Ransomware, Corporate Extortion Key Concerns for CIOs in 2018, Survey Finds

Ransomware, Corporate Extortion Key Concerns for CIOs in 2018, Survey Finds

by Business Insights , on 18.06.2018

Chances that ransomware will go away any time soon are slim, so security experts can’t emphasize enough the importance for enterprises to seriously invest in cybersecurity and focus on developing risk mitigation strategies to avoid being caught off-guard. For some reason, the number of businesses ready to pay ransom to get their data back is increasing, opening up endless opportunities for hackers working on complex malicious software to further compromise corporate networks. read more

‘Smart’ biometric padlock hacked in 2 seconds [video]

‘Smart’ biometric padlock hacked in 2 seconds [video]

by Filip TRUTA, from IoT Security Insights , on 15.06.2018

Some smart devices aren’t quite as smart as others. That’s especially true for one smart padlock, which tinkerers have found vulnerable to two types of attack. After reading this, you might want to put your money into a traditional steel padlock with a metal key. Tapplock is a $100 “smart” padlock marketed as “the world's ... The post ‘Smart’ biometric padlock hacked in 2 seconds [video] appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Apple to terminate developers who collect, sell user data without consent

Apple to terminate developers who collect, sell user data without consent

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 15.06.2018

Apple has updated the Legal section of its App Store rulebook to include new guidelines for members of the iOS Developer Program. iOS developers who collect or sell personal data to a third party without clear, express consent from their users will be banished from the Apple developer community, and the App Store implicitly. Apple’s [and#8230;] read more

The Security Benefits Behind the Software Defined Network

The Security Benefits Behind the Software Defined Network

by Business Insights , on 15.06.2018

Software defined Networking is here, and there’s plenty of talk about what this means for security. As Ericka Chickowski wrote in Security Must Adjust as SDN Goes Mainstream we know one thing: security will need to continue to adjust to compensate. read more

MIT uses ‘frequency hopping’ to keep hackers away from IoT devices

MIT uses ‘frequency hopping’ to keep hackers away from IoT devices

by Luana PASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 14.06.2018

Smart medical devices such as insulin pumps and pacemakers, wearables, connected cars and smart home devices are growing in popularity – and collecting a lot of user information. This is a problem mostly because IoT devices currently on the market are very vulnerable, lacking even the most basic encryption. You’d think manufacturers working on smart ... The post MIT uses ‘frequency hopping’ to keep hackers away from IoT devices appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Vermont librarian scores symbolic $600 win against Equifax in small claims lawsuit

Vermont librarian scores symbolic $600 win against Equifax in small claims lawsuit

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 14.06.2018

In the wake of the Equifax incident last year, more than 143 million people had their personal and financial information leaked by hackers. For one 49-year-old librarian in Vermont, simply watching the company’s image get tarnished would not suffice. Jessamyn West lives in a tiny town in Vermont, USA. She was one of the many [and#8230;] read more

FBI arrests 74 alleged scammers in international financial fraud operation

FBI arrests 74 alleged scammers in international financial fraud operation

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 14.06.2018

The Nigerian prince scam is back, and this time going after smaller businesses instead of corporates. On Monday, the FBI announced the arrest of 74 alleged email scammers from seven countries, including 15 money mules and 42 scammers in the US alone. The elaborate scam had been targeting employees from medium-sized businesses that had access [and#8230;] read more

How Much Ransomware Can Cost Your City and Your Business

How Much Ransomware Can Cost Your City and Your Business

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 14.06.2018

Reuters reported last week week that the ransomware attack suffered by the city of Atlanta in March was proving costlier than initially thought. City officials told the news agency that the strike continued to disrupt Atlanta’s “mission critical” applications even after its discovery, as the pestilence had not been fully contained. read more

Top reasons girls get bullied online more

Top reasons girls get bullied online more

by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 13.06.2018

With cases of cyberbullying on the rise, it is becoming more important to take a closer look at the phenomenon. Especially as, until recently, it was a common misconception that bullying is a boys' thing. In fact, girls are nowadays bullied more on different online platforms, as a Bitdefender study shows (”Teens and online Threats, ... The post Top reasons girls get bullied online more appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Dixons Carphone data breach – millions put at risk of fraud

Dixons Carphone data breach – millions put at risk of fraud

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 13.06.2018

Once again a large company has suffered a huge data breach, putting millions of innocent customers at risk. Customers of British popular high street stores Currys PC World, Carphone Warehouse, and Dixons Travel have been warned that a huge data breach has occurred involving 5.9 million payment cards and the personal data records of 1.2 [and#8230;] read more

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