08 Apr 2019

Insights gained from working on more than 750 cybersecurity incidents

A new report by BakerHostetler provides information on various threats and security trends based on 750 potential security incidents that occurred in 2018. The study points to phishing as the most common cause for security incident, which is unsurprising. A more striking finding is that about one in four security

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08 Apr 2019

Pakistan says it has intelligence of new Indian attack this month

Tensions between India and Pakistan have flared up again, with Pakistan claiming to have “reliable intelligence” indicating that India plans to attack the country between April 16 and 20. Pakistan says it has informed the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), namely the US, Russia, China,

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08 Apr 2019

Hackers beat university cyber-defences in two hours

New research shows that even though educational institutions are highly popular targets for cybercriminals and state-backed hackers alike, universities have very poor security in place. In a recent simulation, penetration testers with Jisc managed to get their hands on “high-value” data belonging to all of the over 50 UK universities

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08 Apr 2019

Industry 4.0 at Risk as Manufacturers Fail to Patch

A new Trend Micro report underscores the poor state of security in the manufacturing sector. The study found that old and outdated operating systems with serious security shortcomings prevail in the industry. Windows 10 is running on a mere 29% of machines in the sector, while 60.2% still run Windows

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08 Apr 2019

Hackers Can Add, Remove Cancer From CT Scans: Researchers

In the latest example of security issues that can result from the proliferation of Internet-facing medical devices, a team of security researchers from two Israeli universities has discovered that it is possible for threat actors to manipulate the 3D images generated during a Computer Tomography (CT) scan using custom malicious

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08 Apr 2019

US expected to brand Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

On Monday, the US is expected to officially recognize Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization. The IRGC is a military branch created after the 1979 Iranian Revolution with the aim of defending the country’s theocratic system. Analysts warn that by adding it to the list

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08 Apr 2019

CIOs and CISOs hold off on crucial updates due to potential impact on business operations

A new Tanium survey reveals that organizations may not adopt critical updates if these could interfere with business operations. According to the research, the vast majority (81%) of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and chief information security officers (CISOs) have declined to install a security patch or other type of critical

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05 Apr 2019

Researchers unearth 74 Facebook cybercrime groups with 385,000 members

A monthslong study by Cisco Talos has identified 74 Facebook cybercrime groups with a total of 385,000 members. While some groups resembled market places for illicit goods such as payment-card information, compromised user accounts and phishing tools, others were populated by crooks ready to commit a great variety of cybercrime

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05 Apr 2019

Drugmaker Bayer blames Chinese government-backed group for cyberattack

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG says that Chinese state-backed hackers have tried to breach the firm’s network for over a year since the beginning of 2018. While the company detected the intrusion in early 2018, it decided not to shut it down, but instead to put safeguards in place and

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05 Apr 2019

Libyan militias resist advance of pro-Haftar forces on Tripoli

On Friday, forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, a military leader who is challenging the legitimacy of the internationally recognized Libyan government in Tripoli, continued to close in on the capital. However, militias in western Libya have vowed to prevent the forces, known as the Libyan National Army, from capturing Tripoli.

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