Cybersecurity giant Symantec plays down unreported breach of test data

The American cybersecurity giant Symantec has downplayed a data breach that allowed a hacker to access passwords and a purported list of its clients, including large Australian companies and government agencies.   The list extracted in the February incident, seen by Guardian Australia, suggests that all major federal government departments were among the targets of …


Energy Sector Ups Cybersecurity Amid Growing IT Threats

The energy sector is sharpening its focus on cybersecurity amid growing concerns about IT threats. The digitization of the grid and the proliferation of renewable energy create opportunities for hackers that haven’t been fully explored. Even in the last few weeks, several notable clean energy companies have taken steps to reduce the risk of a breach. Hackers …


Are The Equifax, SEC and Deloitte Cybersecurity Breaches Desensitizing Society To This Threat?

Every organization has a series of high-risk crisis scenarios that are the most likely, high-impact, types of crises to strike. One of these high-risk scenarios, which pertains to every organization today, is a cybersecurity crisis. Now, the magnitude of the impact that a cybersecurity crisis risks presenting to your organization depends on the type of …


Report: Android cybersecurity attacks up 40%, here are the top 3 threats

We’ve all seen the news reports, again and again: A massive breach has occurred. Many millions of customer records have been obtained by hackers. The company in question has flubbed the response to the incident. Wall Street is punishing the company, and the stock has plummeted since the breach was reported. That opening to articles …


TAKING STOCK OF TRUMP’S CYBERSECURITY EXECUTIVE ORDER SO FAR

By the time President Trump signed his Cybersecurity Executive Order on May 11, it had taken on a mythic air. The administration had produced a series of drafts soon after the inauguration that leaked, circulated, provoked criticism, and motivated refinements. While the months-long wait for the final product felt Godot-like, it ultimately received bipartisan praise …


3 Ways Blockchain Is Revolutionizing Cybersecurity

The second quarter of 2017 was a wild one for blockchain companies and investors, with nearly 60 initial coin offerings (ICOs) closed in the quarter for more than $750 million, and it looks like this is just the beginning. It seems that blockchain is about to have an impact on nearly every industry. While banking, finance …


HBO social media hacked in latest cyber security breach

HBO’s Facebook and Twitter accounts have been compromised in the latest cyber security breach to hit the firm. A group called OurMine appeared to take control of the main HBO accounts, as well as those for the network’s shows including Game of Thrones. One posts said “OurMine are here. we are just testing your security”. …


Invisible Man malware lifts banking credentials by abusing Android accessibility services

A family of malware known as “Invisible Man” abuses Android OS accessibility services in order to steal users’ banking credentials. Invisible Man, also known as “Svpeng”, has earned quite a reputation for itself in the past few years. It was one of the first trojans to attack SMS-based banking and to steal users’ credentials via …


Flush times for hackers in booming cyber security job market

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – The surge in far-flung and destructive cyber attacks is not good for national security, but for an increasing number of hackers and researchers, it is great for job security. The new reality is on display in Las Vegas this week at the annual Black Hat and Def Con security conferences, which …


White House ‘rumoured to close State Department’s only cyber security office’ as top diplomat quits

It has been reported that the cyber security office in the State Department may be closed as its top diplomat quits. Christopher Painter, the Coordinator for Cyber Issues, is leaving his post at the end of the month after well over two decades of leadership on the issue, per Politico. The news outlet also reported that …


AUSTRALIAN COMPANIES UNDER ‘CONSTANT’ CYBER ATTACK, SAYS SECURITY COMPANY CROWDSTRIKE

Fancy Bear, Deep Panda and Charming Kitten are faces of cyber warfare. The characters were created by cybersecurity company Crowdstrike to represent the so-called “threat actors” roaming the internet. “These are the actors who we see in Australia,” Crowdstrike co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch says, scrolling through pages of threatening-looking cartoon faces. Source: ABC Read the full …