The story of GoldenEye In Seven Tweets

The story of GoldenEye In Seven Tweets

by Business Insights , on 29.06.2017

A substantial ransomware attack rocked many organizations throughout Europe and the United States this week. Here are seven of the best Tweets Tweeted about GoldenEye / PetrWrap read more

UK businesses not deterred by cyber-threats; want gov’t to help with cloud adoption

UK businesses not deterred by cyber-threats; want gov’t to help with cloud adoption

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 28.06.2017

As Britain leaves the European Union, businesses in the sovereign state want financially stable cloud providers and prefer those that store data locally and offer local support, according to a recent survey. read more

Aligning executives and the business? Communication is key

Aligning executives and the business? Communication is key

by Business Insights , on 27.06.2017

In our previous post we talked about the importance of the role of the CISO when it comes to helping organizations to maintain solid security programs and maintain alignment between what an enterprise decides its security posture should be and the personnel, technical, and process controls that need to be in place to enforce that policy. read more

Massive GoldenEye Ransomware Campaign Slams worldwide users

Massive GoldenEye Ransomware Campaign Slams worldwide users

by Bogdan BOTEZATU, from Bitdefender Labs , on 27.06.2017

Several critical infrastructure institutions in Ukraine have already been taken offline   Update 6/28 16.30 GMT+3 Our internal telemetry shows that some infections with #GoldenEye have been triggered by the compromised update of the MeDOC accounting software. A number of our customers in Ukraine where our solutions intercepted the attack clearly show explorer.exe starting up ezvit.exe (the accounting […] read more

Speed Tickets in Victoria, Australia, Withdrawn Following WannaCry Infection

Speed Tickets in Victoria, Australia, Withdrawn Following WannaCry Infection

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 27.06.2017

Almost 100 speed cameras in the Australian state of Victoria were unwittingly infected with WannaCry ransomware starting June 6. To ensure the accuracy of the devices was not affected, authorities have temporarily withdrawn all speed camera tickets issued since the infection day. The 280 speed cameras in Victoria have recorded about 8,000 notices during this ... The post Speed Tickets in Victoria, Australia, Withdrawn Following WannaCry Infection appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Hackers Can Hit Connected Things with Tricky Requests

Hackers Can Hit Connected Things with Tricky Requests

by Bitdefender Team, from IoT Security Insights , on 27.06.2017

Cyber-intruders don't always need complex methods to compromise devices on your home network. Sometimes, reaching critical information is just a matter of asking for it in the right way, which can basically be an SQL injection. Despite the complicated name, SQL (Structured Query Language) is just a way to handle entries in a database, which ... The post Hackers Can Hit Connected Things with Tricky Requests appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Disregard of Security Update Support in IoT Unlikely to Last Long

Disregard of Security Update Support in IoT Unlikely to Last Long

by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 26.06.2017

IoT devices, historically insecure by design, have become a common target for cybercriminals seeking entry to the home network. Without defined security standards for smart things, consumers are clueless of the risk they take when buying a vulnerable gadget, and is unaware whether the vendor is committed to correcting security issues and the time length ... The post Disregard of Security Update Support in IoT Unlikely to Last Long appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Businesses pursue new tech without equal attention to cyber threats

Businesses pursue new tech without equal attention to cyber threats

by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 26.06.2017

A Deloitte survey of 400 executives in the consumer product segment indicates that businesses are confident they can fight cybercrime, but at the same time they are ill prepared to do so. Going by the numbers, business execs indeed have a ways to go to protect customer trust, intellectual property, payments and human capital. read more

800,000 Virgin Media customer urged to change their router passwords

800,000 Virgin Media customer urged to change their router passwords

by Graham CLULEY, from IoT Security Insights , on 23.06.2017

Virgin Media, a leading provider of internet, TV, and phone services in Britain, is urging customers to reset the passwords on their routers. The advice comes after a Which? investigation, which raised concerns that the Virgin Super Hub 2 routers had a relatively weak eight character default password made up of lowercase letters from and#8216;a' ... The post 800,000 Virgin Media customer urged to change their router passwords appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

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