, financial services is consistently a top target for cyberattacks. With financial motives reigning supreme, it’s unsurprising that financial organisations faced […]

Seven out of ten organisations fail cyber security readiness test

A study of more than 4,000 organisations across five countries, commissioned by specialist insurer Hiscox, reveals major shortcomings in cyber security readiness at nearly three-quarters (73%) of firms. The Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2018 surveyed a representative sample of private and public sector organisations in the UK, US, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands. It assessed […]