SC Staff

Security Serious - Unsung heros honoured

Security Serious - Unsung heros honoured

As part of Security Serious week, more than 200 cyber-security professionals gathered for the Unsung Heroes Awards, recognising cyber-security heroes behind the scenes.

Cyber security awareness month & security serious week kick off

Cyber security awareness month & security serious week kick off

A Flash Mob at Tower Hill kicked off cyber security awareness month & security serious week with government and businesses joining to provide security advice, hints and tips for being more secure.

Cyber-threats - a quick reference table to explain and prioritise threats

Cyber-threats - a quick reference table to explain and prioritise threats

Scores out of 100 are given to a range of threats covering devastation, likelihood, nuisance factor, financial impact and defendability, presented in an accessible format - a pack of Trumps playing cards.

Black Rose Lucy Android malware mimics user's on-screen click

Black Rose Lucy Android malware mimics user's on-screen click

Malware-as-a-Service (MaaS) 'orchestration product', Black Rose Lucy, developed by a Russian-speaking team dubbed 'The Lucy Gang, gearing up for global distribution.

North Korean indicted in US for WannaCry, Sony and Swift hacks

North Korean indicted in US for WannaCry, Sony and Swift hacks

US names and indicts Park Jin Hyok, a North Korean, for the WannaCry and Sony hacks and conspiring with others to steal £62 million in the SWIFT bank hack in Bangladesh, implicating N Korean government.

NCSC seeks standarised vocabulary to rate attacker and defender capabilities

NCSC seeks standarised vocabulary to rate attacker and defender capabilities

Agreed definitions of cyber-attack & defence abilities, such as STIX, provide greater precision, enabling more meaningful security discussions, more closely matching defence & threat levels, says NCSC.

Other news this week in brief

Other news this week in brief

Spanish bank DDoS'd reaction; 100 days on from GDPR...And 500 for the end of Windows 7; Chinese hackers target Japan & west; Fiserv online banking flaw fixed; CEOs most impersonated

Reported data breaches up 160% since GDPR; ICO facilitates student complaints

Reported data breaches up 160% since GDPR; ICO facilitates student complaints

There were fears about the level of data breaches that would be revealed by GDPR's requirement for organisations to report them - and the initial results show reported breaches have more than doubled.

Iranians steal academic resources in bid to counter sanctions; Google shuts Iranian subversion efforts

Iranians steal academic resources in bid to counter sanctions; Google shuts Iranian subversion efforts

Iran is identified as responsible for hacking international university resources to circumvent sanctions and access the latest research information, while Google shuts covert Iranian political influence bid.

Adobe pushes out critical updates for Photoshop CC

Adobe pushes out critical updates for Photoshop CC

Adobe has posted out of band updates for two critical memory corruption vulnerabilities in Photoshop.