HMRC Phishing Messages Still a Threat with personal information and credentials the target

As the Self Assessment Tax Return deadline looms in the UK, PhishMe has warned of phishing messages, purporting to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) circulating. While the number of campaigns* circulating in 2015 has decreased against previous years, Continue reading HMRC Phishing Messages Still a Threat
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HSBC hit by DDoS attack. How safe is your bank account?

Earlier today, it was reported that banking giant HSBC had been hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) against its systems, stopping users from accessing their online accounts. Robert Capps, VP of business development at NuData Security, answered some questions regarding the attack. How Continue reading HSBC hit by DDoS attack. How safe is your bank account?

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Wendy’s reports possible credit card breaches at multiple restaurants

In response to last night’s news of a customer data breach at Wendy’s, George Rice, senior director, payments at HPE Security-Data Security, commented: “More than ever, retailers must put data security at the top of their priority lists. Common approaches to Continue reading Wendy’s reports possible credit card breaches at multiple restaurants

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Newly published report from BSI can help prepare for the future of Big Data

BSI, the business standards company, has published a Big Data research report to establish the role that standards can play in this emerging market. The Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) estimates that Big Data will benefit the UK Continue reading Newly published report from BSI can help prepare for the future of Big Data

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Irish National Lottery website and ticket machines were targeted by a cyber-attack

The Irish National Lottery website and ticket machines were targeted by a cyber-attack to disrupt operations. The investigations into the incident are still ongoing. Dave Larson, Chief Operating Officer of Corero Network Security provided the following expert opinion to @DFMag; “Denial Continue reading Irish National Lottery website and ticket machines were targeted by a cyber-attack

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Multiple Irish government websites downed under DDoS attack

A number of Irish government-related and public sector websites were knocked offline by an apparent DDoS attack, Stephanie Weagle, Senior Director of Corero Network Security, a company that specialises in mitigating DDoS attacks told @DFMag: “The Irish Government Infrastructure appears to Continue reading Multiple Irish government websites downed under DDoS attack

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Browser Extensions are Prime Targets in the Threat Landscape

Craig Young, Cybersecurity Researcher for Tripwire says, “With so many critical business and financial activities occurring within the web browser, malicious extensions and add-ons must be considered a prime target for infection.   As with browser interstitials warning of invalid Continue reading Browser Extensions are Prime Targets in the Threat Landscape

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