British intelligence seeks next generation of cyber specialists

In today’s increasingly connected world, GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 are putting far greater focus on growing their own technical specialists and are searching for technically-minded Apprentices. For prospective programmers and tech-savvy talent, the British Intelligence Higher Apprenticeship in IT, Software, Continue reading British intelligence seeks next generation of cyber specialists

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The Power of the Crowd – Sharing Threat Intelligence in the Security Community

By Richard Kirk, Senior Vice President, Telecom and Service Provider Sales, AlienVault When most people think of crowdsourcing, it is usually within a social context – i.e. sharing the latest news, gossip and trends. However, crowdsourcing can also be useful Continue reading The Power of the Crowd – Sharing Threat Intelligence in the Security Community

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Angler exploit kit targets up to 156 million UK Mail Online readers – expert comments

The Angler exploit kit has compromised the Daily Mail’s online domain, potentially exposing up to 156 million readers a month to malicious advertising. The security firm Malwarebytes discovered the Mail Online attack, wherein the malware ads sent people to the Continue reading Angler exploit kit targets up to 156 million UK Mail Online readers – expert comments

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Extraordinary HBOS security lapse left customer bank accounts open to hacking – experts comment

One of the UK’s largest banks is being investigated over an extraordinary security lapse which left customers’ bank accounts open to hacking by fraudsters for up to two years. Halifax and Bank of Scotland (HBOS) has admitted criminals could easily Continue reading Extraordinary HBOS security lapse left customer bank accounts open to hacking – experts comment

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Charity shop chain America’s Thrift Stores reports card data breach

Charity shop chain America’s Thrift Stores has become the latest hacking victim after crooks planted malware at a third-party service provider and stole payment card numbers. In a statement, the for-profit outfit which supports Christian ministries confirmed the attack, which appears Continue reading Charity shop chain America’s Thrift Stores reports card data breach

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