Nearly all businesses have suffered some form of phishing attack during the past year, the survey finds. Research from security specialist Mimecast has revealed the latest depressing statistics about online cybersecurity. Mimecast’s study of “1,025 global IT decision makers” revealed that phishing attacks are the most prominent type of cyberattack, with 94 percent of … [Read more...] about Nearly All Businesses Suffer Phishing Attacks – Mimecast
Popular news aggregation site Flipboard – one billion app downloads from Google Play and counting – has become the latest internet company to admit it has suffered a breach. We’ve covered a lot of data breaches in recent years but this one has one or two wrinkles that are worth highlighting. According to Flipboard, hackers gained access to data between 2 June 2018 and 23 March … [Read more...] about Flipboard data breach – what users should do now
Read why James Sanders says that standard security practices among IT companies do not necessarily carry over to the IT departments of other firms, leading to products sold without basic security measures in place on Tech Republic : Vulnerabilities in Industrial Control Systems are an outsized threat in the manufacturing sector, and can have ripples in the economy at large—as … [Read more...] about Lack of basic security hygiene putting industrial control systems at risk.
Over 2.3 billion files -- including sensitive data like payroll information, credit card details, medical data and patents for intellectual property -- are exposed publicly online, putting both people and organisations at risk of data theft, cybercrime, espionage and other malicious activities. Analysis by researchers at cybersecurity company Digital Shadows found the highly … [Read more...] about Cybersecurity: The number of files exposed on misconfigured servers, storage and cloud services has risen to 2.3 billion
Microsoft has once again warned companies to patch older versions of Windows against a severe vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) service that can be abused remotely, and which the company has likened to the EternalBlue exploit that fueled the WannaCry, NotPetya, and Bad Rabbit ransomware outbreaks. To make matters worse, limited proof-of-concept code for … [Read more...] about Microsoft issues second warning about patching BlueKeep as PoC code goes public