PoC targeting critical Apache Struts bug found online

The discovery was made barely two days after the release of a patch that fixes the critical flaw in the web application framework. Researchers have discovered freely available proof-of-concept (PoC) code that can be used to exploit a critical security hole in the Apache Struts 2 web application framework shortly after the vulnerability was disclosed … More PoC targeting critical Apache Struts bug found online

Seven out of ten see criminal hacking as big risk to health, safety, prosperity

Recent survey shows hacking as a major threat to quality of life. Do criminals hacking into computer systems pose a risk to your health, safety, or prosperity? If you ask people this question, the answer is likely to be a resounding yes! Last month we put this question to 750 people in the US and … More Seven out of ten see criminal hacking as big risk to health, safety, prosperity

Rough patch, or how to shut the window of (unpatched) opportunity

Simply throwing more staff at the patching problem won’t cut it, a study suggests. To paraphrase English novelist Jane Austen, it is a fact universally acknowledged that organizations must act with alacrity when it comes to applying software patches to their systems. A number of recent notorious incidents – think the WannaCryptor malware outbreak or the breach … More Rough patch, or how to shut the window of (unpatched) opportunity

Equifax confirms up to 400,000 UK consumers at risk after data breach

One week after publicly revealing that a data breach had exposed the personal information and social security numbers of up to 143 million American consumers, the credit reporting agency has revealed more details of just how many people are affected in the UK. Although Equifax’s UK systems are said not to have fallen victim to … More Equifax confirms up to 400,000 UK consumers at risk after data breach

Equifax breach: 5 defensive steps to take now

As you may have heard from the copious news coverage (including our own), the credit monitoring bureau Equifax, was hit with a security breach which has given thieves access to the data of 143 million people; this information comes primarily from customers in the US, as well as some in the UK and Canada. The data … More Equifax breach: 5 defensive steps to take now

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