4G networks vulnerable, allowing hackers to intercept texts and eavesdrop on conversations

Positive Technologies’ research into 4G networks revealed that many vulnerabilities still exist, despite investment upgrading the UK to Diameter. Unaddressed, the flaws could allow hackers to intercept and divert SMS messages, eavesdrop on conversations and locate users via GPS. More pressingly, it highlights how DoS attacks on operator equipment could cause wide-scale network outages.

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Accounts locked in Delhi ransomware attack

News broke this morning that a ransomware attack has locked over 200 accounts across networks in Delhi. The cyber attack was reported on August 9th when staff at the publishing company found that they could not log into their user accounts, and could only use the “demo” account. This follows on from an attack last year on Mumbai’s police system, causing files to be encrypted.

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Hacker Exploit of Choice: Web Applications

On-Premises Workloads Experience 51 Percent Higher Rate of Security Incidents than Applications Running on Public Cloud Platforms

LONDON, UK – August 15, 2017Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, today announced the availability of its 2017 Cloud Security Report. The report analyses customer data from more than 3,800 Alert Logic cloud, on-premises and hybrid cloud customers over an 18 month period, from August 1, 2015 to January 31, 2017.  Report findings are based on an analysis of more than 2 million security incidents captured in Alert Logic intrusion detection systems and escalated by Alert Logic Security Operations Centre (SOC) analysts to its customers over 555 days, 32.5 million events associated with those incidents and 147 petabytes of security data.

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