Hackers ramp up email spam attacks during holidays
New research shows that hackers expand their activities during the holidays. Hackers send more spam, in the form of messages from postal workers and online shops, in the hope of gaining access to payment details of unsuspecting victims.
This is shown by new research by security firm F-Secure Corp. T... Read more
Fortinet and Symantec offer cloud-based security together
Fortinet, which offers solutions for cyber security, enters into a partnership with Symantec. This provides security solutions. Joint customers get access to the solutions of the two companies. That's why Fortinet's firewall capabilities are integrated with Symantec's cloud-based Web Security Servic... Read more
Microsoft patches fourth consecutive time zero-day leak in Windows
Microsoft rolled out its security updates for December on Tuesday. For the fourth month in a row, the Redmond-based company had to intervene to stop a zero-day leak being abused in the wild.
A total of 38 vulnerabilities have been resolved, nine of which are critical according to Microsoft. The most... Read more
Kaspersky Lab expands portfolio with security for hybrid cloud environment
Kaspersky Lab has expanded its virtualization software portfolio to include hybrid cloud security. The company does this with Kaspersky Hybrid Cloud Security, which is suitable for business environments where both Microsoft Azure and AWS cloud platforms are used.
"With our investment in better secu... Read more
Sophos makes XG Firewall available through Early Access Program
Sophos has made its next-generation XG Firewall available through the Early Access Program. Sophos XG Firewall with lateral movement protection should protect against the spread of targeted, manual cyber attacks. The solution was already presented in November this year.
The XG Firewall automaticall... Read more
Hackersgroep focuses on IT companies, governments and telecom providers with new malware
A hacker group uses a new type of trojans to attack telecom providers and information technology companies, as well as government organizations. The malware has been named Seedworm and has been active since at least 2017.
Seedworm seems to be primarily aimed at infecting organisations in the Middle ... Read more
400 million Office 365 accounts were vulnerable to hack
A misconfigured Microsoft subdomain seems to have exposed the accounts of 400 million Office 365 users to a possible acquisition. That's what security researchers report, who found out that Microsoft hadn't properly secured a subdomain of Office.com.
The error was discovered and reported by the Indi... Read more
“Equifax hack was completely preventable with basic security measures.
According to a report by the American House Oversight Committee, the hack at Equifax in 2017 was completely preventable. That's what TechCrunch reports. The company had substandard security practices and policies, according to the report. Systems were also outdated.
In September last year, Equifax, ... Read more
Google+ hit by huge bug; faster offline
Google+ did not succeed when it was still alive, but now that the plug has been pulled out of the social network, it still turns out to be a problem. Last October it was already clear that there was a security breach that affected half a million users. But today it turns out to be even worse.
After ... Read more
There’s no evidence against Huawei about Chinese espionage…
Lu Kang, spokesman for Foreign Affairs in China, is unhappy about the global accusations against Huawei. The reaction comes after Commissioner Ansip also warns about Huawei.
Yesterday, European Commissioner Andrus Ansip expressed his concern about Chinese technology companies. His timing does not co... Read more