5 scary data breaches that shook the world

Just in time for Halloween, we look at the haunting reality of data breaches and highlight five tales that spooked not only the cyber-world. Halloween, the scariest day of the year, is upon us! However, traditional observations of the popular holiday may be hindered by the pandemic raging outside. Instead of children roaming the streets … More 5 scary data breaches that shook the world

Ex-Equifax executive sent to jail for insider trading after breach

“Sounds bad”, the former Equifax CIO wrote in a text after learning of the breach that ended up affecting almost half the US population. The Equifax debacle is in the news again, as a former executive of one of the firm’s business units was sentenced to four months in prison last week for capitalizing on early … More Ex-Equifax executive sent to jail for insider trading after breach

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