ICYMI: US to retaliate; 6,000 stores hacked; Euro CyberSec exercise; GDPR preparation

ICYMI: This week: The buck stops with Obama; 6000 e-commerce stores hacked; largest ever pan-European cybersec exercise; preparation for the GDPR and mounting security spends

ICYMI: US to retaliate; 6,000 stores hacked; Euro CyberSec exercise; GDPR preparation
ICYMI: US to retaliate; 6,000 stores hacked; Euro CyberSec exercise; GDPR preparation

CIA planning cyber-offensive against Russian government targets

US news outlets have reported that the CIA is planning covert cyber-action against the Kremlin. Its intentions seem to mirror the operations already carried out by actors widely believed to be linked to the Russian government including plans to harass and “embarass” the Kremlin leadership. More

Thousands of online retailers hit by hackers

Nearly 6,000 stores were hit with credit card data stealing malware recently. The security researcher who discovered the breaches said that hackers had gotten in by using unpatched flaws in the stores' source code.  More

'Biggest ever' pan-European cyber-security exercise concludes

The ‘biggest ever' pan-European cyber security exercise concluded this week, bring together 28 EU member states as well as Switzerland and Norway. Members of 300 different organisations participated in an exercise which simulated a massive cyber-crisis. More

EU GDPR - nine out of ten don't understand it

A new survey from Symantec shows that 96 percent of companies do not understand what will be required of them when the GDPR comes into force next year. Prime among concerns is how exactly to delete private data.  More

Security spend to rise to US$100 billion by 2020, says IDC

Cybersecurity spending is set to skyrocket over the next four years. Experts from the international Data Corporation, released a report saying that the global spend on security will reach highs of US$100 billion by the end of the decade.  More

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