Global fall-out from Mossack Fonseca cyber attack continues-->

Global fall-out from Mossack Fonseca cyber attack continues

Political consequences of the ‘Panama Papers’ leak continues today, as United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron is forced to issue statements regarding his personal finances. At the same time, technical details of how 2.6TB of data were exfiltrated from Mossack Fonseca’s mail servers have emerged. The leaked data, comprising 4.8 million emails, 3 million database […]

FBI has accessed iPhone without Apple’s help-->

FBI has accessed iPhone without Apple’s help

The US Justice Department has announced that it has found a way to unlock and access the data on the iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the San Bernardino shooters, without the help of Apple. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has availed of the technical services of an unknown third party, who came […]

Most common passwords in 2015 revealed-->

Most common passwords in 2015 revealed

The most common passwords for 2015 were contained in the fifth annual “Worst Passwords List” from SplashData. Recently published SplashData compile the report using data from over 2 million passwords that were leaked in 2015. What is evident from the information in the report from SplashData is how much of a cybersecurity risk these common […]

Apple employees being offered €20k for their login details-->

Apple employees being offered €20k for their login details

Workers at Apple’s European centre in Cork are being tempted with significant amounts of money to share login details. Business Insider is today reporting an interview with an anonymous source at the Republic of Ireland plant, which serves as yet another reminder of the increasing risk of insider threat to organisations worldwide. The source at […]

30,000 US government officials’ data leaked-->

30,000 US government officials’ data leaked

Motherboard are reporting that the hacker who claimed to be planning to leak information on thousands of US government workers has made good on his threat. Data pertaining to approximately 20,000 employees of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and 9,000 employees of the Department of Homeland Security was leaked online and shared with Motherboard. The […]

New EU-wide rules for cybersecurity on the way-->

New EU-wide rules for cybersecurity on the way

New EU-wide rules for cybersecurity are on the way, after the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee has formally backed a range of new measures in this area. Designed to ensure that businesses supplying essential services are better equipped to resist a cyberattack, the measures are aimed to protect critical services and networks […]

Malware strikes as thousands of Ukrainian homes left without power-->

Malware strikes as thousands of Ukrainian homes left without power

In what is apparently the first major cyber attack to successfully strike public utilities, hundreds of thousands of homes in Ukraine were left without electricity last week. It is reported that at least three substations in Ivano-Frankivsk were disconnected due to a malware infection. Unsurprisingly, given the geopolitics of the region, inferences of attribution are […]

Data breach affects over 650,000 JD Wetherspoon customers-->

Data breach affects over 650,000 JD Wetherspoon customers

JD Wetherspoon is the latest victim of a cyber attack, with 656,723 of its customers’ email addresses, phone numbers, and dates of birth among data breached. It comes quickly after a number of similar high profile data breaches in recent months.   In a press release, the UK pub chain operator states that the breach […]

Toy firm breach affects hundreds of thousands of children-->

Toy firm breach affects hundreds of thousands of children

Toy firm breach affects hundreds of thousands of children Toy firm VTech has acknowledged a breach of its systems, including 4.8 million customer records and over 227,000 children’s records. Critically, the data in this breach made it possible to link photographs of children with their home addresses. An individual claiming responsibility for the attack contacted […]

1 in 3 Irish law firms have experienced cyber attacks-->

1 in 3 Irish law firms have experienced cyber attacks

A survey of Irish law firms has reported critical issues in dealing with cybersecurity. The Smith & Williamson survey of Irish law firms reported that one in five firms have experienced a cyber attack in the last year, rising to one in three of the country’s top 20 firms. The wide-ranging annual survey also found […]

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