Google and Symantec in a war about each other’s security practices

Google and Symantec are engaged in a war about each other’s security practices, with all of us caught in the crossfire. As TechCrunch reports, Google believes that Symantec has been improperly issuing security certificates for tens of thousands of websites. If the search engine follows through with its threat, then Chrome will soon no longer …

FBI Warns Cyber Criminals Targeting FTP Servers For Health Data

The Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI issued a warning that cyber criminals are actively targeting File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers operating in “anonymous” mode and associated with medical and dental facilities to access protected health information (PHI). The federal agency said in a release that cyber criminals are targeting FTP servers to access PHI as …

IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2017 Says New Domains Attracts Spammers

The IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence team a vital aspect revealed in its 2017 Threat Intelligence Index that, spam levels increased, launching innumerable fresh malware-laced attachments consisting of ransomware and banking Trojans. Networkworld.com posted this, March 13, 2017. Newer gTLDs, such as .click .top and .xyz, are now accounting for 5, 4 and 3 percent of …

Feds Mirroring Commercial Websites for Encryption

Private and public sector organizations share a common goal in hosting Internet websites: making sure that connections with customers and citizens are secure. Google and Mozilla, for example, are among many entities promoting Internet security via the adoption of Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure technology, or HTTPS, versus the basic and less secure HTTP technology …

Ransomware variant Samas RansomWorm is wreaking havoc on unsuspecting computers

Samas RansomWorm, a ransomware variant  is infiltrating unsuspecting machines, gaining its name from its unusual propagation characteristics. Whereas traditional ransomware only encrypts the machine the attacker is controlling, RansomWorm propagates inside throughout the entire network to encrypt every server and computer—and the backups. According to research from Javelin Networks, it executes what it calls the …

SIDN .nl domain registry scathing report on Dutch banks missing DNSSEC

SIDN, the Dutch domain registry, has released a report which  reports that the banking sector don’t have adequate DNSSEC security. The DNSSEC Inventory 2017 (currently only in Dutch) describes the DNSSEC security status of the Netherlands’ most important domain names, of which the biggest offenders are the Dutch banking industry. SIDN analysed more than seven …

Donald Trump owns a record 3,643 websites, mostly defensive domains

CNNMoney investigated 20 years of internet records using DomainTools, which tracks registrations and transfers. Some are obvious choices he acquired long ago, like TrumpOrganization.com and TrumpBuilding.org. The recently elected 45th US President Donald Trump has a vast online portfolio of domain names — digital addresses that foreshadowed his political career, business projects and accusations of …

Criticisms increase over Thailand government bills to tighten cyber security

Thailand’s military government is pushing ahead with several bills to tighten cyber security, but many critics say the move could result in increased online surveillance, raising concerns over personal privacy. Wednesday’s parliamentary public hearing on the amendment of the Computer Crime Act received mixed responses. Some expressed concern over the law’s vague definition of what …

Global Cyber Security Market to Reach around USD 180.77 Billion in 2021

A new report titled “Cyber security (Network Security, Cloud Security, Wireless Security and Others) Market, By Solution (Identity And Access Management (IAM), Encryption, Risk And Compliance Management, Data Loss Prevention, Antivirus And Antimalware, Firewall And Others), By Vertical (Aerospace, Government, Financial Services, Telecommunication, Healthcare And Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Segment, …