by Filip TRUTA, from HotForSecurity , on 20.09.2019
Ransomware operators have breached yet another school district in the United States, demanding ransom to unlock the district’s data. But this time, the district was prepared. Ransom notes started shooting out of printers in the Ava School District in the State of Missouri earlier this week, reports local news station KY3. When IT staff realized [and#8230;] read more
by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 20.09.2019
Consumers across the globe are seriously concerned about the data security practices of the companies they do business with, and would take their money elsewhere after a data breach, according to a new study. read more
by Business Insights , on 19.09.2019
The implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) is just around the corner, but there are indications that many organizations might not be ready for the new data protection requirements. read more
by Graham CLULEY, from IoT Security Insights , on 19.09.2019
Once again concerns are being raised about the sorry state of IoT security, after a security researcher discovered over 15,000 private webcams that have been left wide open for anyone with an internet account to monitor. Avishai Efrat, a white hat researcher working for WizCase, identified thousands of unsecured webcam video feeds are being broadcast ...
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by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 18.09.2019
By now weand#8217;re used to the idea of software companies running bug bounty initiatives which hand out thousands of dollars in prizes to independent researchers who find and responsibly disclose security holes. But, as Wired reports, itand#8217;s not just technology companies who are recognising the advantages of having white hat hackers test their systems. The [and#8230;] read more
by Filip Truta, from Business Insights , on 18.09.2019
Schools are increasingly deploying a “cloud-first” strategy but they can’t keep up with the cyber risks associated with their expanding attack surface, according to a new study. If the recent spate of ransomware attacks on U.S. school districts is any indication, the education sector is in dire need of skilled cybersecurity staff. read more
by Ionut ILASCU, from IoT Security Insights , on 18.09.2019
Normally, a bug smashed against the front lights or even the windshield isn’t that big a deal; but for an autonomous car this can make the difference between a safe trip and an imminent crash. That is why Ford developed technology to keep the sensors and radars on their autonomous vehicles clean of bugs, as ...
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by Cristian Iordache, from Business Insights , on 17.09.2019
Most analysts predict managed cyber-security will grow at a CAGR of over 15% in coming years. This trend is no surprise, considering the global shortage of security talent and the increasing sophistication of attacks on data and business productivity. read more
by Bitdefender Team, from Bitdefender Labs , on 17.09.2019
We hope you’ve all enjoyed your summer holidays, chilling out on the beach, seeing new places and recharging your batteries. Because this autumn we’ve prepared the first edition of PwnThyBytes CTF, a top-notch global computer security competition, which we hope will be a fun and challenging experience for everybody. The contest starts on September 28th […] read more
by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 17.09.2019
Itand#8217;s bad enough when a company suffers a data leak that exposes the personal information of its customers. But things can be even worse when the business suffering a data breach was storing the detailed information about potentially the population of an entire country. Researchers at vpnMentor report that they were able to access data [and#8230;] read more