Internews and ESET develop security partnership to protect human rights defenders

Global nonprofit Internews has partnered with cybersecurity company ESET to distribute antivirus software to civil society and at-risk groups worldwide. The pilot project will protect more than 1000 devices, reaching a network of journalists, human rights groups, and members of civil society who are highly vulnerable to digital threats. “These licenses will fill a critical … More Internews and ESET develop security partnership to protect human rights defenders

Thunderbolt flaws open millions of PCs to physical hacking

A new attack method enables bad actors to access data on a locked computer via an evil maid attack within 5 minutes. Millions of computers sporting Intel’s Thunderbolt ports are open to hands-on hacking attempts due to vulnerabilities in this hardware interface, according to research by Björn Ruytenberg, a security researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology … More Thunderbolt flaws open millions of PCs to physical hacking

WannaCryptor remains a global threat three years on

WannaCryptor is still alive and kicking, so much so that it sits atop the list of the most commonly detected ransomware families. On May 12th, 2017, WannaCryptor (also known as WannaCry and WCrypt) wrought havoc on computer systems across the globe to a degree never seen previously. The cryptoworm propagated through an exploit called EternalBlue that targeted a … More WannaCryptor remains a global threat three years on

Over 160 million user records put up for sale on the dark web

Eleven companies, ranging from online marketplaces to news websites, have had their user databases poached. More than 164 million user records stolen from almost a dozen companies have been put up for sale on the dark web in recent days. The data trove is being peddled by a cybercriminal collective going by the name Shiny … More Over 160 million user records put up for sale on the dark web

Digital transformation could be accelerated by COVID‑19

The pandemic has highlighted the need for businesses to act with alacrity and prepare for the long haul – and to do so with cybersecurity in mind. The technology industry abounds with buzzwords and phrases, with digital transformation being one such term that many companies aspire to undertake; but when faced with reality it can … More Digital transformation could be accelerated by COVID‑19

Professional data leakage: How did that security vendor get my personal data?

…and why are they selling it to other security vendors and product testers? If you were hoping to find a sensational story outing one of our competitors, I am going to disappoint you right away. This is not that, but it is something, something that can happen to all of us! Spam is something that … More Professional data leakage: How did that security vendor get my personal data?