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Top 6 steps for GDPR compliance

Effective 25 May, 2018, the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, commonly called GDPR, will become not only the law of the land in Europe but across the globe.

ICS vulnerabilities could be exploited to cause 'severe operational impact'

While the world holds its collective breath to see if Kim Jong Un makes good on his promise to use "the button for nuclear weapons" on his "table," a new report suggests that North Korean hackers may be developing malware.

Widespread security inertia leaving enterprises vulnerable to hackers

Even though enterprises across the world face varied cyber-threats in the form of ransomware attacks, phishing attacks, and attacks on unsecured data stored in the cloud, alarming levels of security inertia hold them back.

£12m pa - the hidden costs of maintaining endpoint security solutions

Enterprises across the globe are now investing heavily in licensing and deployment of endpoint security solutions to protect their IT systems but fail to spot hidden costs of human skills and effort required.

Data from soldiers' fitness trackers reveal sensitive locations, routines

A heatmap of two years' worth of fitness tracker Strava's global data, released last November but discovered more recently by an Australian student, inadvertently revealed the location of US military facilities in war zones.

Cyber-attacks one of the biggest threats to the world in 2018 says WEF

Cyber-crime joins environmental disasters, large-scale involuntary migration and illicit trade as one of the most notable risks in the world this year, according to the latest Global Risks Report just brought out by WEF.

KillaMuvz pleads guilty to being a sophisticated malware operator

The UK creator of malware resources Cryptex and reFUD.me, used by thousands in the cyber-crime world, has this week pleaded guilty to charges under the Computer Misuse Act and Proceeds of Crime Act.

Researchers: Malicious Chrome extensions infected 500K workstations

More than a half-million workstations at major global organisations were recently found infected with malicious Chrome web browser extensions that were likely used to commit click fraud and SEO manipulation.

Consumers worry about their data, but don't bother much with security

A recent worldwide consumer survey found a major disconnect between general fears about cyber-security and the actions taken to protect not only their personal information, but their families from cyber-attacks.

Necurs botnet launches massive 47 million emails per day campaign

The Necurs botnet continued to launch massive global ransomware attacks through the holidays with researchers stopping as many as 47 million emails per day.

BEC scam lands Nigerian Man in jail for 41 months

A Nigerian man was sentenced to 41 months (3.4 years) in prison for his part in business compromises which targeted thousands of victims around the world and swindled more than £21 million.

UK and US test reactions to financial cyber-attacks

Britain and the US accomplished a planned drill with leading global firms to see how they would respond to a cyber incident in the finance subdivision.