In more bad news for Google+, private details on around 52.5 million Google+ profiles were accessible to developers of apps in a six day exposure in November. It was caused by a bug in the Google+ People API, specifically built to allow access to profile data with the owner’s consent.
Reports have surfaced this morning that one in four National Health Service trusts in England and Wales spent as little as £250 on specialist cyber-security training or expertise in the past year, according to new figures compiled by cyber-security company Redscan. Redscan submitted freedom of information requests to 226 NHS trusts, 43 of which confirmed they had not allocated any funding for cyber security.
News has broken that security researchers at Slovakia’s ESET have identified a new banking Trojan that bypasses PayPal’s two-factor authentication (2FA) to steal funds – waiting until users have fully logged in before enabling its exploit. The multifaceted malware also has a secondary function, downloading HTML-based phishing overlay screens for five apps – Google Play, WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, and Gmail – an initial list that can be dynamically updated. ESET discovered the malicious software in November.
It is being reported that the US Government is preparing to charge a number of Chinese hackers with large scale attacks against US companies. From Dustin Volz’s WSJ article last week. ‘ In public and private, senior U.S. officials have described the hacking campaign targeting technology service providers as perhaps the most serious of any of Beijing’s cyber theft operations, potentially impacting hundreds or thousands of companies in total.’
- In the two months following the introduction of GDPR, 39% of information and communication businesses have failed to wipe the memory off redundant IT equipment before disposal
DESPITE GDPR legislation having come into effect over four months ago, the majority of UK information and communication businesses are now risking penalties by failing to adhere to some of the rules.
TEL-AVIV, Israel, Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — eHealth Ventures (www.ehv.health), the leading Digital Health technological incubator in Israel, has announced the acceptance of its 8th portfolio company – Engineering for All (“EfA“), managed by Yoel Ezra, an elite IDF technology unit veteran with many years of R&D management experience. eHealth Ventures has invested $900,000 in the company’s seed financing round.
Tommy Ward after being attacked by burglars at his home. Photograph: Family handou
Verisure to make a donation per each new alarm installed
11 December 2018: Verisure, Europe’s leading provider of monitored security solutions and the UK’s leader in smart alarms, has today announced a partnership with Victim Support, the leading independent charity in England and Wales for people affected by crime and major incidents. The partnership aims to raise awareness of burglary risks and educate the public about ways to prevent this type of crime.