Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex plagued by DDoS attacks

Digital currency exchange Bitfinex has been going through a sticky patch of late, having been knocked temporarily offline on Monday due to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that was reminiscent of a similar incident from a few days prior. After first tweeting that “Platform is currently under heavy load and we are working to bring it back … More Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex plagued by DDoS attacks

New campaigns spread banking malware through Google Play

This year we have seen many different malware campaigns trying to compromise users with malicious apps distributed via Google Play. Even though these apps are often removed within days after having been reported to Google, they still manage to infect thousands of users. All apps submitted to Google Play are automatically analyzed in an effort … More New campaigns spread banking malware through Google Play

How to secure your router to prevent IoT threats?

Earlier this year I was forced to buy a new router for my home. As it is, with so many devices to connect, the old TP Link no longer provided me with what I needed. Two computers, three cell phones, video game console, TV, Chromecast, stereo, smart lights, thermostat, smartwatch… There are 13 computers permanently … More How to secure your router to prevent IoT threats?

Equifax hack could affect half the population of the US

The credit reporting agency, Equifax, has revealed that they suffered a huge cyberattack that could affect up 143 million Americans. The hackers gained access to sensitive personal data, including social security numbers, birth dates and addresses of nearly half the population of the US. The company released a statement on their website saying: “Based on the company’s … More Equifax hack could affect half the population of the US

Google removes 300 Android apps following DDoS attack

Google has been forced to remove almost 300 apps from its Play Store after learning that apps were being hijacked for DDoS attacks, an attack that ESET warned its followers on social media about in early August. The botnet, named WireX, is estimated to have possibly infected close to 70,000 devices before Google took action. Once they … More Google removes 300 Android apps following DDoS attack

Fines of £17m for unprotected UK firms

The UK Government’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that firms could face fines of up to £17m or 4% of global turnover if they fail to protect themselves from cyberattacks. The introduction of such financial penalties will be carried out by the data protection regulator, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), following … More Fines of £17m for unprotected UK firms

Are smartphones threatening the security of our IoT devices?

By 2020, the number of Internet of Things devices is estimated to surpass 20 billion. From smart fridges to coffee makers and Barbie dolls, connected things will soon fill our households. Many of these devices are, and will continue to be, accessed via our smartphones. While this is very convenient for users, there are weaknesses in smartphone security that can be exploited to turn … More Are smartphones threatening the security of our IoT devices?