Tag: cyber security

Data loss, Threats & Malware

Data breach reveals distressing info: People who order pineapple on pizza

September 21, 2023

Via: The Register

Pizza Hut’s Australian outpost has suffered a data breach. The baked goods purveyor has delivered bitter news to around 190,000 customers: that their name, delivery address, email address, and phone numbers have been accessed by unautorised entities. Even more seriously, […]

Network security, Security

Broaden your cyber security knowhow at CyberThreat 2023

September 20, 2023

Via: The Register

Cyber security remains a top three priority for most, if not all, organisations. The risks associated with failure to implement adequate defences were once again highlighted by the ransomware incident which impacted several hospital computer systems across the US last […]

Network security, Security

Australia to build six ‘cyber shields’ to defend its shores

September 19, 2023

Via: The Register

Australia will build “six cyber shields around our nation” declared home affairs minister Clare O’Neill yesterday, as part of a national cyber security strategy. Detailed in a speech before a summit on cyber security, the strategy’s six “shields” comprise: Education […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Attackers Create Synthetic Security Researchers to Steal IP

June 16, 2023

Via: Dark Reading

During the month of May, an unknown threat group created a malicious GitHub repository that claimed to contain a zero-day exploit for a vulnerability in the Signal messaging app. The attackers supported the credibility of the exploit by creating a […]

Network security, Security

Meta Uncovers Massive Social Media Cyber Espionage Operations Across South Asia

May 4, 2023

Via: The Hacker News

Three different threat actors leveraged hundreds of elaborate fictitious personas on Facebook and Instagram to target individuals located in South Asia as part of disparate attacks. “Each of these APTs relied heavily on social engineering to trick people into clicking […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Ukraine Successfully Blocked Over 4,500 Cyberattacks in 2022

December 28, 2022

Via: DataBreach Today

Ukraine’s domestic intelligence agency revealed earlier this week that it successfully blocked more than 4,500 cyberattacks in 2022. The Security Service of Ukraine, which protects Ukraine’s information and digital security in wartime conditions, says the number of cyberattacks has tripled […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Foreign hackers are targeting American schools of all sizes

September 8, 2022

Via: Panda Security

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in California, the 2nd largest school district in the USA, was attacked by hackers during the Labor Day weekend. The attack caused a ‘significant infrastructure disruption.’ Cybercriminals managed to infect and lock up […]


Why Your Business Needs A VPN

April 20, 2022

Via: Nakisani Jacobs

Today’s businesses, regardless of size, are vulnerable to hacking and data theft, which can result in significant financial loss. A virtual private network (VPN) uses advanced technology to protect your business data and keep you safe from online threats. A […]

Cyber-crime, Malware

Sugar Ransomware, a new RaaS in the threat landscape

February 2, 2022

Via: Security Affairs

The cyber threat team at retail giant Walmart has analyzed a new ransomware family dubbed Sugar, which is offered through a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) model. Unlike other ransomware operations, Sugar ransomware appears to primarily focus on individual computers instead of entire […]

Application security, Cloud security, Security

How to Secure a Changing Application Environment Across Platforms

April 1, 2021

Via: Radware Blog

Organizations are shifting application environments, migrating workloads between on-premise, private and public clouds and operating a hybrid application ecosystem spread across multiple environments. According to Radware’s 2021 State of Web Application and API Protection Report, 47% of organizations who operate […]

Cloud security, Security

Here’s How One Airline Upgraded Its Security in the Cloud

March 31, 2021

Via: Radware Blog

Founded over 70 years ago, this airline is now one of the largest in South America. Business started with domestic flights but has since expanded to an array of international destinations with service to cities across the United States, Canada […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

US teases retaliation over state-backed cyber attacks

March 8, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

The US may conduct offensive cyber attacks against targets in Russia within weeks in retaliation for the widespread SolarWinds Orion attacks, even as the government’s cyber security teams deal with additional fall-out from last week’s disclosure of four dangerous vulnerabilities […]

Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Network security, Security

Biden will act on cyber security to fix SolarWinds mess

February 19, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

President Biden looks set to sign off an executive action to address gaps in the US’s national cyber security posture that were left painfully exposed by the December 2020 SolarWinds incident. The cyber attack first came to light via cyber […]

Application security, Cloud security, Security

Public Cloud Down Again? Predictions for 2021.

December 10, 2020

Via: Radware Blog

I thought we had heard the end of availability issues last year (see my blog from last year). After all, reliability and having enough processing horsepower to keep applications available across failures is one of the big benefits of migrating […]

Network security, Security

There’s no going back to pre-pandemic security approaches

December 9, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

The majority of cyber security professionals say their approach to security will never return to how it was before the Covid-19 pandemic, as they emphasise securing remote workers and cloud deployments as ongoing challenges heading into 2021, according to a […]

Cyber-crime, Identity theft

Top Security Tips for Online Shopping

November 25, 2020

Via: Radware Blog

With the year’s biggest shopping season upon us, consumers are getting ready to take advantage of enticing discounts and offers from a range of e-commerce websites and applications. Naturally, this is also the peak time of year for fraudsters and […]

Network security, Security

5 Cyber Lessons Learned From the U.S. Election

November 24, 2020

Via: Radware Blog

Last week, I took a deep dive on U.S. election-related topics, including the government’s response to potential cyber threats, the issue of malspam during the election, and whether or not nation-state attacks had a meaningful impact on the election. Here […]

Network security, Security

US cyber security chief fired for contradicting Trump

November 18, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Chris Krebs, the director of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) – America’s equivalent of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – has been dismissed by outgoing president Donald Trump, after his agency’s analysis of the 3 […]

Network security, Security

IT Priorities 2020: After Covid-19, security goes back to basics

November 10, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

At the beginning of 2020, risk management and compliance were seen as the top spending priorities for CISOs, and while this remains a key area of focus, much has changed. According to the new data, which was compiled in September […]

Network security, Security

Protecting remote workers an opportunity to do security better

October 22, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Guaranteeing appropriate access to enterprise systems for remote workers has been the biggest cyber security challenge faced by IT teams during the pandemic, but it’s a good opportunity to improve business resilience by committing to a far higher standard of […]