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Building security and privacy protection into a BYOD environment

Daniele Màtyàs Tieghi, CTO and product manager at Mon-K Data Protection, discusses why businesses would be advised to reassess their data protection investments Over the last five years, companies have had to face increasing costs of cyberattacks and data breaches. In 2015, the cost of cyber attacks globally was $480 million (approx. £361 million). In 2016,… Read More

Silence Trojan stealing money from Russian banks

Banks have fallen victim to a series of targeted attacks by a Trojan called Silence, according to a report from Kaspersky Labs. The financial institutions affected have mostly been Russian banks, though organisations in Malaysia and Armenia have also suffered attacks. The Trojan is another version of an advanced persistent threat (APT) campaign; where the attacking… Read More

Kaspersky Labs to release source code to drive transparency

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs will be releasing its source code in an attempt to increase transparency following allegations about its connection to the theft of NSA files by Russian hackers. There have been various reports in the U.S. media, including major outlets such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, stating that… Read More

North Korean hackers stole classified military documents

South Korea has reported that North Korean hackers are believed to have stolen classified military documents last year, including the most recent U.S./South Korea wartime operations plans. Democratic Party Rep. Lee Cheol-hee made the report, stating that 235 GB of classified documents were stolen, according to information from South Korean defense officials. Hackers apparently broke into… Read More

SEC report shows data centre mismanagement may have allowed hack

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released a report finding that it mismanaged its data centres in 2008, which may be connected to the 2016 hack of its EDGAR system. The SEC-authored report is damning of the organisation’s own behaviour, discovering many instances of poor practices and wasted funds. A full report was not… Read More

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