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Broadcom to acquire Symantec for $10.7bn

Broadcom seals Symantec deal to boost enterprise cloud security offering Broadcom has finalised a $10.7 billion cash agreement to buy the enterprise security arm of Symantec Corp. The chip manufacturer has been seeking to expand its software efforts. With the addition of Symantec, Broadcom will be able to provide integrated enterprise security solutions, the company… Read More


Zero-day vulnerability discovered in Delta industrial and data centre control system

Exploit could give a hacker complete control over company security systems and thermal systems used in data centres Security researchers have discovered a zero-day vulnerability in a popular building control system that could allow cyber criminals to wreak havoc with operational technology found in factories, businesses and data centres. The system is manufactured by Delta,… Read More


Microsoft admits contractors ‘can listen to some Skype calls via translation function’

A report claims to have obtained audio recordings which include intimate conversations between loved ones Microsoft contractors are able to listen to some conversations that go through Skype’s translation function, a report has claimed. While the tech giant states in its policies that it may analyse audio recordings to improve translations, it does not make… Read More


British Airways flights grounded by another IT outage

Online check-in and departure systems out of action following second IT failure in two years Holidaymakers travelling with British Airways have been left stranded at UK airports after the IT systems that deal with check-in and departures failed. The airline said it has switched to manual systems while the incident, which is not thought to… Read More


New Intel side-channel vulnerability targets Windows machines

Microsoft has patched the vulnerability, which affects virtually all servers and laptops using modern Intel processors A new vulnerability has surfaced that could allow hackers to access passwords, tokens, private conservations and encryption from machines using Intel processors. The side-channel vulnerability, discovered by cyber security firm Bitdefender, affects all machines that use Intel CPUs, run… Read More


Monzo admits storing 480,000 PINs as plain text in log files

Monzo claims no one outside the challenger bank had access to PINs Monzo has advised almost half a million customers to change their PIN after the British online-only bank discovered it was storing their codes as plain text in log files. The bank said that the PINs were stored in a log file accessible to… Read More


Cloudflare terminates 8chan support following El Paso shooting

The forum is popular with neo-Nazi’s who celebrate mass shootings and spread far-right “manifestos” Cloudflare has cut support for 8chan following the white-nationalist shooting in El Paso, Texas over the weekend. Cloudflare is a San Francisco-based company that provides security and performance services, including DDoS mitigation, to over 16 million websites worldwide. On Sunday, the… Read More


Phishing warning issued to students ahead of A-Level results

Majority of UK’s top universities have not done enough to protect themselves from email scams UK students are at risk from phishing attacks because many top universities are failing to follow best practices to block fraudulent emails, new research has claimed. According to a report by cybersecurity firm Proofpoint, 65 percent of the UK’s top… Read More


German regulator bans Google from listening to Google Home recordings for three months across Europe

Amazon and Apple likely to be handed similar bans Hamburg’s Data Protection Authority has banned Google from listening to conversations recorded on Google Home devices for three months across Europe. Google has been complying with the authority’s decision since August 1, when the three month ban was initiated. The regulator added that Amazon and Apple… Read More


Google introduces raft of cloud security updates

GCP security bolstered by four new updates Google has announced four new capabilities to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to improve the security of users, data and applications in the cloud. Among the new announcements are the enterprise launch of the company’s Advanced Protection Program, the general availability of Titan Security Keys, and a machine learning… Read More


Honda leaks database containing 134 million company documents

Stockpile of Honda internal system data found on unsecured Elasticsearch database A security researcher has found an unsecured Elasticsearch database belonging to Honda Motor Company containing 134 million rows of internal network and employee computer data. Justin Paine, the researcher who discovered the database on 4 July on Shodan, said the 40GB database “appeared to… Read More


Capital One breach affecting 106 million customers caused by misconfigured cloud storage

Scores of personal information including social security numbers, credit scores and balances were sitting on Github for weeks A hacker gained access to personal information from more than 100 million Capital One credit applications in the US, the bank said as US federal authorities arrested a suspect in the case. Paige A Thompson – who… Read More



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