Thursday, September 20, 2018

US Secret Service warns about new payment card scam

Criminals have devised a new scheme that aims to drain the bank accounts of large corporations. US authorities are alerting banks to a new type of payment card fraud that is targeting chips in...

Security education and social responsibility

We look at key trends for 2017 within this sector, from password security to the need for security education at all institutions: schools, businesses, governments. There is a scam that has dwelt amongst us...

NHS employee fined for illegally checking on patient medical records

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the United Kingdom has issued a stark reminder and straight-to-the-point warning for all employees who might be tempted to snoop on others’ personal data. The Information Commissioner’s Office...

WebEx vulnerability could spread malware between colleagues

Companies should check they are running latest version of WebEx, and beware attacks via the road less travelled. A critical vulnerability has been found in Cisco’s WebEx conferencing software – widely used by businesses...

Hacking of computer systems viewed as a real threat to feeling of safety

Recent survey shows that adults in the US view computer hacking as a major threat to their quality of life Do criminals hacking into computer systems pose a risk to your health, safety, or...

The state of IT security, 2018

Security by the numbersImage by IDG / Getty ImagesEvery year, CIO conducts its State of the CIO survey. This year's results are in, and the numbers will help you understand how the CIO...

North Korea-Linked Covellite APT group stopped targeting organizations in the U.S.Security Affairs

A North Korea-linked APT group, tracked by experts at industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos as Covellite, has stopped targeting US organizations. Anyway, the group, that is believed to be linked...

Valve patched decade-old bug that hackers could exploit to take over Steam users’ PCs

A critical bug, which has existed for at least 10 years in the Steam client, could have allowed attackers to remotely execute malicious code in “all 15 million active clients.” Put another way...

Queen’s University Belfast Launches Cyber-Testing Labs

Queen’s University Belfast is hailing a new £500,000 facility which will help academics and industry partners carry out testing and advanced research. The state-of-the-art cybersecurity research lab is housed in the university’s Centre for...

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