Entries by Secure Recruitment

How Coronavirus is Impacting on Cybersecurity

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has now officially been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). As well as causing unexpected health problems, it is also impacting the economies. Hackers are already knocking on virtual gateways, looking for new entry points to be exploited, leading to more cybersecurity challenges for both organizations and […]

Cathay Pacific fined £500,000 over customer data protection failure

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Cathay Pacific Airways £500,000 for failing to protect customers’ personal data. The UK watchdog said the airline’s computer systems had exposed details of 111,578 UK residents and a further 9.4 million people from other countries. These included names, passport details, dates of birth, phone numbers, addresses and travel […]

Cyber attack on Travelex

The attack was launched on New Year’s Eve, according to reports, and the company was forced to take down its websites across 30 countries, in an attempt to contain the virus and protect data. Many of these were still offline as of Monday 13th January, though the business says it has now contained the virus.Travelex […]

The World’s Worst Passwords List: How Many Do You Have?

When it comes to password hygiene, many of us are still ignoring the basics. It’s estimated that 10 percent of internet users are guilty of using at least one of the top 25 most popular passwords. 3 percent of people use the very worst password: ‘123456’. The whole point of a password is to put […]

United State Charges 4 Chinese Military Hackers Over Equifax Data Breach

The United States Department of Justice today announced charges against 4 Chinese military hackers who were allegedly behind the Equifax Data Breach that exposed the personal and financial data of nearly 150 million Americans. In a joint press conference held today with the Attorney General William Barr and FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich labeled the […]

Only Three Out of Top 100 Airports Pass Cybersecurity Checks!

Ninety-seven percent of airport sites were being operated by outdated web software, with 24% of them containing known and exploitable vulnerabilities. Two-thirds of airports were exposed to the Dark Web. In one of the recent hacks in the aviation sector, hackers obtained access to the personal information of around 10 million flyers, including credit card […]

A Comprehensive View of Pen Testing

Penetration tests have long been known as a critical security tool that exposes security weaknesses through simulated attacks on an organization’s IT environments. These test results can help prioritize weaknesses, providing a road-map towards remediation. However, the results are also capable of doing even more. They identify and quantify security risk, and can be used […]

250 Million Microsoft Customer Support Records Exposed Online

If you have ever contacted Microsoft for support in the past 14 years, your technical query, along with some personally identifiable information might have been compromised. Microsoft today admitted a security incident that exposed nearly 250 million Customer Service and Support (CSS) records on the Internet due to a misconfigured server containing logs of conversations […]

Just Paid the Ransom? Here’s How to Prevent It From Happening Again

Hackers can be relentless with their cyberattacks. While organizations can be vulnerable to many security threats, ransomware is especially ruthless since its attacks are completely automated. It doesn’t matter what industry or business you are in – hackers don’t care if your organization has “nothing of value,” their machines will try to attack anything that […]