29 Oct 2019

Most decision makers expect AI and 5G to impact their cybersecurity strategy

83% of organizations believe 5G will lead to challenges in terms of cybersecurity, which implies that companies may be put at risk as a result of the new technology, a recent survey by Information Risk Management (IRM) found. Companies are concerned about 5G because vulnerabilities in the technology “appear to

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29 Oct 2019

Microsoft Warns of Cyberattacks Against Anti-Doping Orgs

A new report by Microsoft shows that notorious state-backed Russian hacking group Fancy Bear (aka APT28, Strontium, Sofacy, Sednit, Tsar Team, and Sandworm) has launched “significant cyberattacks” targeting at least 16 anti-doping and sporting organizations in various countries across the globe. The campaign began on September 16. In 2018, Russia’s

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29 Oct 2019

Details for 1.3 million Indian payment cards put up for sale on Joker’s Stash

Security researchers with Group-IB are warning that threat actors have begun selling a staggering 1.3 million payment cards on Joker’s Stash, the largest underground market place for payment card data. Most of the data belongs to Indian cardholders. The cards are being sold for $100 a piece. While Group-IB has not

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29 Oct 2019

Companies unprepared to deal with mobile attacks, synthetic identity fraud, CCPA compliance

92% of companies are worried about synthetic identity fraud (SIF), and 40% have noted a rise in SIF in the past year, according to a new survey by IDology. Mobile attacks have also increased by 40% in the same period. The rise of SIF and mobile attacks is especially considering

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29 Oct 2019

Putin Now Has Russia’s Internet Kill Switch To Stop US Cyberattacks

After years of preparation, Russia will begin testing the independence of the country’s internet, known as Runet, next month. The plan, which was signed into law earlier this year, will see Runet entering “combat mode,” which means that it is being disconnected from the global Internet. According to Russia, the plan

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29 Oct 2019

City of Johannesburg Refuses to Pay Ransom to Hackers

The City of Johannesburg, South Africa, which suffered a ransomware attack last week, will not pay the ransom of 4 bitcoin (over $37,000) demanded by the attackers. The threat group, calling itself the Shadow Kill Hackers, says it has obtained passwords, financial records, personal population information and other sensitive information

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29 Oct 2019

Fashion Site Sixth June Leaking Card Data to Magecart Hackers

Security researchers have uncovered two major Magecart campaigns since last week. Magecart is an umbrella term for various criminal groups that attack websites with the aim of injecting them with “skimming” malware designed to steal the payment card information of visitors. Last week it was reported that the website of Procter

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28 Oct 2019

IS leader al-Baghdadi death prompts terror alerts

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State, killed himself by detonating a suicide-vest on Saturday when US special forces raided his hideout in northwestern Syria, US President Donald Trump announced on Sunday. While analysts believe the death of the terror group’s notoriously ruthless leader is bound to hurt the

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28 Oct 2019

UniCredit hit by data breach of Italian client records

3 million Italian customers of Italian bank UniCredit are affected by a major breach involving a document created in 2015, the company confirmed on Monday. It is not clear what data has been compromised, but according to the bank, the information, could not have allowed threat actors to access customer

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28 Oct 2019

Despite enthusiasm for AI adoption, governments are experiencing challenges

90% of government leaders and senior IT decision-makers in Europe think that in the coming years, artificial intelligence will transform how their organization operates, a recent Accenture study found. 86% of companies aim to increase spending on AI solutions next year. The two most popular areas for AI deployment are

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