MWR Opens HackFu for Entry

MWR Opens HackFu for Entry MWR InfoSecurity has announced the launch of the ninth annual HackFu Challenge, designed to test contenders’ hacking, scripting, tinkering, lock-picking, crypto and problem-solving skills to the extreme. Initially conceived as a way to improve the skills of MWR’s own team, HackFu has grown over the years to become an unconventional, yet highly-effective approach to personal development …

Cyber Crooks Steal $80 Million from Bangladesh Bank

Cyber Crooks Steal $80 Million from Bangladesh Bank Hackers made off with $80 million from Bangladesh’s central bank last month and nearly swiped $20m more but the alarm was raised just in time, according to reports. It’s still unclear exactly how cyber-criminals breached the Bangladesh Bank’s systems, but according to two senior officials there, once inside they stole credentials allowing …

Adobe Issues Patch for 23 Flash Flaws

Adobe Issues Patch for 23 Flash Flaws As predicted earlier this week, Adobe has been forced to issue yet another patch for its much-targeted Flash Player, this time fixing 23 vulnerabilities. APSB16-08 was issued yesterday and covers Windows, Macintosh and Linux platforms. It’s a critical update that fixes heap overflow, use-after-free, integer overflow and memory corruption vulnerabilities. One in particular, …

Rosen Hotels Becomes Latest Chain to Suffer Data Breach

Rosen Hotels Becomes Latest Chain to Suffer Data Breach US chain Rosen Hotels & Resorts looks like the latest hotel firm to suffer a major data breach after failing to spot an unauthorized cyber intrusion for over 17 months. In a lengthy statement on the matter the firm claimed it began receiving reports in early February from guests who saw …

March Madness Opens the Door for March Badness…and Sadness

March Madness Opens the Door for March Badness…and Sadness It’s March, and in the US that means St. Patrick’s Day, last-minute tax scrambling and, of course, March Madness. Security experts are warning that the annual college basketball tournament could turn into March Badness, if cyber-criminals have their way. The tournament, which starts on Thursday, March 17, is one of the …

Boardroom-CISO Communications Breakdown is Endemic

Boardroom-CISO Communications Breakdown is Endemic CISOs and the board of directors are missing the mark when it comes to cybersecurity reporting. According to Osterman Research, only two in five IT and security executives feel that the information they provide to the board is actionable, and even fewer believe they are getting the help they need from the board to address …

Siloed Network Security Leads to 5+ Incidents Per Year

Siloed Network Security Leads to 5+ Incidents Per Year Faced with a lack of security personnel and far too many network “blind spots,” almost three-quarters of Global 2000 companies experienced five or more network-based security incidents in the past 12 months. Frost & Sullivan's Network Visibility Survey found that 72% of respondents saw that number—mostly driven by attacks on managed devices. …

F-Secure: Exploit Kits Could Become Marginalised by 2017

F-Secure: Exploit Kits Could Become Marginalised by 2017 Cybercriminals may be forced to look beyond exploit kits to alternative infection channels in the near future as Flash becomes increasingly marginalized, according to F-Secure’s new Threat Report for 2015. F-Secure Labs security adviser, Sean Sullivan, wrote in the report that most major exploit kits like Angler and Nuclear rely on taking …

Most CIOs Fear Fines Under New Euro Data Protection Laws

Most CIOs Fear Fines Under New Euro Data Protection Laws Nearly 90% of CIOs are concerned that their current security policies and procedures are putting them at risk of serious fines under new European data protection laws, according to a new study from Egress Software Technologies. The encryption services provider claimed that 87% of the IT leaders it spoke to …

KeRanger may be Repackaged Linux Trojan

KeRanger may be Repackaged Linux Trojan The KeRanger Mac ransomware may be a rewrite of the Linux.Encoder Trojan, which was detected last November. According to Bitdefender, the Mac OS X ransomware is virtually identical to version 4 of the Linux variant which has been infecting thousands of Linux servers in 2016. The company found the world’s first piece of Linux …