Malta’s leading bank resumes operations after cyberheist-induced shutdown

Bank of Valetta, which went dark for a day after the fraudulent transfers of €13 million, is now looking to get the money back. Things are getting back to normal for Bank of Valetta (BOV) and its customers following a cyberattack that caused Malta’s largest bank to take the unprecedented step of temporarily shutting down … More Malta’s leading bank resumes operations after cyberheist-induced shutdown

An acoustic attack can blue screen your Windows computer

Security researchers have demonstrated how attackers could cause physical damage to hard drives, and cause PCs to crash, just by playing sounds through a computer’s speaker. A denial-of-service (DoS) attack against your organisation’s website is bad enough, preventing customers from reaching your online presence and perhaps preventing you from processing new orders – but imagine the chaos … More An acoustic attack can blue screen your Windows computer

Cybersecurity ‘no longer a technical issue’

Cybersecurity has gone from being a technical issue to one that needs consideration and leadership at a board level, according to an expert. Julian Cracknell, managing director for UK services at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, said that the “price of cyber ignorance” could be “catastrophic”. This, he explained on the back of BAE Systems releasing … More Cybersecurity ‘no longer a technical issue’

Cash machines turn 49 today: Are ATMs really that secure?

Forty-nine years ago, if you needed cash you had to head to your bank and request it from the clerk at the counter. But on the 27th of June 1967, all that changed. On that day Londoners had their first opportunity to withdraw funds from their accounts via a new specialized cash machine, which later … More Cash machines turn 49 today: Are ATMs really that secure?