Fruitfly malware spied on Mac users for 13 years

US authorities have charged a 28-year-old Ohio man who is alleged to have created and installed creepy spyware on thousands of computers for 13 years. Phillip R. Durachinsky, of North Royalton, Ohio, is alleged to have used Mac malware known as “Fruitfly” to remotely control victims’ computers, access and upload files, grab screenshots, log keystrokes, and surreptitiously … More Fruitfly malware spied on Mac users for 13 years

Cybersecurity review of 2017: The year of wake-up calls

Fresh from peering into our crystal ball and outlining some of the trends that we expect to dominate the cyber-landscape in the coming year, we will now offer a snapshot of 2017. In a way, this year may be seen as a ‘year of wake-up calls’. Alarm bells barely stopped ringing as we kept waking up to … More Cybersecurity review of 2017: The year of wake-up calls

ISF predicts increasing impact of data breaches next year

The number, magnitude and costs of data breaches are all set to continue on their upward trajectories in the coming year, according to a forecast by the Information Security Forum (ISF). This prediction is included in their Global Security Threat Outlook for 2018 and comes with a warning that the stakes are now “higher than ever before”. … More ISF predicts increasing impact of data breaches next year

Transparency of machine-learning algorithms is a double-edged sword

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into force on May 25, 2018, redefines how organizations are required to handle the collection and use of EU citizens’ personal data. Debates around the GDPR focus mostly on the global reach of this legislation, the draconian fines it introduces, or its stricter rules for “informed … More Transparency of machine-learning algorithms is a double-edged sword

Five tips for keeping your database secure

When we give privacy or security advice, we usually talk about strong passwords, backing up your data, using security applications, keeping systems up to date, and avoiding default settings. In general, these are the most basic and essential precautions any systems manager must consider. However, depending on the system you want to protect, there are … More Five tips for keeping your database secure

Businesses and GDPR: What they need to do to be compliant?

Enforcement of General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) is now just few months away. The media have intensively examined and written about this topic from practically every angle since it became legislation. Businesses continue to struggle with both understanding and implementation of what they need to do to be compliant. WeLiveSecurity sat down with ESET’s Tony Anscombe, to … More Businesses and GDPR: What they need to do to be compliant?