21 Aug 2019

Pompeo announces ‘countdown’ clock as Iran weapons embargo ends in 2020

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday urged the United Nations to extend a weapons embargo on Iran that is set to expire in 2020, which will mark five years after the adoption of the Iran Nuclear Deal that was abandoned by the US last year. Pompeo said

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21 Aug 2019

Fresh Kashmir border clashes leave several dead

More than two weeks after the Indian government stripped Kashmir of its autonomous status and revoked a ban on property purchases by non-residents, tensions in the disputed region continue to escalate. On Tuesday, several people were killed in clashes between Indian and Pakistani border forces, although both countries provided conflicting

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21 Aug 2019

Employee Error Behind Half of Industrial Network Incidents

A new report by Kaspersky shows that employee mistakes are the leading cause of industrial cybersecurity incidents. Last year, 52% of such incidents were the result of human error. Despite growing cyber threats, only 57% of industrial firms have a dedicated cybersecurity budget for operational technology (OT) / industrial control

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21 Aug 2019

Chinese Cyber-Spies Target US-Based Research University

In April of this year, FireEye security experts detected and eventually stopped a cyberattack on a research university located in the United States. Interesting detail: the attack was launched by the notorious Chinese state-backed cyber espionage group APT41. The attackers went after an Internet-facing web server and managed to exploit

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21 Aug 2019

Visa Adds New Threat Detection to Prevent Payment Fraud

Visa is upping the ante in its fight against cybercrime by providing new anti-fraud solutions that aim to improve the security of transactions. The new tech includes threat detection and blocking technology that is immediately available to all customers for free. The firms is adding four new features, namely: Visa

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21 Aug 2019

Fortnite Ransomware Masquerades as an Aimbot Game Hack

Security researchers at Cyren have uncovered a new ransomware campaign that targets players of the immensely popular online video game Fortnite. The payload, called “Syrk” is disguised as a game hack that will improve players’ aim and let them know the location of other players. The threat actors are likely

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21 Aug 2019

Moscow’s blockchain voting system cracked a month before election

The blockchain-based voting system that Moscow wants to use next month for the regional parliamentary election contains a critical flaw that breaks the security of the entire system, a security researcher has discovered. The voting system relies on a combination of private and public keys for encrypting ballots. However, it

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21 Aug 2019

Making Tough Choices: How CISOs Manage Resources To Protect Their Brand’s Most Valuable Assets

84% of CISOs think that cyberattacks are a growing threat and 21% believe that threat campaigns are evolving faster than the defensive capabilities of organizations, a new study by Forbes and Fortinet shows. The survey, which sheds light on the views and decision making strategies of CISOs, identifies efforts to protecting

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21 Aug 2019

Should Companies Block Newly Registered Domains?

Companies can significantly improve their cybersecurity by blocking access to newly registered domains (NRDs) because 70% of these are “malicious,” “suspicious” or “not safe for work,” a new report by Palo Alto Networks suggests. These findings confirm earlier reports indicating that threat actors frequently use NRDs for malicious purposes including “C2

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21 Aug 2019

Cyberthreats Against Financial Services Up 56%

A new ZeroFOX report shows that cyber threats targeting financial services firms increased by 56% over the past 12 months, compared to the previous year. The most prevalent was brand abuse, which in 90% of cases took the form of rather convincing impersonation attempts. 40% of cyber threats involved fraud,

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