Leaking data: the worrying new trend in ransomware
Until now, typically the worst threat that manufacturers faced from ransomware was the inconvenience of downtime and lost production while the company worked to get its systems back online using backups. Cyber-attackers played a numbers game, relying on a small number of victims to pay the ransom. However, a new trend sees attackers leak the sensitive data if victims don’t pay. Here Neil Ballinger, Head of EMEA sales at EU Automation, has e...
Is your smartphone spying on you?
Your phone is listening and helping marketers to target you. What can you do about it? Last year, there was a fiver percent increase in the installation of monitoring apps, a study by NordVPN shows. Yet some users suspect that their smartphones are spying on them even if they have no monitoring apps installed.
Online extortion gains traction among cyber criminals
Data-stealing ransomware attacks, online extortion, information harvesting malware, and supply chain attacks are among the critical threats to organisations highlighted in an attack landscape update published by cyber security provider F-Secure.
Connected devices raise stakes for industrial security
Tripwire has announced the results of a new research report that assessed the security of connected devices across enterprise environments in 2021. Conducted for Tripwire by Dimensional Research this month, the survey evaluated the opinions of 312 security professionals that manage the security of internet of things (IoT) and industrial internet of things (IIoT) devices across their organisation.
The new cyber security label
In 2019, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) launched a new label for IoT devices to tell consumers that a particular product is safe against typical threats originating from the internet. Jules Vasenen, Information Security Specialist, NCSC, and Traficom, the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, discussed the new label at embedded world DIGITAL 2021. Joe Bush reports.
ETSI standard to secure digital signatures solves issue for banks
ETSI has unveiled ETSI TS 119 182-1, a specification for digital signatures supported by PKI and public key certificates which authenticates the origin of transactions ensuring that the originator can be held accountable and access to sensitive resources can be controlled.
How ‘bring your own device’ policy complicates security
In 2020, each person had 6.58 network-connected devices on average, and the connectivity grows exponentially. Deloitte’s security experts estimate that the cost of a successful endpoint attack is over $5 million in lost productivity and remediation.
Cryptocurrency sees $513 million stolen in 2020
Data researched by Trading Platforms UK indicates that the value of cryptocurrency hacks and thefts between 2019 and 2020 increased by 38.38% from $370.7m to $513m. Over the last five years, the value was highest in 2018 at $950m, an increase of 257.14% from $266 million in 2017.
Biometrics on cards needed to tackle contactless security
New market research from TietoEVRY has shown that UK and European consumers are concerned about infection risk when paying in-store, with worries about theft and fraud growing as contactless limits rise. In a new whitepaper TietoEVRY argues that now’s the time to introduce biometric security on contactless cards.
Half of SMBs have experienced a website breach
Preventing website attacks isn’t always top of mind for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), despite the critical role security plays in their success. A new study by Sectigo, the ‘State of Website Security and Threat Report’, has revealed that 20% of SMBs have experienced a website breach in the past year alone, even though nearly three-fourths believe their companies are mitigating risks effectively.