Beware bogus ‘WhatsApp subscription ending’ emails and texts

Watch out! There’s a WhatsApp account thief about! Have you received an email claiming to come from WhatsApp that warns that you have been using the service for more than one year and that it’s time to take out a subscription? Beware! The emails are, of course, a scam designed to trick you into clicking … More Beware bogus ‘WhatsApp subscription ending’ emails and texts

OneLogin: Businesses vulnerable to data breaches by ex-employees

Businesses leave themselves open to potential data breaches through their ex-employees by failing to disable their access to the corporate network, according to a new study by OneLogin. Over half (58%) of ex-employees are still able to access all corporate applications after leaving the business. Furthermore, this is a proven risk, with 24% of businesses being subject to data … More OneLogin: Businesses vulnerable to data breaches by ex-employees

A major cyberattack could cost the global economy $53 billion

Lloyd’s of London has reported that a serious cyberattack could cost the global economy as much as a devastating natural disaster. According to the Guardian, average losses from a crippling cyberattack are estimated to be around $53 billion. However, insurers are unable to give a specific estimate, due to the complexity of cyberattacks and the lack of historical data available. … More A major cyberattack could cost the global economy $53 billion

Industrial control security practitioners worry about threats … for a reason

Written by Peter Stancik, ESET We Live Security Last month, ESET researchers confirmed the discovery of a new type of sophisticated malware now known as Industroyer, highlighting the threat posed to industrial control systems. Indeed, this is considered to be the first-ever designed to affect ICS industrial control systems directly, and is thought to be behind the December … More Industrial control security practitioners worry about threats … for a reason

Adobe Flash Player users should update their software NOW

Written by Graham Cluley, ESET We Live Security One of the favourite pieces of software for malicious hackers to target on users’ computers is Adobe Flash Player. Why? Well, there are a few reasons. Firstly, Adobe Flash Player is on an awful lot of computers. Many users may have it installed it long ago in … More Adobe Flash Player users should update their software NOW