CCleaner: 2m users install anti-malware program … that contains malware

Tool now owned by security firm Avast was hacked via a supply chain attack, an increasingly common method of infection More than two million users of anti-malware tool CCleaner installed a version of the software that had been hacked to include malware, the app’s developer confirmed on Monday. Piriform, the developer of CCleaner now owned … Continue reading CCleaner: 2m users install anti-malware program … that contains malware

Trump bans US government from using Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday told U.S. government agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab products from their networks, saying it was concerned the Moscow-based cyber security firm was vulnerable to Kremlin influence and that using its anti-virus software could jeopardize national security. The decision represents a sharp response to what U.S. intelligence agencies … Continue reading Trump bans US government from using Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky

As Irma Approaches Florida, Stay Ahead Of Hurricane Scams

Even before Hurricane Irma arrived at Florida’s doorstep scammers geared into action. A GoFundMe campaign purporting to be from Miami-born singer Jason Derulo set a fundraising goal of $1 million for Irma victims before being shut down by the website. Robocalls set up by scammers are telling people that their insurance premiums are overdue and that they must pay up immediately … Continue reading As Irma Approaches Florida, Stay Ahead Of Hurricane Scams

Cybersecurity Incident & Important Consumer Information

At Equifax, protecting the security of the information in our possession is a responsibility we take very seriously. This is to notify you of a data security incident that may have exposed some of your personal information, including your Social Security number and other identifying information. This site explains the incident and steps Equifax has … Continue reading Cybersecurity Incident & Important Consumer Information

Skills required for a cyber security career have changed

As we saw earlier this week, the cyber security industry is looking for new blood in order to solve the skills crisis. Another study this week by security and compliance firm Tripwire underlines this, with 81 percent of existing security professionals believing that the skills required for the job have changed in the past few years. This shows in … Continue reading Skills required for a cyber security career have changed

Cyberterrorists targeting first responders

WASHINGTON — A U.S. intelligence community collaborative warned first responders in late July about escalating efforts to target them and their missions by cyberterrorists.  The Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT), an alliance between the FBI, DHS and the National Counterterrorism Center, told first responders, “We assess with moderate confidence that cyber actors, including those who … Continue reading Cyberterrorists targeting first responders

11 Cyber Security Questions Every Small Business Should Ask (INFOGRAPHIC)

Don’t regard a cyber attack as a potential risk for your small business? Think again. Cyber crime is on the rise and hackers are increasingly targeting small businesses. The big question therefore is: are you prepared for a cyber attack? Small business credit provider Headway Capital, has compiled data to help you check yourself. Cyber Security Questions Here … Continue reading 11 Cyber Security Questions Every Small Business Should Ask (INFOGRAPHIC)

Nigeria: Global Hunt for Nigerian Cyber Criminal Spreading Malware

A Nigerian working alone around Abuja has stirred a global hunt as he orchestrated numerous malware infection campaigns targeting more than 4,000 organisations globally over the past four months, a cyber security company claimed. www.Securityweek.com quoting Check Point security researchers said the attacks targeted various companies in industries such as oil & gas, manufacturing, banking, … Continue reading Nigeria: Global Hunt for Nigerian Cyber Criminal Spreading Malware

Sarahah: Four things you should know about popular app

The current top app on Apple’s mobile marketplace isn’t Facebook or Snapchat, but a new social media app called Sarahah. The app created by Saudi developer ZainAlabdin Tawfiq allows users to receive anonymous comments. According to a description of Sarahah, the app “helps you in discovering your strengths and areas for improvement by receiving honest feedback from your employees … Continue reading Sarahah: Four things you should know about popular app

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