Perfect Asymmetry

Hackers either working for the Vietnamese government or on their behalf have broken into the computers of multinationals operating in the country as part of an increasingly sophisticated cyber espionage campaign, according to a security company called FireEye. Cyber-criminals are frequently reported in the news for their attempts to gain access to valuable data to …

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WannaCry: The Fallout Continues

The sheer scale of the cyber-attack that took place on Friday the 12th, which affected 150 countries, is unprecedented. Companies are still working to ensure their protection from the ransomware. The ransomware utilised over the weekend is called WannaCry, which is designed to spread quickly from a single machine across an entire network, allowing for …

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WannaCry: The Fallout

New infection of machines by this variant of WannaCry has been halted after the discovery of a kill switch. All Windows Operating Systems still receiving security patches (Vista, 7, 8.1, 10, Server 2008, Server R2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016) are STILL VULNERABLE unless you have applied Microsoft security hotfix MS17-010 released April …

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The Fraudster’s Frontier

The Dark Web is rapidly becoming commercialised, with multiple pages within the dark web acting as a market place to sell malware start up kits, hacking services and guides to commit cyber crime. The denizens of the dark web come in a variety of types from fraudsters, hackers and even members of terrorist organisations. Companies …

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The Weaponization of Social Media

The unverified allegations in a report on the exploits of President Donald Trump in the Moscow Ritz have raised a number of interesting questions regarding ethics and integrity. One of the more thought-provoking discussions the dossier has raised is the prevalence of fake news. The Presidential election was inundated with a swarm of wild unsubstantiated …

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