Security News

Cybersecurity news headlines (November 1-8)

November 1-8 has been a pretty slow week. We did not witness major breaches involving millions of people, and no worldwide ransomware attack took place. However, some more notable incidents did occur, from popular anime site being hacked to a fake app being downloaded a million times from Google Chrome.…

What’s the deal with in-browser crypto mining, and should you be concerned

Cryptocurrency is definitely a term you have heard before, so you must also be familiar with cryptomining. Cryptocurrency prices have risen drastically this year, Bitcoin alone is currently worth $7000. Needless to say, not only investors, but also hackers started seeing opportunities in this. Hackers implant cryptocurrency mining malware onto devices, and proceed to make a profit using someone else’s…

Cybersecurity news headlines (October 16-22)

October 16-22 was a busy week for cybersecurity, from malware detected in Google Play store to the discovery of a vulnerability that makes everything and everyone using WiFi vulnerable. It can be difficult to keep up with all the news so we have prepared summaries of the most significant happenings from last week.…

Global Spam Rate Reaches a Two-Year High

Symantec’s monthly threat report has revealed that the global spam rate has reached its highest level in two years, which may be due to new malware trying to spread via emails. “This trend in malware being distributed through email seems to be catching on, with several infamous malware families recently adding functionality that allows them to spread via spam email,”…

New UK goverment issued guidelines for smart cars will seek to ensure cybersecurity

With internet-connected vehicles becoming more and more common, questions about their security are raising. In order to ensure that car manufactures are doing everything they can to guarantee the safety of their smart vehicles, the British government has issued new guidelines. The government expressed concerns about smart cars being hacked, which could lead to hackers getting access to personal data…

Wannacry Ransomware 2017 Attack Explained

Friday marked the day Wannacry Ransomware was unleashed onto the world and it has done some serious damage. The ransomware has encrypted files on tens of thousands of Windows computers worldwide and is now demanding money in exchange for a way to decrypt. What could have been avoided with a simple Windows update, has become a large-scale attack that has…

US officials fear Kaspersky software may be used to spy on citizens

One of the most well-known cyber security companies, Kaspersky Lab, has come under scrutiny amidst allegations about possible ties between the company and Russian intelligence agencies. With the growing tension between the U.S. and Russia, U.S. officials believe the Moscow-based company could be used by the Russian government to gain valuable information. ABC News has published a report claiming that…