News that a DDoS extortion group, called Phantom Squad, has sent out a ransom demand to companies all over the world, threatening DDoS attacks on September 30, if they don’t pay, please see below for some thoughts from Stephanie Weagle, VP at Corero Network Security:
ESET researchers have detected surveillance campaigns utilizing a new variant of FinFisher, the infamous spyware also known as FinSpy. Seven countries are affected (to avoid putting anyone in danger, ESET will not name them) and in two of them, major internet providers have most likely been involved in infecting the targets of surveillance.
The number of attacks on the IT systems of companies and public-sector organizations in Germany has rapidly increased in recent years, parallel to the rise of digitization. Munich Airport also faces all kinds of cyber attacks on a daily basis. Now a new center of competence is being set up at the Bavarian hub. It will bring together IT experts from the airport operating company (FMG) and specialists from high-profile tech companies to test defensive strategies and look for new solutions in the fight against cyber-criminals.
Instant messaging service WhatsApp has reportedly rejected a demand from the British government earlier this year for it to create a backdoor into its secure network. Such a system would allow UK security services to access messages sent through the service, which protects its users’ communications with end-to-end (E2E) encryption.
CCTV cameras can be compromised to create a pathway for attackers to infiltrate and steal information from air-gapped networks. A cybersecurity team from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, led by Dr. Mordechai Guri, published research on Tuesday demonstrating the attack.
Dieselgate: Research reveals that 70% of UK drivers would now consider buying a hybrid car as their next purchase
Date: 20th September 2017: More than three quarters of diesel drivers are furious about the change in the government’s stance about diesel cars, a new survey released today has found.