Thousands of teenagers across the UK are set to be given intensive training at cybersecurity clubs in a bid to minimize the skills shortage predicted for the near future. The Cyber Schools Programme aims to offer support and encouragement to youngsters aged between 14 and 18 who demonstrate an early talent for the skills needed … More UK government to roll out cybersecurity clubs for teens to address skills shortage
Originating in the Philippines, the Love Bug was the brainchild of two computer programmers, Reonel Ramones and Onel de Guzman. Although they were arrested, they were never prosecuted due to a lack of anti-malware legislation in the country at the time. From there, the virus spread to Hong Kong, to Europe and finally arrived reached … More ILOVEYOU: The wrong kind of LoveLetter
Android users have been exposed to a new malicious app imitating Adobe Flash Player that serves as a potential entrance for many types of dangerous malware. The application, detected by ESET security software as Android/TrojanDownloader.Agent.JI, tricks its victims into granting it special permissions in the Android accessibility menu and uses these to download and execute … More New Android trojan mimics user clicks to download dangerous malware
The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has confirmed that 12 of its hotels across the Americas suffered a suspected data breach. The group first reported it was looking into irregularities at a small number of its properties back in December, an investigation that was conducted alongside leading cybersecurity firms. At the center of the investigation was IHG’s payment … More InterContinental Hotels Group confirms suspected data breach
The Top Ten Threats 1. Win32/TrojanDownloader.Wauchos Previous Ranking: 2 Percentage Detected: 5.86% This is a Trojan which tries to download other malware from the Internet. It collects information about the operating system, including settings and the computer’s IP address. Then, it attempts to send the information it has gathered to a remote machine. It can … More Monthly Threat Report: January 2017
Fueled by the technological advancements of recent years, the volume of data produced, processed and shared worldwide, has reached unforeseen proportions. However, these connected phenomena haven’t been adequately reflected in the respective laws which govern data – at least until now. Introducing major changes to Europe’s privacy laws, a new single data protection act, General … More Is GDPR good or bad news for business?
Thousands of WordPress webpages hacked, ESET Ireland finds several Irish pages, including GAA Daily among them. Two weeks ago WordPress 4.7.2 was released, and website administrators running self-hosted versions of the hugely popular CMS and blogging platform were advised to update their systems as a matter of urgency. What we didn’t know at the time … More 100,000+ WordPress webpages defaced, Irish pages included