Magento 1 End-of-Life Offers Opportunities for Hackers

Magento 1 End-of-Life Offers Opportunities for Hackers A popular Content Management System (CMS) software version is soon set to be retired, potentially exposing hundreds of thousands of companies to the risk of digital skimming attacks. Launched in 2007, Magento 1 currently powers around 12% of global e-commerce stores, or 250,000 active sites, according to security firm Sucuri. However, with end of …

Facebook Admits Another Developer Privacy Snafu

Facebook Admits Another Developer Privacy Snafu Facebook has revealed yet another incident where third-party developers may have been allowed too much access to user data. In this case, names, profile pictures and other information relating to members of Facebook groups may have been accessed improperly by as many as 100 developer ‘partners’ of the social network. “We know at least …

Researchers Lift the Lid on Politically Themed Malware

Researchers Lift the Lid on Politically Themed Malware The internet is awash with politically themed malware, used in everything from ransomware to remote access trojans (RATs), according to new research from Cisco Talos. The security firm’s study began with analysis of a regular-looking malicious spam campaign which used an executable named “trump.exe.” Taking this as a jumping off point, the …

Drone Wars: Experts Warn of Flying Network Security Threat

Drone Wars: Experts Warn of Flying Network Security Threat Drones could become a major network security threat from 2020, forcing organization to guard the airspace around their buildings, security researchers have warned.   Small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will increasingly evolve from novelty items to “ubiquitous business tools” over the coming years, explained defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton in a …

#EdgeLondon2019: Focus on System and User Hygiene, Not Zero-Days

#EdgeLondon2019: Focus on System and User Hygiene, Not Zero-Days There is a sense of failure among security practitioners, believing that they cannot keep up with attacks, and this has created a sense of irrational fear. Speaking at the Tenable Edge conference in London, Tenable CEO Amit Yoran said that this “sense learnedness” has led people to reassess their perception of …

Sumo Logic Acquires JASK

Sumo Logic Acquires JASK Californian security-event management company Sumo Logic has acquired JASK Labs, Inc. JASK makes security information and event management (SIEM) software and is best known for its flagship product, JASK Autonomous Security Operations Center (ASOC), which collects and analyzes data from any source, including endpoint data, network data, and applications in the cloud. Sumo Logic, which had its …

Ransomware Attack on Canadian Territory

Ransomware Attack on Canadian Territory Nunavut, Canada's largest and most northerly territory, is working hard to recover from a ransomware attack that struck over the weekend.  The sophisticated cyber-assault was launched on the sparsely populated territory's government network at approximately 4:00 am on Saturday morning, resulting in the swift encryption of multiple Word documents and PDF files.  Users trying to …

UK Launches Cyberhood Watch

UK Launches Cyberhood Watch Community safety organization Neighbourhood Watch has established a cyber-safety initiative to help Brits protect themselves and their families from online crime.   The UK's largest voluntary movement teamed up with antivirus brand Avast to create the UK Cyberhood Watch.  Formed in response to the rising level of cybercrime, the new scheme aims to teach communities about the risks associated with going online …

Global Firms Under-Insured Despite Breach Concerns

Global Firms Under-Insured Despite Breach Concerns Half of global organizations still don’t have cyber insurance, despite the majority believing cyber-attacks will increase next year, according to FireEye. The security vendor polled 800 CISOs and senior executives across the globe to compile its new Cyber Trendscape Report. More than half (56%) said they believe the risk of attacks will grow next …

Mozilla Urges Facebook and Google to Pause Political Ads

Mozilla Urges Facebook and Google to Pause Political Ads The Mozilla Foundation and a group of rights groups and non-profits have penned an open letter to Facebook and Google urging them to halt political advertising until after the upcoming UK General Election. The letter argued that there won’t be time in the current parliament for the urgent legislation on political …