More than 25% of UK Councils are said to have suffered a breach in the last five years according to the privacy group Big Brother Watch, who said UK Councils are unprepared for Cyber Attacks.
There was a fascinating report released about Artificial Intelligence (AI) Threat, written by 26 leading AI experts, the report forecasts the various malicious usages for AI, including with cybercrime, and manipulation of social media and national news media agendas.
GDPR preparation or panic, depending on your position, is gaining momentum with less than 100 days before the privacy regulation comes into force in late May. Here are some of the latest GDPR articles of note.
Digital Guardian released an interactive article where you can attempt to guess the value of various types of stolen data to cybercriminals -.Digital Guardian: Do you know your data’s worth?
Bestvpns released a comprehensive infographic covering the 77 Facts About Cyber Crime we should all know about in 2018.
On the international front, the Winter Olympic games were subjected to several cyber-attacks kicking websites and other services offline during the games. The UK government blamed Russia for the NotPetya attacks as part of an attack on the Ukraine. North Korea’s nation-state allegedly backed APT37 (Reaper) is believed to be expanding its cyber-attack capabilities with an objective of causing disruption according to FireEye. An Open AWS S3 Bucket exposed the private information of thousands of FedEx customers, and Google reported it will longer label all HTTP websites at ‘not secure’ from July 2018.
February was yet another frantic month for security updates, which saw Microsoft release over 50 patches, and there were new critical security updates by Adobe, Apple, Cisco, Dell, and Drupal.
AWARENESS, EDUCATION AND THREAT INTELLIGENCE
- Digital Guardian: Do you know your data’s worth?
- 77 Facts About Cyber Crime
- GDPR Preparation: Recent Articles of Note
- North Korea (APT37) expanding Cyber Attack capabilities, Intention is Disruption
- Coldroot RAT Still Undetectable Despite Being Uploaded on GitHub Two Years Ago
- Hackers could Obfuscate Malware through Code Signing and SSL Certificates
- Two New Thefts using SWIFT Network Confirmed
This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog post authored by Dave Whitelegg. Read the original post at: IT Security Expert Blog