Don’t have your account hijacked. Secure your online accounts with more than a password, says Google

Don’t have your account hijacked. Secure your online accounts with more than a password, says Google

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 20.05.2019

Research published at the end of last week argues that the typical user can significantly harden the security of their online accounts by linking a recovery phone number that can send an alert if there is suspicious activity on the account. The research, conducted by a team from Google alongside researchers from New York University [and#8230;] read more

Phishing Attacks against SaaS, Webmail Services Rise Sharply in Q1

Phishing Attacks against SaaS, Webmail Services Rise Sharply in Q1

by Business Insights , on 20.05.2019

Believing that security incidents are imminent and probably unavoidable, enterprises are turning to advanced digital forensics to better understand and identify bad actors, and are open to using deception through technology such as honey pots or seeding fake data to help hunt down cybercriminals later, according to Neustar research. They’re also open to using deceptive tactics, such as deploying honey pots or seeding fake data to help hunt down cybercriminals later. read more

Ransomware recovery firms often just pay attackers’ ransom demands

Ransomware recovery firms often just pay attackers’ ransom demands

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 17.05.2019

Companies advertising ransomware recovery services often simply pay the attackers their ransom demand in exchange for the decryption keys, an investigation into the sector has revealed. A former employee at Proven Data Recovery of Elmsford, New York, tells ProPublica that the firm “regularly made ransom payments to SamSam hackers over more than a year.” Instead [and#8230;] read more

How can Bitdefender BOX protect your parents and grandparents?

How can Bitdefender BOX protect your parents and grandparents?

by Cristina POPOV, from IoT Security Insights , on 17.05.2019

IoT devices are cool, trendy and fancy, and more and more people buy them to make their life easier and more comfortable. For a particular group of society – seniors – IoT devices can mean even more: they can help them meet their needs in a meaningful way. Maybe you gave your parents or grandparents ... The post How can Bitdefender BOX protect your parents and grandparents? appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Bitdefender at Citrix Synergy – Security Done Right

Bitdefender at Citrix Synergy – Security Done Right

by Business Insights , on 17.05.2019

At Bitdefender, we understand the security challenges that organizations face in this ever-accelerating, hybrid, multi-cloud world. From small to very large, companies encounter common issues. We have been collaborating with Citrix to anticipate and address your cloud workload-protection challenges. read more

$100 million GozNym cybercrime network dismantled as suspects charged

$100 million GozNym cybercrime network dismantled as suspects charged

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 16.05.2019

Suspected members of the GozNym cybercrime network have been charged in relation to the organised and automated theft of tens of thousands of peopleand#8217;s sensitive personal and financial information. The sophisticated conspiracy saw victimsand#8217; computers infected with the GozNym malware in order to steal online banking passwords, and funds stolen from compromised accounts and laundered [and#8230;] read more

US Bans Foreign Equipment that Threatens National Security, Implicating Huawei

US Bans Foreign Equipment that Threatens National Security, Implicating Huawei

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 16.05.2019

Have Huawei and affiliates been ostracized from the US for fear of cyberespionage? Casting foreign technology as a serious risk to national security, US President Donald Trump has banned telecom companies in the US from deploying equipment made in foreign countries, US officials announced on Wednesday, according to The New York Times. and#160; The rule [and#8230;] read more

Don’t Let Your Security Operations Team Suffer Alert Fatigue! 

Don’t Let Your Security Operations Team Suffer Alert Fatigue! 

by Bogdan Carlescu, from Business Insights , on 16.05.2019

Bitdefender IntelliTriage, the new Network Traffic Security Analytics (NTSA) module, enables security operations to: Reduce security incident investigation and response time Focus efforts only on threats that represent a risktothe organization Lowerthe skill and resource requirements for threat hunting read more

‘Unhackable’ iris-scanning USB stick hacked!

‘Unhackable’ iris-scanning USB stick hacked!

by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 15.05.2019

Don’t believe “unhackable” claims. Especially in the hardware department. A portable storage drive marketed as unhackable has succumbed to the tech-savvy hands of a pen tester, and in an embarrassing way too. The USB stick in question, called the eyeDisk, recently got successfully crowd-funded on Kickstarter. The hacker having trouble believing its creatorsand#8217; and#8220;unhackableand#8221; advertising [and#8230;] read more

Freedom Mobile Leaks Customer Database Online

Freedom Mobile Leaks Customer Database Online

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 15.05.2019

Just a few weeks after announcing it intends to expand by deploying carrier plans for 5G networks, Canadian telecom company Freedom Mobile has fallen victim to a data breach, leaking 5 million unencrypted records online.   As confirmed by the carrier, the breach affected personal and financial data of 1,500 customers, fewer than the initial [and#8230;] read more

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