Cybersecurity and threat news for Europe, the Middle East & Africa
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Do you use the Peel Smart Remote app? Delete or update it now
Peel Smart Remote could leak your personal pictures, information, and documents to an unknown server.
17 Apr 2019
Data centre cybersecurity actions that most people overlook
Schneider’s Steven Carlini discusses ways to improve data centre cybersecurity that most people don’t think of until it’s too late.
18 Jan 2019
The Implications of a data disaster and why effective DR is critical
93 percent of companies without disaster recovery who suffer a major data disaster are out of business within one year.
13 Dec 2018
Brewery breach: Not even beer is safe from ransomware
There were no pints enjoyed at this Scottish brewery this week as it fell victim to a crippling ransomware attack.
22 Sep 2018
Gartner: Only 65% of businesses have cybersecurity experts in-house
"In a twisted way, many cybercriminals are digital pioneers, finding ways to leverage big data & web-scale techniques to stage attacks & steal data."
18 Jul 2018
CISOs - Know what you can and can’t control with GDPR
80% of GDPR-related data isn’t under the control of CISOs.
25 Jun 2018
Data centre security: Technology alone is not the answer
Arturo Maqueo says he has seen many security breaches over the years and ironically this is most often in data centres with state-of-the-art security.
20 Jun 2018
Germany infiltrated by Russian group that crippled Ukraine’s power
The power grid in modern countries may not be as secure as you think, as reports have emerged revealing hackers have breached Germany's supply.
09 May 2018
Not quick enough: Most firms can't detect or contain a breach within one hour
Fewer than half of all organisations are able to detect a ‘major’ cybersecurity incident within one hour.
28 Mar 2018
Zuckerberg admits “we made mistakes” in Facebook data breach
Mark Zuckerberg has issued a statement following the bombshell that Facebook's data of 50m people has been misused to "change audience behaviour.
23 Mar 2018
Facebook breach of 50 MILLION profiles: What we know so far
A whistleblower has uncovered the practices of his illicit company, which include stealing the details of 50m Facebook users to help Trump's campaign.
19 Mar 2018
NSW Auditor-General uncovers State's inconsistent approach to cybersecurity
“The NSW Government needs to establish a clear whole-of-government responsibility for cybersecurity that is appropriately resourced."
13 Mar 2018
Mega breach: 800,000 Swisscom customers’ data stolen via hacked partner
Experts say while Swisscom may be playing the huge breach down, the implications of the breach will be far and wide.
09 Feb 2018
Expert opinion: Three simple ways to prevent data loss
IBM estimates the cost of a data breach is $3.62m, highlighting the importance of encryption - COMPAREX UK's expert on the matter provides his advice.
09 Feb 2018
Singapore passes Cybersecurity Bill for nation's critical infrastructure providers
Singapore’s parliament has successfully passed the country’s Cybersecurity Bill into law this week.
07 Feb 2018
Create a safer internet by building a culture of security
Yesterday marked Safer Internet Day – a day that promotes the safe and positive use of digital technology.
07 Feb 2018
Personal details of 12,000 social media ‘stars’ leaked in avoidable breach
Octoly was informed of the exposed cloud repository on January 4th, yet the personally identifiable information was not secured until February 1st.
06 Feb 2018
LinkedIn’s outage blunder left users exposed and was ‘easily preventable’
LinkedIn went down yesterday in countries across the world due to an SSL certificate expiry, leaving some users' data at risk with no encryption.
01 Dec 2017
2017’s threat landscape report shows ransomware epidemic
Cyberthreats have changed significantly in 2017 - Bitdefender's annual report shows one in six spam emails now contain some form of ransomware.
30 Nov 2017
Round 2: New line-up of cybersecurity maestros comment on Uber breach
We covered an expert commentary story of the Uber breach - this is round 2 with Check Point, Barracuda, Digital Shadows, Mimecast, and Webroot.
24 Nov 2017
Expert says Cash Converters cybersecurity breach ‘yet ANOTHER wakeup call’
Gemalto's CTO says it's "incredibly frustrating" to see these cybercrime attacks continue to hit the headlines given how easy it is to prevent them.
21 Nov 2017
Check Point & LG plug security vulnerabilities in smart appliances
Check Point researchers recently worked with LG to plug vulnerabilities in a number of home appliances, including robot vacuum cleaners & dishwashers.
07 Nov 2017
Kaspersky CEO rubbishes ‘false’ allegations of hacking from US media
It was only weeks ago when the US Government had been hacked again and blamed Kaspersky Labs - the cybersecurity company's CEO says they're false.
27 Oct 2017
Industry experts weigh in on getting ready for GDPR
A recent worrying survey found that only 3 in every 10 UK businesses have started preparing for the GDPR - seven experts have provided their insights.
17 Oct 2017