Cybercrime seen to be getting worse: The time to act is now

What mounting public concern about falling victim to cybercrime says about government and corporate efforts at cybercrime deterrence. Is the risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime increasing? Most people in North America and Europe think it is, based on the surveys that I’ve been looking at. Earlier this year the European Union published the … More Cybercrime seen to be getting worse: The time to act is now

NHS warned to act now to keep hackers at bay

Outdated computer systems, underinvestment in cybersecurity, and a shortage of cybersecurity awareness and skills impact the organization’s cyber-resilience and conspire to put it in the firing line of cyberattacks. Two years after being badly hobbled by the WannaCryptor outbreak, the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) still has a lot of work to do to avoid … More NHS warned to act now to keep hackers at bay

You’d better change your birthday – hackers may know your PIN

Are you in the 26% of people who use one of these PIN codes to unlock their phones? You’ve likely seen a list of top 25 passwords that get reused time and time again – “password” is a usual suspect – but what about phone PIN numbers? How unique are the PIN codes that we choose to … More You’d better change your birthday – hackers may know your PIN

Hackers steal 19 years’ worth of data from Australia’s top university

It is the second major breach that the Australian National University suffered in 2018. A premier Australian university has disclosed a cyberattack that compromised the personal information of its students and staff extending back nearly two decades. “We believe there was unauthorised access to significant amounts of personal staff, student and visitor data extending back 19 years,” … More Hackers steal 19 years’ worth of data from Australia’s top university

Hackers steal US$41 million worth of Bitcoin from cryptocurrency exchange

The thieves bade their time before running off with more than 7,000 Bitcoin ‘in one fell swoop’. Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, has revealed that it’s fallen victim to a major security breach in which hackers made off with some US$41 million worth of Bitcoin. Several methods, including phishing attacks and malware … More Hackers steal US$41 million worth of Bitcoin from cryptocurrency exchange

Hackers crack university defenses in just two hours

More than 50 universities in the United Kingdom had their cyber-defenses tested by ethical hackers, and the ‘grades’ aren’t pretty. A team of ethical hackers recently conducted tests on the cybersecurity defenses of more than 50 universities in the United Kingdom. In each case, it took them less than two hours to gain access to … More Hackers crack university defenses in just two hours

WPA3 flaws may let attackers steal Wi-Fi passwords

The new wireless security protocol contains multiple design flaws that hackers could exploit for attacks on Wi-Fi passwords. WPA3, a new Wi-Fi security protocol launched in June 2018, suffers from vulnerabilities that make it possible for an adversary to recover the password of a wireless network via “efficient and low cost” attacks, according to a new academic … More WPA3 flaws may let attackers steal Wi-Fi passwords