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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…

Cyber-Attack Grounds Flights in Alaska

RavnAir Group was forced to ground flights on Saturday following a cyber-attack on the Alaskan company's computer network. In a statement released on Saturday morning, RavnAir wrote: On Friday, December 20th, RavnAir Group…

Data Leak Exposes 267 Million Facebook Users

A database of 267 million Facebook user IDs, phone numbers, and names was left exposed online for a fortnight thanks to another cloud misconfiguration, according to researchers. The trove was likely to have been the result of an illegal…

Citrix Vulnerability Puts 80K Companies at Risk

A critical flaw has been discovered in two Citrix products, placing 80,000 companies in 158 countries at risk.  The easily exploitable vulnerability could allow attackers to obtain direct access to a company's local network and to access…

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…

CYBER SECURITY CHALLENGES AFFECTING BUSINESS CONTINUITY SINCE THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

With the rise of coronavirus COVID-19, businesses around the world are facing major disruptions. They are struggling to continue business operations and secure their corporate assets. At the same time, employees are combating a tough fight…

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…

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…

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:…

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…

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…

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…

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…