Cybersecurity

Half of German companies hit by sabotage, spying in last two years, BSI says

BERLIN (Reuters) - More than half the companies in Germany have been hit by spying, sabotage or data theft in the last two years, the German IT industry association Bitkom said on Friday, and estimated the attacks caused around 55 billion euros' worth of damage a year.<p>Several high-profile attacks …

Security

Blame the Internet of Things for Destroying the Internet Today

An army of hacked Internet of Things devices could be one of the reasons why your internet sucks today.<p>A massive botnet of hacked Internet of Things devices has been implicated in the cyberattack that caused a significant internet outage on Friday.<p>The botnet, which is powered by the malware known …

Internet of Things

How a fish tank helped hack a casino

Hackers are constantly looking for new ways to access people’s data<b>.</b> Most recently, the way was as simple as a fish tank.<p>The hackers attempted to acquire data from a North American casino by using an Internet-connected fish tank, according to a report released Thursday by cybersecurity firm …

Security

Decades-Old Network Protocol Puts Companies At Risk And Refuses To Die

Twenty-five years is a very long time in the world of technology. Just look at how much computers have changed since 1992, the year when Microsoft proudly launched Windows 3.1 on a 1.44MB floppy disk. Yet, some things have lingered from those early days of the internet and now put the systems we …

Information Security

This place is the capital of pedophilia, human trafficking, weapons sales and hacking

The offer is blunt and chilling.<p>An individual by the name of Rent-A-Hacker claims in an online ad that you can hire him to destroy the reputation of …

Security

Top White House official talks Cyber Command, international engagement, more

<i>With help from Eric Geller and Martin Matishak</i><p><b>BOSSERT ON CYBER —</b> White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert delved deep into the Trump administration’s cyber policy views in a wide-ranging interview Thursday at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colo. Bossert, a former cyber risk fellow at …

Security

Cyber War Is Hell: Cisco Posts Grim Email Crime Forecast

There are two main takeaways in Cisco’s “2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report:”<p>Criminals are moving toward Destruction of Service attacks.<br>• Email has …

Security

How to Choose a VPN Provider for Your Business

A step-by-step guide to picking a virtual private network that works for you.<p>In a world where technology is advancing at such a high speed, it becomes hectic to keep up with security. Securing yourself from people trying to access your email, your bank and even your own identity is hard enough. …

Security

Motivation Mystery Behind WannaCry, ExPetr

If two is a coincidence and three is a trend, maybe we’re not quite there yet in officially calling WannaCry and ExPetr a new movement among APT …

Kaspersky Lab

Talking Security, Hacking, and Politics at Brainstorm Tech

Former heads of the CIA, NSA, and the US military, not to mention famous journalists, had a lot to say about our current cybersecurity …

Security

Cisco: Bigger 'destruction of service' attacks set to infect businesses

<b>New Delhi:</b> Uncovering the rapid evolution of threats and the increasing magnitude of cyber attacks, networking and security major Cisco on Friday …

Security

Qatar crisis: What you need to know

On June 5, Saudi Arabia, along with several Arab allies, cut diplomatic ties with Qatar in a move that sent shockwaves throughout the Middle East and …

Middle East

Yes, It's Safe to Use Kaspersky Antivirus Software

Russian antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab has been in the news a lot lately, and not in a good way. The U.S. Congress may ban Kaspersky products from the …

Security

Trump’s Bigly Plan to Be Better at ‘the Cyber’

The administration is planning key changes to U.S. cyberintelligence structure, but is it a step backward for U.S. national security?<p>After months of …

Security

As Cyberattacks Destabilize the World, the State Department Turns a Blind Eye

A cyberattack can't blow up the world, but it can upend geopolitical stability. It can destroy national alliances, and work to undermine the most …

Security

Briton admits to cyber-attack on Deutsche Telekom

Liberian telecoms company commissioned attack but had not asked for German firm to be hacked, 29-year-old tells Cologne court<p>A 29-year-old British man has confessed to carrying out a cyber-attack on Deutsche Telekom’s routers last year, claiming he had acted on behalf of a Liberian …

Security

Commons committee was hit by cyber attack

<b>Seventy seven people who sent personal information to a Commons select committee have been told it may have been compromised in a cyber attack.</b><p>In its latest update on the attack in June, the Commons says 39 mailboxes were hit - fewer than 0.5% of 9,000 Parliamentary accounts.<p>But among them was a …

Cyberattack

Microsoft using lawsuits to thwart Putin's hackers

Microsoft lawyers have quietly been fighting back against the Russian hacking group that attacked the Democratic party last year, by taking it to …

Security

Threats with Escalating Impact: Announcing the Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report

Security<p>David Ulevitch - July 20, 2017 - 0 Comments<p>It’s time again for our Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR), which offers updates on the security research and insights revealed in the recent Annual Cybersecurity Report. The unsettling news at this halfway point in the year is that the bad actors …

Security

AI Cyber Wars: Coming Soon To A Bank Near You

The battle between cyber criminals and banks is an intensifying arms race. Cyber criminals are racing to develop new offensive weapons while the banks and insurers they are targeting are scrambling to keep pace.<p>Financial institutions are increasingly deploying Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and …

Security

Adopt These Five Security Measures to Keep Your Apps Secure

Recently there was a huge hue and cry in May when the WannaCry ransomware attacked the worldwide cyber security creating havoc and jeopardizing the function of close to some two and a half million computers in about 150 countries. Its prime target was computers using Microsoft Operating System. …

Security

Digital Security Awareness Is A Compulsion In Today's Times

Vijay Mukhi, Cyber Crime Investigator explains the measures required to eradicate cyber crimes by stating some very important points in a panel …

Security

Russian official says they are still working with Trump administration on cybersecurity group

Russian foreign minister hints Trump may have had more undisclosed meetings with Putin<p>By Andrew Joyce<p>5m ago<p>Russia's top diplomat said there may have …

Donald Trump

AI for security

Microsoft is making a cloud service that uses artificial intelligence to track down bugs in software generally available, and it will begin offering …

Security

Tomorrow’s Workplace: Flexible and Secure

Balancing workplace flexibility and enterprise security is not a new challenge for IT and technology decision-makers—but getting it right is …

The Workplace

Dump the snake oil and show security researchers some respect | ZDNet

Hacker Summer Camp kicks off this weekend, and with many conferences, there's a very noticeable "race to first" by marketing teams. In that race, …

Chief Marketing Officers

Using DevOps to Move Faster than Attackers

Black Hat USA talk will discuss the practicalities of adjusting appsec tooling and practices in the age of DevOps.<p>DevOps could be security's biggest …

Application Security

Google’s AI Fight Club Will Train Systems to Defend Against Future Cyberattacks

Reinforcing AI Systems<p>When artificial intelligence (AI) is discussed today, most people are referring to machine learning algorithms or deep learning …

Machine Learning

Two dozen Dems urge TIllerson to keep State's cyber division

Following media reports throughout the week that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was considering jettisoning the State Department's cybersecurity …

Government

Thou shalt be secure: RSA says you can't force private sector to break encryption | ZDNet

RSA's VP and GM of Global Public Sector Practice Mike Brown believes there's a better way to thwart terrorism than breaking end-to-end encryption, as …

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