Ransomware: Key insights from infosec experts

Pause for a minute. 2017 has arrived before we even realized it was coming. And it’s brought with it an army of new buzzwords, fresh security threats and an even more switched-on world than 2016. Before we entangle ourselves in everything digital that this year has to offer, it’s important to heed expert advice. Take … More Ransomware: Key insights from infosec experts

Austrian hotel experiences ‘ransomware of things attack’

Toward the end of 2016, ESET senior security researcher Stephen Cobb expressed concern about the possible mingling of three different types of system abuse: holding computer systems and data files hostage (ransomware); denying access to data and systems (DDoS); and infecting the Internet of Things (IoT) with malicious code. He hypothesized that in 2017 we … More Austrian hotel experiences ‘ransomware of things attack’

Half a billion Yahoo users victim to ‘biggest data breach in history’

Yahoo has confirmed that half a billion users may have had their data stolen in what has been described as the ‘biggest data breach in history’. The company said it believes that the sensitive information – which includes names, email addresses, hashed passwords and phone numbers – was stolen from its network in late 2014 … More Half a billion Yahoo users victim to ‘biggest data breach in history’

‘Ruthless’ cybercriminals pose a major threat to organisations

Organisations need to better understand how “ruthless and efficient” cybercriminals are, according to a new report from BT and KPMG. The paper, titled Taking the Offensive – Working together to disrupt digital crime, states that enterprises have to appreciate that the threat landscape has changed. One of the key developments has been the shift towards … More ‘Ruthless’ cybercriminals pose a major threat to organisations