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UK softens Huawei stance as NCSC claims it can control 5G risk

Any risk posed by Chinese hardware giant Huawei to UK telecoms infrastructure can be controlled, government cybersecurity bosses have claimed The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has concluded that it can mitigate any risks posed by using the Chinese firm’s equipment in communications systems such as the upcoming rollout of new 5G networks, according to… Read More


China suspected in cyber attack on Australian political parties

The IT systems of the Australian government have been targeted by a “sophisticated” state-sponsored cyber attack, the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed The networks of all three of Australia’s major political parties – the Liberals, Labor and Nationals – were hit in an attack that forced the password reset of all users of the… Read More


Chinese state hackers attack Norwegian cloud computing firm

Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a Chinese state-sponsored cyber attack against Norwegian cloud software provider Visma, which says no client data was affected Chinese intelligence breached the network of Norwegian software firm Visma in an attempt to steal secrets from its clients, according to a new report published by Rapid7 and Recorded Future, two US cybersecurity… Read More


IoT smartphone apps ripe for breaches, say researchers

Researchers in the US and Brazil who comprehensively reviewed the security policies of IoT companion apps claim half of them are potentially vulnerable to security exploits, an estimate they say is “conservative” IoT security is a hot topic, and to be truthful has been for some time. We’ve seen the figures about attempted breaches, ignorance… Read More


Collection #2-5 data dump is three times the size of #1

A fortnight ago Collection #1 set the record for the world’s largest online data breach. It turns out it was just a fraction of what has been out there all along Earlier this month a data leak dubbed Collection #1 was discovered by internet security researcher Troy Hunt on popular file-sharing site MEGA and dark web… Read More


Airbus commercial aircraft IT system suffers cyber breach

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said it has detected a security breach that targeted its commercial aircraft business information systems, resulting in unauthorised access to employees’ personal data In a press release, Airbus said its cybersecurity experts are investigating the incident to determine its impact and origins. “This incident is being thoroughly investigated by Airbus’ experts who… Read More


Rubrik reportedly leaks massive customer database

A server security lapse exposed a huge database of customer information belonging to Rubrik, an IT security and cloud data management giant, TechCrunch reports The server was discovered by security researcher Oliver Hough, who found it was not password protected – essentially allowing anyone to rummage around inside if they knew where the server was located…. Read More


Global ransomware attack could cost businesses $200bn

A global ransomware cyber attack could cost $193bn and affect more than 600,000 businesses worldwide, says Singapore-based Cyber Risk Management (CyRiM) project CyRiM is a research project that is attempting to create effective cyber risk insurance by gauging the potential economic damage of cyber attacks to businesses. Although based in Singapore, its founding members include… Read More


Govt should name and shame cybersecurity negligence, say academics

Kings College London academics say naming and shaming will incentivise private sector firms to combat cybercrime In the UK almost half of businesses and one-fifth of charities were subject to a cybersecurity breach or attack in 2017, and official figures suggest a UK resident is more likely to be a victim of cybercrime or fraud… Read More


‘Reliable’ Huawei defended by Canadian telco Telus

As critics lament Huawei ‘hysteria’, Western telcos are being forced to take sides The feud between the US and China over hardware giant Huawei shows no signs of relenting, leading to increasing numbers of western telcos taking a stance in favour or against the Shenzhen hardware provider. One telco – Canada’s Telus – is one of… Read More


Collection #1 data dump exposes more than 772 million email addresses

One of the largest data leaks in recent memory strikes just one month into 2019 Renowned security researcher Troy Hunt yesterday revealed that a set of 772 million email addresses and passwords have been posted to a popular hacking forum, a breach he is referring to as Collection #1. In a blog post, Hunt said he… Read More


Cryptocurrency malware still king of cyber threats

Coinhive retains number one spot for 13th month in a row, impacting 12 percent of organisations Cryptocurrency plundering software remains the most prevalent form of malware identified by security firm Check Point, which warns of a sudden boost in cryptojacking activity. The firm’s monthly top ten list of prevalent malware threats pinpoints Coinhive as the most distributed form of… Read More



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