News has broken that about 143 million US customers of credit report giant Equifax may have had information compromised in a cyber security breach, the company has disclosed.
Following the news that approximately 143 million US customers of credit report giant Equifax may have had information compromised in a cyber security breach Tim Erlin, VP, Product Management and Strategy at Tripwire, explains why security teams at other organizations should use this incident as an opportunity to evaluate their own plans:
Reports have surfaced of a new vulnerability in voice assistants, such as Siri and Alexa, meaning they are potentially vulnerable to hackers. The DolphinAttack, could allow cyber criminals to whisper commands into smartphones digital assistants to hijack them.
New research from Callcredit has been released this morning, which found that whilst 73% of fraud professionals think mobile devices will be the key facilitator of identification in the future, 60% feel they will present the biggest single point of compromise in the future.
Yesterday, SANS and Infoblox released the results of a survey which revealed the top threats and security challenges that are putting company networks and data at risk. Currently- ransomware, insider threats, and denial of service are considered the top three threats organisations face when securing the data.
News broke this week that the The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) is actively recruiting cyber experts and dark web analysts to focus on the crackdown of illicit drug rings and operations being pursued by dark web marketplaces. Specifically, NCA is on a lookout for G5 Armed Surveillance Investigator in the Armed Operations Unit, which according to local sources will cooperate with the Intelligence and Operations Directorate to lead investigations into dark web marketplaces and their illegal activities.
News broke yesterday that Germany’s vote-counting software is extremely vulnerable to multiple attacks three weeks before the federal election. Hackers from the Chaos Computer Club published an analysis of the PC-Wahl software package in which they reported finding a “host of problems and security holes” that even a moderately skilled hacker — let alone a state-sponsored team — could exploit.
Equifax has announced that a data breach could have potentially affected 143 million consumers in the United States when hackers exploited a vulnerability in a U.S. website application to gain unauthorized access to files from mid-May through July. The company said the exposed data include names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses and some driver’s license numbers, all of which Equifax aims to protect for its customers.
News broke yesterday that thousands of UK companies were at risk of having their .uk domain names stolen for more than four months by a critical security failure at domain registrar Enom. The security lapse allowed .uk domains to be transferred between Enom accounts with no verification, authorisation or logs.Any domains hijacked would have been “extremely hard or impossible” to recover, according to The M Group, the security firm that discovered the flaw.