31 Dec 2018
The year 2018 has seen lots of security vulnerabilities and cyber criminals who not only wants the control of the targeted system to steal files or extract a ransom, but also to make use of the computing power of the devices to mine cryptocurrency which results in the physical destruction of the targeted devices. The...
31 Dec 2018
Several major US newspapers were crippled over the weekend as there were disruptions in printing and delivery. This is believed to be due to the cyberattack by the Ryuk ransomware strain. The cyberattack affected the printing centers operated by Tribune Publishing and former Tribune Publishing property, the Los Angeles Times. Almost all of the Tribune...
28 Dec 2018
A pottery firm has been targeted by cyber attackers with the aim of extracting money from the business. Steelite International, based in Orme Street, Stoke-on-Trent, have found that attackers have encrypted their servers to create maximum disruption to its payroll systems. The company stated that their IT staffs have restored their servers on time so...
28 Dec 2018
There are lots of advancements in technology and it is a wonderful thing. But with more digital advances there is an increase in hacking and human error. It is necessary to make sure that your employee data is safe. The year 2018 saw several security breaches or attempts against charities and businesses. This also resulted...
28 Dec 2018
In today’s digital world it is very important to protect your online data and your own privacy. Let us take a look at some of the necessary steps that can be taken to protect your privacy and data. The Government and other organizations track your online activities either from your smart phone, laptop or smart...
27 Dec 2018
San Diego school district has disclosed that a data breach had occurred in which personal data of more than 500,000 staff and students were stolen. The breach notice was posted by the district on its website last Friday. The breach was performed through phishing where authentic looking mails are sent to the target system and...
26 Dec 2018
A flaw in Orange LiveBox ADSL modems permits a hacker to retrieve their SSID and WiFi password in plaintext by sending a request over the internet. The honeypots at Bad Packets observed a scan, which upon further investigation found a traffic that targeted the Orange devices. According to the co-founder of the Company, Troy Mursch...
26 Dec 2018
The Indian Government has authorized ten security agencies the legal authority to intercept, monitor or decrypt information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer. The order was approved by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs on December 20 and is considered to be an expansion of India’s IT Act of 2000. This successfully gives...
21 Dec 2018
Cyber attacks on businesses around the world are on the rise, and Africa is not spared. These attacks cost businesses productivity, revenue, and client trust besides the personal security of its patrons. For example: The Wannacry ransomware attack of May 2017 has hit 150 countries which includes many African countries as well. Most of the organizations...
21 Dec 2018
The Department of Justice in United States has announced that the FBI has seized domains of 15 “DDoS-for-hire” websites and charged three individuals running some of these services. DDoS-for-hire services rent out access to a network of infected devices, which can be used by anyone even an individual who is not much tech-savvy, to launch...