Smart cities must be cyber‑smart cities

As cities turn to IoT to address long-standing urban problems, what are the risks of leaving cybersecurity behind at the planning phase? You’ve probably heard the term “smart cities” – that is, the idea that extensive use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to monitor energy, utilities and transportation infrastructure can lead to cost savings, … More Smart cities must be cyber‑smart cities

Cybersecurity training and awareness: helpful resources for educators

Free resources for cybersecurity awareness and training are out there – links to many of them are provided here. Cybersecurity training and awareness programs need not break the budget. This article lists free resources that are readily accessible and can help you find ideas, content, and contacts to assist in your efforts. Of course, as … More Cybersecurity training and awareness: helpful resources for educators

NSA’s EternalBlue exploit reaching new heights since WannaCryptor outbreak

Attack attempts involving the USA’s National Security Agency’s exploit are in hundreds of thousands daily. It has been two years since EternalBlue opened the door to one of the nastiest ransomware outbreaks in history, known as WannaCryptor (or WannaCry). Since the now-infamous malware incident, attempts to use the exploit have only been growing in prevalence. Currently … More NSA’s EternalBlue exploit reaching new heights since WannaCryptor outbreak

ICAO victim of a major cyberattack in 2016

The organization was the victim of a water-hole attack, likely attributable to the APT LuckyMouse group. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) was a victim of a large-scale cyberattack back in 2016. Indeed, in November of that year, a cyber-intelligence analyst at Lockheed Martin contacted the international organization after finding that cybercriminals took control of … More ICAO victim of a major cyberattack in 2016

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

Next Generation Dark Markets? Think Amazon or eBay for criminals

The “evolution” of these markets is making cybercrime easier than ever before. Are you in the market for stolen data? How about some tools to help you steal data or make money by hijacking other people’s computers? Well you’re in luck. It is now easier than ever to engage in cybercrime thanks to “next generation” … More Next Generation Dark Markets? Think Amazon or eBay for criminals