Category: News

Why UK police are learning cyber forensics

The need for the UK police force to conduct forensic investigations on computers is nothing new, but a rapid escalation of cyber crime has demanded a different approach In the past, the laborious tasks associated with computer forensic investigations were undertaken by …

Blockchain hype exploited by spammers and phishers

Hackers are exploiting the popularity of blockchain technologies in spamming and phishing campaigns, warns Kaspersky Lab Multiple blockchain-themed fraud schemes exploiting the hype around the technology have been spotted in recent months, according to security researchers. This proves cyber attackers are …

DDoS-for-Hire Service Launches Mobile App

In May 2013 KrebsOnSecurity wrote about Ragebooter, a service that paying customers can use to launch powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks capable of knocking individuals and Web sites offline. The owner of Ragebooter subsequently was convicted in 2016 of possessing …

Data breached in translation

Before September, translation didn’t matter — at least, from an infosec standpoint. Taking content written in one language and changing it to another wasn’t at the top of most CSOs’ lists of data risks. Then Norwegian news network NRK uncovered …

Most UK small businesses in the dark over GDPR

There is still much work to be done before UK SMEs are fully prepared for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), business barometer shows With the GDPR compliance deadline just over six months away, the UK’s small business community remains unsure …

Go beyond GDPR for a competitive edge

By exceeding the bare minimum requirements set by privacy regulations, businesses can win customers by offering greater assurances, says a business adviser Companies should use a risk-based approach to privacy to go beyond regulations such as the EU’s General Data Protection …

Any online business a target of DDoS attacks

Any business that is online is susceptible to denial of service attacks and should ensure it has the capability to mitigate such attacks, says an industry practitioner who explains how Any online business or application is vulnerable to distributed denial of …

Panel vets DHS nominee on cybersecurity today

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Homeland Security Department will face questions about her cybersecurity views before the Senate Homeland Security panel this morning, although perhaps fewer than other nominees might given her extensive background in the subject and …

‘Hacking back’ is back

A controversial cyber defense tactic anathema to many national security officials is making a surprising resurgence on Capitol Hill,” report Martin and Tim. The legislation, commonly known as the “hack back” bill (H.R. 4036), authorizes individuals and companies to exit …