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PowerGhost File-Less Cryptomining Malware Hitting Corp. Networks

August 6, 2018
In response to Kaspersky research finding that the fileless PowerGhost cryptomining malware is targeting corporate networks is moredifficult to detect than other miners because it doesn’t download malicious files to the device and so is likely to operate longer unnoticed, an expert with Corero Network Security offers comments.
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Imperiled SCADA Systems

August 2, 2018
Industrial Control, like many other systems, are vulnerable to insider attacks. However, they have the additional challenge that they are still largely based on technology from several decades ago, when systems were totally air-gapped from the rest of the world.
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The Dismal State of Healthcare IoT Security

June 25, 2018
The number of connected medical devices, currently estimated to be approximately 10 billion, is expected to increase to 50 billion over the next 10 years. Hospitals' IT security budgets are relatively low so hospitals have a relaxed security posture, with unsecured connected medical devices being the golden ticket for hackers.
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Default Passwords Aid Satori IoT Botnet Attacks

June 22, 2018
Researchers at Netlab 360 detected a surge in malicious activity scanning and infecting several IoT devices, attempting to make them part of Satori, a variant of the Mirai botnet that is used to take down websites and mine digital coins. Experts point to lack of oversight in IoT and the cursed default usernames and passwords as the reason why hackers are leveraging this critical vulnerability in D-Link DSL routers.
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Infosec professionals believe nation-state attacks will rise this year

June 22, 2018
93 percent of over 400 infosecurity professionals recently said that they feared nation-state cyber attacks will rise in the next 12 months, and that a majority of them (69%) had started taking steps to to defend against nation-state attacks over the past 12 months.
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The IoT's Perplexing Security Problems

June 19, 2018
"We should be preparing ourselves for many years of attacks powered by IoT botnets," Sean Newman, director of product management for Corero Security, told the E-Commerce Times.
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As the World Cup kicks off, do you know where you cyber-security pros are?

June 14, 2018
With nearly half the world watching the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which kicks off today, odds are several security professionals will be looking to sneak a peak at the games, which could be bad for the security of your business.
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UK’s Traffic Control Systems Under Threat From Cyber Attack

June 14, 2018
Speaking with the BBC Today programme, and reported by the Daily Telegraph, General Sir Christopher Deverell has warned that the UK’s traffic control systems are under threat from cyber attack, with road systems one of several potential points that could be targeted by countries including Russia.
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Streaming Outage That Took Down Netflix

June 14, 2018
Netflix service was interrupted last night by a major outage that took down the service for about an hour. Netflix said it was able to fix the problem, but would not elaborate as to the cause of it.
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Cyber-Attacks Expected as World Cup Kicks Off

June 14, 2018
Information security professionals are preparing for the worst as this year's FIFA World Cup kicks off. The World Cup of football (a.k.a., soccer in the US) is set to take center stage in Russia. The tournament kicks off tonight between Russia and Saudi Arabia. While it's highly anticipated by football fans and hackers alike, security professionals believe that some sort of cyber-attack will occur on the 2018 FIFA World Cup football network, according to a recent survey.
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Dixons Carphone breach – Views from the cybersecurity industry

June 13, 2018
Dixons Carphone is investigating a breach involving millions of customer payment cards and personal data records. The firm has revealed details of an attempt by hackers to gain access to one of the processing systems in July 2017. The processing system in question contained details of 5.9m payment cards.
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How Will You Face the High Price of DDoS Attacks?

June 11, 2018
DDoS cyberattacks could cost companies an average of $50,000 per attack in lost business revenue, according to an April 2018 Coreo study.
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InfoSec 2018: the biggest talking points of this year’s show

June 8, 2018
As security pros return to the office after InfoSec 2018, NS Tech rounds up the major talking points of this year’s show.
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Best practice CNI defence should emphasise resilience, not just compliance

June 8, 2018
NIS compliance measures outlined so far are heavily weighted on reactive attack reporting rather than advising organisations on how to better shore up their perimeter with proactive defence solutions - risking tick-box approaches.
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NCSC spells out cyber threats to UK businesses

June 7, 2018
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has revealed that UK businesses face a growing threat from ransomware and data breaches, whilst also highlighting increasing concerns surrounding cloud storage and the Internet of Things.
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VPNFilter Poses Broader Threat Than First Thought; Endpoints At Risk Too

June 7, 2018
The danger posed by the recently uncovered VPNFilter malware that has infected some 500,000 home-office routers and network attached storage devices worldwide may be substantially broader than initially assumed.
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VPNFilter Poses Broader Threat Than First Thought

June 7, 2018
The danger posed by the recently uncovered VPNFilter malware that has infected some 500,000 home-office routers and network attached storage devices worldwide may be substantially broader than initially assumed.
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115,000 Drupal Sites Still Not Patched

June 7, 2018
About 115,000 Drupal Sites are still vulnerable to Drupalgeddon 2 that allows hackers to take over sites according to security researcher Troy Mursch. Drupal issued a patch for this vulnerability 2 months ago.
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Cybersecurity at the World Cup: What You Should Know

June 6, 2018
The need for heightened cybersecurity — not only because of the expanded digitization of sports venues but because the very attributes that make these events worthwhile open additional avenues for social engineering.
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Russian Malware Attack Forces FBI To Issue Reboot Advisory

June 4, 2018
The FBI has issued a warning to all Americans after a suspected Russia-backed malware attack: turn off your router and turn it back on again.
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Justice Department Announces Seizure of Domain Behind Russian-Backed Botnet

June 2, 2018
The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it had seized an internet domain that's at the center of a Kremlin-backed hacking campaign, largely thwarting the potential weaponization of a network of more than half a million web-connected devices across the globe
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Top 5 Reasons You Should Have Cyber Insurance

April 10, 2018
The average hack cost businesses £857,000 in 2017, according to PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey 2018.
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Cyber-attack knocks Energy Services Group offline

April 4, 2018
A cyber-attack against Energy Services Group (ESG), which handles customer transactions for natural gas pipelines owned by several energy firms, has knocked the company's systems offline.
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US Gas Pipelines Hit by Cyber-Attack

April 4, 2018
Several US gas pipelines have been hit after a cyber-attack targeted a third-party supplier.
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Cyberattack knocks Energy Services Group offline

April 3, 2018
A cyberattack against Energy Services Group (ESG), which handles customer transactions for natural gas pipelines owned by several energy firms, has knocked the company's systems offline.
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