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Latest victim of ongoing SWIFT heists is Nepal bank

Latest victim of ongoing SWIFT heists is Nepal bank

Written by on November 8, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – A bank in Nepal is the latest victim in a string of cyber heists targeting the global SWIFT bank messaging system, though most of the stolen funds have been recovered, two officials involved in the investigation confirmed on Tuesday. Hackers last month made about $4.4 million in fraudulent transfers from Kathmandu-based NIC […]

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Exactly why has Kaspersky fallen foul of US lawmakers?

Exactly why has Kaspersky fallen foul of US lawmakers?

Written by on November 2, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Kaspersky has fallen foul of US lawmakers. According to the WSJ, Hackers working for the Russian government stole details of how the U.S. penetrates foreign computer networks and defends against cyberattacks after a National Security Agency contractor removed the highly classified material and put it on his home computer with Kaspersky antivirus installed, according to […]

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How to hack Ukraine’s infrastructure, a car wash, anything

How to hack Ukraine’s infrastructure, a car wash, anything

Written by on August 1, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It turns out that the much publicised hack of Ukraine’s infrastructure was more about human behaviour as ancient IT. In fact, more so. The head of Microsoft went to work on the problem and started in the President’s office. He found that every computer had the same login and password (let’s guess at ‘President’ and […]

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Will the Trump cyber policy simply encourage further attacks?

Will the Trump cyber policy simply encourage further attacks?

Written by on July 26, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The Trump administration’s refusal to publicly accuse Russia and others in a wave of politically motivated hacking attacks is creating a policy vacuum that security experts fear will encourage more cyber warfare. In the past three months, hackers broke into official websites in Qatar, helping to create a regional crisis; suspected […]

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US media report showed UAE was involved in Qatar hack

US media report showed UAE was involved in Qatar hack

Written by on July 18, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

LONDON/DOHA (Reuters) – Qatar said on Monday that a U.S. media report had shown that the United Arab Emirates – UAE – was involved in an alleged hack of Qatar’s state news agency in late May that helped spark a diplomatic crisis in the Gulf. The UAE said the Washington Post report was untrue, and […]

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Anatomy of a security breach – what is the real cost?

Anatomy of a security breach – what is the real cost?

Written by on July 5, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

What can make a grown CISO quiver in hits boots? The gathering of ominous, dark clouds of the dreaded security breach are rapidly sending businesses for cover! Many of the reported cyber-attacks have caused significant downtime, not to mention long-term reputational and financial damage. The rehabilitation process is more significant than you might imagine (here, here […]

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Fraudsters using old SS7 and SMS flaws to steal from your bank account

Fraudsters using old SS7 and SMS flaws to steal from your bank account

Written by on May 16, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

ITEM: Cyber criminals are reportedly exploiting long-existing security flaws in the SS7 signaling network to hack SMS-based two-factor authentication for banking services and successfully steal money from their customers. That’s according to Motherboard, citing a report in a German newspaper: In short, the issue with SS7 is that the network believes whatever you tell it. SS7 […]

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WannaCry virus has signs of North Korean hacking group

WannaCry virus has signs of North Korean hacking group

Written by on May 16, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cybersecurity researchers have found evidence they say could link North Korea with the WannaCry cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide as global authorities scrambled to prevent hackers from spreading new versions of the virus. A researcher from South Korea’s Hauri Labs said on Tuesday their own findings matched […]

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We’ve had WannaCry, but Persirai hijacks your IP cameras

We’ve had WannaCry, but Persirai hijacks your IP cameras

Written by on May 15, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Trend Micro has discovered a new attack on internet-based IP cameras and recorders powered by a new Internet of Things (IOT) bot dubbed PERSIRAI. A new Persirai Internet of Things (IoT) botnet has targeted over 1,000 different models of vulnerable IP cameras and is using the hijacked devices to carry out DDoS attacks. Over 122,000 […]

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WannaCry wake up call for all institutions says Microsoft

WannaCry wake up call for all institutions says Microsoft

Written by on May 15, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Officials across the globe scrambled over the weekend to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that disrupted operations at car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, while Microsoft on Sunday pinned blame on the U.S. government for not disclosing more software vulnerabilities. Cyber security experts said the spread of the worm dubbed […]

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