The good, the bad and the plain ugly

A prolific ransomware gang vows to dial back its campaigns and spare healthcare organizations altogether during the COVID-19 crisis. It’s no cause for celebration. When ransomware attacks a healthcare establishment, it can have a devastating effect. This was witnessed in 2017, when WannaCryptor.D (aka WannaCry) hit multiple sites across the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, limiting their ability to … More The good, the bad and the plain ugly

5 reasons to consider a career in cybersecurity

From competitive salaries to ever-evolving job descriptions, there are myriad reasons why a cybersecurity career could be right for you. If you’re finishing middle school, graduating college or even thinking of switching jobs, chances are that you have given some thought to the sprawling tech industry. With cyberthreats looming large and cybercrime predicted to cost the … More 5 reasons to consider a career in cybersecurity

Hacking and targeted cyber-attacks as a result of anti-competitive practices in business

In ongoing consultations with clients, large companies named targeted attacks and hacking as two of their biggest security challenges since they can seriously impact the continuity of business activities in an organization. Attackers have many means to infiltrate companies. However, many attacks, don’t require a very high level of technological sophistication. Instead, techniques like targeted social … More Hacking and targeted cyber-attacks as a result of anti-competitive practices in business

FC Barcelona Twitter account hacked – again

The same hackers have also gotten their mitts on social media accounts of other high-profile sporting targets. OurMine, the infamous hacker collective, hijacked the official Twitter accounts of FC Barcelona, the Olympics and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Saturday. The La Liga soccer giant, for one, also ran afoul of the group in 2017, … More FC Barcelona Twitter account hacked – again

Electric scooters vulnerable to remote hacks

A helmet may not be enough to keep you safe(r) while riding an e-scooter. Electric scooters are steadily becoming a popular alternative for short commutes. Besides convenience, however, they also introduce a range of cybersecurity and privacy risks, according to a study by the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The review – which UTSA said is “the … More Electric scooters vulnerable to remote hacks

Millions of modems at risk of remote hijacking

Multiple cable modem models from various manufacturers found vulnerable to takeover attacks. Hundreds of millions of cable modems from various manufacturers may be susceptible to a critical vulnerability that can enable attackers to intercept people’s private messages or redirect their internet traffic, new research has found. Tracked as CVE-2019-19494 and nicknamed Cable Haunt, the vulnerability is estimated to … More Millions of modems at risk of remote hijacking