Cyber Security Roundup for June 2018

Dixons Carphone said hackers attempted to compromise 5.9 million payment cards and accessed 1.2 million personal data records. The company, which was heavily criticised for poor security and fined £400,000 by the ...

Cyber Security Roundup for April 2018

The fallout from the Facebook privacy scandal rumbled on throughout April and culminated with the closure of the company at the centre of the scandal, Cambridge Analytica.Overview of Facebook and Cambridge AnalyticaFacebook's ...

Perspectives on Russian hacking

Malware research analyst Chris Boyd recently had an in-depth chat with SCMagazine about Russian hacking, malware, and social engineering. Here, he summarizes some of the key findings from his discussion and the ...
SE At The Nation-State Level

SE At The Nation-State Level

Since the election of the current US president, many news agencies have discussed the possibility of social engineering being used as part of targeted influence campaigns and how they may have affected ...
Nation State Cyberespionage

Nation State Cyberespionage: Iran and North Korea

The nation state threat posed by Iran and North Korea is very real. Both have evolved into formidable adversaries for both government and industry. When confronted with the knowledge that either of ...
Security Boulevard

Cyber Security Roundup for January 2018

2018 started with a big security alert bang after Google Security Researchers disclosed serious security vulnerabilities in just about every computer processor in use on the planet. Named 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre’, when ...
Nation States and Criminals Silencing the Fourth Estate

Nation States and Criminals Silencing the Fourth Estate

Just a few days ago we saw the brutal murder of 77-year-old Carlos Dominguez in the city of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. His death is believed to have been at the hands of ...
Security Boulevard

Cyber Security Roundup for December 2017

UK supermarket giant Morrisons, lost a landmark data breach court case in December after a disgruntled Morrisons employee had stolen and posted the personal records of 100,000 co-workers online, the supermarket chain ...

Cyber Security Roundup for November 2017

One of the most notable data breaches disclosed this month was by Uber, given the company attempted to cover up the breach by paying off hackers. Over a year ago the transport ...

Cyber Security Roundup for October 2017

State-orchestrated cyber attacks have dominated the media headlines in October, with rogue state North Korea and its alleged 6,800 strong cyber force blamed for several cyber attacks. International intelligence scholars believe the ...
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