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The number of UK companies with a basic cybersecurity skills gap has dropped from 2018 but still stands at around half of all businesses, according to a new government study. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) report is compiled from analysis of labor market databases, interviews with training providers and quantitative surveys...
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A popular analytics platform has been secretly installing root certificates on mobile devices so it can suck up users’ data from its 20 or more ad-blocker and virtual private network (VPN) mobile apps, according to a BuzzFeed News investigation. Both Google and Apple have hosed down their app stores to cleanse them of at least...
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Two-fifths (39%) of global companies have suffered a major mobile security compromise over the past year, many of them via IoT devices, according to a new report from Verizon. The vendor’s Mobile Security Index report for 2020 is compiled from interviews with 876 professionals responsible for buying, managing and securing connected devices, as well as...
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Chinese hackers linked to state-backed groups have been observed targeting gambling companies in southeast Asia as part of another cyber-espionage campaign. A new report from Trend Micro and Talent-Jump Technologies, Uncovering DRBControl, details the work of the eponymous group, whose activities were uncovered in 2019. Attackers first deploy a spear-phishing email containing .DOCX files, which...
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Security experts are warning that widespread Docker registry misconfigurations could be exposing countless organizations to critical data theft and malicious attacks. Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 research group focused on one of the most popular platforms around for managing containers. Docker registries are servers designed to store and organize the all-important images, which contain bundled...
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More than 80% of UK businesses still don’t have cyber-related insurance despite widespread recognition of the risks associated with rising threat levels, according to Gallagher. The insurer polled 1000 UK business leaders in organizations of various sizes, and nearly two-fifths (39%) cited cyber-attacks as one of their biggest concerns. However, 82% claimed not to have...
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Cyber-criminals behind the Maze ransomware attacks have claimed several more scalps over the past few days, including five law firms and a French industrial giant, all of which are thought to have had sensitive internal data stolen. Brett Callow, a threat analyst with security vendor Emisoft, alerted Infosecurity to the developments over the weekend. The...
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For years, financial technology (fintech) companies have used screen-scraping to retrieve customers’ financial data with their consent. Think lenders, financial management apps, personal finance dashboards, and accounting products doing useful things: like, say, your budgeting app will use screen-scraping to get at the incoming and outgoing transactions in your bank account, using the information to...
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Two-thirds of UK businesses and two-fifths of US firms are still running Windows 7, according to new research released on the day the operating system, and Windows Server 2008, reach their end-of-support deadline. Organizations that fail to upgrade their operating systems or invest in costly extended support from Microsoft will no longer receive patches from...
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UK businesses were deluged with cyber-attacks in 2019, with the average firm hit by over half a million attempts to compromise systems, according to new stats from Beaming. The Hastings-based business Internet Service Provider (ISP) extrapolated the findings from data on its own corporate customers across the country. It calculated the average number of attacks...
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