It’s being reported today that Fancy Bears hacking group have changed the tactics of a phishing campaign which uses a Microsoft exploit to install malware to focus on the US instead of Europe. They have done this by encouraging users to click on ‘US-centric’ topics exploiting fears around the recent terrorist attack in New York.
News broke overnight that Google are adding three new features to Google Chrome in order to block websites that redirect users to new URLs without user or website owner consent, landing a massive blow for security professionals against malvertising campaigns.
It has been revealed that security and LoB leaders are experiencing high levels of anxiety due to IoT/OT security concerns. The majority of organizations (82%) struggle to identify all of their network-connected devices, and when asked who is primarily responsible for securing IoT, IT and LoB leaders did not have a clear answer or delineation of ownership. According to the Forrester Consulting survey, results collected from over 600 global enterprise businesses, 77 percent of companies agree that the increased usage of connected devices creates significant security challenges.
Earlier this week Kaspersky released their latest quarterly report which warned of increased DDoS attacks against gaming companies. Corero Network Security agrees that the gaming industry has always been a prime target for DDoS and that those attacks are becoming even more significant.
News broke today that the University of East Anglia in Norwich accidentally leaked an employee’s confidential and sensitive health information in a mass email sent to hundreds of postgraduate research students. The email was sent on Sunday (5 November) afternoon to about 300 students in the social science faculty which included the personal health information of a member of staff.