Category: Security

Cyber-crime, Malware, Network security, Security

Ransomware attack against COSCO spread beyond its US network to Americas

July 31, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Chinese shipping giant COSCO recently suffered a ransomware attack that disrupted some systems of the company in the United States. The shipping company quickly isolates the systems to avoid propagation to other regions and started an internal investigation, the firm […]

Cloud security, Security

Considerations for Load Balancers When Migrating Applications to the Cloud

July 31, 2018

Via: Radware Blog

According to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, total spending on IT infrastructure for deployment in cloud environments is expected to total $46.5 billion in 2017 with year-over-year growth of 20.9%. […]

Network security, Security

Facebook’s Security and Privacy Overhaul Comes at a Price

July 27, 2018

Via: DataBreach Today

Facebook is making substantial investments to improve its data security and privacy practices. But the long-term cost of those investments and impact on the bottom line has spooked investors, leading to a $120 billion loss in market value on Thursday, […]

Cyber-crime, Security, Spam

Spambot aims at targets WordPress sites in World Cup-Themed spam scam

July 13, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Security experts from Imperva recently observed a spike in spam activity directed at WordPress websites, attackers aimed at tricking victims into clicking on links to sites offering betting services on the 2018 FIFA World Cup games. Imperva monitored the activity […]

Access control, Cyber-crime, Hacker, Security

‘Hidden Tunnels’ Help Hackers Launch Financial Services Attacks

June 21, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Hackers are using the infrastructure, meant to transmit data between applications, for command and control. The security tools and strategies financial services organizations use to protect their data could be leveraged by cybercriminals who sneak in undetected via “hidden tunnels” to […]

Data loss, Network security, Privacy protection, Security

macOS’ Quick Look Cache May Leak Encrypted Data

June 21, 2018

Via: Security Week

The Quick Look mechanism on macOS, which allows users to check file contents without actually opening the files, may leak information on cached files, even if they reside on encrypted drives or if the files have been deleted. According to […]

Cloud security, Phishing, Security

Simple Steps To Strengthen Your Network Security

June 1, 2018

Via: Aberdeen Essentials

Digital transformation is accelerating the speed of business – and the complexity of the network. Companies new to the market design a robust, current security framework into the network from Day One. However, more established companies don’t have that luxury. […]

Network security, Security, Tech

6 Security Investments You May Be Wasting

May 31, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Security budgets are growing and so are security costs, with drivers coming from all sides: data breaches that are more frequent and more expensive to remediate; preventative technologies that are costly to buy and maintain; and talent that remains both […]

Cyber-crime, Data loss, Security

Fraud Protection Firm Signifyd Raises $100 Million

May 31, 2018

Via: Security Week

Signifyd, a San Jose, CA-based company that specializes in fraud protection solutions for e-commerce businesses, on Wednesday announced that it raised $100 million in a Series D funding round. The round was led by Premji Invest, with participation from existing […]

Privacy protection, Security

Operator of World’s Top Internet Hub Sues German Spy Agency

May 31, 2018

Via: Security Week

Berlin – The operator of the world’s largest internet hub challenged the legality of sweeping telecoms surveillance by Germany’s spy agency, a German court heard Wednesday. The BND foreign intelligence service has long tapped international data flows through the De-Cix […]