Category: Security

Chinese Head fired after crypto mining at school

A Chinese headmaster has been fired after secretly mining cryptocurrency using his school’s electricity supply.

Certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer training event in Orlando, FL on 03-07 December

Secure your organization's sensitive information and improve the overall performance and effectiveness.

Stealthy Crypto-Mining malware evades detection

A coin-miner goes undetected by using Windows Installer as an evasion technique, says Trend Micro.

Privacy International files GDPR complaints

Privacy International has filed complaints against seven companies including Experian, Equifax and Oracle for alleged contravention of the GDPR.

Here we go again… 80,000 Facebook user accounts compromised

Malicious browser extensions could be behind a compromise of at least 81,000 Facebook accounts which were put up for sale on the dark web, according to reports.

When to call an act of mass violence terrorism?

To repeat: if the violence is motivated by ideology, it should be labelled terrorism (I realize that defining ‘ideology’ is a challenge as well).

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in October 2018 – 44,701,278 records leaked

See the list of data breaches and cyber attacks in October 2018.

Girl Scouts alerted to possible data breach

Thousands of members of the Girl Scouts in California may have had their personal information stolen after one of its official email accounts was accessed by unauthorized third party.

6 cyber security scary stories for Halloween

We live in a scary world of cybercrime. In celebration of Cyber Security Awareness Month and Halloween (of course), we are sharing tales of security gone wrong.

The Internet Of Things is becoming the Internet Of Threats

Security by design is a methodical process, not an ad hoc undertaking. Failure to adopt this mindset for every single IoT device will likely lead to the need to make quick fixes to address bugs or newly discovered security threats.

Using Business Continuity planning to prepare for a cyberattack?

While many business continuity plans are centered on events like natural disasters, cyberattacks are becoming an even greater risk.

Email still poses a cyber-threat, but there is hope

The total number of emails sent and received daily worldwide exceeds 281 billion and is forecast to grow to over 333 billion by 2022.