Yesterday, cybersecurity firm Netwrix released a report, which found that 74% of government departments worldwide plan to move more data to the cloud, but only 13% feel that it has improved their security.
Traditional site security is facing a fully-fledged revolution, thanks to widespread improvement in drone technology. And after investing £1m in the development of its fleet over the past two years, Phase One Security System is primed and ready to lead from the front.
It’s being reported that that between 2016 and 2017, there was a 182% increase in raw identity records discovered by intelligence threat company 4IQ. “Raw” identity records refer to social security numbers and other pieces of PII associated with children, which fraudsters can purchase to amass unchecked credit on dark web forums.
Last week, Bitdefender researchers became aware of a new version of the Hide and Seek bot. The botnet, the world’s first to communicate via a custom-built peer to peer protocol, has now also become the first to gain persistence (the ability to survive a reboot) with the new version.
Earlier today news broke that Malaysian politicians had their mobile phones hacked and are being spammed by calls allegedly originating from the United States. “Calls from overseas keep coming in every few seconds…” tweeted the Sepanggar parliamentary candidate. This is not the first time hackers target elections officials or election systems – in 2016 the Russian government interfered in the 2016 US presidential election in order to increase political instability in the country.
A new study from NTT security revealed earlier this week that ransomware infections grew by 350 percent last year. The report found out that manufacturing was the sector most attacked by cyber-criminals in the UK last year, mirroring warnings from other agencies including the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).